KS2 Maths Quiz - Measures (Year 3) (Questions)

In KS2 Maths, children will learn more about measures. In Year Three children will become familiar with grams and kilograms, litres and millilitres, and centimetres, metres and kilometres, and they should be able to choose the correct unit for different types of measurement, for example the use of centimetres, metres and kilometres to measure short, medium and long lengths respectively.

Millimetres, centimetres and metres are all types of measures. Measures can be used for the measurement of length (like centimetres, metres and kilometres), mass or weight (grams and kilograms) and liquid capacity (litres and millilitres). Measurements are a big part of everyday life. Imagine buying a new pair of trousers and shoes not knowing the size of your waist or feet!

Take our measures quiz and find out how you size up with measures!

1. How many metres in one kilometre?
[ ] 10 metres
[ ] 100 metres
[ ] 1,000 metres
[ ] 10,000 metres
2. 100 centimetres is equal to?
[ ] Half a kilometre
[ ] 1 metre
[ ] 2 kilometres
[ ] Half a metre
3. How many grams in a kilogram?
[ ] 10g
[ ] 100g
[ ] 1,000g
[ ] 10,000g
4. 1,000 millilitres is equal to?
[ ] 10 litres
[ ] 1 litre
[ ] 1 pint
[ ] 10 pints
5. How many cm in 3.05m?
[ ] 0.305cm
[ ] 30.5cm
[ ] 35cm
[ ] 305cm
6. How can we write 2 and half metres in decimals?
[ ] 2.005m
[ ] 2.05m
[ ] 2.5m
[ ] 205m
7. Which of these would be measured in kilograms?
[ ] The weight of a bag of apples
[ ] The length of a stick
[ ] The volume of water in a glass
[ ] The distance to school from home
8. Which unit would you use to measure the distance travelled to the next city?
[ ] Centimetres
[ ] Kilograms
[ ] Litres
[ ] Kilometres
9. Which unit would you use to measure the ingredients for a cake?
[ ] Grams
[ ] Kilometres
[ ] Centimetres
[ ] Metres
10. Which of the following could be the height of your bedroom ceiling?
[ ] 500g
[ ] 2cm
[ ] 5.5km
[ ] 2.5m

 

KS2 Maths Quiz - Measures (Year 3) (Answers)
1. How many metres in one kilometre?
[ ] 10 metres
[ ] 100 metres
[x] 1,000 metres
[ ] 10,000 metres
We can shorten kilometre to km and metre to m
2. 100 centimetres is equal to?
[ ] Half a kilometre
[x] 1 metre
[ ] 2 kilometres
[ ] Half a metre
We can shorten centimetre to cm
3. How many grams in a kilogram?
[ ] 10g
[ ] 100g
[x] 1,000g
[ ] 10,000g
We can shorten kilogram to kg and gram to g
4. 1,000 millilitres is equal to?
[ ] 10 litres
[x] 1 litre
[ ] 1 pint
[ ] 10 pints
We can shorten litre to l and millilitre to ml
5. How many cm in 3.05m?
[ ] 0.305cm
[ ] 30.5cm
[ ] 35cm
[x] 305cm
3.05 x 100 = 305
6. How can we write 2 and half metres in decimals?
[ ] 2.005m
[ ] 2.05m
[x] 2.5m
[ ] 205m
2.5m could also be written as 250cm
7. Which of these would be measured in kilograms?
[x] The weight of a bag of apples
[ ] The length of a stick
[ ] The volume of water in a glass
[ ] The distance to school from home
Grams and kilograms are both used to measure weight
8. Which unit would you use to measure the distance travelled to the next city?
[ ] Centimetres
[ ] Kilograms
[ ] Litres
[x] Kilometres
Centimetres and kilometres both measure length but we use km for long distances and cm for short ones
9. Which unit would you use to measure the ingredients for a cake?
[x] Grams
[ ] Kilometres
[ ] Centimetres
[ ] Metres
Grams are used to measure small weights like the amount of flour or sugar in a cake
10. Which of the following could be the height of your bedroom ceiling?
[ ] 500g
[ ] 2cm
[ ] 5.5km
[x] 2.5m
Centimetres, metres and kilometres can all measure height. If your ceiling was 5.5km high you would live in the largest building ever built and if it were only 2cm high you wouldn't be able to get in!