KS2 Maths Quiz - Measures (Year 4) (Questions)

As children progress through KS2 they will learn more about measures in Maths. As well as understanding the different values of the metric measures (for example that 2 litres = 2,000 millilitres), in Year Four children will be exposed to some of the old imperial measures such as pints. They will also learn how to write measurements using more than one type of measure, for example 2.5 metres as 2m 50cm.

To measure liquid capacity, millilitres, centilitres and litres are used. These are called metric measures but we some times use other measures like gallons or pints. These are known as imperial measures. There are more imperial measures that we sometimes use - miles for long distances, stones for weights and inches for short distances instead of the metric kilometres, kilograms and centimetres.

Do you know your litres from your pints? Test your knowledge of measures by playing this quiz.

1. How many millimetres in one metre?
[ ] 10mm
[ ] 100mm
[ ] 1,000mm
[ ] 10,000mm
2. 10 millimetres is equal to?
[ ] 1cm
[ ] 10cm
[ ] 100cm
[ ] 1,000cm
3. Which of these statements is true?
[ ] Pint > 1 litre
[ ] Pint = 1 litre
[ ] Pint > 0.5 litre
[ ] Pint = 2 litres
4. What is half of 1 metre in cm?
[ ] 0.5cm
[ ] 5cm
[ ] 50cm
[ ] 500cm
5. How many grams are equivalent to one quarter kg?
[ ] 25g
[ ] 250g
[ ] 250.5g
[ ] 2,500g
6. What is one tenth of a litre in millilitres?
[ ] 0.1ml
[ ] 1ml
[ ] 10ml
[ ] 100ml
7. What is 6.45m expressed in metres and cm?
[ ] 6m 45cm
[ ] 64m 5cm
[ ] 0m 645cm
[ ] 645m 0cm
8. How do we write 451cm in m?
[ ] 0.451m
[ ] 4.51m
[ ] 45.1m
[ ] 451m
9. Which unit would you use to measure the length of a fly?
[ ] Kilometre
[ ] Millimetre
[ ] Centimetre
[ ] Metre
10. Which of the following could be the weight of a small puppy, for instance a Chihuahua?
[ ] 100g
[ ] 10kg
[ ] 100kg
[ ] 50g

 

KS2 Maths Quiz - Measures (Year 4) (Answers)
1. How many millimetres in one metre?
[ ] 10mm
[ ] 100mm
[x] 1,000mm
[ ] 10,000mm
The prefix 'milli' means the same as 11,000
2. 10 millimetres is equal to?
[x] 1cm
[ ] 10cm
[ ] 100cm
[ ] 1,000cm
1m = 100cm = 1,000mm
3. Which of these statements is true?
[ ] Pint > 1 litre
[ ] Pint = 1 litre
[x] Pint > 0.5 litre
[ ] Pint = 2 litres
A pint is slightly more than half a litre
4. What is half of 1 metre in cm?
[ ] 0.5cm
[ ] 5cm
[x] 50cm
[ ] 500cm
1m = 100cm so a half of 100 is 50
5. How many grams are equivalent to one quarter kg?
[ ] 25g
[x] 250g
[ ] 250.5g
[ ] 2,500g
There are 1,000g in a kg so divide by 4
6. What is one tenth of a litre in millilitres?
[ ] 0.1ml
[ ] 1ml
[ ] 10ml
[x] 100ml
There are 1,000 ml in a litre so divide by 10
7. What is 6.45m expressed in metres and cm?
[x] 6m 45cm
[ ] 64m 5cm
[ ] 0m 645cm
[ ] 645m 0cm
Here the numbers to the left of the decimal point are metres. The first two numbers to the right of the decimal point are cm. If there was a third number to the right of the decimal point then all three would be mm
8. How do we write 451cm in m?
[ ] 0.451m
[x] 4.51m
[ ] 45.1m
[ ] 451m
Divide by 100 to convert centimetres to metres
9. Which unit would you use to measure the length of a fly?
[ ] Kilometre
[x] Millimetre
[ ] Centimetre
[ ] Metre
Flies are very small so mm would be best
10. Which of the following could be the weight of a small puppy, for instance a Chihuahua?
[x] 100g
[ ] 10kg
[ ] 100kg
[ ] 50g
A larger puppy, such as a Great Dane, can weigh as much as 1kg at birth!