Math: Middle School: Grades 6, 7 and 8 Quiz - Shapes - Imperial and Metric (Questions)

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Metric units include meters, kilograms and liters. The older and now mostly outdated imperial system has units such as yards, pounds and pints. It is useful to know rough metric equivalents of common imperial units.

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1. Which is further: 10 miles or 10 kilometers?
[ ] 10 kilometers
[ ] 10 miles
[ ] They are the same
[ ] None of the above
2. Adam is 6 feet 4 inches tall, approximately how tall is he in meters and centimeters?
[ ] 1 m 64 cm
[ ] 1 m 80 cm
[ ] 1 m 90 cm
[ ] 2 m 10 cm
3. Which is the largest weight of the following?
[ ] 2 kg
[ ] 7 lbs
[ ] 1,860 g
[ ] 17 oz
4. An imperial gallon of gasoline contains approximately how many liters?
[ ] 1.6
[ ] 4.5
[ ] 5.4
[ ] 6.1
5. An ounce weighs approximately how many grams (g)?
[ ] 2.8 g
[ ] 8.2 g
[ ] 28 g
[ ] 82 g
6. A Formula One race must exceed 305 kilometers. Approximately how far is this in miles?
[ ] 90 miles
[ ] 190 miles
[ ] 290 miles
[ ] 390 miles
7. Choose the largest drink from the following.
[ ] 1 gallon of orange juice
[ ] 1 pint of milk
[ ] 1 liter of water
[ ] 2,000 ml of tea
8. A fuel tank holds 45 liters. Approximately how many pints will it hold?
[ ] 40 pints
[ ] 80 pints
[ ] 120 pints
[ ] 160 pints
9. John buys 10 kilograms of potatoes. Approximately how much does he have to carry home in ounces?
[ ] 253 ounces
[ ] 352 ounces
[ ] 523 ounces
[ ] 532 ounces
10. One yard equals three feet. How many inches are approximately equal to one meter?
[ ] 30 inches
[ ] 33 inches
[ ] 36 inches
[ ] 39 inches
Math: Middle School: Grades 6, 7 and 8 Quiz - Shapes - Imperial and Metric (Answers)
1. Which is further: 10 miles or 10 kilometers?
[ ] 10 kilometers
[x] 10 miles
[ ] They are the same
[ ] None of the above
One mile is approximately equal to 1.6 kilometers
2. Adam is 6 feet 4 inches tall, approximately how tall is he in meters and centimeters?
[ ] 1 m 64 cm
[ ] 1 m 80 cm
[x] 1 m 90 cm
[ ] 2 m 10 cm
1 foot contains 12 inches. 1 inch equals approximately 2.5 cm
3. Which is the largest weight of the following?
[ ] 2 kg
[x] 7 lbs
[ ] 1,860 g
[ ] 17 oz
1 kg is approximately equal to 2.2 lbs. 'lbs' means pounds
4. An imperial gallon of gasoline contains approximately how many liters?
[ ] 1.6
[x] 4.5
[ ] 5.4
[ ] 6.1
An American gallon is only equal to 3.78 L!
5. An ounce weighs approximately how many grams (g)?
[ ] 2.8 g
[ ] 8.2 g
[x] 28 g
[ ] 82 g
6. A Formula One race must exceed 305 kilometers. Approximately how far is this in miles?
[ ] 90 miles
[x] 190 miles
[ ] 290 miles
[ ] 390 miles
7. Choose the largest drink from the following.
[x] 1 gallon of orange juice
[ ] 1 pint of milk
[ ] 1 liter of water
[ ] 2,000 ml of tea
Remember this phrase: 'A liter of water is a pint and three quarters'
8. A fuel tank holds 45 liters. Approximately how many pints will it hold?
[ ] 40 pints
[x] 80 pints
[ ] 120 pints
[ ] 160 pints
A gallon of water weighs approximately 10 pounds
9. John buys 10 kilograms of potatoes. Approximately how much does he have to carry home in ounces?
[ ] 253 ounces
[x] 352 ounces
[ ] 523 ounces
[ ] 532 ounces
1 kilogram equals approximately 2.2 pounds and 1 pound equals 16 ounces
10. One yard equals three feet. How many inches are approximately equal to one meter?
[ ] 30 inches
[ ] 33 inches
[ ] 36 inches
[x] 39 inches