Quiz Name: Metric System Basics
Type: Multiple Choice (static answer order)
Instructions: Write the correct answers on a sheet of paper. Click "answer key"  at the bottom of this page to check your answers.

Question 1: The amount of space an object takes up is called

volume
mass
weight
density

Question 2: The amount of matter in an object is called

volume
mass
weight
density

Question 3: The amount of gravitational attract on an object is known as

volume
mass
weight
density

Question 4: Mass per unit of volume is called

volume
mass
weight
density

Question 5: Which of the following is a unit of mass in the metric system?

gram
milliliter
centimeter
pounds

Question 6: Which of the following is a unit of volume in the metric system?

gram
milliliter
centimeter
pounds

Question 7: Which is a unit of length in the metric system?

miles
inches
centimeters
grams

Question 8: Which of the following metric units is the smallest?

millimeter
centimeter
meter
kilometer

Question 9: What instrument is used to measure volume?

ruler
balance beam scale
graduated cylinder
barometer

Question 10: What instrument is used to measure mass?

spring scale
balance beam scale
graduated cylinder
barometer

Question 11: What instrument is used to measure weight?

spring scale
balance beam scale
graduated cylinder
barometer

Question 12: Which of the following would be about the height of the average doorway?

2 meters
2 centimeters
2 millimeters
2 kilometers

Question 13: An inch would be about equal to which of the following?

2.5 kilometers
2.5 millimeters
2.5 centimeters
2.5 milliliters

Question 14: A graduated cylinder uses which of the following units?

ounces
grams
milliliters
liters

Question 15: A balance beam scale uses which of the following units?

grams
pounds
ounces
kilograms

Question 16: Which metric unit would be useful for measuring long distances?

mile
meter
kilogram
kilometer

Question 17: The prefix kilo means

1/1000
1/100
1000
10000

Question 18: The prefix milli means

1/1000
1/100
1000
10000

Question 19: The prefix centi means

1/1000
1/100
1000
10000

Question 20: The metric system is used by

less than 20% of the world
50 % of the world
over 80% of the world.
about 60% of the world

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