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Learning Metric Measurements? Test Your Knowledge of the Metric System With This Quiz

written by: Liz Ackerman • edited by: Donna Cosmato • updated: 9/29/2012

Would you like to test your knowledge of the metric system? Do you feel mystified by meters, liters and grams? Take this quiz to become more familiar with the measuring system nearly every country in the world uses.

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    Why a Metric System Quiz?

    How well do you know the metric system? The United States is one of the very few countries in the world that does not use the metric system. It is the language of science and mathematics, and the measurement used with most imported goods. If you travel, you will need to know how this system works.

    This quiz will acquaint you with the basic metric units that measure distance, volume and area as well as give you historical tidbits to make the questions more interesting. You should feel much more comfortable with using metric measurements after you finish these questions.

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    Metric System Quiz


  • Ian Whitelaw, A Measure of All Things (New York, St. Martin's Press, 2010)

    Patricia Barnes-Svarney, The New York Public Library Science Desk Reference (New York, MacMillan, 1995)

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