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Measurement All Around You
Measurements, Time and Distance
"Measurement affects the lives of us all. In this quiz I will explore a few of the ways measurement appears around us."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
Which of these measurement devices would you find in the produce section of your local supermarket (or at the greengrocers)?
There is a measurement device in all drip coffee makers. What does it measure?
amount of brewed coffee in the carafe
temperature of the warming plate
strength of the brewed coffee
quantity of beans in the basket
In the USA, the nation's most accurate timekeeping is done by the Navy. Why was this the case?
No one else wanted the job
Military service is harsh, and the sailors all want to know how soon they'll be discharged
Prior to GPS, accurate timekeeping was essential to navigation
The Army and the Navy both wanted it, but president Harding liked the Navy better, so he gave it to them
This small ruler is triangular and, instead of being divided into half, quarter and eighth-inches, it's divided into 10ths, 20ths, 30ths and so on up to 60ths of an inch. What is this ruler intended for?
It was used as an adding device (like a slide rule) before electronic calculators were invented
It's an architect's scale, used to make drawings at 10, 20 etc. feet to the inch.
It serves as a calibrated shim if my car breaks down
It's actually a key to an ancient tomb
On the dashboard of your car are many measurement devices. Which one keeps you from getting a traffic ticket?
In 2003 during the SARS epidemic, photos appeared in the news showing people in masks aiming devices that looked like ray guns at the heads of other people. What were those devices?
In many old houses the thermostat contained a small amount of liquid mercury. Why was the mercury in the thermostat?
It acted as a temperature sensor, expanding as the temperature increased
It acted as a weight (mercury is a relatively heavy metal)
It acted as a temperature sensor, expanding as the temperature decreased
It acted as a switch, closing the gap between two electrical contacts
The air in your auto tires needs to be maintained at the correct pressure. In the USA, this is usually measured in PSI. Which of these is also a unit of pressure measurement?
A refractometer measures how much light bends when passing through a boundary between two substances of differing densities. Which of the following is a refractometer commonly used to measure?
The amount of sugar in a wine
The amount of bacteria in your toilet
The amount of air in your vehicle tires
The height of a bird or an airplane that you see from the ground
A piezoelectric lighter has a quartz crystal in it which generates an electric spark when compressed. This is used to ignite the fuel in the lighter. When the process is reversed by applying a voltage to a quartz crystal, what can it measure?
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Compiled Jun 28 12