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Have you got enough time to cover the distance? These quizzes are all about how we measure both of these topics.   

There are 26 quizzes and 280 trivia questions in this category.
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A quiz every hour! Over 280 questions in rotation. Recent Scores
1
Calendars, Time and Distance

This is a quiz about calendars, years, months, days and ends with 2 questions involving distance.
Very Difficult (15 qns)
YOMD39
5760 plays
2
A Long History in Measuring Time

This quiz is based on the Author Challenge from kyleisalive. Measuring time has evolved from an art to a science. Let us explore the different methods used over history in the measurement of something we all take for granted - time.
Average (10 qns)
LeoDaVinci
1812 plays
3
Too Close For Comfort

Studying for my physics exams, I kept stumbling across the many different ways we perceive distance. Take a trip through time and space to discover just how far, and how to measure it!
Average (10 qns)
LeoDaVinci
3642 plays
4
Some Really, Really, Really Big Numbers

Everyone knows those little numbers like pi and the square root of two. This quiz is to test your knowledge of numbers in math and science that are mind-bogglingly large!
Average (10 qns)
adams627
1779 plays
5
The Julian Period

The second Julian Period will commence January 23 in the year 3268AD. What do you know about it and your calendars?
Tough (10 qns)
pollucci19
384 plays
6
The Fahrenheit Scale

Have you ever wondered about the exact temperatures for various situations? Here's your opportunity to discoverer your talent as a human thermometer!
Average (10 qns)
thejazzkickazz
9312 plays
7
Down With the Metric System!

Let's face it: the metric system is boring! This quiz is about other methods of measurement, those with a little uniqueness and personality.
Average (10 qns)
daver852
270 plays
8
The Space Between

How big is that linear space? Learn a little about the origins of some common and a few little more unusual linear sizes.
Average (10 qns)
VegemiteKid
693 plays
9
Ten Thousand Nanomegaquestions

You know kilo-, Mega-, Giga-, centi- and milli-, but do you have what it takes to prefix some very large or very small sizes? Let's take a look at the lesser used SI prefixes! (Numbers are in US system, thus one billion = 1000 million).
Tough (10 qns)
WesleyCrusher
486 plays
10
Uncommon Units of Time and Distance

Let's see how much you know about uncommon and obsolete units of time and distance.
Difficult (10 qns)
Earthboy
Mar 15 16
267 plays
11
Metric and Imperial Measurements

This is kind of a weird quiz topic but something everyone should know, especially those travellers who go between the two different (metric and imperial) systems.
Average (20 qns)
timence
4086 plays
12
British Measurements

The UK has succumbed to the Système International d'Unités (a.k.a. the metric system), but old units are still remembered and sometimes used in some activities. How much do you know about these?
Average (10 qns)
TabbyTom
1911 plays
13
American Measurement System

The United States in the only industrialized country that does not use the metric system. The American system of measurement is the same as the "English system", which the Brits have abandoned for metric. What do you know about this system?
Average (10 qns)
drbabe
654 plays
14
Up To Scale

I give you the scale and you match it to what it measures.
Average (10 qns)
nyirene330
Oct 29 16
324 plays
15
Drawn to Scale

This quiz is about the different scales that are used (or rarely used) in science.
Tough (15 qns)
geniusonwheels
729 plays
16
Measurement All Around You

Measurement affects the lives of us all. In this quiz I will explore a few of the ways measurement appears around us.
Average (10 qns)
tamrof
729 plays
17
Which Way Is Up

Here is a quiz on directions on the Earth and in the sky.
Average (10 qns)
almach
4041 plays
18
Scientific Scales

Over the past 4 or 5 hundred years human beings have done a marvelous job of discovering ways to measure natural phenomena. Let's take a look at some of the scales that have been developed to measure everything from the weather to earthquakes!
Very Difficult (10 qns)
thejazzkickazz
1434 plays
19
Eras and Periods

This is a short quiz on the eras and periods scientists use to describe the past history of the earth.
Tough (10 qns)
GeniusBoy
1062 plays
20
Scientific Measurement Units

Okay, all you science students--let's see how well you listened in your high school science classes!! I will tell you the unit of measurement and you choose the correct quantity that it would be used to measure. Ready, set, THINK!
Average (10 qns)
lsvitko
3723 plays
21
SI Units

An oldy but a goldy. I'll give you the standard SI unit of measurement, you tell me what it measures!
Average (10 qns)
DesertFox
4737 plays
22
A Timely Quiz

Time for a fun quiz! This quiz is about time- the history of time and its measurements.
Very Difficult (10 qns)
bullymom
1977 plays
23
Measuring Instruments

A quiz about measuring instruments and implements.
Average (10 qns)
Tristan.
4686 plays
24
Units, Units, Units!

What do you need while describing a physical quantity? Not only the magnitude of the quantity, but also the units! Get the units wrong and lose marks, or even get a rocket destroyed! Test yourself with this quiz, dedicated to those units.
Tough (10 qns)
kireeti
429 plays
25
Weights and Measures

A quiz about some lesser known measurement units and connections between very well known ones.
Tough (10 qns)
mc98025
1326 plays
26
Cookin' Up Measurements

Each question gives a story that must be answered with a measurement.
Average (10 qns)
pennie1478
501 plays
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