# Time and Distance Measurements Trivia and Quizzes

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

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1.
Calendars, Time and Distance 15 questions
Very Difficult, 15 Qns, YOMD39, Jul 08 00

This is a quiz about calendars, years, months, days and ends with 2 questions involving distance.
Very Difficult
YOMD39
Jul 08 00
5871 plays
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Metric Prefixes (Positive Exponents) 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Jordanar18, Jan 12 19

You probably know some of the basic positive exponent metric prefixes, like "kilo" for kilometer, or "mega" for megabyte. There are prefixes for much larger numbers, however. Match the prefixes to the correct numbers.
Average
Jordanar18
Jan 12 19
117 plays
3.
Metric Prefixes (Negative Exponents) 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Jordanar18, Jan 19 19

This is a follow-up to my positive exponents metric prefix quiz. Simply match the prefixes to the correct numbers!
Average
Jordanar18
Today!
54 plays
4.
A Long History in Measuring Time 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, LeoDaVinci, Jul 21 09

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.
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LeoDaVinci
Jul 21 09
1950 plays
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Too Close For Comfort 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, LeoDaVinci, Jun 03 06

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!
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LeoDaVinci
Jun 03 06
3804 plays
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Some Really, Really, Really Big Numbers 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, adams627, Dec 16 08

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
Dec 16 08
1866 plays
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The Space Between 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, VegemiteKid, Mar 03 14

How big is that linear space? Learn a little about the origins of some common and a few little more unusual linear sizes.
Average
VegemiteKid
Mar 03 14
801 plays
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6 Inch 10 questions
Difficult, 10 Qns, 1nn1, Feb 04 18

In Beyonce's 'Lemonade' Album Challenge, one had to write about a song from the album."6 Inch" was my pick. The metric system is accurate but boring. Most people know how much 6 inches is, right? Let's take a look.
Difficult
1nn1
Feb 04 18
183 plays
9.
The Julian Period 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, pollucci19, Feb 09 08

The second Julian Period will commence January 23 in the year 3268AD. What do you know about it and your calendars?
Tough
pollucci19
Feb 09 08
396 plays
10.
The Fahrenheit Scale 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, thejazzkickazz, Feb 19 00

Have you ever wondered about the exact temperatures for various situations? Here's your opportunity to discover your talent as a human thermometer!
Average
thejazzkickazz
Feb 19 00
9453 plays
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Ten Thousand Nanomegaquestions 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, WesleyCrusher, Mar 01 12

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
WesleyCrusher
Mar 01 12
570 plays
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The Shortest FunTrivia Quiz ever written 10 questions
Very Difficult, 10 Qns, WesleyCrusher, Dec 04 17

With a quiz requiring ten questions, you can't get by with any less than 20 letters - one for each question and one for each match answer. I've done just that: Match the SI unit to the symbol for the quantity it measures. (Question 4 is a lowercase L).
Very Difficult
WesleyCrusher
Dec 04 17
195 plays
13.
Down With the Metric System! 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, daver852, Apr 02 15

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
daver852
Apr 02 15
330 plays
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Measure for Measure 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, JanIQ, Nov 18 17

Scientific research needs many quantities to be measured. And to get coherent results, the measurements must be standardized. The SI units fulfil this need of standardization. Match the specific SI unit to the quantity measured.
Average
JanIQ
Nov 18 17
327 plays
15.
Troy Weights and Other Measures 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, davejacobs, Aug 22 18

My 1933 British Dictionary has a section on "Tables of Weights and Measures" that reveals a complex situation with different sets of measures for various different commercial activities. Can you answer these questions?
Average
davejacobs
Aug 22 18
123 plays
16.
British Measurements 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, TabbyTom, May 22 03

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
TabbyTom
May 22 03
2025 plays
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Metric and Imperial Measurements 20 questions
Average, 20 Qns, timence, Jan 11 02

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
timence
Jan 11 02
4158 plays
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More Miscellaneous Measures 10 questions
Difficult, 10 Qns, davejacobs, Aug 29 18

I found some more quaint measures at the back of my old 1933 Dictionary, and I think some of them - but not all - may still be in use. Can you make these numbers fit?
Difficult
davejacobs
Aug 29 18
111 plays
19.
Another Measure for Measure 10 questions
Very Easy, 10 Qns, JanIQ, Nov 09 18

Most scientists use the SI unit system. Other units are still currently used. Your job is to match the SI unit to its corresponding non-SI unit. All numbers used in this quiz are written with the decimal comma, not the decimal point.
Very Easy
JanIQ
Nov 09 18
333 plays
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American Measurement System 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, drbabe, Jan 12 11

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
drbabe
Jan 12 11
711 plays
21.
Up To Scale 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, nyirene330, Oct 29 16

I give you the scale and you match it to what it measures.
Average
nyirene330
Oct 29 16
387 plays
22.
How Hot or Cold is it? 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, namrewsna, Mar 24 18

Match these items to their temperatures. Some items can vary and or don't fall exactly on a round number, but for ease of display a single representative value has been chosen. Unless otherwise indicated, assume regular sea level conditions.
Average
namrewsna
Mar 24 18
201 plays
23.
Uncommon Units of Time and Distance 10 questions
Difficult, 10 Qns, Earthboy, Mar 15 16

Let's see how much you know about uncommon and obsolete units of time and distance.
Difficult
Earthboy
Mar 15 16
294 plays
24.
Drawn to Scale 15 questions
Tough, 15 Qns, geniusonwheels, Apr 22 08

This quiz is about the different scales that are used (or rarely used) in science.
Tough
geniusonwheels
Apr 22 08
741 plays
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Measurement All Around You 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, tamrof, Oct 14 11

Measurement affects the lives of us all. In this quiz I will explore a few of the ways measurement appears around us.
Average
tamrof
Oct 14 11
777 plays
26.
Which Way Is Up 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, almach, Aug 18 01

Here is a quiz on directions on the Earth and in the sky.
Average
almach
Aug 18 01
4071 plays
27.
Scientific Scales 10 questions
Very Difficult, 10 Qns, thejazzkickazz, Jul 28 02

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
thejazzkickazz
Jul 28 02
1455 plays
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Scientific Measurement Units 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, lsvitko, Apr 27 00

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
lsvitko
Apr 27 00
3795 plays
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Eras and Periods 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, GeniusBoy, Jul 28 01

This is a short quiz on the eras and periods scientists use to describe the past history of the earth.
Tough
GeniusBoy
Jul 28 01
1077 plays
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SI Units 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, DesertFox, Apr 30 00

An oldy but a goldy. I'll give you the standard SI unit of measurement, you tell me what it measures!
Average
DesertFox
Apr 30 00
4779 plays
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