# Time and Distance Measurements Trivia Quizzes

Have you got enough time to cover the distance? These quizzes are all about how we measure both of these topics.
39 quizzes and 410 trivia questions.
1.
Measure for Measure - 10 questions - 3 mins
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.
Easier, 10 Qns, JanIQ, Nov 18 17
Easier
JanIQ
Nov 18 17
476 plays
2.
The Fahrenheit Scale - 10 questions - 3 mins
Have you ever wondered about the exact temperatures for various situations? Here's your opportunity to discover your talent as a human thermometer!
Average, 10 Qns, thejazzkickazz, Jun 22 22
Average
thejazzkickazz
Jun 22 22
9584 plays
3.
Another Measure for Measure - 10 questions - 3 mins
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, 10 Qns, JanIQ, Nov 10 18
Very Easy
JanIQ
Nov 10 18
576 plays
4.
Too Close For Comfort - 10 questions - 4 mins
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, Mar 18 18
Average
LeoDaVinci
Mar 18 18
3871 plays
5.
6 Inch - 10 questions - 6 mins
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, 10 Qns, 1nn1, Feb 05 18
Difficult
1nn1
Feb 05 18
278 plays
6.
The Space Between - 10 questions - 4 mins
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, Mar 08 14
Average
VegemiteKid
971 plays
7.
A Scale Model - 10 questions - 3 mins
A look at various types of scientific scales and what they are used for. Can you match them up?
Easier, 10 Qns, 480154st, Mar 24 21
Easier
480154st
Mar 24 21
242 plays
8.
A Long History in Measuring Time - 10 questions - 4 mins
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, Jan 29 13
Average
LeoDaVinci
2218 plays
9.
Units in Electronics - 10 questions - 3 mins
Here are ten of the more important units of measurement used in electricity and electronics. Match the units to the properties.
Easier, 10 Qns, mike32768, May 14 20
Easier
mike32768
May 14 20
343 plays
10.
Up To Scale - 10 questions - 4 mins
I give you the scale and you match it to what it measures.
Average, 10 Qns, nyirene330, Oct 29 16
Average
nyirene330
Oct 29 16
464 plays
Quick Question
In Ancient Egypt, a palm was the measure of the width of four fingers, equivalent to how many millimetres(inches)?

From Quiz "The Space Between"

11.
Some Really, Really, Really Big Numbers - 10 questions - 4 mins
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, Mar 16 13
Average
1987 plays
12.
Metric Prefixes (Positive Exponents) - 10 questions - 3 mins
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, 10 Qns, Jordanar18, Jan 13 19
Average
Jordanar18
Jan 13 19
201 plays
13.
How Hot or Cold is it? - 10 questions - 3 mins
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, 10 Qns, namrewsna, Mar 24 18
Average
namrewsna
Mar 24 18
250 plays
14.
Metric and Imperial Measurements - 20 questions - 4 mins
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, Sep 14 19
Average
timence
Sep 14 19
4267 plays
15.
How Fast, How Strong, How High - 10 questions - 2 mins
This quiz asks you to recognize equivalents between the International System of Units (SI) and the US Customary System of measurement.
Easier, 10 Qns, bernie73, Mar 18 21
Easier
bernie73
Mar 18 21
284 plays
16.
Ten Thousand Nanomegaquestions - 10 questions - 4 mins
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).
Average, 10 Qns, WesleyCrusher, Mar 02 12
Average
WesleyCrusher
656 plays
17.
Troy Weights and Other Measures - 10 questions - 4 mins
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, 10 Qns, davejacobs, Aug 22 18
Average
davejacobs
Aug 22 18
181 plays
18.
Metric Prefixes (Negative Exponents) - 10 questions - 3 mins
This is a follow-up to my positive exponents metric prefix quiz. Simply match the prefixes to the correct numbers!
Average, 10 Qns, Jordanar18, Jan 20 19
Average
Jordanar18
Jan 20 19
174 plays
19.
More Miscellaneous Measures - 10 questions - 5 mins
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?
Tough, 10 Qns, davejacobs, Aug 29 18
Tough
davejacobs
Aug 29 18
139 plays
20.
British Measurements - 10 questions - 4 mins
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, Sep 01 22
Average
TabbyTom
Sep 01 22
2098 plays
21.
American Measurement System - 10 questions - 3 mins
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, Aug 11 22
Average
drbabe
Aug 11 22
766 plays
22.
Down With the Metric System! - 10 questions - 4 mins
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, Apr 02 15
Average
daver852
382 plays
23.
Measuring Instruments - 10 questions - 3 mins
A quiz about measuring instruments and implements.
Average, 10 Qns, Tristan., Jan 01 15
Average
Tristan.
5053 plays
24.
Measurement All Around You - 10 questions - 4 mins
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, Feb 22 17
Average
tamrof
Feb 22 17
817 plays
25.
The Julian Period - 10 questions - 5 mins
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, Aug 16 19
Tough
pollucci19
Aug 16 19
472 plays
26.
When My Cup Runneth Over - 10 questions - 3 mins
I have ten sets of cups, or other containers, filled with different things. Which will fit and which will run over?
Average, 10 Qns, Lottie1001, Jul 04 17
Average
Lottie1001
Jul 04 17
301 plays
27.
The Shortest FunTrivia Quiz ever written - 10 questions - 6 mins
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).
Difficult, 10 Qns, WesleyCrusher, Dec 04 17
Difficult
WesleyCrusher
Dec 04 17
232 plays
28.
Scientific Scales - 10 questions - 6 mins
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, Feb 26 04
Very Difficult
thejazzkickazz
1493 plays
29.
Drawn to Scale - 15 questions - 5 mins
This quiz is about the different scales that are used (or rarely used) in science.
Tough, 15 Qns, geniusonwheels, Sep 04 20
Tough
geniusonwheels
Sep 04 20
781 plays
30.
SI Units - 10 questions - 3 mins
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, Feb 26 04
Average
DesertFox
4899 plays
31.
Calendars, Time and Distance - 15 questions - 8 mins
This is a quiz about calendars, years, months, days and ends with 2 questions involving distance.
Very Difficult, 15 Qns, YOMD39, Jan 29 20
Very Difficult
YOMD39
Jan 29 20
5985 plays
32.
Scientific Measurement Units - 10 questions - 3 mins
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, Feb 26 04
Average
lsvitko
3825 plays
33.
Eras and Periods - 10 questions - 5 mins
This is a short quiz on the eras and periods scientists use to describe the past history of the earth.
Tough, 10 Qns, GeniusBoy, Sep 01 17
Tough
GeniusBoy
Sep 01 17
1118 plays
34.
Uncommon Units of Time and Distance - 10 questions - 5 mins
Let's see how much you know about uncommon and obsolete units of time and distance.
Difficult, 10 Qns, Earthboy, Apr 08 16
Difficult
Earthboy
Apr 08 16
336 plays
35.
Which Way Is Up - 10 questions - 3 mins
Here is a quiz on directions on the Earth and in the sky.
Average, 10 Qns, almach, Dec 09 15
Average
almach
4224 plays
36.
A Timely Quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
Time for a fun quiz! This quiz is about time- the history of time and its measurements.
Very Difficult, 10 Qns, bullymom, Mar 06 06
Very Difficult
bullymom
2028 plays
37.
Weights and Measures - 10 questions - 4 mins
A quiz about some lesser known measurement units and connections between very well known ones.
Tough, 10 Qns, mc98025, Oct 29 16
Tough
mc98025
Oct 29 16
1378 plays
38.
Units, Units, Units! - 10 questions - 4 mins
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, May 04 14
Tough
kireeti
474 plays
39.
Cookin' Up Measurements in the USA - 10 questions - 5 mins
Each question gives a story that must be answered with a measurement. US measurements are used in the quiz.
Average, 10 Qns, pennie1478, Sep 13 22
Average
pennie1478
Sep 13 22
561 plays
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