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# Measure, Calculate, or Compute Quiz

### This quiz will introduce you to a variety of devices used to measure many different things. Some are new tools, and rather complex, while others have been around for centuries.

A multiple-choice quiz by dcpddc478. Estimated time: 2 mins.

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Time
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373,780
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
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Question 1 of 10
1. What would a sailor measure using a chronometer? Hint

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2. Which of the following instruments would be used to measure pressure? Hint

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3. Which of these occupations would be most likely to use a theodolite? Hint

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4. Which of these natural occurrences might be measured by a seismograph? Hint

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Question 5 of 10
5. A caliper is a measuring device that measures the floatability of an object.

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6. What would you be trying to measure is you were using a device known as an anemometer? Hint

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7. What does a pedometer measure? Hint

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8. Which simple device consists of two parts called a style and a gnomon? Hint

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Question 9 of 10
9. Which one of these occupations is most likely to use a sclerometer? Hint

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Question 10 of 10
10. A dosimeter is a device to measure your body mass index (BMI).

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1. What would a sailor measure using a chronometer?

Invented in 1737, by British scientist John Harrison, the chronometer was created as an accurate timekeeper for sea travel. They are usually used for celestial navigation along with a sextant. These clocks are extremely precise and lives depend on their accuracy.
2. Which of the following instruments would be used to measure pressure?

A manometer is a scientific instrument that is used to measure the pressure of gas and/or vapor. It usually consists of a u-shaped tube that contains a fluid, often mercury. Pressure is measured by the difference in the levels of fluid between the two arms of the tube.
3. Which of these occupations would be most likely to use a theodolite?

A theodolite is an optical instrument consisting of a small telescope mounted on a rotatable stand. Theodolites are usually used by surveyors to measure vertical and horizontal angles. In Canada, they are sometimes called a transit.
4. Which of these natural occurrences might be measured by a seismograph?

A seismograph, sometimes called a seismometer, is a measuring device that is used to measure the strength of an earthquake. It consists of a weight on a spring that is attached to fixed base. During earthquake activity, the base moves, but the weight does not.

The motion of the base is transformed into an electrical voltage. This electrical voltage is measured and using a mathematical formula provides the strength of the earthquake.
5. A caliper is a measuring device that measures the floatability of an object.

A caliper is a calibrated instrument that is used to measure thickness or internal/external diameters of an object. It does not measure if an object will float. A caliper generally consists of a pair of adjustable, pivoted legs that are joined at one end.
6. What would you be trying to measure is you were using a device known as an anemometer?

An anemometer is a common device, usually used in meteorology, for measuring wind speed. Anemometers are also used to determine wind direction and, using this data, a meteorologist can determine wind pressure. One of the most common anemometer designs consists of a vertical pole with horizontal arms. The anemometer measures the rotations and calculates the wind speed.
7. What does a pedometer measure?

A pedometer is a simple device that is worn by a runner or walker to record the number of steps taken and the distance that was traveled. Worn on the hip, it measures the individual steps a person takes by using hip movement as an indicator. They are often used for exercise purposes to help the individual keep track of how far they went.

There are some with a built in clock to provide distance travelled and the length of time it took the person to get there.
8. Which simple device consists of two parts called a style and a gnomon?

The style and the gnomon are the parts of a sundial. This simple, but accurate, device uses the sun and the shadows it produces to tell time. While there are quite a few different designs, they all use the same idea. Sundials have been used for thousands of years and they are even mentioned in the Holy Bible (2 Kings 20:10,11).
9. Which one of these occupations is most likely to use a sclerometer?