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Conversions Test



Multiple Choice
Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question for the following conversions.  One through five should be answered using your knowledge of metric conversions while six through ten should be answered using your knowledge of dimensional analysis.
 

 1. 

Which of the following sets are all metric base units?
a.
liter, meter, gram
b.
milliliter, cup, liter
c.
inches, pints, pounds
d.
kilogram, gram, milligram
 

 2. 

Convert 65,000 kilometers to centimeters
a.
0.65 centimeters
b.
650 centimeters
c.
650,000 centimeters
d.
6,500,000,000 centimeters
 

 3. 

Tim measured 150 mL in his graduated cylinder.  How many liters does he have?
a.
0.000150 L
b.
0.15 L
c.
15 L
d.
150,000 L
 

 4. 

Charlotte and Paxton had to figure out the total length of a black piece of yarn and a green piece of yarn.  Charlotte decided to measure the black piece of yarn while Paxton was going to measure the green piece and they would then add the two lengths together.  Unfortunately, they did not use the same unit of measure.  Charlotte got a length of 56 centimeters for the black string and Paxton got a measurement of 123 millimeters.  What is the total length of the two pieces of string in meters?   
a.
0.683 meters
b.
6.83 meters
c.
56.123 meters
d.
179 meters
 

 5. 

Which of the following is less than 150 centigrams?
a.
0.0058 kilograms
b.
0.9 grams
c.
46 decigrams
d.
6,500 milligrams
 

 6. 

Which of the following would represent the remaining units if you simplify and multiply the fractions below?
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a.
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b.
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c.
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d.
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 7. 

Convet 75 days to minutes
a.
30 minutes
b.
187.5 minutes
c.
1,440 minutes
d.
108,000 minutes
 

 8. 


16 ounces = 1 pound
2000 pounds = 1 ton
1 newton = 100 grams
454 grams = 1 pound
2.2 pounds = 1 kilogram

The African elephant at the zoo has a mass of 5,500 kilograms.  How many tons is the elephant?
a.
1.25 tons
b.
6.05 tons
c.
4,400 tons
d.
5,000,000 tons
 

 9. 


1.06 quarts = 1 liter
1 gallon = 3.78 liters
4 quarts = 1 gallon
2 pints = 1 quart
42 gallons = 1 barrel

A tanker truck delivered 11,000 liters of gasoline to a gas station.  After leaving the station the truck made one more stop where it delivered 62.9 barrels of gasoline.  How many total gallons of gasoline was delivered by the tanker truck? 
a.
175 gallons
b.
5,552 gallons
c.
11,063 gallons
d.
7,687,778 gallons
 

 10. 


12 inches = 1 foot
3 feet = 1 yard
1,760 yards = 1 mile
1 mile = 1.61 kilometers
1 inch = 2.54 centimeters
1000 meters = 1 kilometer

Which of the following is shorter than 500 meters?
a.
19,850 inches
b.
741 yards
c.
499 miles
d.
1635 feet
 



 
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