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MMiQ - MetrologyMetro's Metric Metre iQuizlet
This short quiz, and all subsequent quizzes, is an opportunity for you to validate your science and measuring expertise; the quizzes do not always focus entirely upon metrology topics. The quizzes are designed to be fun and educational for both measurement novices and "experts" alike. Take a peek at the quizlet (below) to see for yourself.


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Quizlet Theme: Milestones in Measurement

Man's ability to measure has reflected his way of life since our first record of his struggle to harness natural resources. He followed instinct and ego. Parts of his body were his length standards. When man grew in number and organized into cities and then states, he had to refine these standards for bartering and crafts. The many variations in body size resulted in conflicts. These were resolved only by the monarch choosing his own body as the standard. This established standards as the responsibility of the state, along with taxes and the rights of ownership.


Quizlet No. 01-01-04-1

For each exercise, fill in the blank with the name of the unit and type your answer in the blank text box.

For all MMiQ Exercises, the accepted rules and conventions apply (when applicable) for these: a) accuracy; b) precision; c) addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of measurements; d) significant digit rule; and e) rounding. If you don't know what they are, then please visit our brief Measurement Tutorial page for the explanations.

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Exercise 1-1: In 890 A.D., King Alfred of England established ______ (unit) as the measure of a cubical vessel containing 1000 Roman ounces of water?

    a. foot
    b. yard
    c. cubit
    d. meter


Exercise 1-2: In 1130 A.D., King Henry I of England established ______ (unit) and made an iron standard?

    a. foot
    b. yard
    c. inch
    d. cubit

Exercise 1-3: In 1150 A.D., King David of Scotland made ______ (unit) the average measure of three men's thumbs?

    a. foot
    b. yard
    c. inch
    d. circle

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