Quiz: Burmo-American vs. Metric
|Burmo-American System||Metric System|
|How many teaspoons are there in a barrel of vanilla extract?
||How many milliliters are there in a hectoliter of vanilla extract?
|How many kilowatts does a 200-HP engine put out?
||How many kilowatts does a 150-kilowatt engine put out?
|The Handydandy air conditioner is rated at 300 BTU. How many kilocalories is that?
||The Handydandy air conditioner is rated at 300 kilojoules. How many kilojoules is that?
|A map has a scale in which one inch on the map equals one mile on the earth. How long is a 600-yard object on the map?
||A map has a scale in which one centimeter on the map equals one kilometer on the earth. How long is a 600-meter object on the map?
|An average pepper plant occupies a square 10 inches on a side. How many plants can grow in one acre?
||An average dwarf pepper plant occupies a square 10 centimeters on a side. How many plants can grow in a hectare?
(For another metric comparison, see Why Decimal?)
Internet Cataloguing-in-Publication Data
Mundie, David A.
Metric Quiz / David A. Mundie
Pittsburgh, PA : Polymath Systems 1995