Metric System Quiz

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Do you have Le Système International d'Unités -- that's the International System of Units to the rest of us -- all straightened out? Test your metric mastery in this quiz!

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How is <i>Le Système International d'Unités</i> (or the International System of Units) commonly abbreviated?

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What is the U.S. government's stance on the SI, or the metric system, as it is commonly known stateside?

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Is a National Metric Week held in the United States each year?

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Why hold a National Metric Week to promote the metric system?

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How many base units does the metric system include, as of 2011?

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How many SI prefixes are officially approved, as of 2011?

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What is the difference between Celsius and kelvin?

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How is the length of a meter determined?

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How is the length of a second determined?

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How was the mass of a kilogram determined historically?

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