Measurement1The United States is the only industrialized country in the world that does not primarily use the metric system to measure quantities like volume, length, weight and degrees. While there have been pushes within the United States to convert to the simpler metric system, and the metric system is used to varying extents in science, medicine and government, in commerce, the United States largely uses “customary units,” based on the “English units” in use in the British Empire before American independence. This quiz tests your knowledge of U.S. customary units of measurement.    

Note: Special thanks to Learning Life intern, Kane Boynton, for conducting some of the research for this quiz, and drafting the questions and answers. 

1. How many teaspoons are there in a tablespoon?


2. How many ounces are in one cup?


3. How many ounces are there in a pound?


4. How many feet are there in a mile?


5. What is the boiling point of water in degrees Fahrenheit?