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English System Of Measurement: Definition, History, Advantages & Disadvantages

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Which of the following is not a disadvantage of using the English system of measures?

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1. Which of the following does not describe the history of the English system of measures?

2. Which of the following countries has officially adopted the International System of Units (SI)?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to help you test your understanding of features of the English system of measurement. Some of the topics you'll be assessed on include the history of the English system of measures as well as sources for the English system of measurement.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Disadvantages of using the English system of measures
  • History of the English system of measures
  • Countries that have adopted the International System of Units (SI)
  • Areas within the United States that use SI
  • Sources for the English system of measurement

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the features of the English system of measurement
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding features of the English system of measurement and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding features of the International System of Units (SI)

Additional Learning

To learn more about measurement systems, review the accompanying lesson English System of Measurement: Definition, History, Advantages & Disadvantages. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Name the three countries that haven't adopted the SI (International System of Units)
  • Describe the meaning of the English system of measurement
  • Relate the history of the following measurements in the English system of measurement: length, width, and height
  • List two advantages and two disadvantages of the English system of measurement
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