Worksheet: Units of Measured Quantities

In this worksheet, we will practice recognizing which units are used to define the values of physical quantities.

Q1:

Which of the following is a unit of area?

  • ACentimeter
  • BCubic meter
  • CMeter per second squared
  • DSquare meter

Q2:

The graph shows a plot of a change in distance over time.

What is the unit of the gradient of the line?

  • Am⋅s
  • Bm/s2
  • Cm2/s
  • Dm2
  • Em/s

What is the unit of the area under the line?

  • Am/s2
  • Bm2
  • Cm2/s
  • Dm⋅s
  • Em/s

Q3:

Which of the following is an appropriate symbol for the unit of a quantity found by multiplying a length in millimeters by a length in centimeters?

  • Am
  • Bmm3
  • Ccm2
  • Dcm−1
  • Em3

Q4:

Which of the following is an appropriate symbol for the unit of a quantity found by dividing an area by a volume?

  • Am−2
  • Bm−1
  • Cm3
  • Dm
  • Em2

Q5:

Which of the following is an appropriate symbol for the unit of a quantity found by multiplying an area by an area?

  • A m6
  • B m5
  • C m3
  • D m4
  • E m2

Q6:

Which of the following is an appropriate symbol for the unit of a quantity found by dividing a temperature by a distance?

  • AK/m
  • Bkm
  • CK/m2
  • DmK
  • EK⋅m

Q7:

Which of the following is an appropriate symbol for the unit of a quantity found by dividing an energy by a time?

  • AJ⋅s
  • BW
  • Cs
  • DW/s
  • EJ

Q8:

Which of the following is an appropriate symbol for the unit of a quantity found by multiplying an area by a length?

  • Am−2
  • Bm−1
  • Cm
  • Dm2
  • Em3

Q9:

What is the unit found by multiplying the unit m/s2 by the unit s?

  • Am⋅s
  • Bm⋅s2
  • Cm/s
  • Dm/s3

Q10:

What is the symbol of the missing unit 𝑈 in the formula: momentum (𝑈)=×mass(kg)speed(m/s)?

  • A s/kg⋅m
  • B kg⋅m/s
  • C kg⋅s/m
  • D kg/m⋅s

Q11:

What is the missing unit U in the following formula: distancemtime(s)speed(U)()=×?

  • Am/s
  • Bs/m
  • Cm/s2
  • Dm2

Q12:

What is the name of the missing unit U in the formula: speed (m/s) = distance (U)/time (s)?

  • AMeter per second squared
  • BSquare meter per second
  • CMeter per second
  • DMeter

Q13:

Which of the following is a unit of temperature?

  • ASecond
  • BMeter
  • CKilogram
  • DKelvin

Q14:

Which of the following is a unit of mass?

  • AKilogram
  • BMeter
  • CSecond
  • DKelvin

Q15:

Which of the following is a unit of distance?

  • AKilogram
  • BSecond
  • CMeter
  • DKelvin

Q16:

Which of the following is a unit of time?

  • ASecond
  • BMeter
  • CKelvin
  • DKilogram

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