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?

  • AMeter per second squared
  • BCentimeter
  • CCubic meter
  • 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?

  • A m2
  • B m⋅s
  • C m2/s
  • D m/s
  • E m/s2

What is the unit of the area under the line?

  • A m⋅s
  • B m2/s
  • C m/s
  • D m2
  • E m/s2

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?

  • Amm3
  • Bm3
  • Ccm−1
  • Dcm2
  • Em

Q4:

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

  • Am
  • Bm−2
  • Cm2
  • Dm−1
  • Em3

Q5:

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

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

Q6:

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

  • A K⋅m
  • B km
  • C K/m2
  • D K/m
  • EmK

Q7:

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

  • A s
  • B J
  • C J⋅s
  • D W
  • E W/s

Q8:

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

  • A m
  • B m2
  • C m−1
  • D m3
  • E m−2

Q9:

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

  • A m⋅s2
  • B m/s3
  • C m⋅s
  • D m/s

Q10:

What is the symbol of the missing unit 𝑈 in the formula: momentum ( 𝑈 ) = × m a s s ( k g ) s p e e d ( 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: distance ( ) = × m t i m e ( s ) s p e e d ( U ) ?

  • A m2
  • B s/m
  • C m/s2
  • D m/s

Q12:

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

  • AMeter per second squared
  • BMeter per second
  • CSquare meter 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?

  • ASecond
  • BMeter
  • CKelvin
  • DKilogram

Q15:

Which of the following is a unit of distance?

  • AKilogram
  • BSecond
  • CKelvin
  • DMeter

Q16:

Which of the following is a unit of time?

  • AKilogram
  • BMeter
  • CKelvin
  • DSecond

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