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Imperial Length Measurements Quiz

One last chance to nurture a few terms for imperial length measurements before they are completely lost to European terms! 10 Questions.

 
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A length of 12 inches is commonly known by what term?

  • Ankle
  • Foot
  • Shoulder
  • Forearm

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A “foot” (based on the length of a human foot) could be anything between 9 and 18 inches, but was standardised to 12 inches in which year?

  • 1544
  • 1644
  • 1744
  • 1844

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What unit of measurement is the equivalent of four inches?

  • Hand
  • Palm
  • Nail
  • Finger

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Which old 9 inch length cloth measurement derives from the distance between the tip of the little finger to the thumb of a spread hand?

  • Stretch
  • Finger
  • Span
  • Nail

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A measure of 3 feet is more commonly known by what term?

  • Plot
  • Garden
  • Compound
  • Yard

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How many feet are there to a fathom?

  • Five
  • Six
  • Seven
  • Eight

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How many yards are there to the mile?

  • 1000
  • 1500
  • 1760
  • 1960

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How many inches are there to a yard?

  • 36
  • 34
  • 32
  • 30

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A chain is a measurement of 22 yards, but how many chains are there in a furlong?

  • Five
  • Ten
  • Fifteen
  • Twenty

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What distance is represented by the term “League”

  • 3 Yards
  • 3 Furlongs
  • 3 Chains
  • 3 Miles

 

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