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Quantities and Units MCQ Questions & Answers

Quantities and Units MCQs : This section focuses on the "Quantities and Units". These Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) should be practiced to improve the Quantities and Units skills required for various interviews (campus interview, walk-in interview, company interview), placement, entrance exam and other competitive examinations.

Question 1

7200 mV is the same as

A. 7.2 V
B. 7.2 V
C. 7,200,000 V
D. 0.0072 V

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Question 2

Adding 27.5 × 103 to 8.9 × 104 equals

A. 36.4 × 107
B. 116.5 × 104
C. 28.39 × 103
D. 1.165 × 105

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Question 3

The number 14.8 can also be expressed as

A. 1.48 × 10–1
B. 1.48 × 100
C. 1.48 × 101
D. 1.48 × 102

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Question 4

Which of the following is expressed in engineering notation?

A. 470 × 105
B. 82 × 10–2
C. 9.1 × 10–6
D. 14.7 × 108

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Question 5

Dividing 24 × 1011 by 3 × 104 equals

A. 8 × 104
B. 8 × 107
C. 8 × 1011
D. 8 × 1015

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Question 6

Scientific notation is a method

A. of expressing a very large number
B. of expressing a very small number
C. used to make calculations with large and small numbers
D. All of the above

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Question 7

The difference between scientific and engineering notation is

A. powers of ten representation
B. single vs. multiple digits before decimal point
C. groupings of multiples of three digits
D. All of the above

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Question 8

When using the terms "accuracy" and "precision" for measurements

A. "precision" implies less measurement error than "accuracy"
B. "accuracy" implies less measurement error than "precision"
C. "precision" measures the repeatability of a measurement
D. both terms mean the same thing

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Question 9

Derived units are obtained from various combinations of

A. electrical quantities
B. fundamental units
C. metric prefixes
D. international standards

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Question 10

Another name for "fundamental units" is

A. base units
B. atoms
C. the metric system
D. letter symbols

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Question 11

Which of the following metric prefixes could replace 10–9?

A. Nano
B. Mega
C. Kilo
D. Micro

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Question 12

Pico is what relation to micro?

A. one-tenth
B. one-hundredth
C. one-thousandth
D. one-millionth

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Question 13

The digits in a measured number that are known to be correct are called

A. accuracy digits
B. significant digits
C. error digits
D. precision digits

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Question 14

If you drop a 5 when rounding a number, you are using the

A. round-to-even rule
B. significant digit rule
C. round-off rule
D. retained digit rule

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Question 15

The unit for frequency is the

A. hertz
B. ampere
C. watt
D. second

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Question 16

A measure of the repeatability of a measurement of some quantity is

A. error
B. precision
C. accuracy
D. significant

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