How Many?
Even simple living requires careful attention to numbering and measuring things. Throughout history - from the earliest, simple times - humans have invented an enormous number of different systems and units of measurement. We measure time, temperature, length, weight, value, movement .... what else can you think of?

The 12 questions in this quiz include ancient and modern measurements in several contexts.

1. How many?: fluid ounces in one cup (US) ? (liquid measure)
6, 7, 8, 9

2. How many?: pints in one gallon ? (liquid measure)
6, 7, 8, 9

3. How many: bits in a byte ? (computer electronics)
6, 7, 8, 9

4. How many: sides of an octagon ? (plane geometry)
6, 7, 8, 9

5. How many: surfaces on two tetrahedra ? (solid geometry)
6, 7, 8, 9

6. How many?: feet in one fathom? (nautical measure)
6, 7, 8, 9

7. How many?: feet in two paces ? (ancient linear measure)
6, 7, 8, 9

8. How many?: inches in two hands ? (linear measure)
6, 7, 8, 9

9. How many?: inches in .25 of a yard ? (linear measure)
6, 7, 8, 9

10. How many?: thousands of grains in one pound avoirdupois ? (weight)
6, 7, 8, 9

11. How many?: furlongs in one statute mile ? (distance)
6, 7, 8, 9

12. How many?: square feet in 1,296 square inches ? (distance)
6, 7, 8, 9

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