Name:    5th Grade Math- Estimate length, time, weight, temperature, and volume (capacity) practice test

Multiple Choice
Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.

1.

In the picture above, it looks as if the man has about 5 _________ of water in the bucket.
 a. meters c. gallons b. yards d. grams

2.

If you are 6 six feet tall, how many inches are you?
 a. 72 c. 58 b. 60 d. 102

3.

Alex wants to go on a ride at the fair.  The sign says that you must be 50 inches to go on the ride.  Alex is 4 feet 1 inch.  Can he go on the ride?
 a. yes b. no

4.

Two girls wanted to play center on the basketball team.  The center is usually the tallest player on the court.  The first girl was 5 feet 11 inches.  The second girl was 73 inches tall.  Which of the girls was the tallest and gets to play center?
 a. first girl b. second girl

5.

If you were 7 feet tall, how many yards would you be?
 a. 2 yards, 1 foot c. 2 yards one foot 3 inches b. 3 yards d. 1 yard, 2 feet 11 inches

6.

If it takes 2 and one half hours to drive across town, how many minutes does it take?
 a. 120 c. 250 b. 150 d. 200

7.

A recipe Shawna was making said that she could mix the batter with an electric mixer for two and three quarter minutes, or beat it by had for 200 seconds.  Which would be quicker?
 a. beater b. by hand

8.

If you were floating on a raft in the sea for two days and 10 hours, how many hours would you have floated?
 a. 61 c. 58 b. 60 d. 55

9.

Sally is dreading a trip to Grandma’s because it takes four days and 6 hours to get there.  How many hours will Sally be spending on the trip to get to Grandma’s??
 a. 78 c. 96 b. 125 d. 102

10.

How many seconds does Larry have to stand on one foot holding a kick ball to break the school record if that record is 5 hours, 6 minutes and 32 seconds?
 a. 18,393 c. 17,999 b. 18,390 d. 18,009

11.

Josh wants to train for the upcoming race.  He figures he will have to run for 9,000 minutes to get in shape.  About how many full days will he be running?
 a. 5 c. 14 b. 6 d. 9

12.

How many extra ounces of hamburger will you have left over if you have 17 ounces, but the recipe only calls for 1 pound?
 a. 3 c. 9 b. 6 d. 1

13.

Fred was trying to make weight for his wrestling match.  His coach told him he had to be under 1500 ounces.  When he got on the scale, he weighed 90 pounds.  Did he make weight?
 a. yes b. no

14.

Betty raised her cow to show at the county fair.  The minimum weight for showing cows was 1500 pounds.  Betty’s cow weighed 22,987 ounces.  Can betty show her cow in the fair?
 a. yes b. no

15.

Anthony’s new truck weighs just under 2 and a half tons.  He wants to drive it home, but the bridge over the river has a sign that says you can only drive over if your vehicle weighs less than 5200 pounds.  Can Anthony drive his new truck home over the bridge?
 a. yes b. no

16.

If you were measuring a liquid, which word below would your answer include?
 a. meter c. gallon b. yard d. gram

17.

If you were measuring a distance, which word below would your answer include?
 a. ounce c. gallon b. yard d. gram

18.

If you were measuring the weight of an item, which word below would your answer include?
 a. liter c. gallon b. yard d. pound

19.

If a stick is 50 centimeters long, how many meters is it??
 a. 1 c. 1.5 b. 0.5 d. 10

20.

John needs a piece of string that is 1000 centimeters long.  He has a stick that he knows is one meter long.  How many stick lengths will John need to measure to make sure he has enough string?
 a. 5 c. 10 b. 100 d. 11

21.

If you have to run 400 meters in P.E. class, how many centimeters will you be running?
 a. 40 c. 4000 b. 400 d. 40,000

22.

If it takes 28 days to ride a bike across the state, how many weeks will you be gone?
 a. 4 c. 4 weeks and 1 day b. 3 weeks and 6 days d. 5 weeks and 3 days

23.

How many days in 6 weeks and 3 days?
 a. 44 c. 39 b. 45 d. 33

24.

If you are going on a trip to Africa in 18 months, how many weeks do you have to get ready?
 a. 75 c. 85 b. 90 d. 78

25.

When Randy was born, his birth certificate said that his mother was 2.5 decades old.  In years, how old was Randy’s mother when he was born?
 a. 35 c. 22 b. 25 d. 30

26.

If the United States was created about 1790, how many centuries would we have been a country in the year 2000?
 a. 1 century and 90 years c. 2 centuries and 10 years b. 2 and one half centuries d. 3 centuries

27.

The great Roman Empire lasted for about 1000 years.  How many centuries did it exist?
 a. 10 c. 50 b. 100 d. 20

28.

If it is 1464 days until the Olympics come to your town, how many years is that?
 a. 10 c. 5 b. 4 d. 8

29.

Which is larger, a milliliter or a liter?
 a. milliliter b. liter