Metric System Conversions Assessment (Grade 5)

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Instructions: Perform the metric unit conversions for each problem.

1. 
How many millimeters are in a centimeter?
  1. 1
  2. 10
  3. 100
  4. 1000
2. 
How many millimeters are in a meter?
  1. 1
  2. 10
  3. 100
  4. 1000
3. 
0.92 meters converted to millimeters is
  1. 92000 mm
  2. 1.02 m
  3. 920 mm
  4. 920 km
4. 
Maria ran 2,300 meters on Tuesday and 23,000 centimeters on Thursday. What day did she run the longer distance?
  1. Tuesday
  2. Thursday
  3. She ran the same distance both days.
5. 
A school's wind turbine generates 2,000 kilowatt-hours of energy in a day. Which of the following shows how many watt-hours this value equals?
Earth Day - Wind Turbines
  1. 200 watt-hours
  2. 20,000 watt-hours
  3. 200,000 watt-hours
  4. 2,000,000 watt-hours
6. 
The length of the earthworm that Tommy found in his backyard was 38 millimeters. Which is equivalent to 38 millimeters?
  1. 0.038 cm
  2. 0.38 cm
  3. 3.8 cm
  4. 380 cm
7. 
Select the THREE measurement conversions that are correct.
  1. 40 cm = 0.4 m
  2. 4 m = 400 cm
  3. 400 mm = 4 m
  4. 4 m = 4,000 mm
  5. 0.4 cm = 40 mm
8. 
The length of a classroom is 7 meters. How many centimeters long is the classroom?
  1. 70 cm
  2. 700 cm
  3. 7,000 cm
  4. 70,000 cm
9. 
The chair is 3.4 kilograms. How many grams does it weigh?
Summer - Beach Chair
  1. 34 grams
  2. 340 grams
  3. 3,400 grams
  4. 34,000 grams
10. 
A pen is 8 centimeters long. How many millimeters long is the pen?
  1. 0.08 mm
  2. 0.8 mm
  3. 80 mm
  4. 800 mm
11. 
A recycling drive collected 3 bags of 2-liter bottles. If each bag holds 50 bottles, how many milliliters can the collected bottles hold?
  1. 300
  2. 3,000
  3. 5,000
  4. 30,000
  5. 300,000
12. 
Eric is going to run his first 5K race. He wants to practice, so he measured the loop in his neighborhood that he always runs. The distance around the loop is 1,250 meters. How many times does he need to run the loop to equal 5 km?
  1. 25 times
  2. 2 1/2 times
  3. 4 times
  4. 10 times
13. 
Starbright Industries makes lamps. Each finished lamp has a mass of 1200 grams. An order of 14 lamps is shipped. What is the total mass in kilograms of the shipment?








14. 
250 runners participate in a 100 kilometer relay race (each person runs an equal portion of the distance). How many meters will each person run?








15. 
Every morning Tawanna rides 270 m on an exercise bike. How many centimeters does she ride in 4 days?








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