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Units of Time Quiz

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Units of Time

This is a fun vocabulary quiz on the topic of time words; it is suitable for learners at level B2 and above

1. Which is faster, a nanosecond or a millisecond?
2. Which is faster, a millisecond or a microsecond?
3. How many milliseconds are there in a second?
4. How many seconds are there in five minutes?
5. How many minutes are there in a quarter of an hour?
6. How many seconds are there in two hours?
7. How many minutes are there in a day?
8. How many hours are there in a day?
9. How many hours are there in a weekend?
10. How many hours are there in one week?
11. How many minutes are there in a fortnight?
12. How many days are there in a calendar month?
13. How many days are there in a lunar month?
14. How many days are there in a standard year?
15. How many days are there in a leap year?
16. How many hours are there in a leap year?
17. How many years are there in a generation?
18. How many years are there in four decades?
19. How many years are there in a couple of centuries?
20. How many years are there in a millennium?

Answers:

1. A nanosecond. There are a million nanoseconds in a millisecond.

2. A millisecond. There are a thousand microseconds in a millisecond.

3. 1,000 milliseconds.

4.  5 minutes x 60 seconds = 300 seconds.

5. 15 minutes.

6. 60 seconds x 60 minutes = 3,600 seconds in 1 hour; 3,600 x 2 = 7,200 seconds.

7. 60 minutes x 24 hours = 1,440 minutes.

8. 24 hours.

9. 2 days x 24 hours = 48 hours.

10. 24 hours x 7 days = 168 hours.

11. 1,440 minutes per day x 14 days = 20,160 minutes.

12. It varies between 28 and 31 days.

13. 29.53059 days.

14. 365 days.

15. 366 days.

16. 24 hours x 366 days = 8,784 hours.

17. 25 years.

18. 10 years (1 decade) x 4 = 40 years.

19. 100 years (1 century) x 2 (a couple) = 200 years.

20. 1,000 years.

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