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Question 1: An inch (plural: inches; symbol or abbreviation: in or, sometimes, ″ – a double prime) is the name of a unit of length in a number of different systems, including ________, and United States customary units.
Canadian unitsImperial unitsEnglish unitsMetric system

Question 2: Prior to the adoption of the international inch (see above), the ________ and most countries of the British Commonwealth defined the inch in terms of the Imperial Standard Yard.
EnglandUnited KingdomCanadaWales

Question 3: A corresponding unit of ________ is the square inch and a corresponding unit of volume is the cubic inch.

Question 4: In ________, between 1855 to 1863, the existing Swedish "working inch" of ~24.74 mm was replaced by a "decimal inch" of ~29.69 mm which was one tenth of the Swedish foot.

Question 5: A metric inch (25 mm instead of 25.4 mm) was the equivalent of an inch under a former proposal for the metrification and unification of the ________ of measures.
English unitsUnited States customary unitsCanadian unitsImperial units

Question 6: The inch is sometimes used informally in other Commonwealth nations such as ________.
United KingdomAustraliaBarbadosCanada

Question 7: The inch is usually the universal unit of measurement in the United States, and is widely used in the United Kingdom, and ________, despite the introduction of metric to the latter two in the 1960s and 1970s, respectively.
CanadaBelizeThe BahamasBarbados

Question 8: Effective July 1, 1959, the ________ and countries of the British Commonwealth defined the length of the international yard to be exactly 0.9144 meters.
CanadaPhilippinesUnited StatesAlaska

Question 9: One source says that the inch was at one time defined in terms of the yard, itself supposedly defined as the distance between ________'s nose and his thumb.
Henry II of EnglandHenry I of EnglandWilliam I of EnglandStephen of England

Question 10: But ________ had its own, different, definition of the inch, defined in terms of metric units.
BarbadosUnited KingdomUnited StatesCanada


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