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Question 1: The term metric mile is used in sports such as track and field athletics and speed skating to denote a distance of 1,500 ________ (about 4,921 ft).
100 megametres1 decametre10 megametresMetre

Question 2: This unit is now known as the ________.
United StatesFoot (length)United States customary unitsMile

Question 3: The use of statute miles as a unit of measurement is largely confined to the United States and the ________.
CanadaUnited KingdomWalesEngland

Question 4: [24] When the ________ definition of "mile" was published in 1906,[25] it described the Irish mile as "still in rustic use".
Oxford English DictionaryAmerican and British English spelling differencesUnited KingdomJames Murray (lexicographer)

Question 5: "________" (an event indicating significant progress)
RoadMilestoneHighwayUnited States

Question 6: From 1774, through the 1801 union with Britain, until the 1820s, the ________ of 25 Irish counties commissioned surveyed maps at scales of one or two inches per Irish mile.
Grand juryInquisitorial systemMiranda warningAdversarial system

Question 7: The State Plane Coordinate Systems were also updated, but the ________ left the decision of which (if any) definition of the foot to use to the individual states.
National Weather ServiceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric AdministrationU.S. National Geodetic SurveyNational Park Service

Question 8: Faculty member's web page at ________.
Florida State UniversityUniversity of VirginiaDuke UniversityUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Question 9: [35] The radar mile is a unit of time (in the same way that the ________ is a unit of distance), equal to the time required for a radar pulse to travel a distance of two miles (one mile each way).
ParsecAstronomical unitLight-yearCosmic distance ladder

Question 10: [37] This unit spread throughout the Roman empire, often with modifications to fit local ________.
Conversion of unitsSystems of measurementUnited States customary unitsMetric system

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