Quiz: Can You Guess the Measurements of These Common Items?
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Can You Guess the Measurements of These Common Items?
By: Bambi Turner
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About This Quiz

You know the bald eagle is a symbol of America, but do you know the average wingspan of this magnificent creature? As many times as you've counted your pennies or folded a dollar bill into your wallet, have you ever stopped to think about the dimensions of that dollar, or just how much that penny weighs? Thrown a few fastballs in your life - does that mean you know the diameter of a baseball? What about a bowling ball - do you know how much it should weigh?

Standardized sizing makes life infinitely easier for businesses, government agencies, and everyday citizens. It keeps us safe - think freeway lanes; protects us from counterfeit cash - bills and coins are made to very specific sizes; and keeps the rules fair across the football field, basketball court or hockey rink.

Beyond the objects you see every day, do you think you can also guess the dimensions of some major structures, like Cinderella's Castle at Disney World, or the Washington Monument or Empire State Building?

This quiz will test not only your ability to eye measurements or calculate weight without a scale, but will also challenge your power of observation, and how closely you pay attention to the world around you. Take our quiz to show your skills!

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You've probably counted your pennies over the years, but do you know how much one of these coins weighs?
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You've probably rolled on down the highway for hundreds of miles, but do you know how wide a standard freeway lane is?
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Measuring 102 stories, how tall is the Empire State Building?
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How tale is the average adult male in the United States?
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How long is a sheet of letter-sized paper in the U.S.?
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You know that the only way to eat an elephant is one bite at a time, but do you know the average weight for one of these creatures?
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There's nothing more majestic than a bald eagle soaring through the sky, but do you know the size of its wingspan?
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It's the heart and soul of the Magic Kingdom, but can you guess the height of Cinderella's Castle?
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In 2018, it seemed like everyone online was using a banana for scale, but how long is this fruit on average?
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Watch out Garfield! How much does an average domestic cat weigh?
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Huddle up! How long is a football field in the U.S.?
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Can you guess the weight of the largest animal on Earth, the blue whale?
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Including its base, how tall is Lady Liberty?
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How much does a hummingbird typically weigh?
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You can never have too many of these, but do you know how long a dollar bill is in the U.S.?
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What is the standard weight for a Golden Retriever?
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The MacBook Air is highly coveted by computer users who like to keep things light, but how much does the 13-inch version weigh?
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Batter up! What's the circumference of a regulation baseball?
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It's the symbol of Paris, but do you know how tall the Eiffel Tower is?
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How tall is the average adult female in the U.S.?
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You probably know a football field is 100 yards long, but how long is a football at its widest point?
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How much does the human brain weigh?
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Nothing but net! How high are the rims on a basketball court?
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If you have dreams of being a pro bowler, this is the max your ball can weigh.
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Can you guess the height of the Great Pyramid of Giza, the last surviving of the seven ancient wonders?
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What's the minimum width for most doorways in the U.S.?
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Before you step foot on the green, see if you can guess the diameter of a golf ball?
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How many ounces can a pint-sized mason jar hold?
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How many ounces are in a standard can of cola?
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How wide is a standard 9-foot long pool table?
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How tall is the Freedom Tower, aka One World Trade Center?
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How wide is a standard Stop sign?
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How long is an Olympic swimming pool?
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How long is an NHL hockey rink?
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How much does a hockey puck weigh?
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How wide is the average airplane seat in 2018?
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How wide is a standard wood pallet?
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How long is a regular paperclip?
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How tall is the Washington Monument, a marble obelisk located on the National Mall?
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