Can You Decipher These 12 Abbreviations?

Abbreviations are used every single day of our lives - whether it be a typical abbreviation, or an acronym. How many can you identify - both common and uncommon? Take our quiz to find out!
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What does "cal" mean as an abbreviation?
calcium
calories
calculate
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What does GOP stand for?
Grand Old Party
Great Old People
Gone Out Presently
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What does "hr" mean?
hour(s)
height rate
hertz
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What does "kg" mean?
kilometers
Kelvins
kilograms
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What does "mm" mean?
miles per minute
millimeters
microseconds
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What does "mph" mean?
megavolts per hertz
miles per hour
milliseconds per hour
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What does RN stand for?
Regulated Necessity
Regular Neuropathy
Registered Nurse
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What does "rpm" mean?
rotations per mile
revolutions per mile
revolutions per minute
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What does the abbreviation "pop." mean?
population
popularity
popularize
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What does "sr." mean as an abbreviation?
senior
segregated
sergeant
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What does "no." stand for as an abbreviation?
number
zero
no name given
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What does NASA stand for?
National Astronaut and Space Advancement
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Nationalist Aeronautic and Space Advancement
Result
Don't beat yourself up too bad - not knowing the abbreviations this well just means you'll have to do a little more writing or typing sometimes. And that occasionally you may need to ask what someone means when they use an abbreviation to talk to you...on second thought, maybe you should bone up on your abbreviation knowledge!

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You missed a few tough ones here, but you still proved you know abbreviations quite well! Whether you memorized these, or guessed them using pure logic and intuition, it doesn't matter - it's quite impressive no matter what. Great work!

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Abbreviations - common and uncommon - are no match for your wit! Either you know them all by heart, or you're able to use common sense and intuition to figure out what they logically mean. No matter what your method, great job!

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1
What does "cal" mean as an abbreviation?
calcium
calories
calculate
2
What does GOP stand for?
Grand Old Party
Great Old People
Gone Out Presently
3
What does "hr" mean?
hour(s)
height rate
hertz
4
What does "kg" mean?
kilometers
Kelvins
kilograms
5
What does "mm" mean?
miles per minute
millimeters
microseconds
6
What does "mph" mean?
megavolts per hertz
miles per hour
milliseconds per hour
7
What does RN stand for?
Regulated Necessity
Regular Neuropathy
Registered Nurse
8
What does "rpm" mean?
rotations per mile
revolutions per mile
revolutions per minute
9
What does the abbreviation "pop." mean?
population
popularity
popularize
10
What does "sr." mean as an abbreviation?
senior
segregated
sergeant
11
What does "no." stand for as an abbreviation?
number
zero
no name given
12
What does NASA stand for?
National Astronaut and Space Advancement
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Nationalist Aeronautic and Space Advancement