Trivia: What is the basis of the acre measurement?
Distance between farms
Amount of corn in a bushel
Ability of a team of oxen
Size of a village
Correct Answer: Ability of a team of oxen
So why is this answer correct? : An acre (derived from the Middle English word “aecer” and Latin word “ager”) originated etymologically from the word “field”. This is because the acre was originally created to be equivalent to the area of land that could be plowed by a team of oxen in one day. While the amount of land that modern humans can plow in one day has exponentially increased, the name stuck for this particular moderately sized piece of land as a unit of measurement.