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Welcome to learning about geometry. Did you know that geometry is also known as a science. In fact, it is one of the oldest sciences. For centuries, it was the way that celestial bodies in the heavens were mapped. This is because geometry is concerned with size, shape and relative positions of figures that have properties of space. In fact, the word geometry is Greek and means “earth measurement”.

1.

This is an indication of distance that continues indefinitely in two different directions and is always straight – it is never curved.

A plane

A ray

A line

A radius

A line is an indication of distance that continues indefinitely in two different directions and is always straight – it is never curved. Answer (c) is the correct answer

2.

This refers to all of the points that are located on the same line.

A coplanar point

A collinear point

A parallel point

A segmented point

A collinear point refers to all of the points that are located on the same line. Answer (b) is the correct answer

3.

The word “geometry” comes from the ______.

Romans

Greeks

Italians

Egyptians

The word “geometry” comes from the Greeks. It means “earth measurement.” Answer (b) is the correct answer

4.

Geometry has ____ building blocks from which everything is built off of.

three

two

six

four

Geometry has three building blocks from which everything is built off of. Answer (a) is the correct answer

5.

A point in geometry is represented by a _____.

an arrow pointing in one direction

light switch

dot

curved line

A point in geometry is represented by a dot. Answer (c) is the correct answer

6.

This is a triangle that has two equal sides and two equal internal angles.

Acute triangle

Obtuse triangle

Right triangle

Isosceles triangle

An Isosceles triangle is a triangle that has two equal sides and two equal internal angles. Answer (d) is the correct answer

7.

When two rays share a point, the point is referred to as ______.

an intersection

a vertex

an angle

a junction

When two rays share a point, the point is referred to as a vertex. Answer (b) is the correct answer

8.

A single location in space is known as a ______.

ray

segment

point

line

A single location in space is known as a point. Answer (c) is the correct answer

9.

This is the portion of a line where you have a point on one end to show that the line stops in one direction but in the opposite direction an arrowhead is placed at the end of the line to indicate that the line goes on indefinitely.

A ray

A collinear

A coplanar

A segment

A ray is the portion of a line where you have one end point to show the line stops in one direction but in the opposite direction an arrowhead is placed at the end of the line to indicate that the line goes on indefinitely. Answer (a) is the correct answer

10.

Which of the following is geometry NOT concerned with?

Size

Shapes

Relative positions of figures

Fahrenheit and Celsius

Geometry is concerned with the measurement of size, shapes and relative positions of figures in space. It is NOT concerned with temperature (i.e., Fahrenheit and Celsius). Answer (d) is the correct answer

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