Math: Middle School: Grades 6, 7 and 8 Quiz - Geometry - Geometric Shapes (Questions)

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Geometric shapes are nothing new to you. You’ve been working with them since the first grade, even earlier than that. Still, as you advance in school, becoming very familiar with them is essential. You will need to measure them, be able to distinguish the shapes quickly by sight, determine their volume and, if you ever go into the field of construction or architecture you will definitely come across all different geometric shapes that you will need to incorporate into your designs and know how they will work in those designs.

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The very basic geometric shapes include the circle, the square and the triangle. But those are just the beginning to the families of geometric shapes.

This quiz will not cover all of the geometric families but it will cover the following:

Circles
Pyramids
Prisms
Triangles
Polygons

The Circle, as you may recall, included several parts such as the circumference/perimeter, the center point, the radius, the diameter, the chord, segments, sector and arc.

The Pyramid is usually one of the more popular shapes. Most people, when they hear the word “pyramid” think of the ancient pyramids of Egypt or South America. The pyramid shape is just that - an ancient shape. What mathematical information you should know about a pyramid is that it is a three dimensional shape. It is created by having a polygon as its base and then three to four triangles as its sides or faces and the triangles then meet each other at the vertex. There are a number of different types of pyramids that include:

The Prism is mostly associated with the study of light as we can see the colors of a rainbow through a prism. Prisms, however, come in a number of shapes, including the cube. These prisms get their name from the shape of its front and back face. The types of prisms include:

The Triangle can be used to create many other geometric shapes, including the pyramid discussed above. The triangle, however, also has its own series that include the following:

The Polygon is distinguished by the number of sides. These include the pentagon (5 sides), the hexagon (6 sides), the septagon (7 sides), the octagon (8 sides), the nonagon (9 sides), the decagon (10 sides) and the dodecagon (12 sides).

The thing about geometric shapes is that the number and types of shapes that can be made is almost limitless but, luckily, you will not have to address most of those. However, now that you’ve had a change to read through this introduction, let’s see just how many shapes you can distinguish!

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1. Which of the following is NOT one of the basic geometric shapes?
[ ] Square
[ ] Triangle
[ ] Circle
[ ] Diamond
2. The radius, the diameter and the chord are all parts of a ______.
[ ] circle
[ ] rectangle
[ ] triangle
[ ] hexagon
3. Where the sides of a triangle meet is known as the _____.
[ ] prism
[ ] center point
[ ] vertex
[ ] apex
4. This type of pyramid is when you have six sides.
[ ] Octagonal pyramid
[ ] Hexagonal pyramid
[ ] Septagonal pyramid
[ ] Square pyramid
5. This type of prism has seven sides with five of those sides being rectangles.
[ ] Hexagonal prism
[ ] Triangle prism
[ ] Pentagonal prism
[ ] Octagonal prism
6. This prism has a total of 5 sides with the back and front sides in the shape of a triangle.
[ ] Triangle prism
[ ] Square prism
[ ] Pentagonal prism
[ ] Rectangle prism
7. This type of triangle has three sides that are of equal length.
[ ] Isosceles
[ ] Equilateral
[ ] Obtuse
[ ] Scalene
8. In this type of triangle, two sides are equal in length with the third side of a different length.
[ ] Scalene
[ ] Isosceles
[ ] Acute
[ ] Right
9. A polygon with 9 sides is called ______.
[ ] an octagon
[ ] a hexagon
[ ] a nonagon
[ ] a dodecagon
10. The polygon is distinguished by ________.
[ ] the type of prism
[ ] the type of triangle
[ ] the degree of its angles
[ ] the number of sides
Math: Middle School: Grades 6, 7 and 8 Quiz - Geometry - Geometric Shapes (Answers)
1. Which of the following is NOT one of the basic geometric shapes?
[ ] Square
[ ] Triangle
[ ] Circle
[x] Diamond
The very basic geometric shapes include the circle, the square and the triangle. Answer (d) is the correct answer
2. The radius, the diameter and the chord are all parts of a ______.
[x] circle
[ ] rectangle
[ ] triangle
[ ] hexagon
The radius, the diameter and the chord are all parts of a circle. Answer (a) is the correct answer
3. Where the sides of a triangle meet is known as the _____.
[ ] prism
[ ] center point
[x] vertex
[ ] apex
Where the sides of a triangle meet is known as the vertex. Answer (c) is the correct answer
4. This type of pyramid is when you have six sides.
[ ] Octagonal pyramid
[x] Hexagonal pyramid
[ ] Septagonal pyramid
[ ] Square pyramid
A hexagonal pyramid is where you have six sides and the base is in the shape of a hexagon. Answer (b) is the correct answer
5. This type of prism has seven sides with five of those sides being rectangles.
[ ] Hexagonal prism
[ ] Triangle prism
[x] Pentagonal prism
[ ] Octagonal prism
A pentagonal prism has five sides being rectangles and the front and back sides are in the shape of a pentagon. Answer (c) is the correct answer
6. This prism has a total of 5 sides with the back and front sides in the shape of a triangle.
[x] Triangle prism
[ ] Square prism
[ ] Pentagonal prism
[ ] Rectangle prism
The triangle prism has 5 sides with the back and front sides in the shape of a triangle and the remaining three sides in the shape of rectangles. Answer (a) is the correct answer
7. This type of triangle has three sides that are of equal length.
[ ] Isosceles
[x] Equilateral
[ ] Obtuse
[ ] Scalene
The equilateral triangle has three sides that are of equal length. Answer (b) is the correct answer
8. In this type of triangle, two sides are equal in length with the third side of a different length.
[ ] Scalene
[x] Isosceles
[ ] Acute
[ ] Right
The isosceles triangle has two sides of equal length with the third side being a different length. Answer (b) is the correct answer
9. A polygon with 9 sides is called ______.
[ ] an octagon
[ ] a hexagon
[x] a nonagon
[ ] a dodecagon
A polygon with 9 sides is called a nonagon. Answer (c) is the correct answer
10. The polygon is distinguished by ________.
[ ] the type of prism
[ ] the type of triangle
[ ] the degree of its angles
[x] the number of sides
The polygon is distinguished by the number of sides. Answer (d) is the correct answer