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The part of the middle school Math syllabus that is commonly called 'Shapes' also deals with measurements.

This quiz is getting you started on some of the words you will need for this section.

1.

Which of the following might you find on a 'timetable'?

Arrival and departure times of busses

Number of cows in a field

Number of times that the telephone rings

Shopping days until Christmas

2.

The surface enclosed within a 2-dimensional shape such as a square or a circle is called its what?

Area

Arena

Circumference

Volume

3.

The 'perimeter' is the distance around the outside of a 2-D object. What might this be called in the case of a circle?

Circumference

Curcumference

Sircumference

Surcumference

4.

Which of these cannot be measured against a continuous scale?

The mass of a bag of potatoes

The speed of a car

The population of a town

The temperature of a cup of tea

People are counted in whole numbers only. You can't have fractions of people

5.

Two lines are ....... if they're at right angles to each other.

perpendicular

intersecting

parallel

cylindrical

6.

What is the meaning of the word 'capacity'?

The dimensions of an object

The weight of an object

The position of an object relative to the ground

The amount of space inside a hollow 3-dimensional shape

The capacity of a drinking glass is the amount of water it can hold when it is absolutely full

7.

What word is commonly used for mass?

Dimension

Height

Length

Weight

'Mass' and 'weight' are often used interchangeably in math questions

8.

Two lines that cross each other are said to what?

Intersperse

Interact

Intersect

Interrupt

9.

Why would you never talk about the capacity of a square?

Because only round objects have a capacity

Because squares are 2-dimensional objects

Because squares are too difficult to measure

Because squares are too small to have a capacity

2-dimensional (sometimes written as 2-D) objects are flat and therefore they don't have a capacity

10.

Two lines that are equidistant and not intersecting are known as what type of lines?

Geometric

Parallel

Simultaneous

Straight

Parallel lines never 'converge'

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