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# Shapes - Getting Started

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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.
Two lines that are equidistant and not intersecting are known as what type of lines?
Geometric
Parallel
Simultaneous
Straight
Parallel lines never 'converge'
2.
What word is commonly used for mass?
Dimension
Height
Length
Weight
'Mass' and 'weight' are often used interchangeably in math questions
3.
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
4.
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
5.
Two lines are ....... if they're at right angles to each other.
perpendicular
intersecting
parallel
cylindrical
6.
Two lines that cross each other are said to what?
Intersperse
Interact
Intersect
Interrupt
7.
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
8.
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
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.
The surface enclosed within a 2-dimensional shape such as a square or a circle is called its what?
Area
Arena
Circumference
Volume
Author:  Frank Evans