Shapes - Names of Shapes
Can you name all the shapes?

Shapes - Names of Shapes

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Circles, spheres, triangles and pyramids are names of shapes. All shapes could be just called a 'shape'. But of course there are lots of different shapes.

This Math quiz will help you understand the names and definitions of some of the various two and three dimensional shapes that you will come across.

1.
How many faces does a square-based pyramid have?
3
5
7
9
2.
'Reflective or line', 'rotational' and 'plane' are all types of what?
Angles
Mirrors
Prisms
Symmetry
Rotational symmetry means a 2-D shape can be rotated and still look the same, like a square
3.
Which of the following is one-dimensional?
A circle
A sphere
A straight line
A triangle
A straight line only has length
4.
The flat surface of a solid is referred to as what?
Corner
Edge
Face
Line
A cube has six faces
5.
If two lines are 'perpendicular', they are .......
always the same distance apart
at right angles to each other
in the same direction
very slightly curved
They meet at 90 degrees
6.
What is defined as 'a polygon with three corners or vertices and three sides or edges'?
Pyramid
Quadrilateral
Trapezium
Triangle
7.
A two-dimensional shape has something that a one-dimensional straight line does not have. What is it?
Area
Charisma
Symmetry
Volume
8.
A square, a rectangle, a parallelogram, a rhombus, a kite and a trapezium are all examples of what?
Quadratic formula
Quadriceps
Quadrilaterals
Quadrophenia
A quadrilateral is a polygon with four corners or vertices and four sides or edges. A quadrilateral is sometimes known as a tetragon for consistency with pentagon (5-sided), hexagon (6-sided) and so on
9.
A two-dimensional shape with straight sides is called a what?
Polyester
Polygon
Polygraph
Polymath
The word comes from the Greek words for 'many' and 'angles' (but today we think more in terms of 'many' and 'sides')
10.
Three-dimensional solids have something that two-dimensional shapes do not. What is it?
Variety
Vogue
Voltage
Volume
It is found in cubes, spheres, cylinders and pyramids for example
Author:  Frank Evans

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