Cross Section: Definition & Example


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What is a cross section of a three-dimensional object?

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1. Conic sections are well-known cross sections. How are conic sections created?

2. Which of the following shapes IS NOT a conic section?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The questions contained in this short multiple-choice quiz will test your knowledge of cross sections in geometry. Some questions cover conic sections and real-life scenarios. The quiz is scored automatically and can be taken multiple times.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be tested on the following topics:

  • Cross section of a three-dimensional object
  • How conic sections are created
  • Shapes that are conic sections
  • Shape of a cross section when sliced
  • Real-life scenarios that create a cross section

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about cross section in geometry
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how conic sections are created
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about the cross section of a three-dimensional object and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To take an even closer look at this topic, review the related lesson titled Cross Section: Definition & Example. This lesson covers the following:

  • Menaechmus, the Greek mathematician
  • Definition of a right cone
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