What is Geometry?


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Geometry is the study of what?

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1. The earliest written record of geometry dates back to when?

2. Whose system of definition and proofs do we still use today?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Geometry has many real-world application and its history dates back to ancient Egypt and Greece. With this practice quiz, you'll answer questions about the history and study of geometry, as well as early Egyptian, Greek, and French contributors to the study.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These interactive learning tools will test you on the following:

  • The study of geometry
  • Early written records of geometry
  • The inventor of the Cartesian plane system
  • The inventor of the Pythagorean Theorem

Skills Practiced

These quiz questions will test you on the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - define the most important theorems in geometry
  • Reading comprehension - make sure you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the introduction to geometry
  • Making connections - assess early advances in geometry and understand how they are still used today

Additional Learning

To learn more about geometry fundamentals, watch the accompanying lesson What is Geometry? The lesson covers the following concepts:

  • Learn about the history and uses of geometry
  • Understand the ancient Egyptian and Greek contributions to geometry
  • Discover the French mathematician who developed the Cartesian Plane
  • Assess the purposes and uses of Euclidean geometry, the Pythagorean theorem, and the Cartesian coordinate system