What Are Cylinders? - Definition, Area & Volume


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Which of the following is in the shape of a cylinder?

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1. What is the surface area of a cylinder with a height of 10 inches and a radius of 3 inches? (Use π in your calculations, do not round to 3.14)

2. What is the surface area of a cylinder with a height of 4 inches and a radius of 5 inches? (Use π in your calculations rather than 3.14)

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The properties of cylinders are important to be acquainted with in geometry, and this quiz/worksheet will help assess your understanding of them by letting you put your skills to the test with practice problems.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on questions and problems involving:

  • The shape of cylinders
  • Calculating the surface area of cylinders
  • Calculating the volume of cylinders

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve practice problems involving the calculation of cylinder volume and surface area
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the shape of cylinders
  • Making connections - use understanding of cylindrical properties to calculate multiple components of cylinders

Additional Learning

Take a look at the related lesson called What Are Cylinders? - Definition, Area & Volume. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define cylinder
  • Know the measurements of cylinders
  • Understand how to calculate the surface area of cylinders
  • Identify how to calculate the volume of cylinders