Parallelogram in Geometry: Definition, Shapes & Properties


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A parallelogram that has four opposite, parallel, congruent sides. The corners of the form a right angle. Two pairs of lines are opposite and equal, but not all of the sides are equal

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1. This quadrilateral has four equal sides. The opposite sides are parallel, but the corners do not form right angles.

2. A parallelogram that has four equal sides; the opposite sides are parallel and all corners form a right angle:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Parallelograms come in many shapes and sizes. In this quiz you will define or recognize the various types of parallelograms, as well as determine whether or not a given shape is a parallelogram.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this assessment you will be asked to define and/or identify:

  • Parallelogram
  • Square
  • Rectangle
  • Rhombus
  • Rhomboid

Skills Practiced

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

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding parallelograms and interpret it correctly
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as rhomboid and square
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge about the properties of parallelograms to determine whether a given shape fits in this category

Additional Learning

See the accompanying lesson called Parallelogram in Geometry: Definition, Shapes & Properties to learn more about parallelograms, including:

  • Definition of a parallelogram
  • Types of parallelograms
  • Properties of parallelograms