Properties of Shapes: Quadrilaterals, Parallelograms, Trapezoids, Polygons


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Which of the following is NOT a quadrilateral?

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1. What is the area of this trapezoid?

2. What is the area of this parallelogram?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You've likely seen plenty of shapes, like circles and squares, but there are more general categories these shapes fit into. This quiz will test you on some of these quadrilaterals and polygons, as well as your ability to find their area and perimeter.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz tests your knowledge of quadrilaterals and polygons in the following ways:

  • Determine which shape from a given list is not a quadrilateral
  • Understand what a square is and is not
  • Recognize a shape that isn't a polygon
  • Find the area of a trapezoid
  • Solve for the area of a parallelogram
  • Know what a pictured shape is and is not
  • Calculate the perimeter of a polygon

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - draw the most relevant information from the lesson on properties of quadrilaterals and polygons
  • Critical thinking - use this information to consider if something is or is not a polygon or quadrilateral
  • Problem solving - calculate the area and perimeter of given quadrilaterals and polygons

Additional Learning

The lesson titled Properties of Shapes: Quadrilaterals, Parallelograms, Trapezoids, Polygons will help you further your understanding of these shapes. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Explain how to solve for the perimeter of a quadrilateral
  • Differentiate between the different quadrilaterals
  • Explain why quadrilaterals are also polygons