What is a Rectangular Prism? - Definition & Examples


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A prism is:

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1. A rectangular prism must always consist of at least how many rectangles?

2. Prisms are named for:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of what a prism is and the aspects of rectangular prisms. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include the definition of prisms and how to identify rectangular prisms.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • The definition of prism
  • Identify the dimensions of a rectangular prism
  • The origin of the term prism
  • Rules that characterize prisms

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related geometry lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding rectangular prisms
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about prism characteristics

Additional Learning

To learn more about rectangular prisms, review the accompanying lesson on What Is A Rectangular Prism? - Definition & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn the rules of prisms
  • Define key terms regarding prism qualities
  • Understand congruent angles
  • Recognize oblique and rectangular prisms