The Focus and Directrix of a Parabola

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What is the shape of a parabola?

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2. How do we define a parabola using its focus and directrix?

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These quiz questions will assess how much you know about the focus and directrix of a parabola. There are five short multiple-choice questions in the quiz, including a question about the distance to the directix of a parabola.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be tested on the following:

• Shape of a parabola
• Highest and lowest point of a parabola
• Defining a parabola based on its focus and directix
• Determining the distance from a given point to the directix of a parabola

Skills Practiced

• Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the focus and directrix of a parabola
• Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about the shape of a parabola and interpret it correctly
• Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the highest and lowest point of a parabola