Overview of the Basic Shapes in Geometry


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What is the name of a three-sided polygon?

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1. Which shape is not a polygon?

2. Which quadrilateral has all four sides equal to each other and all 90 degree angles?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There are many types of shapes, and this quiz/worksheet will test your knowledge of the basic ones. In order to pass the quiz, you'll need to know about polygons and quadrilaterals, as well as be able to identify a shape by a picture.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • The name for a three-sided polygon
  • A quadrilateral with four equal sides and 90 degree angles
  • Identifying shape names by photos
  • Polygonal shapes

Skills Practiced

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

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about basic shape forms in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how to identify polygonal and non-polygonal shapes
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the names of different basic shapes
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding shapes and interpret it correctly by identifying shapes in pictures

Additional Learning

Want to know more about shapes? Check out the accompanying lesson entitled Overview of the Basic Shapes in Geometry to learn further information about three, four, five, and eight-sided polygons, as well as a non-polygonal shape. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Defines a polygon
  • Identifies different types of polygons, including triangles, quadrilaterals, pentagons, and octagons
  • Distinguishes between different types of quadrilaterals like parallelograms, rectangles, squares, and trapezoids
  • Defines circle and differentiates the shape from polygons