Overview of Three-dimensional Shapes in Geometry


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How do you define a cube?

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1. Which of the following objects is a sphere?

2. What kind of shape is a shoebox?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Focusing on how shapes like squares and circles exist in the real world, this quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your knowledge of the types of three-dimensional shapes. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding how a cube is defined as well as knowing examples of a sphere.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • How cubes and cylinders are defined
  • Examples of a sphere
  • Shape of a shoebox and a candle

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding how a cube is defined and interpret it correctly
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve shape problems
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of shapes to correctly identify them

Additional Learning

To learn more about how to include a square into the discussion, review the corresponding lesson entitled Overview of Three-dimensional Shapes in Geometry. This lesson will help you:

  • Understand what a three-dimensional shape is
  • Explain the difference between a 3-D and a 2-D shape
  • Identify the types of three-dimensional shapes
  • Describe what defines each shape
  • Appreciate the radius and height of a cylinder