For each of the six questions choose the one correct answer.
1. What shape is a football?
a. a sphere
b. a cube
c. a pyramid
d. a cone
2. ‘The Pentagon’ is the US defence building in Washington, but how many sides does
the building have?
3. Inside a square there are 4 ___________ angles.
4. Which of the following shapes has three sides?
5. What do we call the line from the centre to the edge of a circle?
6. In many games we throw a dice (a six sided object), but what shape is it?
a. a cube
b. a sphere
d. a pyramid
Shapes – Answers
a. CORRECT. A football is a sphere or spherical.
b. A cube is a 3-dimensional square.
c. Think of pyramids in ancient Egypt.
d. Think of an ice-cream cone, a circle at one end and a point at the other.
a. What number does the prefix ‘penta’ mean?
b. What number does the prefix ‘penta’ mean?
c. CORRECT. The prefix ‘penta’ means 5. The Pentagon is a five-sided building.
d. What number does the prefix ‘penta’ mean?
a. What do we call a 90º angle?
b. CORRECT. A 90º angle is called a right angle.
c. What do we call a 90º angle?
d. What do we call a 90º angle?
a. ‘Tri’ means three, think of ‘tricycle’ – a bicycle with 3 wheels.
b. A circle has only one side – with no beginning and no end!
c. A square has 4 sides of equal length.
d. A rectangle has 4 sides, like a ‘long square’.
a. The circumference is the line around the edge of the circle.
b. The diameter is a line going across the circle and through the centre.
c. CORRECT. The radius is a line going from the centre of a circle to the edge.
d. ‘A line’ is incorrect.
a. CORRECT. A cube is a 3-dimensional 6 sided object – think of a sugar cube.
b. The Earth is a sphere shape.
c. A square has 4 sides and is 2-dimensional.
d. Think of pyramids in ancient Egypt.
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