# MAP 3rd Grade Math : Geometry

## Example Questions

### Example Question #1 : Geometry

The shape below can be categorized as a ____________.

rhombus

rectangle

square

Explanation:

This shape is a quadrilateral because it has  sides, and by definition a -sided shape is a quadrilateral.

This shape cannot be a square because it does not have  equal side lengths.

This shape cannot be a rectangle because its opposite sides are not equal in length, nor are the angles all s.

This shape cannot be a rhombus because it does not have opposite, parallel sides and angles, nor does it have equal side lengths.

### Example Question #2 : Geometry

The shape below can be categorized as a ____________.

trapezoid and a parallelogram

trapezoid and a square

parallelogram and a square

Explanation:

This shape is both a trapezoid and quadrilateral. This shape is a trapezoid because a trapezoid only has one set of parallel sides, which in this case is the top and the base lines. This shape is also a quadrilateral because it has  sides, and a quadrilateral is any -sided figure.

This shape is not a parallelogram because a parallelogram has two sets of parallel sides, and this shape only has one.

This shape is not a rhombus because a rhombus has to have  equal sides, or opposite equal acute angles, and this shape does not have  equal sides, nor are the opposite angles equal or acute. The two top angles are obtuse angles.

### Example Question #3 : Geometry

The shape below can be categorized as a ____________.

rectangle, parallelogram, and rhombus

rectangle, parallelogram, and triangle