SSAT Elementary Level Math : Quadrilaterals

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for SSAT Elementary Level Math

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Defining Versus Non Defining Attributes: Ccss.Math.Content.1.G.A.1

Why is this shape a heptagon? 

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Possible Answers:

Because it has  sides

Because it has  sides

Because it has  sides

Because it is an open shape

Because its blue

Correct answer:

Because it has  sides

Explanation:

A heptagon has  sides.

Example Question #2 : Reason With Shapes And Their Attributes

Why is this shape a hexagon?

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Possible Answers:

Because it has  sides 

Because it has more sides than a pentagon

Because it has  sides

Because it is blue

Because it has  sides

Correct answer:

Because it has  sides 

Explanation:

A hexagon has  sides.

Example Question #81 : Geometry

Why is this shape a pentagon? 

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Possible Answers:

Because it is blue

Becuase it has  sides

Because it has  sides

Because it has  sides

Because it has more sides than a square

Correct answer:

Because it has  sides

Explanation:

A pentagon has  sides.

Example Question #82 : Geometry

Why is this shape a trapezoid?

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Possible Answers:

Because it has  sides and one set of parallel lines

Because it has  sides 

Because it has  equal sides

Because it is blue 

Because it looks like a roof

Correct answer:

Because it has  sides and one set of parallel lines

Explanation:

A trapezoid has  sides, and only one set of parallel lines.

Example Question #1 : Defining Versus Non Defining Attributes: Ccss.Math.Content.1.G.A.1

Why is this shape NOT a square?

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Possible Answers:

Because it does not have  sides

Because it is blue

Because it does not have  sides

Because it does not have  equal sides

 

Because it is flat

Correct answer:

Because it does not have  equal sides

 

Explanation:

A square has to have  equal sides, and this shape does not have  equal sides. 

Example Question #1 : Geometry

Why is this shape NOT a circle?

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Possible Answers:

Because it has  sides

  Because it is an open shape

Because it is blue

Because it has sides
  

Because it is flat

Correct answer:

Because it has sides
  

Explanation:

A circle does not have sides, and this shape has  sides. 

Example Question #81 : Plane Geometry

If I cut this rectangle in half, how many pieces will I have?

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Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

When we cut something in half, we get  equal pieces. 

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Example Question #83 : Geometry

If I cut this circle in half, how many pieces will I have? 

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Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

When we cut something in half, we get two equal pieces. 

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Example Question #82 : Plane Geometry

If I cut this rectangle into fourths, or quarters, how many pieces will I have?

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Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

When we cut something into fourths, or quarters, we get four equal pieces.

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Example Question #24 : Reason With Shapes And Their Attributes

If I cut this circle into fourths, or quarters, how many pieces will I have?

 

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Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

When we cut something into fourths, or quarters, we get four equal pieces.

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