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Problem Set

1. The slant height of a regular pyramid is a/an:

a. Altitude of a lateral face

b. Perpendicular distance between vertex and base

c. Element

d. Generator

SOLID GEOMETRY

2. In a regular polygon, this is the segment connecting the center of a polygon and the midpoint of a side.

a.

Edge

b.

Diagonal

c.

Apothem

d.

Bisector

3. A section of the solid that is perpendicular to one of its lateral edges is called:

 

a.

Trace

b.

Right face

c.

Right section

d.

Base

4. The solid generated when a right triangle is revolved about one of its legs is:

 

a.

Cylinder

b.

Cone

c.

Pyramid

d.

Sphere

5. Every plane section of a sphere is a:

 

a.

Parabola

b.

Semicircle

c.

Circle

d.

Ellipse

6. If the area of a certain square field is 24,200 square meters, what is the length of its diagonal?

 

a.

156 m

b.

176 m

c.

200 m

d.

220 m

7. A spherical balloon is inflated to a diameter of 15 meters. Find the surface area of its covering.

 

a.

710 m 2

b.

1770 m 2

c.

2830 m 2

d.

14140 m 2

8. A prism with an altitude of 5 cm has a base of area 50 cm 2 . The base area of a similar prism with an altitude of 2 cm is:

 

a.

8 cm 2

b.

12.5 cm 2

c.

62.5 cm 2

d.

80 cm 2

9. The volume of a certain solid is 1200 cubic inches and its surface is 800 square inches. What will be the surface of a similar solid whose volume is 2400 cubic inches?

a.

533 in 2

b.

1270 in 2

c.

1600 in 2

d.

2263 in 2

10. A trough has triangular ends which lie in parallel planes. The top of the trough is a horizontal rectangle 51 cm by 84 cm and the depth of the trough is 41 cm. How many liters of water will it hold?

a.

27.2 L

b.

47.4 L

c.

67.6 L

d.

87.8 L

11. A cylindrical standpipe is to contain 343,000 gallons of water. If its height is to be twice its diameter, what is the total surface area of the pipe?

a.

5960 ft 2

b.

7440 ft 2

c.

22,790 ft 2

d.

28,480 ft 2

12. A hollow steel ball 20 inches in diameter has a thickness of 2 inches. If the steel weights 490 lb/ft 3 , find the weight of the ball.

 

a.

547 lb

b.

568 lb

c.

580 lb

d.

597 lb

13. An Egyptian pyramid has a square base whose side is 230 meters. If the pyramid weights 6,612,500 tons and the stone from which it was built weights 2.5 tons/m 3 , what is the height of the pyramid?

a.

50 m

b.

100 m

c.

150 m

d.

200 m

14. A solid marble monument is in the shape of a right pentagonal prism. The lateral area of the prism is 450 ft 2 and the altitude is 15 ft. What is the mass of the monument if density of marble is 185 lb/ft 3 ?

a.

170,000 lb

b.

200,000 lb

c.

230,000 lb

d.

260,000 lb

15. Find the area illuminated by a candle 10 feet from the surface of a ball 5 ft in radius.

 

a.

105 ft 2

b.

157 ft 2

c.

209 ft 2

d.

314 ft 2

16. If the sum of the interior angles of a polygon is 540 degrees, how many sides does it have

 

a.

3

b.

4

c.

5

d.

6

17. If the volume of a sphere is 113 m 3 , find its surface area.

 

a.

89 m 2

b.

97 m 2

c.

105 m 2

d.

113 m 2

18. What is the area of an octagon whose side is 2 cm long?

 

a.

13.9 cm 2

b.

19.3 cm 2

c.

31.9 cm 2

d.

39.1 cm 2

19. If an equilateral triangle is circumscribed about a circle of radius 10 cm, determine the side of the triangle.

 

a.

20 cm

b.

25 cm

c.

30 cm

d.

35 cm

20. What is the distance between two vertices of a cube which are farthest from each other, if an edge measures 8 cm?

 

a.

11.3 cm

b.

13.9 cm

c.

16 cm

d.

17.9 cm

21. Find the area of a parabola having a span of 30 m and a height of 20 m.

 

a.

100 m 2

b.

200 m 2

c.

300 m 2

d.

400 m 2

22. What is the volume of a hexagonal right prism 15 cm high if one of its sides is equal to 6 cm?

 

a.

810 cm 3

b.

960 cm 3

c.

1330 cm 3

d.

1400 cm 3

23. The total surface area of a closed cylindrical tank is equal to 280 cm 2 . If the diameter of the cylinder is half of its height, determine the height of the tank.

a.

10 cm

b.

11 cm

c.

12 cm

d.

13 cm

24. A frustum of a cone has bases with radii of 5 cm and 19 cm. If the height of the cone is 6 cm, determine the volume of the solid.

a.

3000 cm 3

b.

4000 cm 3

c.

5000 cm 3

d.

6000 cm 3

Solid Geometry

 

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