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Know Your 2D Shapes: Identify Quadrilaterals

In this worksheet, students identify quadrilaterals from a description. They also become familiar with the language and spelling of these shapes.

'Know Your 2D Shapes: Identify Quadrilaterals' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Geometry: Properties of Shapes

Curriculum subtopic:   Compare Geometric Shapes

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

In this worksheet, we will learn how to identify a quadrilateral from it's description.  

Here are the quadrilaterals and their names.

 

kite parallelogram rectangle
kite parallellogram rectangle

 

rhombus

square trapezium
rhombus square trapezium

Which quadrilaterals have diagonals that intersect at right angles?

 

kite parallelogram rectangle
kite parallellogram rectangle

 

rhombus

square trapezium
rhombus square trapezium
square

rhombus

parallelogram

kite

Which quadrilaterals have diagonals that bisect each other?

 

kite parallelogram rectangle
kite parallellogram rectangle

 

rhombus

square trapezium
rhombus square trapezium
square

rectangle

parallelogram

rhombus

Which quadrilaterals have two pairs of adjacent sides equal?

 

kite parallelogram rectangle
kite parallellogram rectangle

 

rhombus

square trapezium
rhombus square trapezium
square

rhombus

kite

rectangle

Which quadrilaterals have two pairs of equal sides and no right angles?

 

kite parallelogram rectangle
kite parallellogram rectangle

 

rhombus

square trapezium
rhombus square trapezium
kite

rhombus

square

parallelogram

Which quadrilaterals have four right angles?

 

kite parallelogram rectangle
kite parallellogram rectangle

 

rhombus

square trapezium
rhombus square trapezium
kite

rectangle

square

parallelogram

Which quadrilaterals have two pairs of equal sides and four right angles.

 

kite parallelogram rectangle
kite parallellogram rectangle

 

rhombus

square trapezium
rhombus square trapezium
kite

rectangle

square

trapezium

Which quadrilaterals have only one pair of opposite sides parallel?

 

kite parallelogram rectangle
kite parallellogram rectangle

 

rhombus

square trapezium
rhombus square trapezium
kite

rectangle

square

trapezium

Which quadrilaterals have both pairs of opposite sides parallel?

 

kite parallelogram rectangle
kite parallellogram rectangle

 

rhombus

square trapezium
rhombus square trapezium
square

rectangle

parallelogram

rhombus

Which quadrilaterals have no lines of symmetry?

 

kite parallelogram rectangle
kite parallellogram rectangle

 

rhombus

square trapezium
rhombus square trapezium
square

rectangle

parallelogram

rhombus

Which quadrilaterals have 4 lines of symmetry?

 

kite parallelogram rectangle
kite parallellogram rectangle

 

rhombus

square trapezium
rhombus square trapezium
square

rectangle

parallelogram

rhombus

  • Question 1

Which quadrilaterals have diagonals that intersect at right angles?

 

kite parallelogram rectangle
kite parallellogram rectangle

 

rhombus

square trapezium
rhombus square trapezium
CORRECT ANSWER
square
rhombus
kite
EDDIE SAYS
Many people forget to include the kite.
  • Question 2

Which quadrilaterals have diagonals that bisect each other?

 

kite parallelogram rectangle
kite parallellogram rectangle

 

rhombus

square trapezium
rhombus square trapezium
CORRECT ANSWER
square
rectangle
parallelogram
rhombus
EDDIE SAYS
All of these diagonals cut each other into two equal lengths.
  • Question 3

Which quadrilaterals have two pairs of adjacent sides equal?

 

kite parallelogram rectangle
kite parallellogram rectangle

 

rhombus

square trapezium
rhombus square trapezium
CORRECT ANSWER
square
rhombus
kite
EDDIE SAYS
adjacent means neighbouring or 'next to'.
  • Question 4

Which quadrilaterals have two pairs of equal sides and no right angles?

 

kite parallelogram rectangle
kite parallellogram rectangle

 

rhombus

square trapezium
rhombus square trapezium
CORRECT ANSWER
kite
rhombus
parallelogram
EDDIE SAYS
A kite could have right angles but this one doesn't.
  • Question 5

Which quadrilaterals have four right angles?

 

kite parallelogram rectangle
kite parallellogram rectangle

 

rhombus

square trapezium
rhombus square trapezium
CORRECT ANSWER
rectangle
square
EDDIE SAYS
Remember that a square is a type of rectangle.
  • Question 6

Which quadrilaterals have two pairs of equal sides and four right angles.

 

kite parallelogram rectangle
kite parallellogram rectangle

 

rhombus

square trapezium
rhombus square trapezium
CORRECT ANSWER
rectangle
square
EDDIE SAYS
If a quadrilateral has 4 right angles it has to be a rectangle.
  • Question 7

Which quadrilaterals have only one pair of opposite sides parallel?

 

kite parallelogram rectangle
kite parallellogram rectangle

 

rhombus

square trapezium
rhombus square trapezium
CORRECT ANSWER
trapezium
EDDIE SAYS
A trapezium has one pair of parallel sides.
  • Question 8

Which quadrilaterals have both pairs of opposite sides parallel?

 

kite parallelogram rectangle
kite parallellogram rectangle

 

rhombus

square trapezium
rhombus square trapezium
CORRECT ANSWER
square
rectangle
parallelogram
rhombus
EDDIE SAYS
All of these fit.
  • Question 9

Which quadrilaterals have no lines of symmetry?

 

kite parallelogram rectangle
kite parallellogram rectangle

 

rhombus

square trapezium
rhombus square trapezium
CORRECT ANSWER
parallelogram
EDDIE SAYS
A trapezium may have no lines of symmetry too, but this one is isosceles.
  • Question 10

Which quadrilaterals have 4 lines of symmetry?

 

kite parallelogram rectangle
kite parallellogram rectangle

 

rhombus

square trapezium
rhombus square trapezium
CORRECT ANSWER
square
EDDIE SAYS
The square is the only quadrilateral with 4 lines of symmetry.
Corner to corner and side to side.
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