A Quick Coordinate Plane Assessment Test

Approved & Edited by ProProfs Editorial Team
The editorial team at ProProfs Quizzes consists of a select group of subject experts, trivia writers, and quiz masters who have authored over 10,000 quizzes taken by more than 100 million users. This team includes our in-house seasoned quiz moderators and subject matter experts. Our editorial experts, spread across the world, are rigorously trained using our comprehensive guidelines to ensure that you receive the highest quality quizzes.
Learn about Our Editorial Process
| By Cripstwick
C
Cripstwick
Community Contributor
Quizzes Created: 646 | Total Attempts: 721,911
Questions: 10 | Attempts: 2,452

SettingsSettingsSettings
A Quick Coordinate Plane Assessment Test - Quiz

Step into the fascinating world of mathematics with our "Quick Coordinate Plane Assessment Test". This engaging quiz is designed to test your knowledge and understanding of the coordinate plane. A coordinate plane is a plane spanned by the x-axis and y-axis in which the coordinates of a point are its distances from two intersecting perpendicular axes. Challenge yourself and explore the intersections of lines and spaces in this insightful mathematical landscape. Let's plot a path to success together. If you find this quiz useful and interesting, do share it with other people as well.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The horizontal number line on a coordinate plane is known as the...

    • A.

      Y-axis

    • B.

      X-axis

    • C.

      Z-axis

    • D.

      W-axis

    Correct Answer
    B. X-axis
    Explanation
    The horizontal number line on a coordinate plane is known as the X-axis. It is used to measure and represent the values of the x-coordinate or the horizontal position of a point in the plane. The X-axis is perpendicular to the Y-axis, which represents the vertical position or the y-coordinate. The Z-axis and W-axis are typically used in three-dimensional coordinate systems.

    Rate this question:

  • 2. 

    The point at which the two axes intersects is called...

    • A.

      Origin

    • B.

      Base

    • C.

      Curve

    • D.

      Plane

    Correct Answer
    A. Origin
    Explanation
    The point at which the two axes intersect is called the origin. This is the starting point or reference point for measuring distances and coordinates in a coordinate system. It is represented by the coordinates (0,0) and is located at the center of the coordinate plane.

    Rate this question:

  • 3. 

    How many quadrants are in a coordinate plane? 

    • A.

      4

    • B.

      3

    • C.

      2

    • D.

      5

    Correct Answer
    A. 4
    Explanation
    A coordinate plane is divided into four quadrants, labeled as the first, second, third, and fourth quadrant. Each quadrant is formed by dividing the plane into two halves, horizontally and vertically, with the intersection point being the origin (0,0). The first quadrant is located in the top right, the second quadrant in the top left, the third quadrant in the bottom left, and the fourth quadrant in the bottom right. Therefore, there are four quadrants in a coordinate plane.

    Rate this question:

  • 4. 

     A flat surface that extends forever in two dimensions but has no thickness is...

    • A.

      Board

    • B.

      Plane

    • C.

      Angle

    • D.

      Line

    Correct Answer
    B. Plane
    Explanation
    A flat surface that extends forever in two dimensions but has no thickness is called a plane. It is a geometric concept that can be visualized as an infinite sheet with no boundaries or edges. A plane is defined by any three non-collinear points or by a line and a point not on the line. It has length and width but no depth or thickness.

    Rate this question:

  • 5. 

    Which of these is essential in finding a missing coordinate?

    • A.

      Slope

    • B.

      Number

    • C.

      Figure

    • D.

      Point

    Correct Answer
    A. Slope
    Explanation
    To find a missing coordinate, the slope is essential. The slope is the measure of the steepness of a line and it helps determine the relationship between the coordinates. By knowing the slope and having at least one coordinate, it is possible to calculate the missing coordinate using the slope-intercept form of a linear equation.

    Rate this question:

  • 6. 

    In writing coordinates, which one comes first?

    • A.

      D

    • B.

      X

    • C.

      Y

    • D.

      B

    Correct Answer
    B. X
    Explanation
    In writing coordinates, the X-coordinate always comes first. This is because the X-coordinate represents the horizontal position on a graph or map, while the Y-coordinate represents the vertical position. Therefore, when specifying a point's location, the X-coordinate is stated before the Y-coordinate.

    Rate this question:

  • 7. 

    Which of the following can be used to find the distance between two points on a coordinate plane?

    • A.

      Euclidean Geometry

    • B.

      Pythagorean Theorem

    • C.

      Ruler's Rule

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Pythagorean Theorem
    Explanation
    The Pythagorean Theorem can be used to find the distance between two points on a coordinate plane. The theorem states that in a right triangle, the square of the hypotenuse (the side opposite the right angle) is equal to the sum of the squares of the other two sides. In this case, the two points on the coordinate plane can be used to form a right triangle, with the distance between them being the hypotenuse. By using the coordinates of the two points, the lengths of the other two sides of the triangle can be calculated, and then the Pythagorean Theorem can be applied to find the distance between the points.

    Rate this question:

  • 8. 

    A vector that starts at a point in the plane and has a direction that is perpendicular to the surface of the plane is referred to as... 

    • A.

      Normal vector

    • B.

      Planar line

    • C.

      Linear curve

    • D.

      Slope

    Correct Answer
    A. Normal vector
    Explanation
    A vector that starts at a point in the plane and has a direction that is perpendicular to the surface of the plane is referred to as a normal vector.

    Rate this question:

  • 9. 

    A plane with x and y-axis defined is referred to as...

    • A.

      Triangle

    • B.

      Cartesian plane

    • C.

      Curve

    • D.

      Plot

    Correct Answer
    B. Cartesian plane
    Explanation
    A plane with x and y-axis defined is referred to as a Cartesian plane. The Cartesian plane is used to represent points and graph functions in two-dimensional space. It is named after the mathematician René Descartes, who introduced the concept of using coordinates to describe points in space. The x-axis represents the horizontal axis, while the y-axis represents the vertical axis. The intersection of the x and y-axis is called the origin. The Cartesian plane is widely used in various fields of mathematics and science to analyze and visualize data.

    Rate this question:

  • 10. 

    A point is often referred to as...

    • A.

      Dot

    • B.

      Zero dimension

    • C.

      Angle

    • D.

      Slope

    Correct Answer
    B. Zero dimension
    Explanation
    A point is often referred to as having zero dimensions because it has no length, width, or height. It is considered to be a location in space with no physical size or shape. A point is represented by a dot symbol and is used to define and locate other geometric figures such as lines, angles, and shapes.

    Rate this question:

Back to Top Back to top
Advertisement
×

Wait!
Here's an interesting quiz for you.

We have other quizzes matching your interest.