Multiple Choice
Identify the
letter of the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.

 1.  Select a term to complete the sentence.
In a right triangle the longest side of the triangle, opposite the
right angle is called the _____.
a.  leg  b.  hypotenuse  c.  right
angle   

 2.  Select a term to complete the sentence.
Two angles whose measures have a sum of 90° are called
_____.
a.  right
angles  b.  supplementary angles  c.  complementary
angles   

 3.  The
Pythagorean Theorem applies to:
a.  all triangles  b.  circles  c.  only right triangles   

 4.  Given
the following triangle, select the equation that describes the Pythagorean
Theorem
a.  d^{2} +
f^{2} = e^{2}  b.  d^{2} + e^{2} =
f^{2}  c.  e^{2} + f^{2} =
d^{2}   

 5.  Calculate the length of the unknown side of the triangle.

 6.  Calculate the length of the unknown side of the triangle.

 7.  Brenda likes to swim when she is at her cottage. She swam 12 m north from her dock,
and then 60 m east. How far will she have to swim if she wants to go directly back to the
dock?
a.  65
m  c.  185
m  b.  109.7
m  d.  138.7
m     

 8.  Tracy’s cat, Sally is on a tree branch 4.5 m high. Her husband Rik, has a
ladder 5 m long. If he places the ladder 1.2 m from the base of the tree will the ladder reach
the branch?
a.  Yes  b.  No  c.  Not enough information to answer
question   

 9.  Evelyn, Carman, and Victor are flying a kite. The length of the string for the
kite is 55 m. Evelyn and Victor are holding the end of the string. Carman is standing
directly underneath the kite and is 18 m away from Evelyn and Victor. How high is the
kite?

 10.  From
experience, Brenda realizes that when she swims across the river, the current causes her to not go
straight across the river. Brenda knows that the distance straight across the river is 250
m. When she reaches the shore, she measures the distance that the current pushed her, which is
80 m.
How far did Brenda actually swim?
a.  262.5
m  c.  236.9
m  b.  330
m  d.  25.7
m     
