Spatial Ability Tests > Solid Shapes

These questions are similar to the cube questions above, but rather than cubes they use other solid shapes which may be irregular. In some respects, these questions are easier than the cube questions as there are more relationships to work with. In other words, each face of the solid shape has a shape of its own rather than just being square.

Solid shape questions

Example Question
1) Which of the solid shapes shown could be made from the pattern?
 

Three dimensional solids and pattern

Answers

1) D is correct. Shape A can be eliminated because is shows an un-shaded face below a triangular face, both of these faces (below the triangular face) are shaded on the pattern. Shape B can be eliminated as it has a shaded roof above the shaded side, which does not appear on the pattern. Shape C can be eliminated because is shows an un-shaded face below a triangular face, both of these faces (below the triangular face) are shaded on the pattern.

Once again, you can reduce these problems to the relationship between the visible elements on the 3-dimensional picture. This makes thinks easier because even though the solid shape may have more faces than a cube, it is unusual for more than four faces to be shown. This means that you need to consider the relationship between the four visible faces, paying particular attention to shading or other patterns on them.

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