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Shapes and Symbols Quiz

Guess the names of these shapes and symbols.
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Last updated: April 17, 2018
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Dodecahedron
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level 58
May 20, 2012
The caduceus stumped me, but I managed to get the rest.
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level 66
Aug 7, 2014
Same here.
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level 74
Apr 18, 2018
I now know about 100 wrong ways to spell that word!
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level 49
Nov 12, 2018
I just typed in Hermes and it gave it to me. It must have become very forgiving.
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level 28
May 20, 2012
I always knew the trapezoid as an isoceles trapezium
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level ∞
May 20, 2012
Trapezium will work now.
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level 37
May 20, 2012
I now know how to spell fleur de lis. It's NOT fleur d'lis. I got a little smarter today. :)
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level 42
May 20, 2012
I like this kind of quiz! 100% with 3:02 left.
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level 21
May 20, 2012
For the hammer and sickle, can you accept Communist or Communism sym
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level 22
May 21, 2012
no.
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level 20
Feb 24, 2015
Definitely Not. That's not the only use for it, so it would be grossly stereotypical.
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level 21
May 20, 2012
bol?
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level 34
May 20, 2012
More of these! I love symbols.
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level 13
May 20, 2012
The only one I couldn't get was the fricking Jesus Fish. I see it all the time, but I always assumed it just meant "Christianity".
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level 20
May 21, 2012
Can't spell caduceus to save my life
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level 66
Nov 19, 2014
Wanna bet?
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level 70
Nov 7, 2018
try hermes next time, worked for me
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level 74
May 21, 2012
Super idea for a quiz! I love it.
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level 64
May 24, 2012
Can you please accept French lily for fleur-de-lis? I kept trying to spell it with flor.
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level 18
Jun 13, 2012
i kept on saying pirate for the skull and crossbones lol :)
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level 58
Oct 13, 2012
The whole hexagon, pentagon stuff is so much easier in German. Dreieck, Viereck, Fünfeck, Sechseck, Siebeneck, Achteck... You just put the number and eck and there you go. :D
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level 39
Nov 23, 2014
It makes sense if you know the prefixes, as hexa=6, penta=5, etc. Just like naming structures in chemistry.
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level 58
Nov 6, 2018
Except for tetra
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level 49
Nov 12, 2018
That's only because we colliqually call a tetragon, a "square". But a tetragon would make sense.
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level 66
Nov 8, 2015
It's even easier in Chinese (Mandarin of course)
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level 44
Nov 6, 2017
五角形,六角形,七角形,八角形...
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level 71
Mar 6, 2013
Great quiz!
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level 28
Apr 30, 2013
I am so happy that Jesus Fish was accepted because I had no idea what the correct term was! >.< I only missed the rod with the serpents. :(
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level 30
Aug 17, 2013
For your "Skull and Crossbones," I would have thought "Toxic" would be accepted. I've seen it often enough.
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level 45
Nov 26, 2013
Agreed!
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level 50
Jan 7, 2014
I used to think that skull thing meant 'danger'
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level 58
Mar 7, 2014
You should accept alpha for the Fish one. It is just a slightly more stretched version of the same symbol.
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level 39
Nov 23, 2014
So in other words, it's not the alpha symbol.
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level 67
May 23, 2014
I was surprised that "mobius strip" was not accepted for the infinity symbol.
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level 74
Nov 19, 2014
A true mobius has one surface and one edge, which is different from the infinity symbol.
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level 35
Aug 31, 2014
Hammer and Sickle....seems obvious. And yet.....I didn't know it.
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level 58
Nov 19, 2014
Please include totenkopf for skull and crossbones?
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level 60
Nov 19, 2014
Should put feet on that fish and see how many get it right then.
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level 74
Nov 19, 2014
You mean Darwin fish....like the one on the back of my car!
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level 59
Nov 19, 2014
Typed "Mercury" for the Venus symbol and got caduceus! Freebee but will never forget caduceus now!
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level 65
Nov 19, 2014
Kept trying to think what is fleur-de-lis in english (i'm francophone)...should have just given it a shot
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level 73
Nov 19, 2014
So, I get every other symbol and reach the caduceus, which I have only ever seen on the signs of pharmacies and other medical organizations. I spent the better part of three minutes trying every possible variation of the words medicine and pharmacy. Only after the quiz do I discover that the caduceus erroneously takes the place of the Rod of Asclepius on 76% of commercial healthcare organizations in the United States.
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level 60
Nov 19, 2014
Ironically, the caduceus was traditionaly used to represent merchants, among other things.
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level 69
Aug 18, 2016
Yeah, not accepting "medicine", "medical", "doctor", "physician", "medic" (all of which I tried), etc., doesn't really make any sense, since the other accepted answers for the more abstracted symbols are what the symbol *represents*, not what the symbol *is*.
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level 70
Oct 4, 2017
It does not represent medicine, it represents commerce. Stupid commercial healthcare organizations use it because they are stupid. Most doctors and professional medical associations use the correct symbol, the Rod of Asclepius.
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level 69
Sep 9, 2018
Ah, I gotcha! I didn't even know the difference between the caduceus and the Rod of Asclepius for the exact reason you said, Walacama: in the US there is SUCH widespread misuse of the caduceus, that the Rod of Asclepius – the CORRECT symbol for medical uses – looks completely unfamiliar to me! I'm going to start Twitter-shaming places like those 24-hour urgent care chains who are misusing the caduceus on their web sites. Thanks for the education, Quizmaster and commenters!!
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level 56
Nov 19, 2014
good quiz nice to have something bit different, thanks
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level 32
Nov 19, 2014
I literally typed in "Jesus", and then "Fish", but didn't think that Jesus Fish was the actual term. *facedesk*
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level 67
Jan 15, 2017
You stole my Jesus Fish
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level 63
Nov 19, 2014
i didn't know the religious ones very well but i got all the other ones fine
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level 43
Nov 21, 2014
Wish I could spell caduceus right...
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level 18
Nov 24, 2014
Great quiz! Can anyone tell me how to make a quiz with pictures??
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level 28
Oct 22, 2015
I took a very big leap with Jesus Fish, hahahaha. It paid off.
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level 5
Jan 14, 2016
I'm from china and I got them all
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level 23
Jan 27, 2016
That infinity symbol isn't called that but called the lemniscate. The lemniscate is used as a symbol for infinity. At the very least, the word "lemniscate" should be accepted as an answer also.
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level 54
Jul 7, 2016
"Triangle without a tip" didn't work for trapezoid :(
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level 12
Jul 7, 2016
this was fun!
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level 59
Jan 3, 2017
Could you accept "Christian Fish" for Ichthys?
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level 41
Feb 1, 2017
Fun little quiz, though maybe not the most challenging thing in the world. Fleur-de-lis was a good addition, Ichthys and Caduceus, too. Is there a more difficult version?
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level 63
Apr 17, 2017
quadrilateral seemed to me to be a good word. Also nuclear symbol and Christian or Christianity. Fun, tho.
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level 21
Apr 17, 2017
Anyone else type communism ? cuz I did ;)
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level 74
Apr 17, 2017
I had to look up correct spellings for caduceus and ichthys. I was trying cadduceus and ichthius, ichtheus, etc. I also tried Jesus and fish, but not Jesus fish. A fun quiz.
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level 13
Apr 26, 2017
HAHA
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level 61
Sep 30, 2017
I accidentally entered "Canada" instead of "maple leaf". Whoops.
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level 67
Oct 14, 2017
I got the Caduceus thanks to Mercy in Overwatch!
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level 28
Oct 14, 2017
I put davids star but didnt get it?
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level 37
Nov 26, 2017
could you just accept fish or christian fish for the jesus fish? I knew it was a religious symbol and a fish but had no idea it could be called a jesus fish
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level 27
Nov 29, 2017
Am I the only one who tried "Communism" for the hammer and sickle one? :P Really fun quiz, would like for "Staff of Asclepius" to have been accepted and "toxic" for the skull and crossbones (chemistry)
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level 65
Feb 26, 2018
The Staff of Asclepius and the caduceus are two different symbols, though.
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level 51
Dec 8, 2017
Can you accept Christ instead of Jesus fish?
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level 26
Dec 12, 2017
who was the 2% who missed square?????????
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level 80
Apr 18, 2018
Did you ever know the term for a 12-sided polyhedron confidently enough to instantly type it in without thinking about it, get it right, and then immediately start to wonder how in the hell you knew that?
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level 67
Apr 19, 2018
In Scandinavia, a heart on a door means you've found the toilet. (Turn it upside down and you'll see the supposed reason why.)
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level 63
May 1, 2018
...and turn it sideways and you'll soon find the symbol of Love Records.
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level 77
Apr 20, 2018
Fun quiz. I think polyhedron should be accepted for the last one, though. The shape depicted IS a polyhedron, and it's difficult to tell exactly how many sides it has by looking at the two dimensional photo.
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level 65
Apr 22, 2018
Nah. If you were to accept polyhedron, you would also have to accept polygon for hexagon, octagon, and trapezoid.
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level 22
Jun 13, 2018
true but if Jesus fish is accepted for Ichthys then simpler names should be put for the more difficult ones for example I put female for the Venus Symbol so I think POLYHEDRON should be acceptable yet I didn't make the quiz so all I can give are suggestions
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level 55
Jun 14, 2018
Can you accept hexagram for the star of david?
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level 67
Nov 6, 2018
A little lenience for Ichthys?
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level 22
Nov 6, 2018
Star of David is the star from the Israel Flag.
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level 53
Nov 7, 2018
penny in the air
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level 60
Nov 6, 2018
"Skull and cross" should be accepted for "Skull and crossbones".
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level 74
Nov 6, 2018
Maybe accept "Staff of Hermes/Mercury"?
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level 53
Nov 7, 2018
Hermes carried it but called a caduceus
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level 41
Nov 6, 2018
Could you allow "staff of Hermes" for Caduceus?
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level 67
Nov 6, 2018
Seems a little weird to me that "Jesus" is an acceptable type in, but "fish" is not.
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level 39
Nov 6, 2018
I thought it was Hammer and Scythe. Isn't a scythe the same thing? Also I put Red Crescent, thinking you meant the equivalent of the Red Cross. If you just want crescent could you change the colour please?
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level 53
Nov 6, 2018
Agreed. I tried "Hammer and Scythe" and couldn't figure out why it wasn't accepted. It should be IMO. (I guess they're slightly different tools, but still...)
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level 71
Nov 6, 2018
Scythe is long handled and less curved?
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level 71
Nov 6, 2018
Fair play to anyone who can see the other 7 faces of the dodecahedron!
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level 62
Nov 6, 2018
Yuhua Hamasaki taught me about the ankh.
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level 53
Nov 7, 2018
I tried Christian fish
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level 36
Nov 7, 2018
u called it jesus fish im dying
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level 36
Nov 8, 2018
When I saw Jesus Fish, all I could think of was Thanos Car.
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level 47
Nov 8, 2018
"Red Crescent" not accepted? You don't call the Red Cross just Cross, do you?
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level 31
Nov 10, 2018
I couldn't for the life of me think of what to call "Jesus fish" :|