Saturday, 31 December 2016

Mathematics Quiz 2 - General Quiz on Mathematics and Mathematicians


1. In which year did Government of India declare that Ramanujan's birthday (22 December) should be celebrated every year as National Mathematics Day?
2011
2009
2010
2012

2. SASTRA Ramanujan Prize of $10,000 to be given annually to a mathematician not exceeding the age of 32 for outstanding contributions in an area of mathematics influenced by Ramanujan. The 32 years was chosen as it is
The year Ramanujan was born
The year in which Ramanujan visited Cambridge
The age at which Ramanujan died
The number of years Ramanujan worked at Trinity College

3. Who defined Mathematics as the "science of quantity"?
Archimedes
Aristotle
Galileo
Descartes

4. Which of the following is NOT awarded in Mathematics?
Wolf Prize
Bocher Prize
Fields Medal
Nobel Prize

5. "So far as the theories of mathematics are about reality, they are not certain; so far as they are certain, they are not about reality". Can you name this person, who once remarked that "I don’t believe in mathematics"?
Euler
Euripides
Albert Einstein
Hermann Hankel

6. This scientist and statistician was a member of the first Planning commission of free india and the founder of Indian Statistical Institute. Can you name him?
Jauanta Kimar Ghosh
Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis
Debabrata Basu
Samarendra Nath Roy

7. This Indian born American mathematician and statistician was awarded the US National Medal of Science in 2002. Can you name this scientist whom The Times of India listed as one of the top 10 Indian scientists of all time?
C R Rao
Narendra Karmarkar
Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis
Harish-Chandra

8. Who was the first mathematician to is considered the first to formulate the concept of zero and to give rules to compute with zero?
Archimedes
Brahmagupta
Bhaskaracharya
Euler

9. Which number is known as the Hardy–Ramanujan number?
1279
1729
1927
1792

10. Sir Isaac Newton developed a branch of Mathematics to study the motion of particles. Can you name it?
Algebra
Geometry
Combinatorics
Calculus

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