Friday, 30 March 2018

Mathematics Quiz 5 - General Maths and Mathematicians

Mathematics Quiz 5



1. "Elements", a mathematical treatise, has been considered as the most successful and influential textbook ever written. Who is the writer?
Rene Descartes
Euclid
Eratosthenes
Charles Babbage

2. Babylonians used a sexagesimal positional numeral system. Whats is the base number of the system?
16
66
60
6

3. He was a Persian mathematician and astronomer, but widely known as a poet. Who is he?
Ferdowsi
Omar Khayyam
Nizami Ganjavi
Hafez

4. Who among the following is considered as the originator of cybernetics?
Gottfried Leibniz
Alan Turing
Norbert Wiener
John McCarthy

5. Modern day Roman numerals are based on how many symbols?
5
10
9
7

6. Name the Indian mathematician who wrote Siddhantha Siromani
Aryabhata
Brahmagupta
Bhaskara II
Varahamihira

7. Name the Italian polymath who predicted his own death and said to have been committed suicide to make it true
Fibonacci
Luca pacioli
Gerolamo Cardano
Giuseppe Peano

8. The value of pi (π) to 35 decimals was engraved on the tombstone of this mathematician who spent a major part of his life calculating the value of π. Who is he?
John Venn
Georg Cantor
Deaniel Bernoulli
Ludolph van Ceulen

9. The word mathematics comes from Ancient Greek "mathema". What does it mean?
To Calculate
That which is learnt
Numbers system
To measure

10. We all know that decimal numeral system is based on ten. What is the base of vigesimal numeral system?
Five
Fifty
Twenty
Twenty five

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