Tuesday 22 December 2020

Mathematics Quiz 1 - General Quiz on Mathematics and Mathematicians

Mathematics Quiz 1 - General Quiz on Mathematics and Mathematicians
Do you love maths? Or are you one among those who have math phobia? This and the next two sets of questions are on Mathematics - not on mathematical problems but general questions on mathematics, mathematicians, awards, institutions and some trivia. 

1. We know that the petals of flowers follow a number series. Do you know what it is?
Fibonacci series
Arithmetic series
Geometric series
Finite series

2. Who is the only Indian to receive Abel’s Prize which is considered to be equivalent to Nobel Prize?
S. R. Srinivasa Varadhan
Srinivasa Ramanujan
Harish Chandra
C R Rao

3. NBHM (National Board for Higher Mathematics) was founded in 1983 to foster the development of higher mathematics in the country. Under which department/ministry it was founded by the Indian Government?
Department of Higher Education
Ministry of Human Resource Development
Department of Atomic Energy
Department of School Education & Literacy

4. He had dropped balls of the same material, but different masses, from the Leaning Tower of Pisa to demonstrate that their time of descent was independent of their mass. Who is he?

5. The first major Russian female mathematician had to get married in order to leave Russia to study Maths. Who is she?
Sophie Germain
Evelyn Granville
Sofia Kovalevskaya
Ada Lovelace

6. Which foundation awards The Geometry Prize?
Mathematical Society of Japan
American Mathematics Society
European Mathematical Society
International Mathematics Union

7. Who is the last of the notable Jain Mathematician lived in 9th century from Karnataka?
Mahavira Acharya

8. Name the ancient Indian Mathematician wrote the books titled Nav Shatika, Tri Shatika and Pati Ganita

9. The Institute of Mathematical Sciences: A National Institute for Research in the Mathematical and Physical Sciences is situated at

10. "I have broken the heart of that German". Sir Isaac Newton commented on a famous mathematician. Name the German Mathematician mentioned here.

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