Do You Know Blaise Pascal

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Do You Know Blaise Pascal

Blaise Pascal was a French mathematician, writer, physicists, inventor and a theologian, he dabbled and plunged into different areas of study during his lifetime, take a quiz and see how well you know this great mathematician


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    This French mathematician born in the 16th century was a great man during his time when there was no digital calculator or modern conveniences as we use today, what did he invent?
    • A. 

      Pascaline machine

    • B. 

      Hydraulic

    • C. 

      Calculator

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 2. 
    He studied and touched different subjects from mathematics to science to religious knowledge, Blaise Pascal was born in which city?
    • A. 

      Monaco

    • B. 

      Etinne

    • C. 

      Paris

    • D. 

      Clermon-Ferrand

  • 3. 
    Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction was one of his saying, all these are books written by him except?
    • A. 

      Human Happiness

    • B. 

      Lettres Provinciales

    • C. 

      Penses

    • D. 

      The Prince

  • 4. 
    Blaise Pascal was a child prodigy who was educated by his father, a tax collector in Rouen, what religion did he practice?
    • A. 

      Anglican

    • B. 

      Adventist

    • C. 

      Renaissance

    • D. 

      Catholic theologian

  • 5. 
    Blaise Pascal was raised mainly by his father as the mother passed on when he was only a 3-year-old boy, what is the name of his wife?
    • A. 

      Maryanne

    • B. 

      Etienne

    • C. 

      Rose

    • D. 

      Etienna

  • 6. 
    He was raised alongside two sisters by their father who survived their mum, he was sickly as a child, what is the name of his two sisters?
    • A. 

      Gilberte and Pauline

    • B. 

      Joy and Bryce

    • C. 

      Gilberte and Jacqueline

    • D. 

      Sharon and Roder

  • 7. 
    As a teenager, he started building the calculating machines, after three years of effort and 50 prototypes, he built 20 finished machines called?
    • A. 

      Blaise Calculator

    • B. 

      Pascalines

    • C. 

      Pascal’s calculator

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 8. 
    Young Blaise and his two sisters were raised by their father a tax collector in the city of Clermont-Ferrand, what year did their father die?
    • A. 

      1679

    • B. 

      1660

    • C. 

      1651

    • D. 

      1640

  • 9. 
    Following a religious experience in the year 1654, Blaisé began to write influential works on philosophy and theology, the most famous two of this is?
    • A. 

      Human Happiness and Candid

    • B. 

      Candid and Pensees

    • C. 

      Lettres provincials and Pensees

    • D. 

      The Prince and Human Happiness

  • 10. 
    Pascal was sickly as a child and this poor health continued till his adulthood, he passed on two months after his 39th birthday, what year did he die?
    • A. 

      1662

    • B. 

      1650

    • C. 

      1670

    • D. 

      1661

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