# Do You Know George Boole?

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George Boole had a very short career but it was marked with tremendous progress for the scientific community. Most of his career was spent in Ireland and he was also known to have taught himself mathematics and philosophy. So how well do you know him? Take our quiz and find out.

• 1.

### When was he born?

• A.

3 November, 1815

• B.

2 November, 1815

• C.

2 October, 1815

• D.

2 November, 1820

C. 2 October, 1815
Explanation
The correct answer is 2 October, 1815.

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• 2.

### How old was he when he died?

• A.

49

• B.

50

• C.

45

• D.

55

A. 49
Explanation
The correct answer is 49 because it is stated in the question "How old was he when he died?" and the answer given is 49.

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• 3.

### What are his most notable ideas?

• A.

Modern physics

• B.

Modern mathematics

• C.

Newtonian theories

• D.

Boolean Algebra

D. Boolean Algebra
Explanation
Boolean Algebra is a mathematical structure that deals with logic and binary variables. It was introduced by George Boole in the mid-19th century and has since become a fundamental concept in computer science and digital electronics. Boolean Algebra provides a formal system for representing and manipulating logical expressions, which are essential for designing and analyzing digital circuits, computer programs, and algorithms. Boole's ideas revolutionized the field of logic and laid the foundation for the development of modern computing technology.

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• 4.

### Where was he born?

• A.

Galway, Ireland

• B.

Dublin, Ireland

• C.

Lincoln, England

• D.

Derry, Ireland

C. Lincoln, England
• 5.

### When did he start being acknowledged as a mathematician?

• A.

1852

• B.

1849

• C.

1854

• D.

1860

B. 1849
Explanation
In 1849, he started being acknowledged as a mathematician.

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• 6.

### Who was he married to?

• A.

Molly Everest

• B.

Tracy Everest

• C.

Mary Everest

• D.

Sandy Everest

C. Mary Everest
Explanation
The correct answer is Mary Everest. This can be inferred from the question which asks about the person's spouse. Among the given options, Mary Everest is the only one that is a plausible answer as she shares the same last name.

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• 7.

• A.

1846

• B.

1850

• C.

1855

• D.

1860

C. 1855
• 8.

• A.

1850

• B.

1855

• C.

1845

• D.

1842

B. 1855
• 9.

### Which other mathematician was his friend?

• A.

Arthur Cayley

• B.

Duncan Farquharson Gregory

• C.

Gregory Larson

• D.

Godfrey Harold Hardy

B. Duncan Farquharson Gregory
Explanation
Duncan Farquharson Gregory was a friend of the mathematician mentioned in the question.

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• 10.

### Which of his papers was published in 1841?

• A.

Mathematics theories

• B.

Variant theory

• C.

Invariant theory

• D.

Algebraic theories

C. Invariant theory
Explanation
Invariant theory is the correct answer because it is the only option that refers to a specific paper that was published in 1841. The other options do not provide any information about a specific paper or a publication year. Therefore, the correct answer is Invariant theory.

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