Geometric Magic Square Quiz

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It is known as generalized magic squares and the concept was invented in the year 2001. It is more precisely a square array of geometrical shapes, where smaller squares either located in rows, columns, or diagonals end up, in the end, creating the same shape. How well do you know this concept? Do you want to try our quiz and find out more?

• 1.

Who invented the geometric magic square?

• A.

Lee Shaft

• B.

Lee Scala

• C.

Lee Sallows

• D.

Lee Aaron

C. Lee Sallows
Explanation
Lee Sallows is the inventor of the geometric magic square. A geometric magic square is a variation of the traditional magic square, where instead of using numbers, it uses geometric shapes or patterns. Lee Sallows is known for his work in recreational mathematics and has made significant contributions to the field of magic squares, including the development of geometric magic squares.

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• 2.

What's the other name for geometric magic square?

• A.

Multisided square

• B.

Complex square

• C.

Geomagic square

• D.

Multidimensional square

C. Geomagic square
Explanation
A geometric magic square is a type of magic square where the numbers are arranged in a geometric pattern. The term "geomagic" combines the words "geometric" and "magic" to describe this specific type of magic square. Therefore, the correct answer is "Geomagic square."

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• 3.

How is the intended shape called?

• A.

The targeted shape

• B.

The end result

• C.

The target shape

• D.

The end shape

C. The target shape
Explanation
The intended shape is referred to as the target shape.

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• 4.

What's a panmagic square?

• A.

It is a magic square with additional property than the broken diagonals

• B.

It is a square with additional property than the broken diagonals

• C.

It is a magic square with reduced property than the broken diagonals

• D.

It is a magic square with additional sides than the broken diagonals

A. It is a magic square with additional property than the broken diagonals
Explanation
A panmagic square is a type of magic square that has an additional property beyond just the broken diagonals. This means that not only do the rows, columns, and diagonals of the square add up to the same number, but there is also another property or rule that the square follows. The answer choice "It is a magic square with additional property than the broken diagonals" correctly captures this definition.

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• 5.

What is a traditional magic square?

• A.

It's squares that change shapes

• B.

It's a square array of numbers

• C.

It's squares that turn into rectangles

• D.

It's a square array of letters

B. It's a square array of numbers
Explanation
A traditional magic square is a square array of numbers in which the sum of each row, column, and diagonal is the same.

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• 6.

Who famously called geometric squares "a wonderful new piece of recreational math"?

• A.

Peter Thomas

• B.

Peter Sparks

• C.

Peter Cameron

• D.

Peter Camera

C. Peter Cameron
Explanation
Peter Cameron famously called geometric squares "a wonderful new piece of recreational math".

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• 7.

How many jigsaw pieces exist in the geometrical square?

• A.

16

• B.

18

• C.

20

• D.

22

A. 16
Explanation
The question asks for the number of jigsaw pieces in a geometrical square. A square typically consists of four sides, and each side can be divided into four equal parts to form a jigsaw. Therefore, there would be a total of 4 x 4 = 16 jigsaw pieces in the geometrical square.

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• 8.

What symbolizes a small square shape in the magic geometric square?

• A.

K+ A+ B

• B.

K+ c+ d

• C.

K + a+ b

• D.

K + f + f

B. K+ c+ d
Explanation
In the given magic geometric square, the symbol "k+ c+ d" represents a small square shape. This can be inferred from the arrangement of the symbols in the square. The other options do not match the given arrangement and therefore, do not symbolize a small square shape.

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• 9.

Which Chinese city issued a series of stamps based on magic squares in 2014?

• A.

Shenzhen

• B.

Beijing

• C.

Macao

• D.

Wuhan

C. Macao
Explanation
In 2014, the city of Macao issued a series of stamps based on magic squares. This indicates that Macao is the Chinese city referred to in the question.

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• 10.

What's the difference between a traditional magic square and a geometric square?

• A.

It's that rows, columns, and diagonals have the same target number

• B.

It's that rows and diagonals have the same target number

• C.

It's that diagonals have the same target number

• D.

It's that columns have the same target number

A. It's that rows, columns, and diagonals have the same target number
Explanation
A traditional magic square is a square grid of numbers where the sum of each row, column, and diagonal is the same. This means that the target number is the same for all rows, columns, and diagonals.

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