Test Your Knowledge About Wild Numbers

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Test Your Knowledge About Wild Numbers - Quiz

As the name suggests it, wild numbers are fictional numbers that started to appear on a 19th Century Dutch novel. These numbers are described as having a fictional sequence of numbers imagined to exist in the actual mathematical world. So, what do you actually know about these numbers? Take our quiz and find out.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Who wrote the book "the wild numbers"?
    • A. 

      Phillipe Shchogt

    • B. 

      Philemon Shogt

    • C. 

      Philibert Shogt

    • D. 

      Phillis Schoen

  • 2. 
    In what year did Anatole Millechamps de Beauregard pose his wild number problem?
    • A. 

      In 1823

    • B. 

      In 1840

    • C. 

      In 1843

    • D. 

      In 1839

  • 3. 
    When did the wild number problem get generalized?
    • A. 

      In the 1920's

    • B. 

      In the 1830's

    • C. 

      In the 1910's

    • D. 

      In the 1900's

  • 4. 
    Who proved that "3" was not a wild number?
    • A. 

      Heinrich Riedel

    • B. 

      Heinrich Riddle

    • C. 

      Heinrich Baaum

    • D. 

      Heinrich Wassenaar

  • 5. 
    Who discovered that there was a relationship between wild numbers and prime numbers?
    • A. 

      Simon Arkanov

    • B. 

      Dimitri Hasselhof

    • C. 

      Dimitri Arkanov

    • D. 

      Simon Sims

  • 6. 
    What are examples of wild numbers?
    • A. 

      22,44, 00

    • B. 

      0,1,5

    • C. 

      11, 67, 2

    • D. 

      1200

  • 7. 
    Where are the original fictional sequence of wild numbers documented?
    • A. 

      The On-Line Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences

    • B. 

      On Wikipedia

    • C. 

      In Library of Amsterdam

    • D. 

      In Smithsonian's database

  • 8. 
    How is the multiplication semigroup Wo called in mathematics?
    • A. 

      The New semigroup

    • B. 

      The "W" semigroup

    • C. 

      The Wolsey semigroup

    • D. 

      The Integer semigroup

  • 9. 
    What's the abbreviation for the On-line Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences?
    • A. 

      OEIS

    • B. 

      EIS

    • C. 

      OLEIS

    • D. 

      OEOIS

  • 10. 
    How are the well-defined sequences of wild numbers called?
    • A. 

      Wild numbers

    • B. 

      Pseudo numbers

    • C. 

      Pseudo wild numbers

    • D. 

      Wild Integers

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