What Do You Know About Conic Sections?

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What Do You Know About Conic Sections?

In mathematics, a conic section (or simply conic) is a curve obtained as the intersection of the surface of a cone with a plane. Take the quiz to find out more.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    There are how many types of conic section?
    • A. 

      One

    • B. 

      Two

    • C. 

      Three

    • D. 

      Four

  • 2. 
    The conic sections have been studied by the ancient .....
    • A. 

      Greek mathematician

    • B. 

      Latin mathematician

    • C. 

      Russian mathematician

    • D. 

      British mathematician

  • 3. 
    The conic sections have been studied by the ancient Greek mathematicians with this work culminating around
    • A. 

      100 B.C

    • B. 

      200 B.C

    • C. 

      300 B.C

    • D. 

      Option 4

  • 4. 
    The greatest progress in the study of conics by the ancient Greeks is due to ....
    • A. 

      Euclid

    • B. 

      Apollonius of Perga

    • C. 

      Menaechmus

    • D. 

      Archimedes

  • 5. 
    ..... (died c. 350 CE) is credited with expounding on the importance of the concept of a conic's focus, and detailing the related concept of a directrix, including the case of the parabola (which is lacking in Apollonius's known works).
    • A. 

      Archimedes

    • B. 

      Euclid

    • C. 

      Menaechmus

    • D. 

      Pappus of Alexandr

  • 6. 
    An instrument for drawing conic sections was first described in .... 
    • A. 

      1000 CE

    • B. 

      2000 CE

    • C. 

      3000 CE

    • D. 

      4000 CE

  • 7. 
    An instrument for drawing conic sections was first described in 1000 CE by the Islamic mathematician ...... 
    • A. 

      Muhammed

    • B. 

      Al-Kuhi

    • C. 

      Yusuf

    • D. 

      Dawud

  • 8. 
    ..... extended the theory of conics through the "principle of continuity", a precursor to the concept of limits.
    • A. 

      Albert Einstein

    • B. 

      Johannes Kepler

    • C. 

      Isaac Newton

    • D. 

      Bill Nye

  • 9. 
    Kepler first used the term foci in ....
    • A. 

      1604

    • B. 

      1514

    • C. 

      1918

    • D. 

      2008

  • 10. 
    Mathematics is usually studied in the ....
    • A. 

      School

    • B. 

      Church

    • C. 

      Mosque

    • D. 

      Museum

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