What Do You Know About Mathematical Fiction?

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In the midst of creative fictional works and writings, the mathematical fiction is a subgenre which revolves around mathematics. In a typical mathematical fiction, mathematicians play the most important roles while the form/medium are not. The works range from films and videos to short stories and plays, novels and comic books to audios.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    In which year did Edwin Abbott Abbott write his famous mathematics fiction “Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions”? 
    • A. 

      1888

    • B. 

      1883

    • C. 

      1884

    • D. 

      1886

  • 2. 
    Which land was dedicated to science, arts and mathematics in the Gulliver’s Travel? 
    • A. 

      Brobdingnag

    • B. 

      Lilliput

    • C. 

      Laputa

    • D. 

      Houyhnhnms

  • 3. 
    The Flatterland is a sequel to which of these mathematical fictions?  ​​​​​​The... 
    • A. 

      Flatland

    • B. 

      Flattestland

    • C. 

      Firstland

    • D. 

      Formland

  • 4. 
    Who wrote the Flatterland? 
    • A. 

      Ian Sommelier

    • B. 

      Ian Somerhalder

    • C. 

      Ian Stewart

    • D. 

      Ian Stephan

  • 5. 
    What is the “Mathiverse” in Flatterland? 
    • A. 

      A set of all worlds

    • B. 

      The stars

    • C. 

      A planet

    • D. 

      The galaxies in space

  • 6. 
    According to the novel Flatterland, what happens when you fall into a black hole?
    • A. 

      A past version of yourself emerges

    • B. 

      A future version of yourself emerges

    • C. 

      It twirl you and then disappears

    • D. 

      All your past flashes before you

  • 7. 
    Who wrote the Hacker and the Ants? 
    • A. 

      Rudy Rucker

    • B. 

      Kelly Choi

    • C. 

      Kalyn Chapman

    • D. 

      Ron Kessy

  • 8. 
    What are the ants in the Hacker and the Ants?
    • A. 

      Amoeba

    • B. 

      Viruses

    • C. 

      Bacteria

    • D. 

      Worms

  • 9. 
    Where is the Antland of Fnoor located? 
    • A. 

      On the milky-way galaxy

    • B. 

      Between space and time

    • C. 

      On an Astral plane

    • D. 

      In a virtual world

  • 10. 
    Which country is the Last Theorem set in?
    • A. 

      Nigeria

    • B. 

      Sri Lanka

    • C. 

      Mexico

    • D. 

      Japan

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