Impediments

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Impediments

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    “Let me not to the marriage of true minds/Admit impediments,” says Shakespeare in Sonnet 116. But impediments have to be admitted in other contexts. Which of the following is a major unsolved problem in mathematics?
    • A. 

      Fermat’s Last Theorem

    • B. 

      The Riemann Hypothesis

    • C. 

      The Taniyama-Shimura Conjecture

    • D. 

      The prime gap conjecture

  • 2. 
    According to the International Astronomical Union, Pluto is not really  a planet. The impediment is:
    • A. 

      It has too little mass.

    • B. 

      It belongs to a separate class of Kuiper Belt objects.

    • C. 

      It hasn’t cleared up its neighborhood.

    • D. 

      It is smaller than Earth’s moon.

  • 3. 
    Several important scientists suffered with speech impediments. Which one of the following did not?
    • A. 

      Charles Darwin

    • B. 

      Isaac Newton

    • C. 

      Alan Turing

    • D. 

      Galileo Galilei

  • 4. 
    “Learning disabilities” are now frequently diagnosed among students. Which of the following is not a formally recognized impediment to learning?
    • A. 

      Dyscalculia

    • B. 

      Dysgraphia

    • C. 

      Oppositional Defiant Disorder

    • D. 

      Foreign Language Learning Disability