Trivia Quiz: The Concept Of Infinity

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Below is a trivia quiz on the concept of infinity which is essentially a form that is used when something is either unquantifiable, or it has no bound or end. This concept has been used across physics and mathematics and can be used when describing something broken too. Do take up the quiz below and see where the concept finds its pillar.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Who first started the concept of Infinity?
    • A. 

      The Ancient Greeks

    • B. 

      The Mexicans

    • C. 

      The Indians

    • D. 

      The Cows

    • E. 

      The Egyptians

  • 2. 
    How old is the concept of Infinity?
    • A. 

      About 10 years old

    • B. 

      About 2,000,000 years old

    • C. 

      About 2,300 years old

    • D. 

      Uhhhhh...

    • E. 

      ONE HUNDRED BILLION THOUSAND KAZILLION MILLION years old

  • 3. 
    Who refined and documented the concept?
    • A. 

      Einstein

    • B. 

      Aristotle

    • C. 

      Archimedes

    • D. 

      Mr. Burrito

    • E. 

      Fibonacci

  • 4. 
    How was the first ever document of infinity destroyed?
    • A. 

      It fell on the ground

    • B. 

      An indian burned it

    • C. 

      It fell into the ocean when it was being transported to the "New World"

    • D. 

      Monks wrote prayers on it and a man drew pictures on it

    • E. 

      A flamingo sat on it

  • 5. 
    Is it true that Archimedes decided "infinity had to exist because time appeared to have no beginning nor no end"?
    • A. 

      True!

    • B. 

      False!

    • C. 

      Huh??!

    • D. 

      Both

    • E. 

      Neither

  • 6. 
    Is it possible to add numbers to infinity? (Like Infinity+1 and Infinity+2)
    • A. 

      Huh?

    • B. 

      In practice...

    • C. 

      Yes

    • D. 

      No

    • E. 

      Sometimes

  • 7. 
    What does infinity most commonly represent?
    • A. 

      "No end"

    • B. 

      "Irrational"

    • C. 

      Pi

    • D. 

      Ostrich

    • E. 

      "Cylinder"

  • 8. 
    Who is usually credited for the infinity symbol?
    • A. 

      Archimedes

    • B. 

      Homer Simpson

    • C. 

      John Wallis

    • D. 

      Aristotle

    • E. 

      Sir John A. Cookie the 7th

  • 9. 
    Near what year did Isha Upanishad state that "If you remove a part from infinity or add a part to infinity, still what remains is infinity"?
    • A. 

      Dinosaur Times

    • B. 

      Near 2012 AD

    • C. 

      Near 100 BC

    • D. 

      Near 12000 AD

    • E. 

      Near 300 BC

  • 10. 
    Why did Aristotle decide that infinity had to exist? (Hint: There are 2 correct answers, and you have to choose both of them)
    • A. 

      Because he thought irationality in formulas like pi never end.

    • B. 

      Because if there were no infinity, numbers would have to go on forever.

    • C. 

      Because it had to.

    • D. 

      Because time appeared to have to beginning or no end.

    • E. 

      Because 1 + 1 = 2

  • 11. 
    Where did John Wallis get the infinity symbol from? (Hint: There are 3 correct answers, and you have to choose all three of them)
    • A. 

      He got it from The Backyardigans.

    • B. 

      He derived it from the Roman numeral 1000 that was in turn derived from the Etruscan numeral 1000, which looked somewhat like ∞.

    • C. 

      He got it from the ancient Asian symbol for "Person"

    • D. 

      He used it because before typesetting machines were invented, ∞ was made simply by putting an 8 on it's side.

    • E. 

      He derived it from the greek letter ω, the last letter in the alphabet.

  • 12. 
    What was Aristotle's academy called?
    • A. 

      The Lyceum

    • B. 

      The Royal academy of Philosophy

    • C. 

      The School of Biology

    • D. 

      He didn't have his own academy; he took over Plato's

    • E. 

      The School of Smart Dudes

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