Simple Math GK Quiz

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Simple Math GK Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the largest number of Friday the 13ths that can occur in a calendar year?
    • A. 

      4

    • B. 

      3

    • C. 

      1

    • D. 

      2

  • 2. 
    What letter is commonly used to refer to the set of integers?
    • A. 

      L

    • B. 

      M

    • C. 

      I

    • D. 

      Z

  • 3. 
    What mathematical field uses Yates' correction for continuity?
    • A. 

      Complex Variables

    • B. 

      Statistics

    • C. 

      Probability

    • D. 

      Calculus

  • 4. 
    In which century was Isaac Newton's "Principia Mathematica" published?
    • A. 

      1700's

    • B. 

      1600's

    • C. 

      1800's

    • D. 

      1500's

  • 5. 
    Which field of mathematics was influenced by the "Seven Bridges of Konigsberg" problem?
    • A. 

      Group Theory

    • B. 

      Topology

    • C. 

      Statistics

    • D. 

      Calculus

  • 6. 
    Which mathematician founded the American Journal of Mathematics?
    • A. 

      James Joseph Sylvester

    • B. 

      Carl Friedrich Gauss

    • C. 

      Friedrich Wilhelm Von Steuben

    • D. 

      Isaac Newton

  • 7. 
    Which mathematician invented an early calculating machine in the late 16th century?
    • A. 

      Laplace

    • B. 

      Newton

    • C. 

      Leibniz

    • D. 

      Pascal

  • 8. 
    Which mathematician is "e" named after?
    • A. 

      Descartes

    • B. 

      Newton

    • C. 

      Euler

    • D. 

      Pythagoras

  • 9. 
    Which of the following is not a field of mathematics?
    • A. 

      Geodesy

    • B. 

      Calculus

    • C. 

      Complex Variables

    • D. 

      Numerology

  • 10. 
    Which of the following is not a transcendental number?
    • A. 

      Square Root Of 2

    • B. 

      Pi

    • C. 

      Ln(2)

    • D. 

      E

  • 11. 
    Who gave the first complete proof of the fundamental theorem of algebra?
    • A. 

      Gauss

    • B. 

      Heron

    • C. 

      Cantor

    • D. 

      Euler

  • 12. 
    Who was the author of "Mechanica"?
    • A. 

      Newton

    • B. 

      Euler

    • C. 

      Gauss

    • D. 

      Leibniz

  • 13. 
    Who pioneered the use of the letter "x" to represent an unknown variable?
    • A. 

      Newton

    • B. 

      Euler

    • C. 

      Descartes

    • D. 

      Gauss

  • 14. 
    Who wrote the book "The Joy of Pi" about the mathematical symbol?
    • A. 

      David Blatner

    • B. 

      Mark Matheson

    • C. 

      Thomas Sowell

    • D. 

      Earl McIntyre

  • 15. 
    What do you call the distance between the center of a regular polygon to one of its sides?
    • A. 

      Polygonal Chord

    • B. 

      Altitude

    • C. 

      Apothem

    • D. 

      Inscription

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