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15 Quiz Questions on History of Math

Here are 15 History of Math Questions that are provided for your Quiz or Trivia Night at no cost. Scroll to the bottom to see the answers.




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I am considered the greatest mathematician of antiquity. I calculated the area under the arc of a parabola and gave remarkably accurate approximations of pie. [A--------s]

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I am famous for my incompleteness theorum. Who am I ? [K--- -----]

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Born in 1707 I was a pioneering Swiss mathematician and physicist. in 1736 I solved the Seven Bridges of Konigsberg problem. [Leonhard E----]

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I published more papers thatn any other mathematician in history. I died in 1996 [Paul E----]

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Newton and Leibniz are both credited with inventing ... [--------]

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What is the name for the study of triangles ?

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I was born in 1643 and went on to build the first practical reflecting telescope and develop an entirely new field of mathematics. [I---- ------]

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I discovered a very useful fact about the sides of right angle triagles. This theorum bears my name. Who am I ? [----------]

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I am a branch of pure mathematics concerned with the study of number and integers in particluar. What am I ? [------ ------]

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What is the missing word ? “The highest moments in the life of a mathematician are the first few moments after one has proved the result, but before one finds the -------.” [-------]

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I am a three volume work on the foundations of math, published in 1910 by Alfred North Whitehead and Bertrand Russell. [P-------- M----------]

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Some consider me the first of the modern school of mathematics. I am famous for the statement : I think therefore I am. [D--------]

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I developed the Mathematica software application. In 2002 I published a book called A New Kind of Science, it was intended to bring about a change in paradigm. I am ... [S------ W------]

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I am famous for my last theorum. Who am I ? [P----- -- F-----]

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I invented the first calculating machine in 1645. My gambling led me to study probability. I am french. Who am I ... [B----- P-----]

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