# 30 Mathematics Quiz Questions with Answers – Online Math GK Quiz

1) When did Al-Khwarizmi write the popular book which introduced Indian numbers and zero to the Arab world?

Answer: A.D. 820

2) When were Indian mathematicians leaders in the world of mathematics?

Answer: 6″‘ to 10th century

3) When did the first printed book on mathematics appear?

Answer: 1478

4) When was the problem of “Seven Bridges of Konigsberg” posed?

Answer: 1736

5) When was the “Four color conjecture” every map on a flat surface or a sphere can be cultured without using more than four different colors – proved?

Answer: 1976

6) When this book was published, a timorous editor added a note claiming that the author had forwarded the revolutionary theory mentioned in it as a mathematical convenience and not as reality. Which is that book?

Answer: De Revolutionibus Orbium Coelestium

7) Which book became popular as “The Red Monster” among not only mathematicians but also physicists, engineers, statisticians etc. as a handy reference?

Answer: The Handbook of Mathematical Functions

8) Who wrote the classic “On computable numbers, with an Application to the Entscheidungs problem” that dealt with logic in calculations?

Answer: Alan Turing

9) “Researches into the Mathematical Principles of the Theory of wealth” is the first systematic treatise on the application of mathematics to economics. Who wrote it?

Answer: Augustin Cournot

10) Who wrote the classic entertainer “Mathematical Recreations and Essays”?

Answer: W. Rouse Ball

11) Who wrote the first systematic text on trigonometry?

Answer: Johannes Muller

12) Who wrote the classic “Logic Machines and Diagrams”?

Answer: Martina Gardner

13) Who is the author of “Mathematics for the Million”, a lucidly written book giving the origins and fundamentals of mathematics?

Answer: Lancelot Hogben

14) Who wrote the classic “Proofs and Refutations” in which he argued that mathematics is not infallible and is subject to correction and criticism?

Answer: Imre Lakatos

15) Who wrote the quaint book “Sand Reckoner” in which the universe was considered to be made up of sand grains and their count was made?

Answer: Archimedes

## Basic Mathematics GK Quiz Questions with Answers

16) Who wrote “The Analyst” which attacked the then newly conceived calculus invented by Isaac Newton?

Answer: George Berkeley

17) This book was used as a school textbook in Persia for hundreds of years. Which is that book?

Answer: The Algebra of Omar Khayyam

18) Which journal gives up-to-date information on the current world literature in mathematics especially for researchers?

Answer: Mathematical Review

19) ‘Lady Luck’ is the title of a popular science book on:

Answer: The theory of probability

20) The oldest journal devoted chiefly to advanced mathematics is:

Answer: Journal de l’Ecole polytechnique

21) Which is the most unreadable mathematical classic?

Answer: Principia Mathematica

22) Both Rene Descartes and Pierre de Fermat are considered to be the founding father of this subject. What is the subject?

Answer: Analytical Geometry

23) Who is the founding father of modern analysis?

Answer: Augustin Cauchy

24) These two mathematicians founded the theory of probability. Who are they?

Answer: Pierre de Fermat and Blaise Pascal

25) Who founded the Logistic School of Mathematics?

Answer: G.W. Leibniz

26) Who is the founding father of the Formalist School of Mathematics?

Answer: David Hilbert

27) Who founded the Intuitionist School of Mathematics?

Answer: L.E.J. Brouwer

28) Which mathematician invented a wheelbarrow?

Answer: Blaise Pascal

29) What is the structure of a DNA molecule?

Answer: Double helix

30) The shell of a snail has a shape resembling:

Answer: A logarithmic spiral