# Mathematics Quiz Questions Answers – Learn About Maths – Latest Mathematics General Knowledge Quiz ## Mathematics Quiz History of Mathematics Part 1

1) In which civilization dot patterns were first employed to represent numbers?

2) The ancient Babylonians had their number system based on?

3) Which number system was commonly employed in various ancient civilizations and is even today in some regions?

4) In which ancient civilization, numbers were for the first time represented by words?

5) In which numerals X, M, V, L, etc. belong to?

6) In which ancient civilization, odd and even numbers were divided into two sets, the odd ones denoted as males and the even females?

7) Among the numbers – Fibonacci, Kaprekar, Mersenne and Figurate numbers which one is ancient in origin?
8) Apart from the number system, ancient Indians are held in high esteem for their contributions to the field. What is it?

9) Who wrote an elaborate history of Greek geometry from its earliest origins?

10) Which natural phenomenon was employed in ancient times to estimate the heights of objects?

## Mathematics Quiz Questions History of Mathematics Part 2

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11) The Babylonian geometry mainly boils down to solving?

12) Which mathematician contemplated the creation of universal language ‘Characteristica universalis’ and a precise science of reasoning ‘Calculus ratiocinator’?

13) It is claimed that the priest architects of Egypt could lay out a right angle with the aid of a rope divided in to a ratio by three knots. What is this ratio?

14) Zephirum, lziphra, Cenero and Sifr are different names of _?

15) The pyramids of Egypt are monuments to truths about?

16) Which ancient book contains 64 Hexagrams?
Answer: The book of changes (It is a Chinese text)

17) Which mathematician prepared the trigonometric tables seen in a modern textbook?

18) Who wrote one of the oldest documents on mathematics, Rhind Papyrus’?

19) Which ancient school odd thought believed that the universe is primarily made of numbers?

20) The most popular method of long multiplication ‘Gelosia’ in the 15th and 16th century world had its origin in _?

## Mathematics Quiz Questions History of Mathematics Part 3

21) ‘A figure and a platform, not a figure and six pence’ was the motto amongst _?

22) Which is the most remarkable Babylonian mathematical table?

23) In the Stonehenge, the primitive astronomical observatory, stones arranged almost in the form of a _?

24) Where were red and black colored rods employed to denote positive and negative numbers respectively?

25) Where has been found an ivory scale of linear measurement of the time of the Indus Valley Civilization?

27) The Antikythera device found in an ancient shipwreck of a Greek island was?

28) Which device was popular in Europe for counting purpose during 1200 to 1800?

29) When did the monumental “Principia Mathematica’ of A.N Whitehead and Bertrand Russell appear?

30) When was ‘Rhind Papyrus’ oldest document on Mathematics discovered?

## Mathematics Quiz Questions Mathematics Books and Authors Part 1

31) Russell Maloney‘s story book gives an idea about statistics. Name this book.

32) This classic of Plato contains reference to numbers whose significance is still being dugout by mathematicians. Name it.

33) Who is the author of geometry oriented science fiction Flatland?

34) “The world can be made intelligent in terms of right angles” This statement was made in a world famous classic of Plato. Which is that classic?

35) Who explains his experience in a one dimensional world as a depicted in the classic science fiction Flatland?

36) Which story shows how the law of average fails?

37) Who is the author of this book “The Law”?

38) “The senses delight in things duly proportional” who made this statement relating beauty to mathematics?

39) Who said “music is the pleasure of the human soul experiences from counting without being aware that it is counting”?

40) Who forwarded in his books this motto “The purpose of computing is insight, not numbers”?

## Mathematics Quiz Questions Mathematics Books and Authors Part 2

41) An artist as well as mathematician, he wrote a book on geometrical and perspective meant for artists. Who was he?

42) Who said “the power is not in the hands of the few but information in the hands of the many”?

43) Which books on mathematics has been described as a “scientific poem”?

44) Who is the author of “Mecanique Analytique”?

45) Himself an esteemed philosopher of mathematics, he wrote solely and extensively on the philosophy of mathematics. Who is he?

46) Who is the author of classic “Principia Mathematica”?

47) Who wrote one of the greatest mathematical treatises of ancient times the “Arithmetica”?

48) Who wrote “A Mathematician‘s Apology”?

49) Who wrote the first textbook on differential calculus?

50) Who is the author of “The Fractal Geometry of Nature” an important contribution to understanding form and complexity in the physical universe?

## Mathematics Quiz Questions Mathematics Books and Authors Part 3

51) Who wrote the classic “Paradoxes of the Infinite”?

52) Who wrote “Liber Abaci” which introduced the Indian number system and zero to the Europe?

53) Which mathematician wrote “Discourse of Method” in bed when he was hardly 16 years old and had studied mathematics for a few months only?

54) Who wrote the classic “On Growth and Form” a mathematical treatment of natural history?

55) Who wrote the popular “One, Two, Thre… Infinity” a book on numbers and their relationship with the cosmos?

56) Who is the author of “Mathematical Ideas, Their Nature and Use”?

57) Who wrote the recent mathematical masterpiece “Godel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid”?

58) Who discovered the oldest document on mathematics?

59) Who wrote the witty and amusing book “A Budget of Paradoxes”?

60) Who is the author of the classic “Men of Mathematics”?

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## Mathematics Quiz Questions Pathfinders Inventors and Founders of Mathematics Part 1

61) Who hit upon the idea of “Cartesian coordinate”?

62) Who is the discoverer of conic sections?

63) Who formulated the concept of “Fractals”?

64) Who provided that π2 is irrational?

65) Who is the not so well known father of statistics?

66) Who discovered the “Isogonic Centre” of the triangle?

67) Who formulated “the Incompleteness Theorem” no theory of all mathematics is finitely describable, consistent and complete?

68) Who is the originator of the game theory is now applied to business, war etc.?

69) Who proved that transcendental numbers exist?

70) Who is the father of mathematical physics?

## Mathematics Quiz Questions Pathfinders Inventors and Founders of Mathematics Part 2

71) Who discovered the science of infinity?

72) Which mathematician gave a global plan to solve a mathematical problem?

73) Who invented the invention of integral calculus?

74) Who invented logarithm for faster calculations?

75) Who invented the slide rule?

76) Who invented the method of exhaustion for determining the areas and volume of geometrical figures and solids respectively?

77) G.H Leibniz invented calculus. But one famous scientist also simultaneously invented calculus. Name him.

78) Who is the inventor of superellipse?

79) Who invented the integrator, an instrument which gives the value of definite integrals?

80) Who invented the first chess playing machine?

## Mathematics Quiz Questions Pathfinders Inventors and Founders of Mathematics Part 3

81) Who invented “Quaternions”?

82) Who invented what is known as “descriptive geometry”?

83) Who founded the mathematical theory of information?

84) Who is considered the founder of trigonometry?

85) Who laid the foundation of matric algebra?

86) Who founded the subject of vector analysis?

87) Who founded the subject of functional analysis?

88) Who is the founder of modern theory of numbers?

89) Who founded the subject of projective geometry?

90) It is said that he laid the foundation of calculus in geometrical form before it was actually invented by others. Who was he?

## Mathematics Quiz Questions Instruments and Machines in Mathematics Part 1

91) Which is the instrument that measures angles, sideways, or up and down for making maps?

92) Which device is employed only for multiplying and dividing numbers?

93) Which is the instrument employed for drawing large circles?

94) Which is the instrument commonly used for measuring angles?

95) Which device is used for measuring the area of an irregular plane figure?

96) Which is the instrument is used for measuring the angle of sun above the horizon?

97) Which instrument is used for measuring the curvature of a surface?

98) Which is the mechanic device employed for determining areas under curves?

99) Which is believed to be the most ancient device used for calculation purpose?

100) Which is the instrument employed for drawing straight lines?

## Mathematics Quiz Questions Instruments and Machines in Mathematics Part 2

101) What is the instrument employed to measure the angle a star makes with the horizon?

102) Napier’s bone’s was a device _?
Answer: For multiplying, dividing and taking square roots of numbers.

103) Which is the calculating machine that caught the imagination of the public and convinced it of the arrival of an “electronic brain”?

104) Who built the first logic machine which could solve problems in formal logic?

105) He built the first workable logic machine which could solve a problem faster than a human being. Who is he?

106) Which is the first code breaking machine?

107) Who built the first automatic calculating machine?

108) Which is the device popular from the time of ancient Egypt for generating random numbers?

109) Who built the first calculating machine that solved different equations?

110) Which game did a thinking machine play for the first time?  