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The New Mathematics Quiz

written by: shimonbentzvi
 
A quiz on mathematics, both "old" and "new.”

Question 1:


This famous mathematician’s main interest was set theory. He is famous for his "diagonal method” of proof.
Goedel
Cantor
Gauss
Euler

Question 2:


Although he is known primarily as a physicist, Albert Einstein did make at least one very important contribution to modern mathematics. In which field was this contribution?
Partial differential equations
Differential topology
Tensor analysis
Theory of groups

Question 3:


On a plane, a map is drawn so that the border of any two intersecting areas is more than just one point. You wish to color the map so that two intersecting area have different colors. What is the minimal number of colors you will need to color any such map?
8
4
3
2

Question 4:


In mathematics, "6!” is read as "six factorial”. Calculate 6!
120
24
21
720

Question 5:


A “combination lock“ has three integers. Each integer is a member of this set: {0, 1, 2, 3, 4,}. How many such locks with different combinations can be made?
15
21
125
120

Question 6:


A pair of fair dice are rolled and the numbers on the dice are added. What is the probability that you will roll a seven?
7 out of 36
13 out of 36
2 out of 6
6 out of 36

Question 7:


What function is equal to its derivative?
y = log x
y = e ^ x
y = sin x
y = cos x

Question 8:


Which mathematician proved that every angle can be trisected?
Gauss
Aristarcus
Euclid
No one ever could

Question 9:


What do mathematicians call a quadrilateral with exactly one pair of parallel sides?
A rectangle
An ellipse
A trapezoid
A square

Question 10:


If you multiply any six consecutive whole numbers the product will be divisible by 8.
True
False

Question 11:


To a mathematician, what does "iff" mean?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 12:


Both Newton and Leibnitz claimed credit for "inventing” calculus. Which statement about calculus is true?
Euler really invented it.
Gauss really invented it.
Whoever invented it, we use Newton’s notation.
Whoever invented it, we use Leibnitz' notation.

Question 13:


Find the arithmetic mean of the following list of numbers: 0,0,0,6,1,8,0,3,0.  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 14:


Find the mode of this list of numbers: 0,0,0,1,0,3,6,8,0.
2
3
0
1

Question 15:


Who was the first US President to publish a mathematical proof?
Herbert Hoover
Benjamin Pierce
James Garfield
Thomas Jefferson

 


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