# MATHEMATICS HISTORY 2023

## Quiz by Arvin Gara

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20 questions
• Q1

Who first proposed the Prime Number Theorem?

Gauss

Euler

Aristotle

Newton

60s
• Q2

Who is credited with the sequence:

Euler

Aristotle

Gauss

Newton

30s
• Q3

Who defined zero?

Brahmagupta

John von Neumann

Archimedes

60s
• Q4

Who is the only woman in history to win the Fields Medal?

Julia Robinson

Marjorie Lee Browne

Maryam Mirzakhani

60s
• Q5

Who developed the theory of probability?

Wallis & Descartes

Pascal & Fermat

Cavalieri & Newton

Bernoulli & Desargues

60s
• Q6

How many zeros are in 1 septuagintillion?

157

213

424

635

60s
• Q7

The mathematician Pythagoras was born on which Greek island?

Rhodes

Samos

Crete

Santorini

60s
• Q8

Who gave the solution to cubic equations?

Lodovico Ferrari

Niccolo Fontana

Scopione del Ferro

Girolamo Cardano

30s
• Q9

In which number system where there is no symbol for zero?

Egyptian

Roman

Indian

Babylonian

60s
• Q10

This number’s irrationality property was first discovered by Pythagoras. What is its value?

2

5

3

4

30s
• Q11

Who is famous for the line, "I think, therefore I am"?

Rene Descartes

Pierre de Fermat

Jacob Bernoulli

Euclid

60s
• Q12

Who is the mathematician behind the equality “=” sign?

Rudolf

Recorde

Euler

Descarte

60s
• Q13

It is a prehistoric time when people developed ideas of trade, private property and quantity.

Paleolithic Age

Ancient Orient Age

Neolitic Age

Prehistory

30s
• Q14

What is a decimal number system? a. Base 5 number system b. Base 10 number system c. Base 20 number system d. Base 60 number system

Base 8

Base 60

Base 10

Base 20

60s
• Q15

What were some of Leonardo DaVinci's interests (must apply to both)?

Engineering, Theater

Cooking, Archery

Botany, Cartography

Art, Cars

60s

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