Mathematics Quiz 4 - Mathematicians

1. A Mathematician's Apology is a 1940 essay which gives the layman an insight into the mind of a working mathematician. Who is the author?
Srinivasa Ramanujan
G H Hardy
Gabriel Cramer
John Napier

2. Name the author who introduced the word "robot" to the public?
Karel Capek
Isaac Asimov
William Grey Walter
George Devol

3. Name the ancient Greek Mathematician who was said to have been the tutor of Alexander the Great

4. He is a philosopher, historian and mathematician and was a recipient of the coveted Nobel Prize for Literature. Who is he?
John Napier
Paul Dirac
Srinivasa Ramanujan
Bertrand Russell

5. ENIAC (Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer) was amongst the earliest electronic general-purpose computers made. Who designed it?
John Mauchly and J. Presper Eckert
J. Presper Eckert and Arthur Burks
John Vincent Atanasoff and John Mauchly
John von Neumann and Arthur Burks

6. Which one of the following mathematicians is known for formulating a basic principle of population genetics that is named after him and the German physician, Wilhelm Weinberg?
Srinivasa Ramanujan
Bertrand Russel
G H Hardy
Charles Babbage

7. Who is credited with creating an early type of a speedometer, which were usually fitted to locomotives?
Alfred North Whitehead
Charles Babbage
Charles Lamb
John Venn

8. Bertrand Russell is known for "The Principia Mathematica", a three-volume work on the foundations of mathematics. Who was his co-author?
Alfred North Whitehead
G. H. Hardy
Andrew Wiles
William Jones

9. Charles Lutwidge Dodgson is the original name of a famous writer who was also a mathematician. Who is he?
Charles Dickens
Lewis Caroll
Charles Babbage
Ludwig Boltzmann

10. Which famous mathematician is also known as Leonardo of Pisa?
Leopold Leau
Lorenz Leonard Lindelof
Pierre-Louis Lions


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