### Basic and general Mathematics quiz questions with answers

**Ques. **What fraction of a millimeter is a nanometer?

(a) One thousandth

(b) One millionth

(c) One hundredth

(d) One ten thousandth

Ans. (b)

**Ques. **One fathom is equal to

(a) 6 feet

(b) 6 meters

(c) 60 feet

(d) 100 cm

Ans. (a)

**Ques. **Which Scottish mathematician invented logarithms?

(a) Srinivasa Ramanujan^{
}(b) Paul Erdos^{
}(c) John Napier^{
}(d) Georg Ferdinand Cantor

Ans. (c)

**Ques. **If P(n) is the statement “n (n+1) (n+2) is divisible by 12”, then what is P(3) ?

(a) 12 is divisible by 12

(b) 24 is divisible by 12

(c) 48 is divisible by 12

(d) 60 is divisible by 12

Ans. (d)

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**Ques.** What is the name for the longest side of a right angled triangle?

(a) Hypotenuse

(b) Hypothesis

(c) Hypocrite

(d) Hypnosis

Ans. (a)

**Ques. **Which of these does not represent a unit of

(a) Line

(b) Rye seed

(c) Barleycorn

(d) Poppyseed

Ans. (b)

**Ques.** What does 2 squared, plus the circumference of a circle, minus twice the product of the circle’s radius and pi, minus the cube root of 8, equal?

(a) 8

(b) 4

(c) 2

(d) 6

Ans. (c)

**Ques. **How many hours are there in a week?

(a) 60

(b) 3,600

(c) 24

(d) 168

Ans. (d)

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**Ques. **If the sides of a triangle measure 5, 13 and 12, what is the angle defined by the sides which are 5 and 12?

(a) 60^{o
}(b) 45^{o
}(c) 30^{o
}(d) 90^{o}

Ans. (d)

**Ques. **Who invented infinitesimal calculus independently of Newton, invented the binary system?

(a) Gottfried Leibniz

(b) Hermann Grassmann

(c) Johannes Kepler

(d) Heinrich Weber

Ans. (a)

**Ques.** In Euclidean geometry what is the definition of a triangle?

(a) Quarter of a square

(b) A polygon

(c) A two-dimensional plane determined by any three points

(d) Ashape containing atleast three angles

Ans. (c)

**Ques. **How many feet are there in a fathom?

(a) 500

(b) 100

(c) 6

(d) 12

Ans. (c)

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**Ques.** Which 3rd century Greek mathematician wrote Elements of Geometry?

(a) Archimedes

(b) Eratosthenes

(c) Euclid

(d) Pythagoras

Ans. (c)

**Ques. **The basic shape of the North American continent on a map is best described as which?

(a) Square

(b) Triangular

(c) Circular

(d) Hexagonal

Ans. (b)

**Ques. **In an A.P the sum of terms equidistant from the beginning and end is equal to _____.

(a) First term

(b) Second term

(c) sum of first and last terms

(d) last term

Ans. (c)

**Ques. **Which of these states of the USA is a rectangle?

(a) Arkansas

(b) Wyoming

(c) Utah

(d) Iowa

Ans. (b)

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**Ques. **What is the radius of a circle whose area is 154 square inches?

(a) 22 inches

(b) 7 inches

(c) 44 inches

(d) 5 inches

Ans. (b)

**Ques. **Which branch of mathematics uses symbols to represent unknown quantities?

(a) Statistics

(b) Geometry

(c) Algebra

(d) Calculus

Ans. (c)

**Ques. **How many words can be formed using the letter A thrice, the letter B twice and the letter C once?

(a) 50

(b) 60

(c) 55

(d) 40

Ans. (b)

**Ques. **What form of art is characterised by depicting objects by a rectangular or geometric treatment of their forms?

(a) Poster art

(b) Impressionism

(c) Surrealism

(d) Cubsim

Ans. (d)

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**Ques. **What number do the numbers on opposite sides of a standard cube-shaped die always add up to?

(a) 9

(b) 6

(c) 8

(d) 7

Ans. (d)

**Ques. **With which branch of mathematics is Euclid chiefly associated?

(a) Trigonometry

(b) Probability

(c) Geometry

(d) Calculus

Ans. (c)

**Ques.** Pi, a mathematical constant whose value is the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter, is the same value as what other ratio?

(a) GDP to GNP in a balanced economy

(b) The hypotenuse to the sum of the other sides

(c) The sum of the sides of a dodecahedron to one side

(d) A circle’s area to the square of its radius

Ans. (d)

**Ques.** The angles of a triangle are in the ratio 1: 2: 3. The greatest angle will be

(a) 60°

(b) 30°

(c) 90°

(d) 75°

Ans. (c)

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**Ques.** Which least number should be added to 2600 to make it a perfect square?

(a) 3

(b) 9

(c) 1

(d) 5

**Ans.** (c)

**Ques. **The vertices of a triangle are (0, 0), (3, 0) and (0, 4). The centroid of the triangle is

(a) (1/2 , 2)

(b) (1, 4/3)

(c) (0, 0)

(d) None of these

Ans. (b)

**Ques. **The equation of the normal to the curve y = sin x at (0, 0) is

(a) x = 0

(b) y = 0

(c) x + y = 0

(d) x – y = 0

Ans. (c)

**Ques.** What shape are honeycomb cells?

(a) Triangles

(b) Pentagons

(c) Squares

(d) Hexagons

Ans. (d)

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**Ques.** Which is the 17th century German mathematician and astronomer whose works, including ” Epitome of Copernican Astronomy”, provided one of the foundations for Isaac Newton’s theory of universal gravitation?

(a) Heinrich Decimator

(b) Christiaan Huygens

(c) John Flamsteed

(d) Johannes Kepler

Ans. (d)

**Ques.** What is a natural number called if it has exactly two distinct divisors?

(a) Integer

(b) Prime number

(c) Composite number

(d) Perfect number

Ans. (b)

**Ques.** When did Polish code breaker Marian Rejewski first break the code of the Enigma Machines used by German military?

(a) 1962

(b) 1950

(c) 1932

(d) 1910

Ans. (c)

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