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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) 60o
(b) 45o
(c) 30o
(d) 90o
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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