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Geometry Trivia Quiz Questions With AnswersGeometry math trivia quiz questions with answersGeometry Trivia Quiz Questions With Answers What is geometry? A: The Egyptian Rhind Papyrus (2000–1800 BC) and Moscow Papyrus (c. 1890 BC), and the Babylonian clay tablets such as Plimpton 322 (1900 BC). What does the Moscow Papyrus give a formula for? A: Calculating the volume of a truncated pyramid, or frustum. Later clay tablets (350–50 BC) demonstrate that Babylonian astronomers implemented trapezoid procedures for computing what? A: Jupiter 's position and motion within timevelocity space. South of Egypt, who established a system of geometry including early versions of sun clocks? A: The ancient Nubians. In the 7th century BC, the Greek mathematician Thales of Miletus used geometry to solve problems such as what? A: Calculating the height of pyramids and the distance of ships from the shore. He is credited with the first use of deductive reasoning applied to geometry, by doing what? A: Deriving four corollaries to Thales' Theorem Pythagoras established what school, which is credited with the first proof of the Pythagorean Theorem? A: The Pythagorean School. A: Euclid. What textbook did Euclid write that is widely considered the most successful and influential textbook of all time? A: Elements The book introduced mathematical rigor through the axiomatic method and is the earliest example of what? A: The format still used in mathematics today, that of definition, axiom, theorem, and proof. Although most of the contents of the Elements were already known, Euclid arranged them into a what? A: A single, coherent logical framework. In the Middle Ages, mathematics in medieval Islam contributed to the development of what? A: Geometry, especially algebraic geometry. In the early 17th century, what were two important developments in geometry? A: . The first was the creation of analytic geometry and the second was the systematic study of projective geometry. Projective geometry is geometry without what? A: Measurement or parallel lines, just the study of how points are related to each other. A: Fundamental objects. In many areas of geometry, such as analytic geometry, differential geometry, and topology, all objects are considered to be built up from what? A: Points. How did Euclid describe a line? A: As "breadthless length" which "lies equally with respect to the points on itself". In modern mathematics, given the multitude of geometries, the concept of a line is closely tied to what? A: The way the geometry is described. In analytic geometry, a line in the plane is often defined as what? A: The set of points whose coordinates satisfy a given linear equation. With incidence geometry, a line may be a what? A: An independent object, distinct from the set of points which lie on it. In differential geometry, what is a geodesic? A: A generalization of the notion of a line to curved spaces. A: Flat, twodimensional surface that extends infinitely far. How did Euclid define a plane angle? A: As the inclination to each other, in a plane, of two lines which meet each other, and do not lie straight with respect to each other. How is a plan angle defined in modern terms? A: An angle is the figure formed by two rays, called the sides of the angle, sharing a common endpoint, called the vertex of the angle. In Euclidean geometry, angles are used to study what? A: Polygons and triangles, as well as forming an object of study in their own right. The study of the angles of a triangle or of angles in a unit circle forms the basis of what? A: Trigonometry. A curve is a 1dimensional object that may be straight (like a line) or not; curves in 2dimensional space are called plane curves and those in 3dimensional space are called space curves.
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