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  • Known for the Pythagorean theorem, Pythagoras was a famous Greek philosopher and mathematician, who lived around the year 500 BC. The theorem proposed by him was related to the three sides of right angle triangle: a² + b² = c².
  • Known as the “Father of Geometry”, Euclid was a Greek mathematician who was famous for his revolutionary ideas and “Elements”, a book he wrote around the year 300 BC which proved to be very influential.
  • The method to determine the volume of objects with irregular shapes was developed by Archimedes of Syracuse who lived around 250 BC.
  • Known as Fibonacci, Leonardo of Pisa lived between 1170 and 1250 and was an Italian mathematician who is known for the number sequence named after him: Fibonacci numbers. In his book “Liber Abaci”he introduced the sequence to Western Europe after they had been described by Indian mathematicians. The Fibonacci sequence: 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89, 144, 233, 377, 610, 987, ….
  • Significant discoveries were made related to planetary motion and orbits by Galileo Galilei and Johannes Kepler in the 17th century.
  • Gottfried Leibniz who lived between 1646 and 1716 was a German mathematician and is famous for developing vital calculus concepts and mathematical notation practices,
  • Laws of physics were discovered by Isaac Newton who also brought together many significant concepts of minuscule calculus.
  • The theories of the French philosopher Rene Descartes are the foundation of the work done by Leibniz and Newton. He not only had contributions in philosophy but also had a vital influence on mathematics, creating analytical geometry, developing a system that describes geometry using algebra, contributing to optics and much more.

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    To visit the ruins of Sparta, you would travel to present day…

    • Egypt
    • Italy
    • Greece
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    Who painted the Mona Lisa?

    • Leonardo da Vinci
    • Michelangelo
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    • Greenland
    • The UK
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    • Hawk
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    Which river runs through London?

    • Seine
    • Danube
    • Thames
    • Rhine
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    In Greek mythology, Nemesis is the Goddess of…

    • Victory
    • Love and Beauty
    • Revenge
    • The Underworld
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    How many rings appear on the Olympic flag?

    • 11
    • 5
    • 9
    • 7
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    Which sport is associated with Wimbledon?

    • Golf
    • Hockey
    • Cricket
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    • Tennis
    • Soccer
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    What is the square root of 4,900?

    • 49
    • 29
    • 40
    • 70
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    What is the capital of China?

    • Shanghai
    • Beijing
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    Which animal has been hunted for its ivory?

    • Lion
    • Bear
    • Deer
    • Elephant
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    Which river runs through Paris?

    • Seine
    • Rhine
    • Loire
    • Thames
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    Which country has a red maple leaf on its flag?

    • Canada
    • Australia
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    Who wrote The Great Gatsby?

    • F. Scott Fitzgerald
    • J. D. Salinger
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