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100

What animal once lived without its head for 18 months?

a chicken

100

An apple fell on his head, which led him to discover gravity.

Isaac Newton

100

pi (π)

a. Archimedes

b. Michael Mästlin

c. Aryabhata

d. Euler

e. William Rowan Hamilton

a. Archimedes

100

MENTAL MATH

72 + 3

75

100

What is the formula for the area of a rectangle?

length x width

100

Simplify the fraction 24/68

6/17

100

What are the first 3 digits of pi?

3.14

100

Name the fastest human sense.

Hearing

100

Which country is Mr. Edwin from?

Kenya

200

Which country were fireworks first invented?

China

200

This mathematician was afraid of beans, believing they were an omen of death.

a. Pythagorus

b. Isaac Newton

c. Tycho Brahe

a. Pythagorus

200

zero (0)

a. Archimedes

b. Michael Mästlin

c. Aryabhata

d. Euler

e. William Rowan Hamilton

c. Aryabhata

200

Mental Math

500 + 3 +10

513

200

What is the formula for the area of a circle?

πr2

200

The Roman symbol for 2000

MM

200

How many sides does a dodecahedron have?

12

200

What month was Julius Caesar stabbed in?

March

200

What is Mr. Arthur's last name?

Sibgatullin

300

How many legs does a crab have?

10

300

As punishment for being rowdy and to keep him busy, he was told to add up all the integers between 1 and 100. He almost immediately produced an answer, which was 5,050.

a. Pythagorus

b. Isaac Newton

c. Tycho Brahe

d. George Dantzing

e. Carl Gauss

e. Carl Gauss

300

phi ()

a. Archimedes

b. Michael Mästlin

c. Aryabhata

d. Euler

e. William Rowan Hamilton

b. Michael Mästlin

300

Mental Math

4 squared plus 6 squared

52

300

What is the quadratic formula?

(-b±√(b^2-4ac))/2a

300

Which number is represented by the Roman symbols?

MCDLXIV

1464

300

What does the word "sum" refer to in math?

addition

300

How many number combinations are there in a pair of dice?

36

300

Which month is Ms. Amanda's birthday?

TBD

400

What animal is 30 times more likely to be struck by lightning than humans?

Giraffe

400

This mathematician arrived to his statistics class late, where the professor had written two unsolved problems on the board; he mistook them for homework and solved both.

a. Pythagorus

b. Isaac Newton

c. Tycho Brahe

d. George Dantzing

e. Carl Gauss

d. George Dantzing

400

functional notation, f(x)

a. Archimedes

b. Michael Mästlin

c. Aryabhata

d. Euler

e. William Rowan Hamilton

d. Euler

400

Mental Math

306 plus 19 plus 1

326

400

What is the factoring of a difference of perfect squares? a^{2}-b^{2}

(a+b)(a-b)

400

What is the sum of the interior angles of a hexagon?

720 degrees

400

What does the word "quotient" refer to in math?

division

400

The line "To be or not to be" comes from which Shakespeare play?

Hamlet

400

Name any three administration or office staff?

Mr. Andrey, Ms. Lana, Ms. Natalia, Ms. Oksana,

Mr. Ivan, Ms. Maria, Ms. Daria, Mr. Rustam

500

The only continent on which spiders don't exist?

Antarctica

500

This astronomer lost part of his nose in a sword duel with a fellow Danish nobleman and replaced it with what he thought was gold (it was actually just brass).

a. Pythagorus

b. Isaac Newton

c. Tycho Brahe

d. George Dantzing

e. Carl Gauss

c. Tycho Brahe

500

i (imaginary numbers) (or at least one of the people)

a. Archimedes

b. Michael Mästlin

c. Aryabhata

d. Euler

e. William Rowan Hamilton

e. William Rowan Hamilton

500

MENTAL MATH

-50 + 34

-16

500

What is the formula to convert Fahrenheit to Celsius?

°C = (°F - 32) × 5/9

500

What is the product of 451 and 14?

6314

500

When a fair die is thrown, what is the probability of getting a number greater than 4?

2/6 or 1/3

500

What was a frequent subject in Georgia O'Keeffe's paintings?

Flowers

500

How many meetings and how many hours do you need to get to be a distinguished member of MHS?

6 meetings and 15 hours