FREE! Click here to Join FunTrivia. Thousands of games, quizzes, and lots more!

# From Zero to Hero Trivia Quiz

### Everyone likes change-a-letter quizzes, but how about change-a-number? You will be given a regular clue for a word that has the letter "H", be it definition or trivia. Either change or remove the "H" to get a term used in mathematics. Example included.

A multiple-choice quiz by adams627. Estimated time: 7 mins.

Author
Time
7 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
317,226
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
6 / 10
Plays
6609
Awards
Top 10% Quiz
Last 3 plays: jxhsutt (5/10), Guest 99 (3/10), holetown (10/10).
Question 1 of 10
1. In this quiz, you'll get a clue to a word that has the letter "H" in it and instructions on how to alter the word. For example, the clue reads: "Change the "H" in a word meaning "sub sandwich" to get a number." The sub sandwich clue points to the word HERO. Change the "H" in HERO to get ZERO, which is a number and the correct answer.

Note that more than word might fit the definition. For example, HOAGIE might have fit the clue, but changing the "H" in that word will never give you a number. Remember: your answer will be a term from math.

The first real clue is: Change the "H" in a unit of time to get a number.

Answer: (1 Word, 4 Letters. What units of time have the letter "H" in them?)

#### NEXT>

Question 2 of 10
2. I'll give you a clue to the final answer by referring to which branch of mathematics your answer falls under.

Change the "H" in a word meaning "to sharpen" to get a three-dimensional solid.

Answer: (1 Word, 4 Letters. The original word begins with the letter "H")

#### NEXT>

Question 3 of 10
3. The "H" won't always be the first letter in the clue!

Remove the letter "H" from a word meaning "to glisten" to get a common term in trigonometry.

Answer: (1 Word, 4 Letters. The graph of this function passes through the origin.)

#### NEXT>

Question 4 of 10
4. This clue refers to a word that is now obsolete except for use in a common phrase.

Change the "H" in a word often paired with "kin" to get a type of quadrilateral.

Answer: (1 Word, 4 Letters. Also a type of bird...)

#### NEXT>

Question 5 of 10
5. Sometimes it's easier to figure out the math clue, then check your work with filling in the definition.

Change the "H" in the first word of a "magic" phrase to get a term in algebra often used when referring to conic sections.

Answer: (1 Word, 5 Letters. The magic phrase is a pair of rhyming, five-letter words.)

#### NEXT>

Question 6 of 10
6. All right, now you're on your own. No more hints!

Change the "H" in a famed warrior of the Trojan War to get a term used in both trigonometry and physics.

Answer: (1 Word, 6 Letters)

#### NEXT>

Question 7 of 10
7. Here's an easy one:

Remove the "H" from a word meaning "altitude" to get a number.

Answer: (1 Word, 5 Letters)

#### NEXT>

Question 8 of 10
8. Are you up to date on your mythology?

Change the letter "H" in an optically-impaired Egyptian god to get a three-dimensional shape.

Answer: (1 Word, 5 Letters)

#### NEXT>

Question 9 of 10
9. Remove the letter "H" from a architectural symbol of power and "triumph" to get a term used in circle geometry.

Answer: (1 Word, 3 Letters)

#### NEXT>

Question 10 of 10
10. Saving the best question for last:

Change the "H" in the first name of 1951 American novel's protagonist to get a word used in algebra that describes a specific mean, rectangle, or ratio.

Answer: (1 Word, 6 Letters)

 (Optional) Create a Free FunTrivia ID to save the points you are about to earn: Select a User ID: Choose a Password: Your Email:

Most Recent Scores
Apr 17 2024 : jxhsutt: 5/10
Apr 13 2024 : Guest 99: 3/10
Apr 08 2024 : holetown: 10/10
Apr 02 2024 : slay01: 10/10
Apr 01 2024 : mfc: 10/10
Mar 31 2024 : creekerjess: 10/10
Mar 27 2024 : Lottie1001: 10/10
Mar 27 2024 : FussBudget: 6/10
Mar 24 2024 : Bluebottle2: 8/10

Score Distribution

Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. In this quiz, you'll get a clue to a word that has the letter "H" in it and instructions on how to alter the word. For example, the clue reads: "Change the "H" in a word meaning "sub sandwich" to get a number." The sub sandwich clue points to the word HERO. Change the "H" in HERO to get ZERO, which is a number and the correct answer. Note that more than word might fit the definition. For example, HOAGIE might have fit the clue, but changing the "H" in that word will never give you a number. Remember: your answer will be a term from math. The first real clue is: Change the "H" in a unit of time to get a number.

Change the "H" in "hour" to get "four". Four is the only number with the same number of letters as its value, and it is the largest degree polynomial for which a formula exists to find its roots.
2. I'll give you a clue to the final answer by referring to which branch of mathematics your answer falls under. Change the "H" in a word meaning "to sharpen" to get a three-dimensional solid.

Change the "H" in "hone" to get "cone". Cones are essentially pyramids with a circular base. While most people are familiar with right cones, where the apex of the cone is directly above the center of the circular base, oblique cones are the opposite. A line from the vertex of an oblique cone to the center of the base is not perpendicular to the circle.
3. The "H" won't always be the first letter in the clue! Remove the letter "H" from a word meaning "to glisten" to get a common term in trigonometry.

Change the "H" in "shine" to get "sine." The sine function in trigonometry refers to the side of a right triangle opposite an angle, divided by the triangle's hypotenuse. When graphed, the sine function is a periodic "wave" that passes through the origin and repeats itself every 360 degrees, or 2pi radians.
4. This clue refers to a word that is now obsolete except for use in a common phrase. Change the "H" in a word often paired with "kin" to get a type of quadrilateral.

Change the "H" in "kith" to get "kite". Kites have two pairs of congruent sides, but the sides are adjacent, not opposite. The diagonals of a kite are perpendicular, and the shorter diagonal is bisected by the longer one.
5. Sometimes it's easier to figure out the math clue, then check your work with filling in the definition. Change the "H" in the first word of a "magic" phrase to get a term in algebra often used when referring to conic sections.

Change the "H" in "hocus" (from hocus-pocus) to get "focus". Conic sections (circles, ellipses, hyperbolas, and parabolas) are often defined in terms of a focus. A parabola, for example, is the set of points equidistant from a certain point (focus) and a certain line (directrix).

The focus of a parabolic dish, such as a solar reflector, is where energy reflecting off the dish will collect.
6. All right, now you're on your own. No more hints! Change the "H" in a famed warrior of the Trojan War to get a term used in both trigonometry and physics.

Change the "H" in "Hector" to "vector". Vectors represent physical quantities that have magnitude and direction (as opposed to scalars, which have only magnitude). Velocity is a vector; speed is a scalar. Solving physics problems often requires vector math.
7. Here's an easy one: Remove the "H" from a word meaning "altitude" to get a number.

Remove the "H" from "height" to get "eight". Eight is considered a magic number in Chinese culture: the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing began on 08/08/08, at 08:08:08 PM.
8. Are you up to date on your mythology? Change the letter "H" in an optically-impaired Egyptian god to get a three-dimensional shape.

Change the "H" in "Horus" to "torus". A torus is a "donut" shape and is defined by an inner radius and an outer radius. The volume of a torus is given by the circumerference of the outer circle multiplied by the radius of the torus' solid region. This can be derived by defining a torus as a cylinder wrapped around so that its bases are touching.
9. Remove the letter "H" from a architectural symbol of power and "triumph" to get a term used in circle geometry.

Remove the "H" from "arch" to get "arc". An arc in math is defined as the part of a circle's circumference intercepted by two radii or an angle. Arc length can be measured by length or by angle. A 60 degree angle on a circle where the center of the circle is the vertex will intercept a 60 degree arc.
10. Saving the best question for last: Change the "H" in the first name of 1951 American novel's protagonist to get a word used in algebra that describes a specific mean, rectangle, or ratio.

Change the "H" in "Holden" (Holden Caulfield, "The Catcher in the Rye") to get "Golden". The positive root of the equation x^2 - x - 1, the golden mean/ratio is equal to the square root of 5, plus 1, all over 2. For some reason, this ratio is repeated in nature (a nautilus' shell creates a so-called golden spiral), architecture (the Parthenon's columns are spaced by the ratio), art (Da Vinci used the ratio to divide the human body in "The Vitruvian Man"), and even musical works, such as those by Debussy and Erik Satie.

The quotient of consecutive numbers in the Fibonacci sequence approaches the golden ratio, which is also written with the Greek letter phi.

This quiz was reviewed by FunTrivia editor crisw before going online.
Any errors found in FunTrivia content are routinely corrected through our feedback system.
Related Quizzes
This quiz is part of series Commission #4:

And now, a by-the-numbers review of all of the quizzes submitted to our fourth Commission in the Author's lounge, all of which involved numbers in some way and started in September 2009.

1. From Zero to Hero Average
2. 100 Percent Chance of Rain Average
3. Euler's Number and Euler's Constant Tough
4. As easy as 1-2-3 Easier
5. One Billion and One Dalmatians Average
6. 1337 - Leet and Loving It Average
7. Six Days, Seven Nights Tough
8. The Number of the Beats Average
9. Raised in the 1660s Average
10. It Takes Two, Babe Average
11. Painting by Numbers Average
12. Fiction By The Numbers Average

4/18/2024, Copyright 2024 FunTrivia, Inc. - Report an Error / Contact Us