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1. The term Möbius strip comes from the person who discovered it. What was his name?
2. The Möbius strip has the property of being non-orientable, meaning that it can be moved around the surface and back to where it started so that it looks like a mirror image of itself. Which of these figures is also non-orientable?
3. A famous artist was fascinated with the Möbius strip as well as other impossibilities. He put them in many pieces of his art. Who was he?
4. In 1969 and early 1970, an art contest was held to determine what a particular logo would look like. Gary Anderson, a college student, designed the winning logo, which was a Möbius strip made up of three arrows. It is still widely used today internationally. What does this logo represent?
5. In one-dimensional geometry, what quantity of sides would be impossible?
6. Which impossible shape was created by artist Oscar Reutersvärd?
7. Which of these is not another name for the Devil's pitchfork?
8. Many impossible figures are only impossible at the perspective they're shown at. In fact, perspective plays an important role in artwork with impossible designs. Which piece of art has the following quote underneath it: "Whoever makes a DESIGN without the Knowledge of PERSPECTIVE will be liable to such Absurdities as are shewn in this Frontiſpiece."
9. The impossible cube (shown at the lower left-hand corner of M.C. Escher's "Belvedere") is based off of a wire-frame 2D cube first published in 1832. Which of these is the correct name for it?
10. This Hungarian artist (and animated film director) also dealt with ambiguous/impossible scenes, and is often held in the same esteem as Escher. His works include "Corner House" and a Möbius Strip of hands flipping pages called "Books". Who is he?
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