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Quiz about Pythagoras
Quiz about Pythagoras

Pythagoras Trivia Quiz


Some questions about Pythagoras and his ideas. Have fun.

A multiple-choice quiz by thejazzkickazz. Estimated time: 5 mins.
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Time
5 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
25,079
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
5
Difficulty
Difficult
Avg Score
2 / 5
Plays
909
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Question 1 of 5
1. Of which island was Pythagoras a native? Hint


Question 2 of 5
2. Where did he settle in about 530 B.C.? Hint


Question 3 of 5
3. According to Pythagoras, which of the following had a real and separate existence outside our minds? Hint


Question 4 of 5
4. Which number was a perfect number, according to Pythagoras? Hint


Question 5 of 5
5. According to Pythagoras, the numbers 1, 3, 6, 10, etc. were called what? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Of which island was Pythagoras a native?

Answer: Samos

Samos is an island in the eastern portion of the Aegean sea, near modern day Turkey.
2. Where did he settle in about 530 B.C.?

Answer: Croton

Croton was a Dorian Greek colony on the boot of Italy, known as 'Magna Graecia'.
3. According to Pythagoras, which of the following had a real and separate existence outside our minds?

Answer: numbers

Numbers to the Pythagorians were like the ideal forms sought after by Plato. Everything could be explained by their magic properties.
4. Which number was a perfect number, according to Pythagoras?

Answer: 10

Incidentally, this tradition of the perfect '10' has been carried down into the modern day. Perhaps our friend Pythagoras was on to something?
5. According to Pythagoras, the numbers 1, 3, 6, 10, etc. were called what?

Answer: triangular

This can be explained by envisioning the numbers lined up, with 1 on the top row, 2 and 3 on the second row (creating a triangle at 3), 4, 5, 6 on the third row (another triangle) and 7, 8, 9 and 10 on the forth row...all creating triangular forms! Thank you...I hope you learned a little something about the man whose name is synonymous with a theorum!
Source: Author thejazzkickazz

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