Pi Day
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  • Question 1
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    Q. How many 1s are in the first million decimal places of pi?
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    99758
    98578
    97857
    96875
  • Question 2
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    Q. Pi Day is celebrated on March 14.  (which was chosen because it resembles 3.14)  What time does the official celebration begin?
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    3:14 PM
    7:22 PM
    1:59 PM
    5:18 PM
  • Question 3
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    Q. What famous scientist was born on Pi Day in 1879?
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    Archimedes
    Einstein
    Galileo
    Newton
  • Question 4
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    Q. What letter is pi of the Greek alphabet?
    answer choices
    10
    12
    14
    16
  • Question 5
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    Q. Lu Chao of China set a world record by memorizing the most digits of pi.  How many digits did he memorize?
    answer choices
    67,890
    68,980
    69,760
    60,967
  • Question 6
    30 seconds
    Q. Who did the first proof to find the number pi?
    answer choices
    Archimedes 
    Pythagorus
    Socrates
    Boyle
  • Question 7
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    Q. What shape did Archimedes use to find pi?
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    square
    rectangle
    triangle
    pentagon
  • Question 8
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    Q. What does the Massachusetts Institute of Technology do on Pi Day?
    answer choices
    Pi Bee
    Pie baking Contest
    Pie eating competition
    mails its acceptance letters
  • Question 9
    30 seconds
    Q. The symbol for pi was introduced in the last _____ years.
    answer choices
    100
    200
    300
    400
  • Question 10
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    Q. What day does Europe celebrate Pi Day on?
    answer choices
    March 14th
    June 22nd
    July 22nd
    August 14th
  • Question 11
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    Q. Are pi's digits periodic? In other words, do the digits ever repeat themselves in any pattern?
    answer choices
    No, pi is irrational
    Yes, every 6,000,000 decimal places
    Yes, every infinitely long number repeats
    Maybe, not enough digits of pi are known yet
  • Question 12
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    Q. Among the digits of pi currently known, the concentration of each of the digits 0-9 are pretty close to equal. However, in the first 30 places of pi's decimal expansion, which digit is completely missing?
    answer choices
    7
    2
    0
    8
  • Question 13
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    Q. Who, in 1706, first gave the Greek letter "pi" its current mathematical definition?
    answer choices
    Isaac Newton
    William Jones
    Napoleon Bonaparte
    Archimedes
  • Question 14
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    Q. Who was the first group to find a value for pi?
    answer choices
    Egyptians
    Babylonians 
    Romans
    Greeks
  • Question 15
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    Q. What U.S. city has a zip code containing the first 5 digits of pi?
    answer choices
    Savannah, Georgia
    Salt Lake City, Utah
    Frankfort, Kentucky
    Juneau, Alaska
  • Question 16
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    Q. Which of the following is Pi NOT also referred to as?
    answer choices
    Circular Constant
    Archimedes' Constant
    Einstein's Code
    Ludolph's Number
  • Question 17
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    Q. How many hours did it take a supercomputer to calculate pi to 51.5 billion digits, in 1997?
    answer choices
    78
    3
    29
    124
  • Question 18
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    Q. The first known celebration of Pi Day was organized by Larry Shaw in 1988 and took place in:
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    Boston, MA
    New York City
    San Francisco, CA 
    Chicago, IL
  • Question 19
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    Q. Who adopted π as the symbol for pi?
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    Euler
    Einstein
    Descartes
    Fibonacci
  • Question 20
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    Q. What do you get when you divide the circumference of a Jack-o-Lantern by its diameter?
    answer choices
    Pumpkin
    Jack-o-Lantern
    Pumpkin Pi
    Pi in the Sky
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