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# Educational Game Trivia Persuit questions

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The questions were prepared as the part of the Comenius project Why Maths?

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### Educational Game Trivia Persuit questions

1. 1. Questions for Trivia Parsuit Game Comenius Why Maths?
5. 5. IIIIII... AAARRRTTT AAANNNDDD MMMAAATTTHHHSSS Portugal 1. Which artist painted this pattern? Answer: Escher (Two fish, nº58)1942 Watercolor, ink. 2. How is cubism related to Maths? Answer: Cubism is related to Maths because of the usage of geometric shapes, angles, and lines in the making of the art. 3. The Style of Abstract Art in this painting is_________ PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973) 'Factory, Horta de Ebbo', 1909 (oil on canvas) Answer: Cubism. 4. In the book The Da Vinci Code, (Dan Brown, 2003) , what sequence of numbers are used to unlock a safe? Answer: Fibonacci numbers. 5. Dance and math are related through ______ and in ________. Dance movement can be all sorts of combinations of ______ and _____ and our bodies move through space in arcs and circles. So there are plenty of ways that we can physically experience (or watch) ________. One person dancing can use their body to create ______, or they can move across a floor in a particular _______ (line or circle, for example). Complete the paragraph with the words: space, pattern, circles, geometry, shape, time, lines. Answer: Dance and math are related through time and in space. Dance movement can be all sorts of combinations of circles and lines and our bodies move through space in arcs and circles. So there are plenty of ways that we can physically experience (or watch) geometry. One person dancing can use their body to create shape, or they can move across a floor in a particular pattern (line or circle, for example). 6. The Maths skills in measurement, geometry, proportion and basic calculations are used in Theatres in many different areas. Can you specify three examples? Answer: Costume, Set, and Props could not be created without Maths skills.
6. 6. 7. What kind of symmetry can you identify in the figure? Answer: Rotational Symmetry. 8. In Steinfurt, Germany, we can find this sculptures: What is the name of this solids? Answer: Platonic Solids. 9. Who wrote in his notebooks: "There is no certainty in sciences where one of the mathematical sciences cannot be applied ... “. Answer: Leonardo Da Vinci. 10. The strip represented in the sculpture has the mathematical property of being non- orientable. This strip is called_________ Answer: Möbius strip or Möbius band Spain 1. What is the name of the artist who used the Golden number in his pictures? Answer: Leonardo Da Vinci. 2. What is the Greek letter that represents the Golden ratio? Answer: Fi () 3. The Cordoba Proportion is…. Answer: 1.306... 4. Who was the first person to study the Golden ratio?
7. 7. Answer: Euclides 5. Mona Lisa is painted using which proportion? Answer: Golden ratio 6. What is the coloured surface in this fractal triangle (Sierpinski triangle)? Answer: + 7. How many columns are there in the Mosque of Cordoba? Answer: 850 8. Who discovered the Cordoba Proportion? Answer: Rafael de la Hoz. 9. What can you find in the Alhambra tiles? Answer: The seventeen groups of isometries 10. Which three elements of Geometry can you find in the Alhambra? Answer: Frieze, tile and rosette
8. 8. Italy 1. Who discovered the " Golden Proportion"? Answer: Pythagoras 2. Which geometrical figure shows the golden proportion? Answer: Regular pentagon 3. Who was the famous Italian painter, engineer and scientist who lived in the Renaissance and illustrated the "De Divina Proportione" written by Pacioli? Answer: Leonardo da Vinci 4. Which element divides the painting into two parts according to the golden ratio? Answer: The dove 5. Who was the painter of this painting? Answer: Botticelli 6. Which is the name of this famous ancient Greek statue now preserved at the Louvre Museum in Paris which used the golden ratio? Answer: Venus de Milo 7. The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci was recreated by a modern artist, who? Answer: Salvador Dalì
9. 9. 8. In which ancient temple near Agrigento (Sicily) was the golden proportion used? Answer: The Concorde Temple 9. Who wrote 'De Divina Proportione'? Answer: Luca Pacioli 10. Which artist used the golden ration in this painting Answer: Georges Seurat
10. 10. Belgium 1. What is the number pi? Answer: 3.14159265 2. Name a Flemish painter. Answer: Van Eyck, Brueghel, PP Rubens, ... 3. Can you tell us which style this is ? a) Art Deco b) Art Nouveau Answer: a) art Deco 4. Which number is the golden section, often used in paintings? a) 1.61803398874989 b) 1.61804654689359 c) 3.14159263589793 Answer: a) 5. How many triangles do you see? Answer: 27 6. How do they call this painting? a. Da Vinci b. The golden section c. Vitruvian man Answer: c 7. Which technique is often used by flemish painters? Answer: perspective
11. 11. 8. What is the full name of the author of “La divina commedia”? Answer (Dante Alighieri) 9. What mathematical form is used in Mondriaan’s paintings? Answer (rectangles) 10. What’s the following figure called? Answer: fractal, Sierpinski carpet Poland 1. An ornamental motif of the late Gothic tracery seeing in the picture Answer: Fish bladder 2. Which regular polygons will tessellate on their own without any spaces or overlaps? Answer: Equilateral triangles, squares and regular hexagons are the only regular polygons that will tessellate. 3. What is the name of the geometric decoration in gothic window in Malbork below? Answer: Quatrefoil
12. 12. 4. Name the Archimedean tessellation seeing in the picture? Answer: Tiling 3.4.6.4 5. What is the name of tessellation made from more than one type of regular polygon so that the same polygons surround each vertex? Answer: The Archimedean tessellation. 6. What kind of symmetry can you identify in the polish paper folk cut-out? Answer: Reflection symmetry (mirror symmetry , line symmetry ) and rotational symmetry 7. What is the basic pattern in Gothic architecture? Answer: It’s a pointed arch. 8. What is the Reuleaux triangle based on? Answer: It’s based on an equilateral triangle. 9. Who popularized the use of mathematical tessellations in art with his fantastical repeating designs and optical illusions? Answer: Dutch graphic artist M.C. Escher
13. 13. 10. What kind of symmetry can you identify in the rose windows? Answer: Reflection symmetry (mirror symmetry , line symmetry ) and rotational symmetry Ireland 1. Which famous scientist/mathematician/astronomer said “The Universe is written in the language of mathematics, and its characters are triangles, circles, and other geometric figures” before he had some problems with the Pope? Answer: Galileo 2. Squares do it, equilateral triangles do it, even hexagons do it. But pentagons can’t do it? What is it? Answer: Tiling the plane. 3. When was the book of kells written? Answer: 800AD 4. What mathematical tools were used by monks in this image? Answer: Compass 5. How many years ago was Newgrange built? Answer: 5000 6. From above, what shape is Newgrange? Answer: Circle