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Gerardus Mercator: Quiz

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Question 1: In 1552, he moved to ________, one of the major cities in the Duchy of Cleves, and opened a cartographic workshop where he completed a six-panel map of Europe in 1554.
CologneDuisburgDortmundBochum

Question 2: He taught ________ at the academic college of Duisburg.
Mathematical logicGeometrySet theoryMathematics

Question 3: O'Connor, John J.; Robertson, Edmund F., "Gerardus Mercator", MacTutor History of Mathematics archive, ________, http://www-history.mcs.st-andrews.ac.uk/Biographies/Mercator_Gerardus.html .
University of OxfordUniversity of GlasgowUniversity of CambridgeUniversity of St Andrews

Question 4: Mercator devised a technique to produce ________ — celestial as well as terrestrial — by techniques of relative mass production.
GlobeIslamic Golden AgeEarthSpherical Earth

Question 5: Mercator was charged with heresy in 1544 on the basis of his sympathy for ________ beliefs and suspicions about his frequent travels.
ProtestantismBaptistChristian denominationChristianity

Question 6: He produced his own atlas in a number of parts, the first of which was published in 1578 and consisted of corrected versions of the maps of ________ (though introducing a number of new errors).
HipparchusEratosthenesPtolemyAlmagest

Question 7: He is remembered for the ________ world map, which is named after him.
Map projectionMercator projectionRhumb lineEdward Wright (mathematician)

Question 8: More exhibits about Mercator's life and work are featured at the Mercator Museum in Sint-Niklaas, ________.
United KingdomDenmarkSpainBelgium

Question 9: Mercator's own independent map-making began only when he produced a map of ________ in 1537; this map was followed by another -- a map of the world (1538) -- and a map of Flanders (1540).
IsraelArab–Israeli conflict1948 Arab–Israeli WarPalestine

Question 10: He wrote the first instruction book of Italic script published in northern ________.
Eastern EuropeBalkansEuropeWestern Europe







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