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Question 1: In this sense Theon of Smyrna used it to describe a number which added to a ________ number produces the next one of the same type.
Regular polytopePolygonPolyhedronPolytope

Question 2: In the northern hemisphere, the shadow-casting edge is normally oriented so that it points north and is parallel to the rotation axis of the ________.

Question 3: Gnomon is the name given to an aesthetic process utilized by James Joyce in his set of short stories ________, whereby the whole of the character is revealed by a single part.
Finnegans WakeUlysses (novel)Chamber Music (book)Dubliners

Question 4: In a recent book Gazalé, Midhat J. coined the term gnomonicity as a synonym for the contemporary idea of Self-similarity both in the increasing and decreasing scale as in ________.
Fractal analysisMandelbrot setFractalChaos theory

Question 5: The Gnomon of Saint-Sulpice inside the church of Saint Sulpice in Paris, France, built to assist in determining the date of ________, was fictionalized as a "Rose Line" in the novel The Da Vinci Code.
JesusComputusEasterLiturgical year

Question 6: Later, the term was used for an L-shaped instrument like a ________ used to draw right angles.
HypotenuseRight triangleSpeed squareSteel square

Question 7: Gnomon (γνώμων) is an ________ word meaning "indicator", "one who discerns," or "that which reveals."
Doric GreekAncient GreekAeolic GreekAttic Greek

Question 8: The gnomon is the part of a ________ that casts the shadow.
Solar timeTime zoneLongitudeSundial

Question 9: The most common use in this sense is an odd integer especially when seen as a figurate number between ________.
9 (number)4 (number)1 (number)Square number

Question 10: ________ (610546 BC) is credited with introducing this Babylonian instrument to the Greeks.


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