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W. T. Tutte: Quiz


Question 1: He was a ________ of London, and of the Royal Society of Canada.
Copley MedalGeorge PorterMichael AtiyahRoyal Society

Question 2: William Thomas Tutte, OC, FRS, (May 14, 1917 – May 2, 2002) was a British, later Canadian, codebreaker and ________.
GeometryNumber theoryMathematicianMathematics

Question 3: Tutte was born in Newmarket in ________, the son of a gardener.

Question 4: Using his breakthrough, the British constructed an entire organization (including the famed ________) to read the messages sent in this system.
Colossus computerAnalytical engineZ3 (computer)ENIAC

Question 5: During ________ he broke a major German code system, which had a significant impact on the Allied invasion of Europe.
Collaboration with the Axis Powers during World War IISoviet occupationsWorld War IISecond Sino-Japanese War

Question 6: The eventual proof of the ________ made use of his earlier work.
Four color theoremGraph coloringGraph theoryPetersen graph

Question 7: In 2001 he was inducted as an Officer of the ________ and won the CRM-Fields-PIMS prize.
Order of CanadaGovernor General of CanadaOrder of Military Merit (Canada)Orders, decorations, and medals of Canada

Question 8: A majority of his later work was done at the ________ in Waterloo, Canada, which he joined in 1962, and where he stayed until 1985.
University of WaterlooSt. Jerome's UniversitySt. Paul's United CollegeConrad Grebel University College

Question 9: William Tutte: Unsung mathematical mastermind - Obituary from ________
The IndependentThe GuardianThe ObserverThe Times

Question 10: His work in graph theory includes the structure of cycle and cut spaces, size of ________ and existence of k-factors in graphs, and Hamiltonian and non-Hamiltonian graphs.
Linear programmingMatching (graph theory)Vertex coverIndependent set (graph theory)


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