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Question 1: Because he refused to sign a Nazi oath,[4] he fled the Nazis and went to ________, Denmark in 1933.

Question 2: This is the birthplace of his father, who was an apothecary and owner of a company producing hygienic utensils and ________.
CosmeticsHair removalNiveaL'Oréal

Question 3: He received numerous awards and was an honoured member of numerous educational institutions (in ________, Zagreb, London, Copenhagen).
BostonPhoenix, ArizonaMassachusettsDenver

Question 4: Feller made fundamental contributions to, among other things, renewal theory, Tauberian theorems, random walks, ________, and the law of the iterated logarithm.
LungMolecular diffusionOxygenCatalysis

Question 5: His christened name, Vilibald, was chosen by his ________ mother for the saint day of his birthday.
PopeCatholic ChurchPope John Paul IIPope Gregory I

Question 6: Despite the fact that he spent the better part of his life out of ________ where he was born and grew up, and where he started his education, he was in touch with his relatives there, and with his colleagues at University of Zagreb, whom he sometimes visited and lectured.

Question 7: Finally, in 1939 he arrived in the U.S. where he became a ________ in 1944 and was on the faculty at Brown and Cornell.
Ancient GreeceLawHonorary Canadian citizenshipCitizenship

Question 8: In 1950 he became a professor at ________.
Harvard UniversityPrinceton UniversityPrinceton TigersRutgers University

Question 9: Feller contributed to the study of the relationship between ________ and differential equations.
Entropy (information theory)Markov chainEigenvalue, eigenvector and eigenspaceInformation theory

Question 10: William (Vilim) Feller born Vilibald Srećko Feller (July 7, 1906 – January 14, 1970), was a Croatian-American ________ specializing in probability theory.
MathematicsNumber theoryMathematicianGeometry


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