John Napier: Biography, Logarithms & Facts


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In which country was John Napier born?

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1. John Napier invented logarithms for what purpose?

2. Which of the following statements about John Napier is true?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

With this multiple-choice quiz and worksheet, you can easily assess what you know about the life and work of John Napier. The quiz requires you to be familiar with his invention of logarithms, among other details.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be tested on the following:

  • John Napier's birthplace
  • Why Napier invented logarithms
  • Your ability to identify a true statement about his life
  • One of Napier's mathematical accomplishments
  • What's measured using a logarithmic scale

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained about where John Napier was born
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about what John Napier accomplished in the area of mathematics
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about what a logarithmic scale is used to measure and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

Continue your studies with the lesson titled John Napier: Biography, Logarithms & Facts. Below is a brief look at some of the topics covered:

  • John Napier's education
  • Uses of logarithms today
  • How 'Napier's bones' were used