Chapter 1, Who Was Archimedes?
1. When was Archimedes born?
(a) 287 B.C.
(b) 315 B.C.
(c) 294 B.C.
(d) 274 B.C.
2. On what type of landform was the city located where Archimedes was born?
3. How did Archimedes's family announce his birth?
(a) Draped eucalyptus branches around windows of the house.
(b) A slave went to friends and family
(c) An announcement was made in the public square.
(d) Hung an olive branch on the doorpost of their house.
4. What was the name of Archimedes' father?
5. What was Archimedes' father's occupation?
6. Who dipped Archimedes in warm water and oil and then wrapped him from head to feet like an Indian papoose?
(a) His godmother.
(b) A slave.
(c) His mother.
(d) His father.
7. How old was Archimedes when he received his name?
(a) 5 days.
(b) 10 days.
(c) 24 hours old.
(d) Just hours old.
8. What science did Archimedes begin that deals with the actions of forces on things?
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