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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 12, The War Machines of Archimedes.

## Multiple Choice Questions

**1. Which of these is not a plane figure that Archimedes discovered a method for finding the center of gravity?**
**(a)** Parabola. **(b)** Cone. **(c)** Triangle. **(d)** Parallelogram.

**2. What science did Archimedes begin that deals with the actions of forces on things?**
**(a)** Chemistry. **(b)** Gravitonics. **(c)** Physics. **(d)** Mechanics.

**3. What did Archimedes claim he could move if he had a place to stand?**
**(a)** The earth. **(b)** A ship. **(c)** A building. **(d)** The moon.

**4. Before Archimedes, what did people use to figure the area of a circle?**
**(a)** Octagons inside and outside the circle. **(b)** Squares inside and outside the circle. **(c)** Pentagons inside and outside the circle. **(d)** Triangles inside and outside the circle.

**5. What was the mathematical subject that Archimedes did not write about?**
**(a)** Calculus. **(b)** Geometry. **(c)** Arithmetic. **(d)** Algebra.

## Short Answer Questions

**1.** Where was Archimedes taken when he had spent days staring at the King's crown and little else?

**2.** When was Euclid born?

**3.** How long would it have taken Archimedes to sail from Syracuse to Alexandria?

**4.** What was the value of the largest number for which the Greeks had a name?

**5.** What is always the same as the area of a circle if one side was the same as the radius of the circle?

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