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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 14, No End to Archimedes.

## Multiple Choice Questions

**1. Which astronomer said that the sun was nine times greater than the moon?**
**(a)** Anaxagorus. **(b)** Archimedes. **(c)** Phidias. **(d)** Eudoxus.

**2. What branch of mathematics did Archimedes invent?**
**(a)** Calculus. **(b)** Trigonometry. **(c)** Algebra. **(d)** Geometry.

**3. Which mathematicians probably used a decimal system of numbers?**
**(a)** Euclid and Aristotle. **(b)** Hipparchus and Ptolemy. **(c)** Archimedes and Apollonius. **(d)** Thales and Pythagorus.

**4. What was the value of the largest number for which the Greeks had a name?**
**(a)** 10,000. **(b)** 1,000,000. **(c)** 1,000,000,000. **(d)** 100,000.

**5. How long would it have taken Archimedes to sail from Syracuse to Alexandria?**
**(a)** 10 to 12 days. **(b)** 16 to 17 days. **(c)** 30 days. **(d)** 20 days.

## Short Answer Questions

**1.** Which planet did the Greeks name after the king of the gods?

**2.** If two weights weigh the same, where will they balance?

**3.** With Archimedes' polygons, how much more was the circumference than the diameter?

**4.** For how many planets was Archimedes able to estimate the distance from earth?

**5.** Which of these works of Archimedes exists today?

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