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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

## Multiple Choice Questions

**1. After Archimedes spent days staring at the King's crown, who came to take him somewhere?**
**(a)** His father. **(b)** His slaves. **(c)** His mother. **(d)** The king's guard.

**2. What is the science that deals with the laws of nature that govern liquids at rest?**
**(a)** Hydrology. **(b)** Oceanography. **(c)** Hydrostatics. **(d)** Climatology.

**3. What is the study of shapes in space?**
**(a)** Geometry. **(b)** Arithmetic. **(c)** Algebra. **(d)** Applied Mathematics.

**4. Who was Alexander the Great's tutor?**
**(a)** Plato. **(b)** Epicurus. **(c)** Aristotle. **(d)** Socrates.

**5. What great Greek teacher who lived more than one hundred years before Archimedes believed it was important to learn geometry?**
**(a)** Aristotle. **(b)** Socrates. **(c)** Plato. **(d)** Sappho.

**6. Which branch of mathematics deals with distances to directions?**
**(a)** Algebra. **(b)** Trigonometry. **(c)** Geometry. **(d)** Calculus.

**7. How many times in his life did Archimedes leave Sicily and travel?**
**(a)** Never. **(b)** Three times. **(c)** Two times. **(d)** Once.

**8. What hobgoblin would Archimedes' read about to scare him if he was bad?**
**(a)** Rhea. **(b)** Tethys. **(c)** Eurynome. **(d)** Empersa.

**9. To what did a series of ropes and wheels run from King Hiero's ship?**
**(a)** An ellipse. **(b)** A helix. **(c)** A parabola. **(d)** A hyperbola.

**10. Who estimated the circumference of the earth to within one hundred miles?**
**(a)** Eratosthenes. **(b)** Anaxagorus. **(c)** Aristarchus. **(d)** Archimedes.

**11. What field of mathematics is necessary to create rockets and space travel?**
**(a)** Algebra. **(b)** Trigonometry. **(c)** Calculus. **(d)** Computation.

**12. Which astronomers believed that the earth was inside a hollow iron sphere?**
**(a)** Persian. **(b)** Egyptian. **(c)** Babylonia. **(d)** Indian.

**13. What type of lever has the force at one end, the resistance at the other end, and the fulcrum in between?**
**(a)** Second-class lever. **(b)** Fourth-class lever. **(c)** First-class lever. **(d)** Third-class lever.

**14. From where would ships bring fish to Sicily?**
**(a)** Bering Sea. **(b)** Red Sea. **(c)** Black Sea. **(d)** Arabian Sea.

**15. What is heavier than wood?**
**(a)** Bronze. **(b)** Silver. **(c)** Iron. **(d)** Copper.

## Short Answer Questions

**1.** How many books were included in Euclid's "The Elements"?

**2.** From where would ships bring grain to Sicily?

**3.** What was the name of Archimedes' father?

**4.** Who founded Alexandria?

**5.** For how many years did Archimedes' war machines defend the city of Syracuse?

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