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

## Multiple Choice Questions

**1. What Greek poet would Archimedes have studied?**
**(a)** Homer. **(b)** Hesiod. **(c)** Antimachus. **(d)** Aeschylus.

**2. When did the Museum open in Alexandria?**
**(a)** 200 B.C. **(b)** 400 B.C. **(c)** 350 B.C. **(d)** 300 B.C.

**3. Where was Archimedes taken when he had spent days staring at the King's crown and little else?**
**(a)** To his parents' home. **(b)** To a place to eat. **(c)** To see the king. **(d)** The baths.

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

**5. Which type of mathematics do architects needs to plan buildings?**
**(a)** Trigonometry. **(b)** Geometry. **(c)** Applied Mathematics. **(d)** Calculus.

**6. What was King Hiero's crown supposed to be made from?**
**(a)** Tin. **(b)** Silver. **(c)** Copper. **(d)** Gold.

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

**8. For how many planets was Archimedes able to estimate the distance from earth?**
**(a)** Six. **(b)** Four. **(c)** Seven. **(d)** Five.

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

**10. How many books were included in Euclid's "The Elements"?**
**(a)** 7. **(b)** 15. **(c)** 5. **(d)** 13.

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

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

**13. How long did the Romans preserve some of Archimedes' astronomical machines?**
**(a)** More than 200 years. **(b)** 150 years. **(c)** 75 years. **(d)** About 100 years.

**14. How often did three months have to be added to the Greek year?**
**(a)** Every two years. **(b)** Every eight years. **(c)** Every four years. **(d)** Every five years.

**15. What is the work done on a lever called?**
**(a)** Resistance. **(b)** Energy. **(c)** Fulcrum. **(d)** Force.

## Short Answer Questions

**1.** When was Archimedes born?

**2.** From which factories would ships bring manufactured goods?

**3.** What was the name of the bugaboo that Archimedes' nurse would read about that frightened him when he was bad?

**4.** Who believed that the earth was a flat rectangle with their country in the middle?

**5.** How old would Archimedes have been when he moved out of the women's quarters?

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