*BookRags*. (c)2017 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.

Name: _________________________ | Period: ___________________ |

This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

## Multiple Choice Questions

**1. How much would a skilled craftsman earn in Archimedes' day?**
**(a)** 10 cents a day. **(b)** 15 cents a day. **(c)** 25 cents a day. **(d)** 20 cents a day.

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

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

**4. What is not an example of a lever?**
**(a)** Hammer. **(b)** Screw driver. **(c)** Crowbar. **(d)** An axle.

**5. What was Archimedes favorite branch of mathematics?**
**(a)** Algebra. **(b)** Calculus. **(c)** Geometry. **(d)** Trigonometry.

## Short Answer Questions

**1.** Which branch of mathematics deals with distances to directions?

**2.** How many planets did Greek astronomers observe?

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

**4.** What hobgoblin would Archimedes' read about to scare him if he was bad?

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

## Short Essay Questions

**1.** What did Archimedes and King Hiero enjoy arguing about?

**2.** What did Archimedes write about mathematics?

**3.** What might have been the first thing that thing that Archimedes saw when he entered the Alexandria harbor?

**4.** Who was Euclid?

**5.** Why would a slave be put in charge of Archimedes when he started school?

**6.** Why was it important that Archimedes discovered how to find volume?

**7.** What did the Egyptians believe about the earth and stars?

**8.** How was Archimedes' birth celebrated?

**9.** What few ideas did Archimedes have that someone had already discovered about the distance between two points?

**10.** What tools did the Greek astronomers have?

This section contains 861 words(approx. 3 pages at 300 words per page) |