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

## Multiple Choice Questions

**1. Who was Archimedes' teacher of mathematics at the Museum?**
**(a)** Zenodotus. **(b)** Apollonius of Rhodes. **(c)** Callimachus. **(d)** Conon of Samos.

**2. How many planets did Greek astronomers observe?**
**(a)** Seven. **(b)** Six. **(c)** Five. **(d)** Four.

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

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

**5. What is heavier than iron?**
**(a)** Gold. **(b)** Silver. **(c)** Bronze. **(d)** Copper.

## Short Answer Questions

**1.** From where would ships bring fish to Sicily?

**2.** What is the meaning of the Greek word "mathema" from which mathematics is derived?

**3.** What does "eureka" mean?

**4.** How much money would a laborer earn in Archimedes' day?

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

## Short Essay Questions

**1.** What heavy object did King Hiero challenge Archimedes to move?

**2.** What was the Museum, and who worked there?

**3.** What is a hydrometer and how does it work?

**4.** Why was Archimedes an unusual man?

**5.** Describe a Greek school like Archimedes attended.

**6.** What is a machine, and how does it work?

**7.** What would happen when Archimedes was engrossed in a problem?

**8.** How did a typical day start for Archimedes?

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

**10.** What made King Hiero suspect that his crown might not be solid gold?

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