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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. What does it take to cause a chain reaction in a nuclear explosion?
(a) 100 clusters of atoms.
(b) 15 atoms fused together.
(c) 30 atoms fused together.
(d) A single particle of an atom.
2. Where did Carthage have colonies?
3. What was the value of the largest number for which the Greeks had a name?
4. What does radius mean?
(a) Length of a circle from the center to the rim.
(b) The distance around a circle.
(c) The shortest chord of a circle.
(d) The longest chord of a circle.
5. What calculation today does not use the unusual mathematical properties of a spiral?
(c) Finding an unknown quantity.
(d) Distances in space.
Short Answer Questions
1. What can a giant radio telescope fill with broadcast signals?
2. In what book did Archimedes give mathematicians a logical way to start any problem and an orderly way of setting things down?
3. When do most people believe that the first real understanding of the laws of gravitation began?
4. How or where might other writings of Archimedes be rediscovered?
5. What did the author mention that could be dropped into a pond?
Short Essay Questions
1. What did Archimedes consider to be his most important work?
2. Describe Carthage.
3. What practical joke did Archimedes play on his friends in Alexandria?
4. How do modern scientists work with very large numbers?
5. What is a chain reaction in a nuclear explosion?
6. Why is it possible for a person to balance standing on one foot?
7. How do mathematicians figure the area of a circle?
8. What happens when a pebble is dropped into a pond?
9. Why is Archimedes' "Method" so important to all mathematicians who followed him?
10. What calculations did Archimedes use to show how numbers were infinite?
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