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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. When did people first glimpse the idea of gravity and its effects?
(a) 17th century.
(b) 12th century.
(c) Some time during the 200s B.C.
(d) Some time during the 600s B.C.

2. What is the circumference of a circle?
(a) The ratio between the diameter and the radius.
(b) The distance from the center of a circle to the rim.
(c) The distance around the circle.
(d) The distance from rim to rim of a circle.

3. What does it take to cause a chain reaction in a nuclear explosion?
(a) A single particle of an atom.
(b) 15 atoms fused together.
(c) 30 atoms fused together.
(d) 100 clusters of atoms.

4. What is the solid of a triangle?
(a) Cube.
(b) Cone.
(c) Sphere.
(d) Box.

5. What books did Archimedes send to friends in Alexandria with deliberate errors?
(a) On Conoids and Spheroids.
(b) The Sphere and the Cylinder.
(c) The Quadrature of the Parabola.
(d) On the Measurement of a Circle.

Short Answer Questions

1. When did Marcellus notice a poorly guarded wall and tower in Syracuse?

2. What calculation today does not use the unusual mathematical properties of a spiral?

3. How many papers did Archimedes write about arithmetic?

4. Which area of scientific discovery was not part of Archimedes work?

5. In how many books that Archimedes sent to his friends, did he make deliberate errors?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is a chain reaction in a nuclear explosion?

2. How did Archimedes figure the area of a circle?

3. How do mathematicians figure the area of a circle?

4. What calculations did Archimedes use to show how numbers were infinite?

5. What practical joke did Archimedes play on his friends in Alexandria?

6. What is the center of gravity?

7. Describe Marcellus' fleet that he sent to attack Syracuse.

8. Why is Archimedes' "Method" so important to all mathematicians who followed him?

9. Where is the earth's center of gravity?

10. What interests mathematicians regarding Archimedes and square roots?

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