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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. How long did Marcellus hold Syracuse in siege.
(a) One year.
(b) Two years.
(c) Four years.
(d) Three years.
2. What dimensions does a plane figure have?
(a) Depth and height.
(b) Length and width.
(c) Length and height.
(d) Length, width and thickness.
3. What books did Archimedes send to friends in Alexandria with deliberate errors?
(a) On Conoids and Spheroids.
(b) The Sphere and the Cylinder.
(c) On the Measurement of a Circle.
(d) The Quadrature of the Parabola.
4. When did Marcellus notice a poorly guarded wall and tower in Syracuse?
(a) 212 B.C.
(b) 209 B.C.
(c) 225 B.C.
(d) 215 B.C.
5. How many sides did the polygons have that Archimedes used to determine the area of a circle?
Short Answer Questions
1. What is always the same as the area of a circle if one side was the same as the radius of the circle?
2. How much larger did Archimedes believe that the universe (all the stars) was than the Greek universe?
3. Before Archimedes, what did people use to figure the area of a circle?
4. After Archimedes used a common Greek measure to estimate the number of grains of sand in the universe, what measure did he use?
5. Who were the first people to have ideas about gravity?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why did Marcellus watch the battle for Syracuse with tears in his eyes?
2. What practical joke did Archimedes play on his friends in Alexandria?
3. What were the people of Syracuse doing when the Romans crept into their city?
4. Where is the earth's center of gravity?
5. What interests mathematicians regarding Archimedes and square roots?
6. What is the center of gravity?
7. What did Archimedes consider to be his most important work?
8. What happens when a pebble is dropped into a pond?
9. Describe Carthage.
10. What agreement did the Romans and Carthaginians make to divide the Mediterranean between themselves?
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