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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through The Extraordinary Sums of Leonhard Euler.

## Multiple Choice Questions

**1. Which mathematician was first to take the challenge to solve cubic equations?**
**(a)** Scipione del Ferro. **(b)** Niccolo Fontana. **(c)** Luca Pacioli. **(d)** Tartaglia.

**2. Where did Euler study at the age of 20?**
**(a)** Cambrigde. **(b)** Oxford. **(c)** University of Moscow. **(d)** The Academy in St. Petersburg.

**3. In general, what did Euclid's number theory describe?**
**(a)** The relationship of decimals to integers. **(b)** The nature of measuring geometry. **(c)** The nature of whole numbers. **(d)** The relationship of fractions to decimals.

**4. What did Euler's sum surprisingly connect?**
**(a)** The area under a curve. **(b)** The area of squares and the area of circles. **(c)** The circumference of a circle and right triangles. **(d)** The squares of area and square roots.

**5. What was Euclid's definition of a prime number?**
**(a)** Numbers which can only be divided by themselves and 1. **(b)** Numbers which contain an infinite number of composite numbers. **(c)** Numbers which do not, and can not, contain a perfect number. **(d)** Numbers which are divisible by 2.

## Short Answer Questions

**1.** Which of the following was an important proposition given by Euclid's number theory?

**2.** Who was Neil's Abel?

**3.** Who challenged Tartaglia to a contest to solve cubic equations?

**4.** What else, besides a solution to cubic equations, was in Cardano's book?

**5.** What series was Euler most famous for?

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