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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)** Niccolo Fontana. **(b)** Luca Pacioli. **(c)** Scipione del Ferro. **(d)** Tartaglia.

**2. What shape was NOT demonstrated in the Elements as having a relationship to other shapes?**
**(a)** Pentagon. **(b)** Hyperbola. **(c)** Triangle. **(d)** Hexagon.

**3. Who wrote a treatise that supposed that cubic equations may be impossible to solve?**
**(a)** Scipione del Ferro. **(b)** Gerolamo Cardano. **(c)** Niccolo Fontana. **(d)** Luca Pacioli.

**4. Why did Cardano take an oath to secrecy?**
**(a)** It was the only way to get Tartaglia's solution to cubic equations. **(b)** It was the only way to get his book published. **(c)** It was the only way he could become a priest, **(d)** It was to the only way to win the contest with Fior,

**5. Which of the following was one of Euclid's great theorems?**
**(a)** Prime numbers are more comples than discrete numbers. **(b)** There exists only infinite and whole numbers. **(c)** There exists an infinite number of prime numbers. **(d)** There exists an finite number of prime numbers.

## Short Answer Questions

**1.** In general, what did Euclid's number theory describe?

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

**3.** Who was del Ferro's student?

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

**5.** What didn't Euler attempt?

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