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

**2. Which of the following were an example of twin primes?**
**(a)** 19 and 22. **(b)** 11 and 13. **(c)** 2 and 6. **(d)** 15 and 16.

**3. Which of the following could NOT be included as a step in Euclid's great theorem?**
**(a)** Take a finite group of primes and add them together, plus one. **(b)** Divide a infinite group of primes by the sum of their composites. **(c)** If a new number is found to be composite, then it must have some prime as a divisor. **(d)** After summation, the new number can be prime or composite.

**4. In what time period did mathematicians find a solution to cubic equations?**
**(a)** Fifteen century. **(b)** Twentieth century. **(c)** Seventeeth century. **(d)** Thirteenth century.

**5. Who was Euler's teacher?**
**(a)** Isaac Newton. **(b)** Jakob Bernoulli. **(c)** Johann Bernoulli. **(d)** Gottfried Leibniz.

## Short Answer Questions

**1.** Which of the following was true about Cardano, according to Dunham?

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

**3.** Who wrote a treatise that supposed that cubic equations may be impossible to solve?

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

**5.** Who's method did Tartaglia's challenger use in the contest to solve cubic equations?

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