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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. What else, besides a solution to cubic equations, was in Cardano's book?
(a) A solution to quartic equations.
(b) A suggested method to depress all complex geometry.
(c) A proof of the Pythagorean Theorem.
(d) An alegrabic solution to quintic equations,

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

3. What did Plato use his inspiration from Euclid for?
(a) To create a new theorem of algebra.
(b) To prove Euclid's number theory was incorrect.
(c) To classify geometric shapes by their complexity.
(d) To construct his theory on the shape of the Universe.

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

5. Who was del Ferro's student?
(a) Antonio Fior.
(b) Niccolo Fontana.
(c) Gerolamo Cardano.
(d) Luca Pacioli.

Short Answer Questions

1. What hindered Euler's work as he grew older?

2. What did Euler's sum surprisingly connect?

3. Exactly what limit is reached at a quartic equation?

4. What were the main technique(s) that Euler used to find the sum of the series?

5. When was Euler born?

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