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

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

**3. Where was Neil's Abel from?**
**(a)** Norway. **(b)** Ireland. **(c)** Great Britian, **(d)** Finland.

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

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

## Short Answer Questions

**1.** What is a "depressed cubic"?

**2.** What was most noticeable about Euler at a young age?

**3.** Which mathematician was first to take the challenge to solve cubic equations?

**4.** Which of the following were an example of twin primes?

**5.** Which of the following could NOT be included as a step in Euclid's great theorem?

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