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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 hindered Euler's work as he grew older?
(a) His hearing was getting worse.
(b) He had a stroke.
(c) He had very bad arthritis.
(d) His increasing blindness.

2. What is the sum of the series 1 + 1/2³ + 1/3³ + 1/4³ ... 1/k³ . . .?
(a) 0.
(b) 2.
(c) Infinity.
(d) Nobody has determined the sum.

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

4. Exactly what limit is reached at a quartic equation?
(a) The limit of logical geometric proofs.
(b) The limit of the Pythagorean Theorem.
(c) The limit of algebra.
(d) The limit of the decompressed cubic method.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following is an example of a perfect number?

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

3. What did Plato use his inspiration from Euclid for?

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

5. Numbers whose divisor add up to itself, was considered which type of number according to Euclid?

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