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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 name did Euclid give for numbers that could be divided by numbers other than themselves and one?
(a) Discrete numbers.
(b) Even numbers.
(c) Perfect numbers.
(d) Composite numbers.

2. 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 to the only way to win the contest with Fior,
(c) It was the only way he could become a priest,
(d) It was the only way to get his book published.

3. What series was Euler most famous for?
(a) 1 + 1/4 + 1/9 + 1/16 . . . + 1/k² . . .
(b) 1 + 1/2³ + 1/3³ + 1/4³ . . . 1/k³ . . .
(c) 1 + 1/2 + 3/4 + 4/5 . . .
(d) 1 + 1/2 + 1/6 + 1/10 + 1/15 . . .

4. Which of the following was an important proposition given by Euclid's number theory?
(a) Any even number is divisible by 3.
(b) Any perfect number is divisible by some composite number.
(c) Any composite number is divisible by some prime number.
(d) Numbers from one to ten are only divisible by composite numbers.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What was the title of Cardano's book which contained the solution to the cubic?

2. What didn't Euler attempt?

3. Which of the following were an example of twin primes?

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

5. Which of the following was one of Euclid's great theorems?

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