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

**2. Which of the following was true about Cardano, according to Dunham?**
**(a)** He was jailed for heresy. **(b)** He was a priest. **(c)** He was not a mathematician. **(d)** He had three wives.

**3. Which of the following best describes Cardano's character?**
**(a)** Flirtacious. **(b)** Arrogant. **(c)** Eccentric. **(d)** Religious.

**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. Which shapes as described by Euclid, inspired the Greek philosopher Plato?**
**(a)** Regular polyhedrons. **(b)** Triangles. **(c)** Spheres and cones. **(d)** Manifolds.

## Short Answer Questions

**1.** What is true about prime numbers?

**2.** What didn't Euler attempt?

**3.** When was Euler born?

**4.** Who was Neil's Abel?

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

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