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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. Where did Euler study at the age of 20?
(a) Oxford.
(b) University of Moscow.
(c) The Academy in St. Petersburg.
(d) Cambrigde.

2. 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 construct his theory on the shape of the Universe.
(d) To classify geometric shapes by their complexity.

3. What did Euler's sum surprisingly connect?
(a) The squares of area and square roots.
(b) The area of squares and the area of circles.
(c) The circumference of a circle and right triangles.
(d) The area under a curve.

4. What were the main technique(s) that Euler used to find the sum of the series?
(a) Trigonometry and basic algebra.
(b) Quadratic sums,
(c) Calculus methods.
(d) Cubic equations.

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 the Pythagorean Theorem.
(d) The limit of logical geometric proofs.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. Which of the following was NOT defined by Euclid?

4. What didn't Euler attempt?

5. Who was Neil's Abel?

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