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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through A Gem from Isaac Newton.

## Multiple Choice Questions

**1. What was known about pi, during Archimedes' time?**
**(a)** Nothing, the concept of pi was unknown. **(b)** That it was never the same number value for a given circle. **(c)** That it could not be assigned a relationship between measurements in a circle. **(d)** That is was the relationship between the diameter and circumference of a circle.

**2. In his later life, what position did Isaac Newton hold?**
**(a)** Professor of philosophy in Paris. **(b)** Angelican father. **(c)** Principle science advisor to Charles II. **(d)** Warden of the Mint.

**3. What range of values did Archimedes determine for pi?**
**(a)** Between 3 10/11 and 3 1/7. **(b)** Between 3 and 4. **(c)** Between 3 and 3 1/2. **(d)** Between 3 1/2 and 3 5/8.

**4. Which name does NOT belong?**
**(a)** Blaise Pascal. **(b)** John Napier. **(c)** Francois Viete **(d)** Renee Descartes.

**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 decimals to integers. **(d)** The relationship of fractions to decimals.

## Short Answer Questions

**1.** How many sides did the pentadecagon have, as presented by Euclid?

**2.** What did Plato use his inspiration from Euclid for?

**3.** Who was the author of the book Elements?

**4.** Which of the following is an example of a postulate that must be accepted in Elements?

**5.** According to Euclid, when is a triangle a right triangle?

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