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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. Who wrote a treatise that supposed that cubic equations may be impossible to solve?**
**(a)** Scipione del Ferro. **(b)** Luca Pacioli. **(c)** Niccolo Fontana. **(d)** Gerolamo Cardano.

**2. What did Gauss set out to prove?**
**(a)** That a right angle is always equal to 90 degrees. **(b)** That the sum of the angles in a triangle is 180 degrees. **(c)** That Euclid's postulate on straight lines was incorrect. **(d)** That a circle can have less than 360 degrees.

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

**4. Who asked Tartaglia for his solution to cubic equations?**
**(a)** Pacioli. **(b)** Fior, **(c)** Fontana. **(d)** Cardano.

**5. What did Dunham claim about Archimedes's determination of a number value for pi?**
**(a)** Archimedes's number was very good, considering he did not have a way to calculate square roots. **(b)** Archimedes's number was perfectly correct. **(c)** Archimedes's number could have been better if he had understood Euclid's work better, **(d)** Archimedes's number was not very accurate, considering the technology of his time.

## Short Answer Questions

**1.** Where did Newton go to school before he went to Cambridge?

**2.** Which of the following is false about the modern implications of Euclid's number theory?

**3.** Which of the following is true in modern math about twin primes?

**4.** "Straight lines in the same plane that will never meet if extended forever" is a definition of what?

**5.** How did Archimedes demonstrate his theory of pi?

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