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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. Why did Cardano take an oath to secrecy?**
**(a)** It was the only way he could become a priest, **(b)** It was the only way to get his book published. **(c)** It was to the only way to win the contest with Fior, **(d)** It was the only way to get Tartaglia's solution to cubic equations.

**2. In what time period did mathematicians find a solution to cubic equations?**
**(a)** Seventeeth century. **(b)** Twentieth century. **(c)** Thirteenth century. **(d)** Fifteen century.

**3. Which of the following is an example of a perfect number?**
**(a)** 6. **(b)** 10. **(c)** 1. **(d)** 20.

**4. Who else, besides Newton, independently discovered a calculus method?**
**(a)** Pierre de Fermat. **(b)** Gottfried Leibniz. **(c)** John Napier. **(d)** Isaac Barrow.

**5. What allowed Cardano to justify publishing his book?**
**(a)** He was punished as a heretic, **(b)** He was dead, and the book was really published by his student. **(c)** He found Fior's documents which spoke against Tartaglia. **(d)** He found del Ferro's orgininal solution to the cubic.

## Short Answer Questions

**1.** After working on pi, what did Archimedes continue with in his study of mathematics?

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

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

**4.** What was known about pi, during Archimedes' time?

**5.** Which name does NOT belong?

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