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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 is true about prime numbers?**
**(a)** Prime numbers can never be an odd number. **(b)** Prime numbers are not divisible by other numbers. **(c)** Prime numbers can not exist in a finite series. **(d)** That for every group of prime numbers, there exists at least one more prime.

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

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

**4. Which of the following did Dunham concentrate on as one of Newton's great advances?**
**(a)** Quintic theorem. **(b)** Quadratic equation. **(c)** Binomial theorem. **(d)** Area of a sphere.

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

## Short Answer Questions

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

**2.** Who was del Ferro's student?

**3.** What did Euclid state about pi in Elements?

**4.** Which was true of Euclid's number theory?

**5.** Which of the following is an example of a perfect number?

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