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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 did Dunham consider as Archimedes's "masterpiece"?**
**(a)** Archimedes' work on shperes, cones, and cylinders. **(b)** Archimedes' work on determining angular measurements. **(c)** Archimedes' work on volume to surface area ratios. **(d)** Archimedes' work on determining a number value for pi.

**2. Which of the following was one of Euclid's great theorems?**
**(a)** There exists only infinite and whole numbers. **(b)** There exists an finite number of prime numbers. **(c)** There exists an infinite number of prime numbers. **(d)** Prime numbers are more comples than discrete numbers.

**3. What name did Euclid give for numbers that could be divided by numbers other than themselves and one?**
**(a)** Composite numbers. **(b)** Perfect numbers. **(c)** Discrete numbers. **(d)** Even numbers.

**4. Where does the center of mathematical thinking shift to after Italy?**
**(a)** To France and Britian. **(b)** To Germany and Russia. **(c)** To Turkey and Russia. **(d)** To Britian and Scotland.

**5. Which of the following best describes Cardano's character?**
**(a)** Religious. **(b)** Flirtacious. **(c)** Eccentric. **(d)** Arrogant.

## Short Answer Questions

**1.** Which of Euclid's postulates troubled many of the following generations of mathematicians?

**2.** In what century did Archimedes live?

**3.** Exactly what limit is reached at a quartic equation?

**4.** As described by Archimedes, what is always true about he diameter of the circle?

**5.** What allowed Cardano to justify publishing his book?

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