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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. Which phrase best describes Newton as a student at Cambridge?**
**(a)** Unnoticed, but remarkable. **(b)** Quiet recluse of no intelligence. **(c)** Tolerant, mildly interested in science. **(d)** A highly praised genius.

**2. Which of the following was true about Cardano, according to Dunham?**
**(a)** He was a priest. **(b)** He had three wives. **(c)** He was not a mathematician. **(d)** He was jailed for heresy.

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

**4. What was Euclid's definition of a prime number?**
**(a)** Numbers which contain an infinite number of composite numbers. **(b)** Numbers which do not, and can not, contain a perfect number. **(c)** Numbers which can only be divided by themselves and 1. **(d)** Numbers which are divisible by 2.

**5. What were the proofs in Elements based on?**
**(a)** Novel notions. **(b)** Basic definitions. **(c)** Lindeman's method. **(d)** Ancient greek geometry.

## Short Answer Questions

**1.** In what time period did mathematicians find a solution to cubic equations?

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

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

**4.** As described by Dunham, what did Archimedes demonstrate first in his proof on pi?

**5.** In his later life, what position did Isaac Newton hold?

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