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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. Where was Archimedes born?**
**(a)** Olympia. **(b)** Athens. **(c)** Rome. **(d)** Sicily.

**2. Which name does NOT belong?**
**(a)** Blaise Pascal. **(b)** Renee Descartes. **(c)** John Napier. **(d)** Francois Viete

**3. Which of the following was NOT one of the basic definitions in Elements?**
**(a)** Right angles. **(b)** Parabola. **(c)** Straight Line. **(d)** Line.

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

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

## Short Answer Questions

**1.** Where does the center of mathematical thinking shift to after Italy?

**2.** Who was Neil's Abel?

**3.** Which of the following was NOT defined by Euclid?

**4.** What were the proofs in Elements based on?

**5.** What did Euclid do in his 48th proposition?

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