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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 did Newton go to school before he went to Cambridge?**
**(a)** Cambridge Prep. **(b)** Charles II Grammar School. **(c)** The King's School. **(d)** Oxford Grammar School.

**2. Exactly what limit is reached at a quartic equation?**
**(a)** The limit of logical geometric proofs. **(b)** The limit of the Pythagorean Theorem. **(c)** The limit of the decompressed cubic method. **(d)** The limit of algebra.

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

**4. What provided most of the content in the book Elements?**
**(a)** Propositions. **(b)** Postulates. **(c)** Notions. **(d)** Hypotheses.

**5. Which of the following could NOT be included as a step in Euclid's great theorem?**
**(a)** After summation, the new number can be prime or composite. **(b)** Divide a infinite group of primes by the sum of their composites. **(c)** Take a finite group of primes and add them together, plus one. **(d)** If a new number is found to be composite, then it must have some prime as a divisor.

## Short Answer Questions

**1.** Which word best describes Newton's childhood?

**2.** Which of the following was NOT one of Gauss' discoveries?

**3.** Which of the following can not be solved using algebra?

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

**5.** What range of values did Archimedes determine for pi?

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