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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 determining a number value for pi. **(b)** Archimedes' work on shperes, cones, and cylinders. **(c)** Archimedes' work on determining angular measurements. **(d)** Archimedes' work on volume to surface area ratios.

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

**3. Which of the following best describes Archimedes as discussed by Dunham?**
**(a)** Loud and arrogant. **(b)** Mild-mannered researcher. **(c)** Absent-minded genius. **(d)** Creative but stubborn.

**4. What did Euclid state about pi in Elements?**
**(a)** There is no relationship between the area of a circle and its circumference. **(b)** The proportion of diameter to area is never equal. **(c)** The proportion of area to circumference is never equal. **(d)** There is a constant relationship between the area of a circle and the square of its diameter.

**5. In Elements, how many postulates must be accepted as given?**
**(a)** Eighteen. **(b)** Five. **(c)** Twelve, **(d)** Twenty-two.

## Short Answer Questions

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

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

**3.** Who encourages Newton during his studies at Cambridge?

**4.** What did Dunham consider extraordinary about the Elements?

**5.** What did Dunham claim about Archimedes's determination of a number value for pi?

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