Journey Through Genius: The Great Theorems of Mathematics Quiz | Two Week Quiz A

William Dunham (mathematician)
This set of Lesson Plans consists of approximately 142 pages of tests, essay questions, lessons, and other teaching materials.
Buy the Journey Through Genius: The Great Theorems of Mathematics Lesson Plans
Name: _________________________ Period: ___________________

This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through A Gem from Isaac Newton.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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 are divisible by 2.
(d) Numbers which can only be divided by themselves and 1.

2. Which of the following is an example of a perfect number?
(a) 6.
(b) 10.
(c) 1.
(d) 20.

3. As described by Archimedes, what is always true about he diameter of the circle?
(a) It's always proportional to its circumference.
(b) It's never proportional to its circumference.
(c) It's equal to pi.
(d) It's equal to the square of the radius.

4. What is true about prime numbers?
(a) Prime numbers are not divisible by other numbers.
(b) That for every group of prime numbers, there exists at least one more prime.
(c) Prime numbers can not exist in a finite series.
(d) Prime numbers can never be an odd number.

5. Which was true of Euclid's number theory?
(a) It was proven to the true by Hippocrates.
(b) It was incorrect, as proved by Plato.
(c) It has been proven too basic to be useful.
(d) It has an impact on modern math.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following were an example of twin primes?

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

3. Who wrote a treatise that supposed that cubic equations may be impossible to solve?

4. Which of the following is INCORRECT, and not used in Archimedes proof of his theory?

5. Who encourages Newton during his studies at Cambridge?

(see the answer key)

This section contains 361 words
(approx. 2 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Journey Through Genius: The Great Theorems of Mathematics Lesson Plans
Copyrights
BookRags
Journey Through Genius: The Great Theorems of Mathematics from BookRags. (c)2016 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.