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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Cardano and the Solution of the Cubic.

## Multiple Choice Questions

**1. Which of the following best describes Cardano's character?**
**(a)** Religious. **(b)** Eccentric. **(c)** Arrogant. **(d)** Flirtacious.

**2. What instruments did the Greeks use to square a shape?**
**(a)** A compass and a ruled straight-edge. **(b)** A small grid. **(c)** A pendulum. **(d)** A sphere and ruler.

**3. Dunham showed that Heron's proof could also be used as which of the following?**
**(a)** A proof of Euclid's number theory **(b)** A proof of the Pythagorean Theorem. **(c)** A proof of Hippocrates' squared areas. **(d)** A proof of Archimedes' number theory.

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

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

## Short Answer Questions

**1.** What was the bases of Hippocrates's proof ?

**2.** After working on pi, what did Archimedes continue with in his study of mathematics?

**3.** Which is one of the common notions presented in Elements?

**4.** What was the title of Cardano's book which contained the solution to the cubic?

**5.** Where was Archimedes born?

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