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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Heron's Formula for Triangular Area.

## Multiple Choice Questions

**1. What did most of Heron's work deal with?**
**(a)** Practical solutions to public problems. **(b)** Philosophical questions on the origins of the universe. **(c)** Theoretical mathematics. **(d)** Practical mathematics applications.

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

**3. Which of the following is true about pi, as described by Dunham.**
**(a)** The measurement of pi is a challenge that continues into modern mathematics. **(b)** The measurement of pi should not have been so difficult for Archimedes to demonstrate. **(c)** The measurement of pi was redetermined after Archimedes's death. **(d)** The measurement of pi is no longer a mystery as we have an exact number value in modern mathematics.

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

**5. Who was Eratosthanes?**
**(a)** He was a mathematician, and leading doctor. **(b)** He was the first to study political sciences. **(c)** He was a teacher and philosopher. **(d)** He was the chief librarian, and a mathematician.

## Short Answer Questions

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

**2.** What instruments did the Greeks use to square a shape?

**3.** Which of the following is true in modern math about twin primes?

**4.** Where was the modern number system developed?

**5.** That properties of specific shapes were early Egyptians aware of?

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