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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. Which of the following becomes an important definition in mathematics that was first presented in Elements?**
**(a)** Circle. **(b)** 180 degree angle. **(c)** Intersection. **(d)** Parallel line.

**2. What did Dunham claim about Archimedes's determination of a number value for pi?**
**(a)** Archimedes's number was perfectly correct. **(b)** Archimedes's number was very good, considering he did not have a way to calculate square roots. **(c)** Archimedes's number was not very accurate, considering the technology of his time. **(d)** Archimedes's number could have been better if he had understood Euclid's work better,

**3. Which of the following was NOT defined by Euclid?**
**(a)** Odd numbers. **(b)** Nominal numbers. **(c)** Even numbers. **(d)** Whole numbers.

**4. Who was the author of the book Elements?**
**(a)** Hippocrates. **(b)** Lindemann. **(c)** Euclid. **(d)** Einstein.

**5. What did Dunham discuss for many pages in this chapter?**
**(a)** Heron's complicated proof. **(b)** Heron's political tendancy. **(c)** Heron's origins of the universe. **(d)** Heron's religious beliefs-

## Short Answer Questions

**1.** Which of Euclid's postulates troubled many of the following generations of mathematicians?

**2.** What did Euclid state about pi in Elements?

**3.** Numbers whose divisor add up to itself, was considered which type of number according to Euclid?

**4.** Heron devised which of the following methods?

**5.** Who acted as the gate keepers of knowledge?

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