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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. What provided most of the content in the book Elements?**
**(a)** Notions. **(b)** Postulates. **(c)** Hypotheses. **(d)** Propositions.

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

**3. Who wrote a treatise that supposed that cubic equations may be impossible to solve?**
**(a)** Gerolamo Cardano. **(b)** Niccolo Fontana. **(c)** Scipione del Ferro. **(d)** Luca Pacioli.

**4. As described by Dunham, what did Archimedes demonstrate first in his proof on pi?**
**(a)** Area of a circle is equal to that of a right triangle that has one leg equal to the circle's diameter and the other leg equal to the circle's circumference. **(b)** Area of a circle is equal to that of a right triangle that has one leg equal to the circle's radius and the other leg equal to the circle's diameter. **(c)** Area of a circle is equal to that of a right triangle that has one leg equal to the circle's hypotenuse and the other leg equal to the circle's circumference. **(d)** Area of a circle is equal to that of a right triangle that has one leg equal to the circle's radius and the other leg equal to the circle's circumference.

**5. Who was the first of ancient philosophers to consider why geometric properties existed?**
**(a)** Aristotle. **(b)** Pythagoras. **(c)** Thales. **(d)** Hippocrates.

## Short Answer Questions

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

**2.** Which of the following is an example of a perfect number?

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

**4.** Who challenged Tartaglia to a contest to solve cubic equations?

**5.** What is true about prime numbers?

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