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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. Where was Neil's Abel from?**
**(a)** Finland. **(b)** Great Britian, **(c)** Norway. **(d)** Ireland.

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

**3. After working on pi, what did Archimedes continue with in his study of mathematics?**
**(a)** He studied the relationship of sine to cosine. **(b)** He studied the volume and surface area of spheres, cones, and cylinders. **(c)** He studied the relationship between ratios in triangles. **(d)** He studied the volume to surface area ratios of cubes.

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

**5. What was most useful about finding the square of a shape, before Hippocrates?**
**(a)** It was useful in creating simple elevation maps, **(b)** It was useful in finding the area of circles. **(c)** It was useful in determining the distance between two points. **(d)** It was useful in finding the area of oddly shaped pieces of land.

## Short Answer Questions

**1.** Who was Heron?

**2.** What range of values did Archimedes determine for pi?

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

**4.** What did the Pythagorean Theorem accomplish for mathematics?

**5.** What did Dunham discuss for many pages in this chapter?

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