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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. Why did Cardano take an oath to secrecy?**
**(a)** It was the only way he could become a priest, **(b)** It was the only way to get his book published. **(c)** It was the only way to get Tartaglia's solution to cubic equations. **(d)** It was to the only way to win the contest with Fior,

**2. What was the bases of Hippocrates's proof ?**
**(a)** Properties of triangles and semicircles. **(b)** Properties of squares and cubes. **(c)** Properties of area to volume measurements. **(d)** Properties of points and lines.

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

**4. What did Apollonius work with in mathematics?**
**(a)** He worked on conics. **(b)** He discovered the algrebraic equation. **(c)** He develped a way to measure the volume of a sphere. **(d)** He worked on advanced algebra.

**5. What was Euclid's definition of a prime number?**
**(a)** Numbers which do not, and can not, contain a perfect number. **(b)** Numbers which are divisible by 2. **(c)** Numbers which contain an infinite number of composite numbers. **(d)** Numbers which can only be divided by themselves and 1.

## Short Answer Questions

**1.** Who was del Ferro's student?

**2.** What did Hippocrates do that advanced mathematical methods?

**3.** What was true about Heron's theorem as described by Dunham?

**4.** What is the name for determining the area of an enclosed space by constructing a square of equivalent area?

**5.** According to Euclid, when is a triangle a right triangle?

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