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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. Which words best describe how solid proofs were developed in Elements?**
**(a)** Axiomatic framework. **(b)** Inverted scaffold. **(c)** Programmed order. **(d)** Simple arguments.

**2. What did Euclid do in his 48th proposition?**
**(a)** Euclid demonstrated the faults of the Pythagorean Theorem. **(b)** Euclid demonstrated how to use the Pythagorean Theorem. **(c)** Euclid proved the converse of the Pythagorean Theorem. **(d)** Euclid proved the Pythagorean Theorem.

**3. Which of the following is an example of a postulate that must be accepted in Elements?**
**(a)** It is possible to draw a straight line between an infinite number of points. **(b)** It is possible to draw an arc with any three points. **(c)** It is possible to draw a circle that contains no lines. **(d)** It is possible to connect any two points with a line and make a circle.

**4. What is true about prime numbers?**
**(a)** Prime numbers can never be an odd number. **(b)** Prime numbers are not divisible by other numbers. **(c)** That for every group of prime numbers, there exists at least one more prime. **(d)** Prime numbers can not exist in a finite series.

**5. Besides being a mathematician, what else other work was Archimedes famous for?**
**(a)** Doctor and writer, **(b)** Politician. **(c)** Inventor and scientist. **(d)** Artist and musician.

## Short Answer Questions

**1.** Which of the following was NOT defined by Euclid?

**2.** Which is a geometric concept that humans have been aware of since the dawn of agriculture?

**3.** What does the Pythagorean Theorem state?

**4.** Which of the following was NOT one of Gauss' discoveries?

**5.** What was the title of Cardano's book which contained the solution to the cubic?

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