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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. Who acted as the gate keepers of knowledge?**
**(a)** Greek tradesman. **(b)** Arabian scholars. **(c)** Greek philosophers. **(d)** Roman emporers.

**2. What was true about Heron's theorem as described by Dunham?**
**(a)** It was to determine the area of a circle by measuring a right triangle inside the circle. **(b)** It was to determine the volume of a sphere without measuring the circumference. **(c)** It was to find the area of a triangle when only the length of the sides are known. **(d)** It was to solve equations were only two varibles are known.

**3. What did most of Heron's work deal with?**
**(a)** Practical mathematics applications. **(b)** Philosophical questions on the origins of the universe. **(c)** Theoretical mathematics. **(d)** Practical solutions to public problems.

**4. In what century did Archimedes live?**
**(a)** Nineteeth century A.D. **(b)** First century A.D, **(c)** Third century B.C. **(d)** Twelthf century A.D.

**5. Which is one of the common notions presented in Elements?**
**(a)** "The inverse of a line makes a circle." **(b)** "Things which are equal to the same thing are also equal to each other." **(c)** "Things with are equal have an inverse that is equal." **(d)** "Points with equal values can be connected with a line of equal value."

## Short Answer Questions

**1.** Where did Hippocrates come from?

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

**3.** Which shapes as described by Euclid, inspired the Greek philosopher Plato?

**4.** Who was the first of ancient philosophers to consider why geometric properties existed?

**5.** As described by Dunham, what did Archimedes demonstrate first in his proof on pi?

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