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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 of the following was NOT one of the basic definitions in Elements?**
**(a)** Right angles. **(b)** Line. **(c)** Straight Line. **(d)** Parabola.

**2. Exactly what limit is reached at a quartic equation?**
**(a)** The limit of the decompressed cubic method. **(b)** The limit of logical geometric proofs. **(c)** The limit of algebra. **(d)** The limit of the Pythagorean Theorem.

**3. Which mathematician was first to take the challenge to solve cubic equations?**
**(a)** Tartaglia. **(b)** Niccolo Fontana. **(c)** Scipione del Ferro. **(d)** Luca Pacioli.

**4. How many definitions were stated in Elements?**
**(a)** Twenty-three. **(b)** Eighteen. **(c)** Thirty. **(d)** Five.

**5. Which of the following best describes Cardano's character?**
**(a)** Flirtacious. **(b)** Arrogant. **(c)** Eccentric. **(d)** Religious.

## Short Answer Questions

**1.** Which of the following was NOT one of the things Dunham claimed was ingenious about Euclid's proof of the Pythagorean theorem?

**2.** What was known about pi, during Archimedes' time?

**3.** Who's method did Tartaglia's challenger use in the contest to solve cubic equations?

**4.** What was true about Hippocrates's proof?

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

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