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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. That properties of specific shapes were early Egyptians aware of?**
**(a)** Irregular solids. **(b)** Parallelograms. **(c)** Pi and the diameter of a circle. **(d)** Right triangles.

**2. Which of the following could NOT be included as a step in Euclid's great theorem?**
**(a)** Take a finite group of primes and add them together, plus one. **(b)** If a new number is found to be composite, then it must have some prime as a divisor. **(c)** Divide a infinite group of primes by the sum of their composites. **(d)** After summation, the new number can be prime or composite.

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

**4. What is a "depressed cubic"?**
**(a)** A method to solve equations with two variables. **(b)** A method to simplify measuring complex geometric forms. **(c)** A method to logically square all the factors in a cubic equation. **(d)** A method to simpify the x squared value in a cubic equation.

**5. What did Heron's advances put into historical perspective for Dunham?**
**(a)** A shift in learning across continents. **(b)** A change in learning foundations in the ancient scholarly universities. **(c)** A change in political theory across the globe. **(d)** A shift in information flow that ignored socioeconomic order.

## Short Answer Questions

**1.** Why did Cardano take an oath to secrecy?

**2.** What did Archimedes manage to prove using Euclid's ideas?

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

**4.** What instruments did the Greeks use to square a shape?

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

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