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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. What allowed Cardano to justify publishing his book?**
**(a)** He was dead, and the book was really published by his student. **(b)** He was punished as a heretic, **(c)** He found del Ferro's orgininal solution to the cubic. **(d)** He found Fior's documents which spoke against Tartaglia.

**2. Where did Hippocrates come from?**
**(a)** Rome. **(b)** Athens. **(c)** Constinople. **(d)** Chios.

**3. After Hippocrates, what shape did the Greeks attempt to square without success?**
**(a)** Circle. **(b)** Parallelogram. **(c)** Pentagon. **(d)** Hemisphere.

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

**5. What did Gauss set out to prove?**
**(a)** That a circle can have less than 360 degrees. **(b)** That a right angle is always equal to 90 degrees. **(c)** That Euclid's postulate on straight lines was incorrect. **(d)** That the sum of the angles in a triangle is 180 degrees.

## Short Answer Questions

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

**2.** Which of the following was NOT true about Archimedes, according to Dunham?

**3.** What did Euclid do in his 48th proposition?

**4.** What did Plato use his inspiration from Euclid for?

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

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