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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through A Sampler of Euler's Number Theory.

## Multiple Choice Questions

**1. What did Gauss do with his best work?**
**(a)** He gave it to his son to publish. **(b)** He published it. **(c)** He did not publish it. **(d)** He gave it to his students.

**2. 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 shift in information flow that ignored socioeconomic order. **(d)** A change in political theory across the globe.

**3. Which of the following was true about Cardano, according to Dunham?**
**(a)** He had three wives. **(b)** He was not a mathematician. **(c)** He was jailed for heresy. **(d)** He was a priest.

**4. Which is a geometric concept that humans have been aware of since the dawn of agriculture?**
**(a)** Metric system. **(b)** Volume. **(c)** Gravity. **(d)** Area.

**5. According to Euclid, when is a triangle a right triangle?**
**(a)** When a triangle can be constructed with three unequal sides. **(b)** When a triangle has three sides whose squares are equal to the area of the triangle. **(c)** When a triangle does not have a side which can be considered a hypotenuse. **(d)** When a triangle has a side whose square is the sum of the squares of the two legs.

## Short Answer Questions

**1.** How many sides did the pentadecagon have, as presented by Euclid?

**2.** Which of the following was an important proposition given by Euclid's number theory?

**3.** What didn't Euler attempt?

**4.** Which word best describes Newton's childhood?

**5.** What shape was NOT demonstrated in the Elements as having a relationship to other shapes?

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