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

**2. What hindered Euler's work as he grew older?**
**(a)** His increasing blindness. **(b)** He had a stroke. **(c)** His hearing was getting worse. **(d)** He had very bad arthritis.

**3. Where does the center of mathematical thinking shift to after Italy?**
**(a)** To France and Britian. **(b)** To Britian and Scotland. **(c)** To Turkey and Russia. **(d)** To Germany and Russia.

**4. Who wrote a treatise that supposed that cubic equations may be impossible to solve?**
**(a)** Scipione del Ferro. **(b)** Gerolamo Cardano. **(c)** Niccolo Fontana. **(d)** Luca Pacioli.

**5. Which phrase best describes Newton as a student at Cambridge?**
**(a)** Tolerant, mildly interested in science. **(b)** A highly praised genius. **(c)** Quiet recluse of no intelligence. **(d)** Unnoticed, but remarkable.

## Short Answer Questions

**1.** Which of the following can not be solved using algebra?

**2.** In what time period did mathematicians find a solution to cubic equations?

**3.** What did the Pythagorean Theorem accomplish for mathematics?

**4.** What was similar about both Euler and Gauss as children?

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

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