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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

## Multiple Choice Questions

**1. Filippo Brunelleschi was born in approximately what year?**
**(a)** 1520. **(b)** 1601. **(c)** 1377. **(d)** 1414.

**2. What in graphical perspective refers to a point in the picture plane π that is determined by a line in space?**
**(a)** A vanishing point. **(b)** A black hole. **(c)** A hyperbole. **(d)** A vector.

**3. In 1996 and 1997, the USS Yorktown was equipped with a network of how many dual 200 MHz Pentium Pro-based computers running Windows NT 4.0?**
**(a)** 10. **(b)** 35. **(c)** 27. **(d)** 14.

**4. Ptolemy wrote what mathematical and astronomical treatise on the apparent motions of the stars and planetary paths?**
**(a)** Physics. **(b)** The Almagest. **(c)** The Epicurean. **(d)** The Golden Ratio.

**5. Approximately when did Copernicus live?**
**(a)** 1597-1652. **(b)** 1473-1543. **(c)** 1325-1342. **(d)** 1401-1452.

## Short Answer Questions

**1.** The ancient Babylonians had a number system based on what increment?

**2.** The ancient Egyptians are credited with creating what numerical system?

**3.** What refers to the mean obtained by taking the reciprocal of the arithmetic mean of the reciprocals of a set of nonzero numbers?

**4.** The author states in Chapter 3, “Nothing Ventured” that for the Indians, numerals without geometric significance gave birth to what field of mathematics?

**5.** Who founded the House of Wisdom that was established in Abbasid-era Baghdad, Iraq?

## Short Essay Questions

**1.** How did mathematics and the concept of zero evolve in India through the 5th Century AD?

**2.** How are ancient Babylonian mathematics described in Chapter 1, “Nothing Doing”?

**3.** What mathematical properties of zero presented problems in the ancient world, according to the author in Chapter 1, “Nothing Doing”?

**4.** What mathematical developments was Pythagoras credited with in ancient Greece?

**5.** What mathematical advancements were made by the ancient Egyptians?

**6.** What discoveries did Archimedes make in the mathematical world?

**7.** How did Filippo Brunelleschi introduce the concept of zero to the Italian Renaissance?

**8.** What were Blaise Pascal’s theological beliefs? How was zero viewed in his beliefs?

**9.** What is the focus of the book, as established by the author in Chapter 0, “Null and Void”?

**10.** How did Aristotle approach the concept of zero, according to the author in Chapter 2, “Nothing Comes of Nothing”?

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