# Mini-Quiz: Archimedes: Early Years and Mathematics

by Ron Kurtus (revised 3 June 2009)

Take this Mini-Quiz to check your understanding of the lesson material.

1. How useful was the Archimedes screw invention?

It proved to be a novelty for young children

It was useful in creating drinking water

It was an effective way to move water to a different level

2. What personality traits did Archimedes seem to have?

Ability to hire others to do the work for him

Curiosity and ability to concentrate on a problem

Willingness to argue about the most trivial matters

3. Why is the number pi valuable?

Knowing pi and the diameter of a circle, you can determine its circumference

A circle can be divided in pi sections, similar to cutting a pie

Pi allows you to find the area of a square

If you got all three correct, you are on your way to becoming a Champion in Learning from Biographies. If you had problems, look over the material again.

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