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Mini-Quiz: Archimedes Solves Density Problem

By Ron Kurtus (5 April 2014)

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

1. What was Archimedes' first solution?

Dissolve the wreath in hydrochloric acid

Crush the wreath into a cube

Wear the wreath himself

2. Why did Archimedes take a bath?

He was extremely dirty from working in the King's garden

He always took a bath on Friday

To relax and help him think

3. What was the solution to find the density of the wreath?

Use the displacement volume when the wreath was placed in water

Ask the goldsmith for the correct numbers

Run through the streets naked

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

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