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Apollonius of Perga: Quiz

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Question 1: The hypothesis of eccentric orbits, or equivalently, deferent and epicycles, to explain the apparent motion of the planets and the varying speed of the ________, are also attributed to him.
MoonIo (moon)Ganymede (moon)Mercury (planet)

Question 2: Apollonius in the Conics further developed a method that is so similar to ________ that his work is sometimes thought to have anticipated the work of Descartes by some 1800 years.
Vector spaceAnalytic geometryCartesian coordinate systemEuclidean vector

Question 3: O'Connor, John J.; Robertson, Edmund F., "Apollonius of Perga", MacTutor History of Mathematics archive, ________, http://www-history.mcs.st-andrews.ac.uk/Biographies/Apollonius.html .
University of OxfordUniversity of St AndrewsUniversity of CambridgeUniversity of Glasgow

Question 4: The crater Apollonius on the ________ is named in his honor.
Ganymede (moon)MoonIo (moon)Mercury (planet)

Question 5: His innovative methodology and terminology, especially in the field of conics, influenced many later scholars including Ptolemy, Francesco Maurolico, ________, and René Descartes.
Isaac NewtonPlatoAristotleImmanuel Kant

Question 6: Apollonius of Perga [Pergaeus] (________Ἀπολλώνιος) (ca.
Ancient GreekAttic GreekAeolic GreekDoric Greek

Question 7: 190 BC) was a ________ geometer and astronomer noted for his writings on conic sections.
GreeksGreeceGreek diasporaGreek language

Question 8: It was Apollonius who gave the ________, the parabola, and the hyperbola the names by which we know them.
OrbitEllipseElliptic orbitConic section

Question 9: Ptolemy describes this theorem in the ________ XII.1.
HipparchusAlmagestPosidoniusPytheas







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