The Man Who Knew Infinity: A Life of the Genius, Ramanujan Multiple Choice Test Questions

Robert Kanigel
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Chapter 1 - In the Temple's Coolness

1. Where was Ramanujan born?
(a) Kumbakonam.
(b) Madras.
(c) Uttar Pradesh.
(d) Erode.

2. Who was Komalatammal?
(a) Ramanujan's mother.
(b) Ramanujan's sister.
(c) Ramanujan's aunt.
(d) Ramanujan's teacher.

3. What was the significance of Erode in Ramanujan's family?
(a) Ramanujan's hometown.
(b) Where Ramanujan went to school.
(c) Where Ramanujan was buried.
(d) Ramanujan's mother's ancestral home.

4. When was Ramanujan born?
(a) 1892.
(b) 1887.
(c) 1890.
(d) 1877.

5. What was Ramanujan's caste?
(a) Kshatriyas.
(b) Shudras.
(c) Brahmin.
(d) Vaishyas.

6. Which god was Ramanujan's family devoted to?
(a) Ganesha.
(b) Shakti.
(c) Vishnu.
(d) Shiva.

7. What was Ramanujan's religion?
(a) Hindu.
(b) Muslim.
(c) Tamil.
(d) Confucian.

8. What was the effect of Ramanujan's childhood smallpox?
(a) Pockmarks.
(b) Partial deafness.
(c) Spinal deformity.
(d) A limp.

9. How does Kanigel describe life in Ramanujan's hometown?
(a) Crushing poverty was the norm.
(b) A middle class was just emerging.
(c) Childhood illness and death were common.
(d) People had every luxury.

10. What language did Ramanujan speak?
(a) English.
(b) Hindi.
(c) Bengali.
(d) Tamil.

11. When did Ramanujan begin to speak?
(a) Two years.
(b) Three years.
(c) One year.
(d) Eighteen months.

12. How does Kanigel describe Ramanujan's early temperament?
(a) Self-directed.
(b) Shy.
(c) Aggressive.
(d) Indistinct.

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