The Man Who Knew Infinity: A Life of the Genius, Ramanujan Quiz | Eight Week Quiz A

Robert Kanigel
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 2 Ranging with Delight.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What was Ramanujan's family's status?
(a) Wealthy.
(b) Poor.
(c) Impoverished.
(d) Not very rich.

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

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

4. Why was Ramanujan's scholarship changed?
(a) Because of his progress in all his fields.
(b) Because he neglected his studies aside from math.
(c) Because of his womanizing.
(d) Because of his rowdy behavior.

5. How does Kanigel characterize Ramanujan's developing approach to math?
(a) Materialistic.
(b) Pragmatic.
(c) Irreverent.
(d) Semi-religious.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Kanigel characterize Ramanujan's tutoring?

2. What was the significance of Erode in Ramanujan's family?

3. How does Kanigel describe Ramanujan's youth?

4. How does Kanigel describe the skills Ramanujan got from 'A Synopsis of Elementary Results in Pure and Applied Mathematics'?

5. What class was Ramanujan raised in?

(see the answer key)

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