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

Robert Kanigel
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Ramanujan's Spring.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What interrupted Ramanujan's wedding?
(a) A fight.
(b) Objections from the girl's family.
(c) Drunken relatives.
(d) A deranged woman.

2. How does Kanigel describe Ramanujan's relationship with his wife?
(a) Intimate.
(b) Almost non-existent.
(c) Friendly.
(d) Hostile.

3. What does Kanigel say about Ramanujan's marriage?
(a) Both parties resisted it.
(b) It was seen as fortuitous.
(c) It had all the ingredients for a lovely match.
(d) There were omens of disaster.

4. What did the divergent series 1+2+3+4+5... add up to in Ramanujan's notebooks?
(a) 7.
(b) 39.
(c) -1/12.
(d) Infinity.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What obstacle stood in the way of Hardy's plan?

2. How long did the trip from India to England take?

3. Who were the Senior Wranglers?

4. What did Ramanujan do while he waited for his wife?

5. What language did Ramanujan speak?

(see the answer key)

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