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The Man Who Knew Infinity: A Life of the Genius, Ramanujan Short Answer Test - Answer Key

Robert Kanigel
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Short Answer Questions Key

1. Where was Ramanujan born?

Kumbakonam.

2. Who was Komalatammal?

Ramanujan's mother.

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

Ramanujan's mother's ancestral home.

4. When was Ramanujan born?

1887.

5. What was Ramanujan's caste?

Brahmin.

6. Which god was Ramanujan's family devoted to?

Shiva.

7. What was Ramanujan's religion?

Hindu.

8. What was the effect of Ramanujan's childhood smallpox?

Pockmarks.

9. How does Kanigel describe life in Ramanujan's hometown?

Childhood illness and death were common.

10. What language did Ramanujan speak?

Tamil.

11. When did Ramanujan begin to speak?

Three years.

12. How does Kanigel describe Ramanujan's early temperament?

Self-directed.

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