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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

## Multiple Choice Questions

**1. When would Ramanujan and his wife consummate their marriage?**
**(a)** When she was older. **(b)** Never--they were pledged to be chaste. **(c)** It would depend on Ramanujan's career. **(d)** As soon as she was chosen.

**2. Where did Ramanujan publish his first journal article?**
**(a)** An Indian mathematics journal. **(b)** An Italian mathematics journal. **(c)** An American mathematics journal. **(d)** An English mathematics journal.

**3. What does Kanigel say Ramanujan learned from an old book?**
**(a)** Algebra. **(b)** Analytic trigonometry. **(c)** Calculus. **(d)** The theory of relativity.

**4. How does Kanigel characterize Ramanujan's tutoring?**
**(a)** Unhelpful. **(b)** Incoherent. **(c)** Inspired. **(d)** Effective.

**5. What did Ramanujan need to do now that he was married?**
**(a)** Buy a house. **(b)** Contribute to his in-laws' income. **(c)** Make money. **(d)** Have children.

**6. How does Kanigel characterize Ramanujan's solutions to the math problems in 'A Synopsis of Elementary Results in Pure and Applied Mathematics'?**
**(a)** As inconsistent. **(b)** As frequently wrong. **(c)** As flawless. **(d)** As odd.

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

**8. Where did families NOT look for wives for their sons in India in Ramanujan's time?**
**(a)** Prominent villagers. **(b)** Extended family. **(c)** Friends of the family. **(d)** Neighbors.

**9. What was G. H. Hardy's status in Britain?**
**(a)** Dean of Cambridge. **(b)** Religious leader. **(c)** Head of a secret society in London. **(d)** Preeminent mathematician.

**10. What class was Ramanujan raised in?**
**(a)** Maharashtra Brahmin. **(b)** Pancha-Dravida Brahmin. **(c)** Shaivite Brahmin. **(d)** Pancha-Gauda Brahmin.

**11. What did Ramanujan practice as part of his religion?**
**(a)** A year as a monk. **(b)** Vegetarianism. **(c)** Animal sacrifice. **(d)** Community service.

**12. How does Kanigel describe education at Hardy's college?**
**(a)** Students followed their own inclination in study. **(b)** Students worked with tutors instead of taking classes. **(c)** Students worked together to make presentations to tutors. **(d)** Students took a ferocious load of classes.

**13. How old was the wife Ramanujan's parents found?**
**(a)** 11. **(b)** 9. **(c)** 13. **(d)** 15.

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

**15. Who are the Apostles?**
**(a)** Artists. **(b)** Religious figures in Rome. **(c)** Disciples of Hardy's. **(d)** A secret society at Cambridge.

## Short Answer Questions

**1.** Who were the Senior Wranglers?

**2.** Where had the author of 'A Synopsis of Elementary Results in Pure and Applied Mathematics' taught?

**3.** For how long would Ramanujan's condition persist?

**4.** How does Kanigel characterize Ramanujan's first paper?

**5.** What energy does Kanigel say Ramanujan redirected into mathematics?

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