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

## Multiple Choice Questions

**1. When did the Tripos take place?**
**(a)** After a student's third year. **(b)** After a student's last year. **(c)** After a student's first year. **(d)** After a student's second year.

**2. How does Kanigel describe the skills Ramanujan got from 'A Synopsis of Elementary Results in Pure and Applied Mathematics'?**
**(a)** Incorrect. **(b)** Flawed. **(c)** Unorthodox. **(d)** Impeccable.

**3. Where had the author of 'A Synopsis of Elementary Results in Pure and Applied Mathematics' taught?**
**(a)** Paris. **(b)** London. **(c)** Berlin. **(d)** Bern.

**4. What did Hardy dislike about his secondary education?**
**(a)** Cricket. **(b)** Emphasis on grades. **(c)** Rigid discipline. **(d)** Competitiveness.

**5. How does Kanigel describe the seriousness of Ramanujan's condition?**
**(a)** Debilitating. **(b)** Life-threatening. **(c)** Not life-threatening but uncomfortable. **(d)** Crippling.

**6. Why did Hardy need to excel on the entrance exams for secondary education?**
**(a)** Admissions were extremely competitive. **(b)** His family could not afford the best schools. **(c)** Testing was the sole criterion for admission. **(d)** He would have low status at school if his test scores were low.

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

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

**9. When did Ramanujan win a scholarship for his math skills?**
**(a)** After high school. **(b)** During high school. **(c)** After college. **(d)** After middle school.

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

**11. What does Kanigel say 'A Synopsis of Elementary Results in Pure and Applied Mathematics' is lacking?**
**(a)** Formulas. **(b)** Translations. **(c)** An answer key. **(d)** Proofs.

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

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

**14. What did Ramanujan use as evidence of his credentials in interviews?**
**(a)** His math notebooks. **(b)** His resume. **(c)** His letters of reference. **(d)** Falsified diplomas.

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

## Short Answer Questions

**1.** What was Ramanujan's college's nickname?

**2.** Why was Ramanujan late for his wedding?

**3.** What was Ramanujan's caste?

**4.** When did Ramanujan publish his first journal article?

**5.** Where would Ramanujan's technique of solving math problems run into difficulty?

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