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

## Multiple Choice Questions

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

**2. What was the significance of Erode in Ramanujan's family?**
**(a)** Ramanujan's hometown. **(b)** Where Ramanujan was buried. **(c)** Where Ramanujan went to school. **(d)** Ramanujan's mother's ancestral home.

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

**4. How does Kanigel describe Ramanujan's youth?**
**(a)** Productive. **(b)** Devout. **(c)** Idle. **(d)** Indifferent.

**5. What is 'A Synopsis of Elementary Results in Pure and Applied Mathematics' composed of?**
**(a)** A doctoral dissertation. **(b)** Math problems. **(c)** Tutoring notes. **(d)** A lifetime's work.

**6. Where did Ramanujan go when he was 17?**
**(a)** Delhi. **(b)** Madras. **(c)** Bengal. **(d)** Uttar Pradesh.

**7. Which person was NOT in the Bloomsbury Group?**
**(a)** John Maynard Keynes. **(b)** James Joyce. **(c)** G.E. Moore. **(d)** Virginia Woolf.

**8. What is a nested square root?**
**(a)** A series of square roots that resolve to prime numbers. **(b)** A series of square roots of square roots. **(c)** The framework of assumptions within which a series of square roots resolves to a negative number. **(d)** An infinite series of square roots.

**9. What was Hardy's experience of secondary education like, according to Kanigel?**
**(a)** He loved it. **(b)** It transformed him into an upstanding citizen. **(c)** He hated it. **(d)** He passed through without distinction.

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

**11. For how long would Ramanujan's condition persist?**
**(a)** The rest of his life. **(b)** A few months. **(c)** A few years. **(d)** A few weeks.

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

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

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

**15. Who is Namagiri?**
**(a)** Ramanujan's chess teacher. **(b)** Ramanujan's religious teacher. **(c)** Shiva's consort. **(d)** Ramanujan's family's traditional deity.

## Short Answer Questions

**1.** What contributed to Ramanujan's status as a potential husband?

**2.** Where was Ramanujan's college located?

**3.** How does Kanigel say Ramanujan would solve math problems?

**4.** Who was G. H. Hardy?

**5.** What language did Ramanujan speak?

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