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

## Multiple Choice Questions

**1. What does Kanigel say Ramanujan did at age 17?**
**(a)** Ran away from home. **(b)** Got married. **(c)** Graduated high school. **(d)** Graduated college.

**2. What happened to Ramanujan's scholarship?**
**(a)** It was jeopardized by Ramanujan's poor grades. **(b)** It was expanded to his graduate study. **(c)** It was withdrawn. **(d)** It was renewed for four years.

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

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

**5. What were Ramanujan's parents getting impatient with?**
**(a)** Ramanujan's failure to win prizes. **(b)** Ramanujan's insubordination. **(c)** Ramanujan's sloth. **(d)** Ramanujan's scribbling in notebooks.

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

**7. What did Ramanujan's parents do in response to their impatience?**
**(a)** Marry him off. **(b)** Apprentice him to a designer. **(c)** Send him to school. **(d)** Buy him a bureaucratic appointment.

**8. What were the Tripos?**
**(a)** Physical evaluations. **(b)** A secret society. **(c)** Oral exams. **(d)** Written exams.

**9. How does Kanigel say Ramanujan would solve math problems?**
**(a)** By solving one part at a time. **(b)** By turning values into variables. **(c)** By adding numbers to formulas. **(d)** He would intuit the solution.

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

**11. What energy does Kanigel say Ramanujan redirected into mathematics?**
**(a)** Political restlessness. **(b)** Sexual desire. **(c)** Religious devotion. **(d)** Troublemaking.

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

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

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

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

## Short Answer Questions

**1.** Where did Ramanujan's parents find a wife for him?

**2.** What was Ramanujan's religion?

**3.** Where did Ramanujan eventually find work?

**4.** What does Kanigel say Ramanujan disliked as a child?

**5.** What was Ramanujan's father's employment?

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