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

## Multiple Choice Questions

**1. Where would Ramanujan's technique of solving math problems run into difficulty?**
**(a)** With Pi. **(b)** With very large or very small numbers. **(c)** With multi-variable formulas. **(d)** With irrational numbers.

**2. What makes 'A Synopsis of Elementary Results in Pure and Applied Mathematics' notable, according to Kanigel?**
**(a)** There is no explanation to the problems. **(b)** The problems do not have solutions. **(c)** The dissertation does not have a conclusion. **(d)** The theorems do not have examples.

**3. Where did Ramanujan eventually find work?**
**(a)** His college. **(b)** A high school. **(c)** He worked for his patron. **(d)** The British Indian Civil Service.

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

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

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

**7. How does Kanigel describe Ramanujan as a potential husband?**
**(a)** Uninteresting. **(b)** Appealing. **(c)** Frightful. **(d)** Undesirable.

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

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

**10. What was Ramanujan's college's nickname?**
**(a)** Oxford of South India. **(b)** Cambridge of South India. **(c)** The Bollytechnicum. **(d)** Harvard of South India.

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

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

**13. Who wrote 'A Synopsis of Elementary Results in Pure and Applied Mathematics'?**
**(a)** George Carr. **(b)** Enrico Betti. **(c)** William George Horner. **(d)** Frank Nelson Cole.

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

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

## Short Answer Questions

**1.** Where was Ramanujan born?

**2.** What was Ramanujan's family's status?

**3.** What did Ramanujan's parents do in response to their impatience?

**4.** When would Ramanujan and his wife consummate their marriage?

**5.** Why did Ramanujan leave school?

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