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

## Multiple Choice Questions

**1. What did Ramanujan attend at Pachaiyappas College?**
**(a)** Physics classes. **(b)** Chemistry classes. **(c)** Math classes. **(d)** Biology classes.

**2. Who comprised the Apostles?**
**(a)** Religious leaders. **(b)** Mathematicians. **(c)** Practicing artists. **(d)** Undergrads.

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

**4. What is the British term for what Americans call private high schools?**
**(a)** Private school. **(b)** Public school. **(c)** Technical school. **(d)** Finishing school.

**5. Who were the Senior Wranglers?**
**(a)** Students whose parents could not afford school on their own. **(b)** Students who played rugby or soccer/football. **(c)** Students who struggled. **(d)** Academic celebrities.

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

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

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

**9. What was Ramanujan's father's employment?**
**(a)** Merchant. **(b)** Priest. **(c)** Tradesman. **(d)** Low-level clerk.

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

**11. When did Ramanujan begin to speak?**
**(a)** One year. **(b)** Eighteen months. **(c)** Two years. **(d)** Three years.

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

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

**14. Where did Hardy attend college?**
**(a)** Trinity. **(b)** Balliol. **(c)** Linacre. **(d)** Oriel.

**15. How does Kanigel describe Ramanujan's early temperament?**
**(a)** Aggressive. **(b)** Self-directed. **(c)** Indistinct. **(d)** Shy.

## Short Answer Questions

**1.** How does Kanigel characterize Ramanujan's solutions to the math problems in 'A Synopsis of Elementary Results in Pure and Applied Mathematics'?

**2.** Where did families NOT look for wives for their sons in India in Ramanujan's time?

**3.** Who gave Ramanujan money to study in Madras?

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

**5.** What was the effect of Ramanujan's childhood smallpox?

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