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

## Multiple Choice Questions

**1. Who developed an exact solution to the question of partitions?**
**(a)** Euler. **(b)** Ramanujan. **(c)** Later mathematicians. **(d)** Hardy.

**2. How did Ramanujan respond to Hardy's request for proofs?**
**(a)** He dragged his feet about sending them. **(b)** He said he could not produce them. **(c)** He would send them if Hardy would help him financially. **(d)** He sent them immediately.

**3. What was Ramanujan's intention when he returned home?**
**(a)** To stay in India for a few years. **(b)** To teach in India. **(c)** Never to return to England. **(d)** To bring his wife back to England.

**4. What was proved correct in Ramanujan's work from this time?**
**(a)** His conclusions. **(b)** His theorems. **(c)** His proofs. **(d)** His assumptions.

**5. What did Ramanujan's Master Theorem attempt to do?**
**(a)** Formulate number theory. **(b)** Reduce infinite series to prime numbers. **(c)** Solve Fermat's Last Theorem. **(d)** Integrate finite integrals.

**6. What cultural practice did Ramanujan insist on, in Kanigel's account?**
**(a)** Visiting Hindu shrines. **(b)** Animal sacrifice. **(c)** Daily prayers. **(d)** Vegetarianism.

**7. When did Ramanujan die?**
**(a)** 1923. **(b)** 1939. **(c)** 1947. **(d)** 1920.

**8. How does Kanigel say Ramanujan saw himself when he was returning to India?**
**(a)** A complete failure. **(b)** A celebrity. **(c)** Not successful. **(d)** A demi-god.

**9. What did Ramanujan work out in his research on constants?**
**(a)** A foundation for Euler's constant. **(b)** An approximation of pi. **(c)** A solution to pi. **(d)** A new use for Euler's constant.

**10. What was it that offended Ramanujan when he invited some friends to dinner?**
**(a)** The friends criticized his cooking. **(b)** The men used salt. **(c)** The friends wanted to use silverware. **(d)** The women declined a third helping.

**11. How was Ramanujan treated on his return?**
**(a)** As an untouchable. **(b)** As an outcast. **(c)** As a celebrity. **(d)** As an exile.

**12. What did Hardy and his friends arrange for Ramanujan?**
**(a)** A sinecure. **(b)** A research position. **(c)** A teaching position. **(d)** A bureaucratic appointment.

**13. Who learned of Ramanujan's arrival by the newspapers?**
**(a)** His old patron. **(b)** His in-laws. **(c)** His wife. **(d)** His mother.

**14. What is the state of Ramanujan's work now?**
**(a)** Not completely collected. **(b)** Completely published and evaluated. **(c)** Fragmentary. **(d)** Not completely published.

**15. How does Kanigel describe John Littlewood?**
**(a)** A bureaucrat. **(b)** A therapist. **(c)** A consultant. **(d)** A math prodigy.

## Short Answer Questions

**1.** What did Ramanujan petition Cambridge for?

**2.** What does Kanigel say Ramanujan distrusted in English society?

**3.** How long did the trip from India to England take?

**4.** What was Euler's contribution to understanding partitions?

**5.** What did Hardy try to arrange after receiving Ramanujan's letter?

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