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

## Multiple Choice Questions

**1. How did Ramanujan spend all his time on returning to India?**
**(a)** On math. **(b)** With his parents. **(c)** At the school where he taught. **(d)** With his wife.

**2. Who met Ramanujan in England?**
**(a)** John Littlewood. **(b)** Neville. **(c)** Euler. **(d)** Hardy.

**3. What was Ramanujan interested in in this value?**
**(a)** Underlying properties. **(b)** Its infinite nature. **(c)** The constant's practical value. **(d)** The constant's irrationality.

**4. To what extent does Kanigel say Ramanujan blended in with Cambridge society?**
**(a)** He was always in between cultures. **(b)** Thoroughly. **(c)** He remained hostile to it. **(d)** Not very much.

**5. How does Kanigel characterize Ramanujan's theorems and formulas?**
**(a)** Universally recognizable. **(b)** Odd by English standards. **(c)** Immaculate. **(d)** Almost incomprehensible.

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

**7. Who was Leonard Euler?**
**(a)** A brilliant mathematician to whom Hardy compared Ramanujan. **(b)** Hardy's protégé. **(c)** A teacher at Cambridge. **(d)** Ramanujan's tutor.

**8. What does Kanigel say prevented Ramanujan from getting the care he needed?**
**(a)** His family's poverty. **(b)** His distance from the cultural centers. **(c)** The Great War. **(d)** The fight between his wife and mother.

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

**10. Who was Neville?**
**(a)** Ramanujan's Tutor. **(b)** The dean at the university where Ramanujan was doing his research. **(c)** Hardy's ambassador to Ramanujan. **(d)** Ramanujan's ambassador to Hardy.

**11. What does Kanigel say characterized Indian intellectuals' experience at Cambridge?**
**(a)** Frustration. **(b)** Alienation. **(c)** Disorientation. **(d)** Depression.

**12. What was Euler's contribution to understanding partitions?**
**(a)** Notes on the performance of nested square roots. **(b)** A theorem about series. **(c)** An algorithm, but without values. **(d)** A functional approximation.

**13. What were Ramanujan and Hardy looking for in their work on partitions?**
**(a)** A way to define the number of partitions precisely. **(b)** A point at which partitions broke down for prime numbers. **(c)** A way to bridge partitions. **(d)** A theorem that demonstrated how partitions operate in series.

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

**15. How did Ramanujan see himself socially, according to Kanigel?**
**(a)** As a mathematician. **(b)** As a Brahmin. **(c)** As a celebrity. **(d)** As a citizen.

## Short Answer Questions

**1.** What did Hardy and Neville nominate Ramanujan to become?

**2.** What did Hardy and his friends arrange for Ramanujan?

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

**4.** What aspect of the English does Kanigel say affected Ramanujan?

**5.** What was the result of Ramanujan clinging to his cultural practices?

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