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

## Multiple Choice Questions

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

**2. How much of Ramanujan's work did Hardy believe was sound and original?**
**(a)** Five to ten percent. **(b)** Almost all of it. **(c)** One to two thirds. **(d)** Half to three quarters.

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

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

**5. Based on his letter, what was Hardy trying to determine about Ramanujan?**
**(a)** Where he was from. **(b)** Whether he was a crank. **(c)** Who his teachers had been. **(d)** How he had devised his theories.

**6. When do mathematicians believe Ramanujan did his best work?**
**(a)** At Cambridge. **(b)** During his illness. **(c)** Before he left for England. **(d)** On the ship back to India.

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

**8. What was the doctor's diagnosis of Ramanujan's illness?**
**(a)** Cancer. **(b)** Depression. **(c)** Heart disease. **(d)** Tuberculosis.

**9. What obstacle stood in the way of Hardy's plan?**
**(a)** Ramanujan's resistance to sea travel. **(b)** Ramanujan's inability to get a passport. **(c)** Ramanujan's intractability. **(d)** Ramanujan's poverty.

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

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

**12. How long did the trip from India to England take?**
**(a)** A month. **(b)** Six weeks. **(c)** Two months. **(d)** Three weeks.

**13. How does Kanigel describe the trip to England?**
**(a)** Arduous. **(b)** Petrifying. **(c)** Perilous. **(d)** Sublimely beautiful.

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

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

## Short Answer Questions

**1.** What did Hardy decide after conferring with John Littlewood?

**2.** How does Kanigel describe Ramanujan as a mathematical thinker?

**3.** What cultural practice did Ramanujan insist on, in Kanigel's account?

**4.** Who did Ramanujan stay with in England?

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

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