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

## Multiple Choice Questions

**1. Who did Ramanujan stay with in England?**
**(a)** John Littlewood. **(b)** Euler. **(c)** Neville. **(d)** Hardy.

**2. How does Kanigel describe Ramanujan's relationship with his wife?**
**(a)** Hostile. **(b)** Almost non-existent. **(c)** Friendly. **(d)** Intimate.

**3. Where did Ramanujan move to?**
**(a)** London. **(b)** Oxford. **(c)** Bristol. **(d)** Cambridge.

**4. What did the divergent series 1+2+3+4+5... add up to in Ramanujan's notebooks?**
**(a)** -1/12. **(b)** 39. **(c)** Infinity. **(d)** 7.

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

**6. How does Kanigel describe Ramanujan as a mathematical thinker?**
**(a)** Formalist. **(b)** Constructivist. **(c)** Radical. **(d)** Classicist.

**7. What was the doctor's prescription for Ramanujan's condition?**
**(a)** Rest and care. **(b)** Surgery. **(c)** Radiation. **(d)** Physical activity.

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

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

**10. What did Ramanujan and Hardy develop for working with partitions?**
**(a)** A refinement of Euler's suggestion. **(b)** The circle method. **(c)** A precise method for determining partitions for prime numbers. **(d)** Nested square roots.

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

**12. What did Ramanujan petition Cambridge for?**
**(a)** An assistant. **(b)** Publication. **(c)** A stipend. **(d)** The right to return.

**13. What aspect of the English does Kanigel say affected Ramanujan?**
**(a)** Affected coldness. **(b)** Chauvinism. **(c)** Nationalism. **(d)** Intellectual rigor.

**14. How do people account for Ramanujan's self-assessment?**
**(a)** Ramanujan's naïveté. **(b)** Ramanujan's arrogance. **(c)** Hardy's coldness. **(d)** Overwork.

**15. What society was Ramanujan elected to?**
**(a)** The Royal Society. **(b)** The Academy of Sciences. **(c)** The Apostles. **(d)** Phi Beta Kappa.

## Short Answer Questions

**1.** Who met Ramanujan in England?

**2.** What was Ramanujan's intention when he returned home?

**3.** When did Ramanujan write to Hardy?

**4.** In his letter to Hardy, what was the importance of the thing Ramanujan claimed to have discovered?

**5.** What other Indian thinker does Kanigel compare Ramanujan's experience with?

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