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

## Multiple Choice Questions

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

**2. What does Kanigel say was Ramanujan's greatest talent?**
**(a)** His intuition. **(b)** His associative abilities. **(c)** His calculations. **(d)** His perception.

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

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

**5. When did Ramanujan write to Hardy?**
**(a)** 1913. **(b)** 1920. **(c)** 1916. **(d)** 1909.

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

**7. 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 sent them immediately. **(d)** He would send them if Hardy would help him financially.

**8. What did Ramanujan discover when his friend Mahalanobis read a puzzle from the paper?**
**(a)** The mystical nature of numbers. **(b)** The value of pi. **(c)** A proof to all problems like that puzzle. **(d)** The constant that resolves series to prime numbers.

**9. Who is NOT included in the list of people who have benefited from Ramanujan's work, in Kanigel's account?**
**(a)** Computer scientists. **(b)** Physicists. **(c)** Surgeons. **(d)** Engineers.

**10. Who was absent from the dock when Ramanujan's ship came in?**
**(a)** His mother. **(b)** His wife. **(c)** His friends. **(d)** His father.

**11. What did NOT contribute to Ramanujan's discomfort during the sea voyage to England?**
**(a)** Seasickness. **(b)** The temperatures. **(c)** The strangers. **(d)** Homesickness.

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

**13. What are partitions in math?**
**(a)** The separation between rational and irrational numbers. **(b)** The distinctions between prime numbers and other numbers. **(c)** The divisions between theorems and proofs. **(d)** The number of ways to arrive at a number.

**14. 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.

**15. What was the result of Ramanujan clinging to his cultural practices?**
**(a)** He brought Indian culture to English intellectuals. **(b)** He remained an outsider. **(c)** He taught English students how to cook Indian dishes. **(d)** He generated fear and hostility in those around him.

## Short Answer Questions

**1.** How does Kanigel describe Ramanujan when he returned to India?

**2.** How did Ramanujan spend all his time on returning to India?

**3.** Who learned of Ramanujan's arrival by the newspapers?

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

**5.** What is the state of Ramanujan's work now?

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