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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)** Hardy. **(b)** Euler. **(c)** Ramanujan. **(d)** Later mathematicians.

**2. What did Hardy decide after conferring with John Littlewood?**
**(a)** That Ramanujan was a small thinker. **(b)** That Ramanujan was a genius. **(c)** That Ramanujan was unstable. **(d)** That Ramanujan was dangerous.

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

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

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

**6. 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 poverty. **(d)** Ramanujan's intractability.

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

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

**9. In his letter to Hardy, what did Ramanujan say he had discovered?**
**(a)** A solution to a problem Hardy proposed. **(b)** A theory of relativity. **(c)** A mistake in Hardy's theorems. **(d)** A function for using irrational numbers in multi-variable calculus.

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

**11. How does Kanigel describe Ramanujan when he returned to India?**
**(a)** Sullen. **(b)** Spirited. **(c)** Friendly. **(d)** Devout.

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

**13. What does Kanigel say Ramanujan distrusted in English society?**
**(a)** School cafeterias. **(b)** Public transportation. **(c)** High tea. **(d)** Secret societies.

**14. What did Hardy and Neville nominate Ramanujan to become?**
**(a)** A fellow at Trinity College. **(b)** A teacher at King's College. **(c)** A graduate student at Trinity. **(d)** A dean at Oriel College.

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

## Short Answer Questions

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

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

**3.** What did Ramanujan discover when his friend Mahalanobis read a puzzle from the paper?

**4.** What was the doctor's prescription for Ramanujan's condition?

**5.** Based on his letter, what was Hardy trying to determine about Ramanujan?

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