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

## Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

**3. How does Kanigel describe English society from Ramanujan's point-of-view?**
**(a)** Malicious. **(b)** Rarefied. **(c)** Homogenous. **(d)** Effete.

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

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

**6. How does Kanigel describe the value of Ramanujan's discovery?**
**(a)** It has yet to be disproved. **(b)** It predicts the behavior of certain celestial bodies. **(c)** It is still used today. **(d)** It revised several major mathematic theorems.

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

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

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

**10. Who developed an exact solution to the question of partitions?**
**(a)** Hardy. **(b)** Ramanujan. **(c)** Euler. **(d)** Later mathematicians.

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

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

**13. What other Indian thinker does Kanigel compare Ramanujan's experience with?**
**(a)** Ghandi. **(b)** Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar. **(c)** Anant Raje. **(d)** Muhammad Ali Jinnah.

**14. What did Hardy try to arrange after receiving Ramanujan's letter?**
**(a)** A scholarship for Ramanujan in India. **(b)** A teaching position for Ramanujan. **(c)** A meeting with Ramanujan. **(d)** Ramanujan's passage to England.

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

## Short Answer Questions

**1.** What was it that offended Ramanujan when he invited some friends to dinner?

**2.** In his letter to Hardy, what did Ramanujan say he had discovered?

**3.** What did Ramanujan say he was willing to do in order to come to England?

**4.** What was the doctor's diagnosis of Ramanujan's illness?

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

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