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

## Multiple Choice Questions

**1. What practice does Kanigel say Ramanujan had difficulty adjusting to in England?**
**(a)** English cooking. **(b)** Afternoon tea. **(c)** Speaking English. **(d)** Wearing shoes.

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

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

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

**5. With whom did Ramanujan eventually begin to develop a real relationship, according to Kanigel?**
**(a)** His in-laws. **(b)** His old friends. **(c)** His wife. **(d)** His patron.

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

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

**8. How does Kanigel describe John Littlewood?**
**(a)** A therapist. **(b)** A bureaucrat. **(c)** A math prodigy. **(d)** A consultant.

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

**10. What does Kanigel say prevented Ramanujan from getting the care he needed?**
**(a)** His distance from the cultural centers. **(b)** The Great War. **(c)** His family's poverty. **(d)** The fight between his wife and mother.

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

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

**13. What was Euler's contribution to understanding partitions?**
**(a)** A theorem about series. **(b)** An algorithm, but without values. **(c)** A functional approximation. **(d)** Notes on the performance of nested square roots.

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

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

## Short Answer Questions

**1.** How does Kanigel describe the trip to England?

**2.** What did Hardy try to arrange after receiving Ramanujan's letter?

**3.** How long did the trip from India to England take?

**4.** What did NOT contribute to Ramanujan's discomfort during the sea voyage to England?

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

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