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

## Multiple Choice Questions

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

**2. What were Ramanujan and Hardy looking for in their work on partitions?**
**(a)** A way to define the number of partitions precisely. **(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 bridge partitions.

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

**4. How does Kanigel characterize Ramanujan's theorems and formulas?**
**(a)** Almost incomprehensible. **(b)** Odd by English standards. **(c)** Immaculate. **(d)** Universally recognizable.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

**13. What value did Ramanujan work with at Cambridge?**
**(a)** Real numbers. **(b)** Avogadro's number. **(c)** Chaitin's constant. **(d)** Pi.

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

**15. How does Kanigel describe the trip to England?**
**(a)** Arduous. **(b)** Perilous. **(c)** Petrifying. **(d)** Sublimely beautiful.

## Short Answer Questions

**1.** What was proved incorrect in Ramanujan's work from this time?

**2.** How does Kanigel describe Ramanujan's relationship with his wife?

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

**4.** What did Hardy decide after conferring with John Littlewood?

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

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