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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What was Ramanujan like in school?
(a) He excelled only in math.
(b) He was good at all his studies.
(c) He liked math and science, but not literature.
(d) He was a poor student.
2. What makes 'A Synopsis of Elementary Results in Pure and Applied Mathematics' notable, according to Kanigel?
(a) There is no explanation to the problems.
(b) The dissertation does not have a conclusion.
(c) The problems do not have solutions.
(d) The theorems do not have examples.
3. What contributed to Ramanujan's status as a potential husband?
(a) He was wealthy.
(b) He was monomaniacally interested in math.
(c) He was handsome.
(d) He was fat.
4. Who are the Apostles?
(a) A secret society at Cambridge.
(b) Religious figures in Rome.
(d) Disciples of Hardy's.
5. Where was Ramanujan born?
(d) Uttar Pradesh.
Short Answer Questions
1. Which person was NOT in the Bloomsbury Group?
2. What were Ramanujan's parents getting impatient with?
3. What was G. H. Hardy's status in Britain?
4. Who was Komalatammal?
5. How does Kanigel describe education at Hardy's college?
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe the difference between English mathematics and Continental mathematics.
2. What was Hardy's experience at Trinity College, Cambridge?
3. How did Ramanujan's temperament reveal itself when he was a child?
4. What was the subject of the challenge Ramanujan set and then resolved in his first paper?
5. How did marriage change Ramanujan's life?
6. What problems in Ramanujan's thinking came from his use of 'A Synopsis of Elementary Results in Pure and Applied Mathematics'?
7. What practices did Ramanujan follow as a result of his religion?
8. How did Ramanujan distinguish himself as a math student?
9. Describe Ramanujan's experience at Pachaiyappas College in Madras.
10. What does 'A Synopsis of Elementary Results in Pure and Applied Mathematics' consist of?
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