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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 the effect of Ramanujan's childhood smallpox?**
**(a)** A limp. **(b)** Pockmarks. **(c)** Spinal deformity. **(d)** Partial deafness.

**2. Why was Ramanujan late for his wedding?**
**(a)** He ran away and had to be caught. **(b)** His train was held up. **(c)** His parents had to argue him into getting married. **(d)** He became sick.

**3. How does Kanigel describe Ramanujan as a potential husband?**
**(a)** Uninteresting. **(b)** Undesirable. **(c)** Appealing. **(d)** Frightful.

**4. How does Kanigel characterize Ramanujan's developing approach to math?**
**(a)** Semi-religious. **(b)** Materialistic. **(c)** Irreverent. **(d)** Pragmatic.

**5. What makes 'A Synopsis of Elementary Results in Pure and Applied Mathematics' notable, according to Kanigel?**
**(a)** The theorems do not have examples. **(b)** The problems do not have solutions. **(c)** There is no explanation to the problems. **(d)** The dissertation does not have a conclusion.

## Short Answer Questions

**1.** What distinguished Ramanujan's class?

**2.** When was Ramanujan born?

**3.** How does Kanigel characterize Ramanujan's solutions to the math problems in 'A Synopsis of Elementary Results in Pure and Applied Mathematics'?

**4.** What were Ramanujan's parents getting impatient with?

**5.** How does Kanigel characterize Ramanujan's tutoring?

## Short Essay Questions

**1.** Describe Ramanujan's place of birth.

**2.** How did Hardy explain the value of math to his family?

**3.** Describe Ramanujan's experience at Pachaiyappas College in Madras.

**4.** What gods did Ramanujan's family worship?

**5.** What happened after Ramanujan left Kumbakonam's Government College?

**6.** How did Ramanujan's temperament reveal itself when he was a child?

**7.** How did Ramanujan distinguish himself as a math student?

**8.** What problems in Ramanujan's thinking came from his use of 'A Synopsis of Elementary Results in Pure and Applied Mathematics'?

**9.** What led to Ramanujan getting married?

**10.** Describe the importance of 'A Synopsis of Elementary Results in Pure and Applied Mathematics' in Ramanujan's life.

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