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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. How long did the trip from India to England take?**
**(a)** A month. **(b)** Two months. **(c)** Six weeks. **(d)** Three weeks.

**2. How much of Ramanujan's work did Hardy believe was sound and original?**
**(a)** One to two thirds. **(b)** Almost all of it. **(c)** Half to three quarters. **(d)** Five to ten percent.

**3. What society was Ramanujan elected to?**
**(a)** The Apostles. **(b)** The Royal Society. **(c)** The Academy of Sciences. **(d)** Phi Beta Kappa.

**4. In his letter to Hardy, what did Ramanujan say he had discovered?**
**(a)** A solution to a problem Hardy proposed. **(b)** A mistake in Hardy's theorems. **(c)** A function for using irrational numbers in multi-variable calculus. **(d)** A theory of relativity.

**5. How does Kanigel describe Ramanujan as a mathematical thinker?**
**(a)** Classicist. **(b)** Radical. **(c)** Constructivist. **(d)** Formalist.

## Short Answer Questions

**1.** Who developed an exact solution to the question of partitions?

**2.** What is the state of Ramanujan's work now?

**3.** Based on his letter, what was Hardy trying to determine about Ramanujan?

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

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

## Short Essay Questions

**1.** What was Ramanujan's interest in pi?

**2.** What was Ramanujan's condition when he returned to India?

**3.** What is a formalist in mathematical thinking?

**4.** What did Ramanujan write to Hardy?

**5.** Describe Ramanujan and Hardy's work on partitions.

**6.** What problems did Ramanujan have on account of his Indian cultural practices?

**7.** What did Ramanujan discover when P. C. Mahalanobis read him a puzzle one evening?

**8.** Describe Ramanujan's trip to England.

**9.** What did Hardy do with Ramanujan's letter?

**10.** Ramanujan kept extensive notes of his thinking. What was in Ramanujan's notebooks, and how much of his work was valuable, according to Kanigel?

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