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

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

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

**4. What was the doctor's diagnosis of Ramanujan's illness?**
**(a)** Tuberculosis. **(b)** Heart disease. **(c)** Depression. **(d)** Cancer.

**5. What was Ramanujan interested in in this value?**
**(a)** Its infinite nature. **(b)** The constant's irrationality. **(c)** The constant's practical value. **(d)** Underlying properties.

## Short Answer Questions

**1.** What was the result of Ramanujan clinging to his cultural practices?

**2.** How does Kanigel describe the value of Ramanujan's discovery?

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

**4.** In his letter to Hardy, what was the importance of the thing Ramanujan claimed to have discovered?

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

## Short Essay Questions

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

**2.** Where did Ramanujan go when he reached England?

**3.** What accolades did Ramanujan receive for his work?

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

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

**6.** What was Ramanujan's decline like, and death?

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

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

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

**10.** What problem kept Ramanujan from coming to England, as Hardy hoped he would?

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