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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. Who did Ramanujan stay with in England?**
**(a)** Hardy. **(b)** John Littlewood. **(c)** Neville. **(d)** Euler.

**2. How does Kanigel describe Ramanujan's relationship with his wife?**
**(a)** Almost non-existent. **(b)** Hostile. **(c)** Intimate. **(d)** Friendly.

**3. What did Littlewood and Hardy see as mathematically important?**
**(a)** Ramanujan's detailed proofs. **(b)** Ramanujan's infinite series. **(c)** Ramanujan's nested square roots. **(d)** Ramanujan's use of irrational numbers.

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

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

## Short Answer Questions

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

**2.** How did Ramanujan respond to Hardy's request for proofs?

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

**4.** How does Kanigel describe Ramanujan's dress?

**5.** To what extent does Kanigel say Ramanujan blended in with Cambridge society?

## Short Essay Questions

**1.** What has been the impact of Ramanujan's work?

**2.** What was Ramanujan's Master Theorem intended to do?

**3.** What was Ramanujan's relationship with Cambridge after he left for India?

**4.** What was the conflict between Ramanujan's family and his wife?

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

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

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

**8.** What was Ramanujan's response when Hardy asked him for proofs?

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

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

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