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

**2. What practice does Kanigel say Ramanujan had difficulty adjusting to in England?**
**(a)** Afternoon tea. **(b)** English cooking. **(c)** Wearing shoes. **(d)** Speaking English.

**3. What was proved incorrect in Ramanujan's work from this time?**
**(a)** His theorems. **(b)** His assumptions. **(c)** His conclusions. **(d)** His proofs.

**4. How does Kanigel describe English society from Ramanujan's point-of-view?**
**(a)** Malicious. **(b)** Rarefied. **(c)** Homogenous. **(d)** Effete.

**5. What did Ramanujan say he was willing to do in order to come to England?**
**(a)** Borrow money. **(b)** Abandon his wife. **(c)** Be cast out of his Brahmin class. **(d)** Work for Hardy.

## Short Answer Questions

**1.** What does Kanigel say characterized Indian intellectuals' experience at Cambridge?

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

**3.** Who met Ramanujan in England?

**4.** What was Ramanujan's intention when he returned home?

**5.** What conflict did Ramanujan return to?

## Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

**6.** In what way was Ramanujan's experience of England similar to Ghandi's?

**7.** Describe the decline of Ramanujan's health.

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

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

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

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