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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 it that offended Ramanujan when he invited some friends to dinner?**
**(a)** The women declined a third helping. **(b)** The friends wanted to use silverware. **(c)** The friends criticized his cooking. **(d)** The men used salt.

**2. What were Ramanujan and Hardy looking for in their work on partitions?**
**(a)** A way to define the number of partitions precisely. **(b)** A theorem that demonstrated how partitions operate in series. **(c)** A way to bridge partitions. **(d)** A point at which partitions broke down for prime numbers.

**3. How does Kanigel characterize Ramanujan's theorems and formulas?**
**(a)** Odd by English standards. **(b)** Immaculate. **(c)** Universally recognizable. **(d)** Almost incomprehensible.

**4. Who was Neville?**
**(a)** Ramanujan's ambassador to Hardy. **(b)** The dean at the university where Ramanujan was doing his research. **(c)** Ramanujan's Tutor. **(d)** Hardy's ambassador to Ramanujan.

**5. How did Ramanujan spend all his time on returning to India?**
**(a)** With his wife. **(b)** At the school where he taught. **(c)** On math. **(d)** With his parents.

## Short Answer Questions

**1.** What aspect of the English does Kanigel say affected Ramanujan?

**2.** What was the doctor's prescription for Ramanujan's condition?

**3.** What did Ramanujan say he was willing to do in order to come to England?

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

**5.** What did Ramanujan and Hardy develop for working with partitions?

## Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

**5.** How was Ramanujan treated on his return to India?

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

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

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

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

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

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