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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 does Kanigel describe the trip to England?**
**(a)** Petrifying. **(b)** Perilous. **(c)** Sublimely beautiful. **(d)** Arduous.

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

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

**4. What was Ramanujan's intention when he returned home?**
**(a)** To stay in India for a few years. **(b)** To teach in India. **(c)** Never to return to England. **(d)** To bring his wife back to England.

**5. What does Kanigel say was Ramanujan's greatest talent?**
**(a)** His perception. **(b)** His intuition. **(c)** His associative abilities. **(d)** His calculations.

## Short Answer Questions

**1.** With whom did Ramanujan eventually begin to develop a real relationship, according to Kanigel?

**2.** What was the doctor's diagnosis of Ramanujan's illness?

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

**4.** What was proved correct in Ramanujan's work from this time?

**5.** How did Ramanujan spend all his time on returning to India?

## Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

**10.** How much did Ramanujan's bride share in his mathematical life?

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