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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 obstacle stood in the way of Hardy's plan?**
**(a)** Ramanujan's intractability. **(b)** Ramanujan's inability to get a passport. **(c)** Ramanujan's poverty. **(d)** Ramanujan's resistance to sea travel.

**2. Who is NOT included in the list of people who have benefited from Ramanujan's work, in Kanigel's account?**
**(a)** Engineers. **(b)** Physicists. **(c)** Computer scientists. **(d)** Surgeons.

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

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

**5. What did Hardy and his friends arrange for Ramanujan?**
**(a)** A bureaucratic appointment. **(b)** A teaching position. **(c)** A research position. **(d)** A sinecure.

## Short Answer Questions

**1.** What does Kanigel say Ramanujan distrusted in English society?

**2.** What did the divergent series 1+2+3+4+5... add up to in Ramanujan's notebooks?

**3.** Who was absent from the dock when Ramanujan's ship came in?

**4.** Based on his letter, what was Hardy trying to determine about Ramanujan?

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

## Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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