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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 Ramanujan's Master Theorem attempt to do?**
**(a)** Formulate number theory. **(b)** Reduce infinite series to prime numbers. **(c)** Solve Fermat's Last Theorem. **(d)** Integrate finite integrals.

**2. How does Kanigel describe Ramanujan as a mathematical thinker?**
**(a)** Radical. **(b)** Classicist. **(c)** Formalist. **(d)** Constructivist.

**3. Who was Leonard Euler?**
**(a)** A brilliant mathematician to whom Hardy compared Ramanujan. **(b)** A teacher at Cambridge. **(c)** Ramanujan's tutor. **(d)** Hardy's protégé.

**4. What cultural practice did Ramanujan insist on, in Kanigel's account?**
**(a)** Visiting Hindu shrines. **(b)** Vegetarianism. **(c)** Animal sacrifice. **(d)** Daily prayers.

**5. What did Hardy try to arrange after receiving Ramanujan's letter?**
**(a)** A meeting with Ramanujan. **(b)** A scholarship for Ramanujan in India. **(c)** A teaching position for Ramanujan. **(d)** Ramanujan's passage to England.

## Short Answer Questions

**1.** What did Ramanujan petition Cambridge for?

**2.** What are partitions in math?

**3.** How does Kanigel describe John Littlewood?

**4.** How does Kanigel say Ramanujan passed his time on the ship?

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

## Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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