Tuesday, 22 December 2020

Srinivasa Ramanujan Quiz

Srinivasa Ramanujan Quiz


On National Mathematics Day try this quiz on world renowned Indian Mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan



1. Hardy–Ramanujan number is the smallest number that can be expressed as the sum of two cubes in two different ways. Which one of the following is the number?
2197
1927
1729
1279

2. Name the film based on Srinivasa Ramanujan's life
The Man Who Knew Infinity
A Beautiful Mind
Gifted
X+Y

3. Which of the following is a biographical novel loosely based on the famous partnership between Srinivasa Ramanujan and G H Hardy?
A Beautiful Mind
X+Y
A Disappearing Number
The Indian Clerk

4. In 2007 a play based on Srinivasa Ramanujan and G H Hardy won several awards. Do you know the title ot the play?
The Man Who Knew Infinity
A Beautiful Mind
The Indian Clerk
A Disappearing Number

5. On the 125th birth anniversary of Ramanujan, the Indian Government declared 22 December as National Mathematics Day. In which year the celebration started?
2011
2012
2013
2015

6. Which year was celebreated as National Mathematics Year by the Government of India?
2010
2013
2011
2012

7. Where is the Ramanujan IT City, an Information Technology Special Economic Zone, situated?
Bangalore
Chennai
Hyderabad
Delhi

8. G H Hardy gave a personal rating of mathematicians on a scale from 0 to 100. He gave himself a score of 25, J. E. Littlewood 30 and David Hilbert 80. Do you know what was his rating for Ramanujan?
50
90
75
100

9. One of the two recipients of SASTRA Ramanujan Prize when it was first awarded in 2005, this famous mathematician was awarded Padma Bhushan in 2015. Who is he?
Kannan Soundararajan
Manjul Bhargava
Akshay Venkatesh
Ben Green

10. "An equation for me has no meaning unless it expresses a thought of God." is said by Srinivasa Ramanujan.
TRUE
FALSE

11. As a student, Ramanujan's performance in subjects other than Mathematics was poor.
TRUE
FALSE

12. Srinivasa Ramanujan was the first Indian to become a member of Fellows of the Royal Society
TRUE
FALSE


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