S. R. Ranganathan: Quiz

Question 1: A deal was struck that Ranganthan would travel to ________, to study contemporary Western practices in librarianship, and that, if he returned and still rejected librarianship as a career, the mathematics lectureship would be his again.

Question 2: degrees in mathematics from ________ in his home province, and then went on to earn a teaching license.
ChennaiSt. Thomas's HallTamil NaduMadras Christian College

Question 3: Ranganathan's final major achievement was the establishment of the Documentation Research and Training Centre as a department and research center in the ________ in Bangalore in 1962, where he served as honorary director for five years.
Jadavpur UniversityPresidency College, KolkataIndian Statistical InstituteScottish Church College, Calcutta

Question 4: Ranganathan travelled to ________, which at that time housed the only graduate degree program in library science in Britain.
King's College LondonImperial College LondonUniversity College LondonDurham University

Question 5: In 1923, the ________ created the post of University Librarian to oversee their poorly organized collection.
The Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical UniversityTamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law UniversityAnna UniversityUniversity of Madras

Question 6: He anecdotally proved this with the ________ (DDC) by taking several books and showing how each might be classified with two totally different resultant DDC numbers.
Knowledge baseCycVannevar BushDewey Decimal Classification

Question 7: As a mathematics professor, he published a handful of papers, mostly on the history of mathematics and his career as an educator was somewhat hindered by a handicap of ________ (a difficulty Ranganathan gradually overcame in his professional life).
Social anxiety disorderStutteringPanic disorderBipolar disorder

Question 8: He is considered to be the father of library science, ________, and information science in India and is widely known throughout the rest of the world for his fundamental thinking in the field.
Specification (technical standard)DocumentationTechnical documentationTechnical communication

Question 9: His lifelong goal was to teach mathematics, and he was successively a member of the mathematics faculties at universities in Mangalore, ________ and Madras (all within the span of five years).
Tamil NaduCoimbatoreErodeTirupur

Question 10: He initially got the idea for the system from seeing a set of ________ in a toy store in London.
Gold (color)MeccanoMeccano LtdUnited Kingdom

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