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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What society was Ramanujan elected to?
2. Who was Leonard Euler?
3. What did Hardy try to arrange after receiving Ramanujan's letter?
4. What did Ramanujan petition Cambridge for?
5. To what extent does Kanigel say Ramanujan blended in with Cambridge society?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
What were the two or three most influential influences in forming Ramanujan's character. What were the two or three most influential conflicts or absences or desires in shaping Ramanujan's character?
Essay Topic 2
Describe the intersection the British culture of secret society and prestige with Ramanujan's culture of Brahmin prestige and privilege. How much did these cultures clash in Ramanujan's experience? How did they work together?
Essay Topic 3
In what ways is Ramanujan a product of India? What is it about India that is evident in Ramanujan's character? In what ways is Ramanujan British? In what ways is he not? Is he an international citizen in the universe of math?
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