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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. When did Ramanujan die?
2. Based on his letter, what was Hardy trying to determine about Ramanujan?
3. How does Kanigel describe the trip to England?
4. How does Kanigel describe John Littlewood?
5. What does Kanigel say prevented Ramanujan from getting the care he needed?
Essay Topic 1
Describe the influence of education systems on Ramanujan's life. How much is he defined by the systems from which he came? How is he defined by other influences?
Essay Topic 2
What do you think is missing from this book? What should have been covered or presented that was not? What is the effect of this absence?
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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