The Man Who Knew Infinity: A Life of the Genius, Ramanujan Test | Lesson Plans Final Test - Hard

Robert Kanigel
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was it that offended Ramanujan when he invited some friends to dinner?

2. How does Kanigel describe Ramanujan's relationship with his wife?

3. How did Ramanujan see himself socially, according to Kanigel?

4. When do mathematicians believe Ramanujan did his best work?

5. How does Kanigel say Ramanujan saw himself when he was returning to India?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

What problems did Ramanujan have because of his schooling, and how did he overcome them? (i.e. what techniques did he use, and how successful was he?)

Essay Topic 2

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 3

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?

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