A Beautiful Mind: A Biography of John Forbes Nash, Jr., Winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics, 1994 Quiz | Eight Week Quiz B

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapters 10-13.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Kriegspiel is German for what?
(a) War game.
(b) Barking dog.
(c) Sausage.
(d) Automobile.

2. Who co-authored The Theory of Games and Economic Behavior with John von Neumann?
(a) Oskar Morgenstern.
(b) Solomon Lefschetz.
(c) Norman Steenrod.
(d) Albert Einstein.

3. Who did Nash ask to be his thesis advisor in Chapter Ten?
(a) Lloyd Shapley.
(b) Henry Michael Temple.
(c) Norman Steenrod.
(d) Albert Tucker.

4. When was Lloyd Shapley born?
(a) 1923.
(b) 1909.
(c) 1905.
(d) 1914.

5. What is a situation in which no player can improve his situation in game theory?
(a) A zero-sum game.
(b) Equilibrium.
(c) End game.
(d) Stalemate.

Short Answer Questions

1. What refers to a person whose expertise spans a significant number of different subject areas?

2. What refers to a research and development program, led by the United States with participation from the United Kingdom and Canada, that produced the first atomic bomb during World War II?

3. John Forbes Nash, Jr.'s thesis for Princeton became known as what, as described in Chapter Ten?

4. How old was John Forbes Nash, Jr. when he arrived at Princeton in Chapter Three?

5. Where was Lloyd Shapley from?

(see the answer key)

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