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

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapters 38 - 41.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. The institution Nash to which was involuntarily admitted in Chapter Thirty-Six was affiliated with what institution of higher education?
(a) New York University.
(b) Princeton University.
(c) The University of Chicago.
(d) Harvard Medical School.

2. Who did the Republic of Korea fight in the Korean War?
(a) Cambodia.
(b) The Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
(c) China.
(d) Vietnam.

3. What refers to a person whose expertise spans a significant number of different subject areas?
(a) Multimath.
(b) Polymath.
(c) Manymath.
(d) Varymath.

4. What religion did John Forbes Nash, Jr.'s parents adopt?
(a) Episcopalian.
(b) Buddhism.
(c) Scientology.
(d) Mormonism.

5. In May 1948, Project RAND became an independent non-profit organization with initial capital from where?
(a) New York University.
(b) The Ford Foundation.
(c) The Carnegie Institute of Technology.
(d) The International Mathematical Union.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to the Prologue, John Forbes Nash, Jr. became well known as a mathematician in what year?

2. What poet was also a patient at the institution where Nash was held in Chapter Thirty-Six?

3. Nash presented a talk on his work at the International Congress of Mathematics when in Chapter Fifteen?

4. What profession did John Forbes Nash, Jr.'s mother hold before she married?

5. Where did Nash, his sister and friend rent a small apartment during Nash's second summer at RAND?

(see the answer key)

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