A Beautiful Mind: A Biography of John Forbes Nash, Jr., Winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics, 1994 Test | Mid-Book Test - Easy

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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What year was it when Nash chose who he wanted to be his thesis advisor in Chapter Ten?
(a) 1958.
(b) 1953.
(c) 1942.
(d) 1949.

2. Who was the professor to whom Nash was closest at Princeton?
(a) Oskar Morgenstern.
(b) Warren Ambrose.
(c) Lloyd Shapley.
(d) Norman Steenrod.

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

4. John Forbes Nash, Jr.'s relationship with Eleanor lasted until what year?
(a) 1954.
(b) 1957.
(c) 1956.
(d) 1960.

5. Where was John von Neumann born?
(a) Cairo.
(b) Budapest.
(c) Los Angeles.
(d) London.

6. Joseph McCarthy served as a Republican U.S. Senator from what state?
(a) Louisiana.
(b) New Mexico.
(c) Wisconsin.
(d) Ohio.

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

8. How old was Nash when he began teaching at MIT?
(a) 27.
(b) 23.
(c) 19.
(d) 38.

9. John Forbes Nash, Jr. won a Westinghouse Scholarship to study where in Chapter One?
(a) The Carnegie Institute of Technology.
(b) MIT.
(c) Bluefield College.
(d) The University of Chicago.

10. Kriegspiel refers to a chess variant based upon the original "Kriegsspiel" developed by whom?
(a) Albert Einstein.
(b) Georg von Rassewitz.
(c) Lloyd Shapley.
(d) Henry Michael Temple.

11. On what date did the Korean War begin?
(a) May 4, 1935.
(b) December 8, 1958.
(c) June 25, 1950.
(d) September 22, 1942.

12. Kriegspiel refers to a chess variant invented by whom in 1899?
(a) Lloyd Shapley.
(b) Georg von Rassewitz.
(c) Albert Einstein.
(d) Henry Michael Temple.

13. In Chapter Fifteen, Nash began to study the area of what?
(a) Manifolds.
(b) Game theory.
(c) The continuum hypothesis.
(d) Riemann's Hypothesis.

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

15. In what year was John's sister Martha Nash born?
(a) 1930.
(b) 1918.
(c) 1907.
(d) 1912.

Short Answer Questions

1. When was Lloyd Shapley born?

2. When did John von Neumann die?

3. Nash drove across country with his sister Martha and who during his second summer at RAND?

4. How many pages was John Forbes Nash, Jr.'s thesis in Chapter Ten?

5. When was the Rockefeller Foundation established?

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