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

## Multiple Choice Questions

**1. When did John von Neumann die?**
**(a)** 1967. **(b)** 1941. **(c)** 1957. **(d)** 1951.

**2. John Forbes Nash, Jr. was born on what date?**
**(a)** November 25, 1935. **(b)** June 13, 1928. **(c)** October 19, 1940. **(d)** January 2, 1913.

**3. During his first semester at Princeton, Nash would arrange his morning walk so he could see whom taking his morning walk?**
**(a)** Lloyd Shapley. **(b)** John Milnor. **(c)** Norman Steenrod. **(d)** Albert Einstein.

**4. In Chapter Ten, Nash developed an equilibrium point that could apply to more than two people and wasn't necessarily what?**
**(a)** Mathematically accurate. **(b)** A zero-sum game. **(c)** A game that could be lost. **(d)** A winnable game.

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

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

**7. Who was Lloyd Shapley's father?**
**(a)** Norman Shapley. **(b)** Mark Shapley. **(c)** Harlow Shapley. **(d)** John David Shapley.

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

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

**10. In Chapter Twenty, Nash was challenged to solve the problem of what?**
**(a)** Game theory. **(b)** The Pythagoreon Theorum. **(c)** Manifolds. **(d)** The Manhattan Project.

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

**12. The one requirement at Princeton in the mathematics department when Nash attended in Chapter Four was that the students attend what daily?**
**(a)** McAnderson's lecture. **(b)** Church services. **(c)** A faculty tea. **(d)** Student meetings.

**13. When was the Rockefeller Foundation established?**
**(a)** 1920. **(b)** 1916. **(c)** 1907. **(d)** 1913.

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

**15. John Forbes Nash, Jr. arrived at Princeton in what month?**
**(a)** May. **(b)** December. **(c)** September. **(d)** August.

## Short Answer Questions

**1.** What religion did John Forbes Nash, Jr.'s parents adopt?

**2.** In Chapter Fifteen, Nash began to study the area of what?

**3.** What was Eleanor's profession when she met John Forbes Nash, Jr. in Chapter Twenty-Three?

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

**5.** In May 1948, Project RAND became an independent non-profit organization with initial capital from where?

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