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

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In Chapter Thirty, Nash decided to return to MIT because of what?
(a) The intelligence of the locals.
(b) Its proximity to the ocean.
(c) Tax advantages in Massachusetts.
(d) The cooler summer weather.

2. Princeton's Institute for Advanced Study was founded by whom?
(a) Harlow Shapley.
(b) Ervin Thorson.
(c) Abraham Flexner.
(d) Reinhard Selten.

3. How old was Nash in Chapter Forty-Four?
(a) 40.
(b) 36.
(c) 43.
(d) 51.

4. When was Paul Cohen born?
(a) 1938.
(b) 1917.
(c) 1947.
(d) 1934.

5. Nash and Alicia sailed on what ship in Chapter Thirty-Eight?
(a) The Wooden Fish.
(b) The Water Dog.
(c) The Queen Mary.
(d) The King James.

6. In Chapter Forty-Three, Nash was back in Boston working where?
(a) The University of Chicago.
(b) Princeton University.
(c) Brandeis University.
(d) Harvard University.

7. What poet was also a patient at the institution where Nash was held in Chapter Thirty-Six?
(a) Harlow Shapley.
(b) Albert Tucker.
(c) Norman Steenrod.
(d) Robert Lowell.

8. In Chapter Thirty-Two, Nash looked for another project in which to become involved and decided to tackle the problem posed by what?
(a) The Manhattan Project.
(b) Game theory.
(c) Riemann's Hypothesis.
(d) The continuum hypothesis.

9. Nash won the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for his work in what area?
(a) Game theory.
(b) Manifolds.
(c) The continuum hypothesis.
(d) Riemann's Hypothesis.

10. When was Jürgen Moser born?
(a) 1904.
(b) 1928.
(c) 1919.
(d) 1899.

11. What psychiatrist did Nash meet at a private psychiatric hospital near Princeton in Chapter Forty-Two?
(a) Reinhard Selten.
(b) John Milnor.
(c) Howard Mele.
(d) Pattison Esmiol.

12. In Chapter Thirty-Five, Alicia and Nash moved where?
(a) Fargo, North Dakota.
(b) Pueblo, Colorado.
(c) West Medford, Massachusetts.
(d) Ashland, Oregon.

13. Nash was released how many days after his commitment to the institution in Chapter Thirty-Six?
(a) Eighty-seven.
(b) Fifty.
(c) One-hundred, thirty-one.
(d) Twenty-four.

14. Where did Alicia's family first settle after coming to America?
(a) Boston, Massachusetts.
(b) Charleston, South Carolina.
(c) Biloxi, Mississippi.
(d) Seattle, Washington.

15. Paul Cohen was an American mathematician best known for his proof of the independence of what?
(a) Game theory.
(b) The Manhattan Project.
(c) The continuum hypothesis.
(d) Manifolds.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where did Alicia meet John Forbes Nash, Jr., after she had been a student of his in Chapter Twenty-Six?

2. What institution was interested in Nash in Chapter Thirty-Three, although he applied for grant money for a sabbatical to work on research at Princeton and in Paris?

3. When did Jürgen Moser die?

4. The Nobel Prize was established in what year?

5. What does IMU stand for?

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