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) Tax advantages in Massachusetts.
(c) The cooler summer weather.
(d) Its proximity to the ocean.

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

3. Where was Peter Sarnak born?
(a) Ecuador.
(b) Germany.
(c) Nigeria.
(d) South Africa.

4. Luxembourg is bordered by Belgium, France, and what country?
(a) Germany.
(b) Spain.
(c) Greenland.
(d) Poland.

5. The department chairman relieved Nash of his teaching duties for how long in Chapter Thirty-Five?
(a) One year.
(b) Nine months.
(c) Two weeks.
(d) A semester.

6. What does IMU stand for?
(a) International Manufacturing Union.
(b) Infinite Mechanical Universe.
(c) Infinite Mathematical Universe.
(d) International Mathematical Union.

7. Who met with Alicia and told her about her son and her relationship with Nash in Chapter Twenty-Seven?
(a) Sarah.
(b) Wanda.
(c) Eleanor.
(d) Elizabeth.

8. In Chapter Forty-Nine, the United States government was holding an auction of what?
(a) Gold mines.
(b) Used vehicles.
(c) National parks.
(d) Air waves.

9. Where did John Forbes Nash, Jr. marry Alicia Larde?
(a) Memphis, Tennessee.
(b) Washington, D.C.
(c) Salt Lake City, Utah.
(d) Atlanta, Georgia.

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

11. 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?
(a) The University of Chicago.
(b) Harvard University.
(c) Antioch College.
(d) Bluefield College.

12. In Chapter Forty-Eight, the announcement of Nash winning the Nobel Prize was made on what date?
(a) June 27, 1991.
(b) October 16, 1988.
(c) May 1, 1999.
(d) October 12, 1994.

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

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

15. Who gave Nash a one year research appointment in Chapter Forty-Two?
(a) Carnegie Mellon University.
(b) Princeton University.
(c) The University of Chicago.
(d) Brandeis University.

Short Answer Questions

1. Princeton's Institute for Advanced Study was founded by whom?

2. With whom did Nash share the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences?

3. Where was Nash living with his mother in Chapter Forty-Four?

4. When was the first Fields Medal awarded?

5. By what month did Nash begin having problems again and try to secure a position in France in Chapter Forty-Two?

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