*BookRags*. (c)2017 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.

Name: _________________________ | Period: ___________________ |

This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

## Multiple Choice Questions

**1. When did Joseph McCarthy die?**
**(a)** 1963. **(b)** 1945. **(c)** 1971. **(d)** 1957.

**2. Where was Albert Tucker when Nash mailed the first draft of his thesis to him in Chapter Ten?**
**(a)** Hawaii. **(b)** Maine. **(c)** Alaska. **(d)** California.

**3. John Forbes Nash, Jr. became interested in mathematics in his youth while reading what book?**
**(a)** The Geometry of Humankind. **(b)** The Power of Equations. **(c)** The Math Wizard. **(d)** Men of Mathematics.

**4. Where did Nash, his sister and friend rent a small apartment during Nash's second summer at RAND?**
**(a)** Phoenix. **(b)** San Francisco. **(c)** Santa Barbara. **(d)** Las Vegas.

**5. What is the last name of Eleanor, the woman with whom Nash had an affair in Chapter Twenty-Three?**
**(a)** Morgenstern. **(b)** Harsanyi. **(c)** Flexner. **(d)** Stier.

## Short Answer Questions

**1.** On what date did John Forbes Nash, Jr.'s parents marry?

**2.** What refers to a person whose expertise spans a significant number of different subject areas?

**3.** Nash's first infatuation with a man was in summer of what year?

**4.** Who was the professor to whom Nash was closest at Princeton?

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

## Short Essay Questions

**1.** What led to Nash's work with manifolds in Chapter Fifteen? What did his theorem state?

**2.** What work did Nash do during his second summer at RAND in Chapter Eighteen? With whom did he work?

**3.** What led to Nash's theorem on manifolds in Chapter Twenty? What was the theory known as?

**4.** Where did Nash move in Chapter Sixteen? What job did he take and with whom did he work?

**5.** Where did John Forbes Nash, Jr. grow up? How were Nash's parents described in Chapter One?

**6.** Why did Nash refuse a permanent position at RAND in Chapter Fourteen? Where did he go instead?

**7.** How does the author describe the mathematics department at Princeton in Chapter Four? How was grading determined?

**8.** When was Nash's first son born? How did Nash respond to his son's birth in Chapter Twenty-Three?

**9.** What became of the meeting between John Forbes Nash, Jr. and John von Neumann in Chapter Ten?

**10.** When did Nash begin working for RAND? How did his work there influence his thinking?

This section contains 867 words(approx. 3 pages at 300 words per page) |