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

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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

4. What is the name of the child John Forbes Nash, Jr. had with Eleanor in Chapter Twenty-Three?
(a) Robert Lewis Stier.
(b) Thomas Abraham Nash.
(c) Michael Jacob Nash.
(d) John David Stier.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who did the Republic of Korea fight in the Korean War?

2. How old was Nash when he began teaching at MIT?

3. Who was the chairman of the mathematics department at Princeton when Nash began attending in Chapter Four?

4. With whom did Nash work on games during his second summer at RAND in Chapter Eighteen?

5. When was Joseph McCarthy born?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. Who accompanied Nash in his second summer at RAND in Chapter Eighteen? Where did he live?

5. How are John Forbes Nash, Jr.'s experiences in college described in Chapter Two?

6. What new project did Nash begin working on in Chapter Thirty-Two? Why?

7. What is related regarding game theory in Chapter Eight? What important book changed the way that game theory was perceived?

8. How was Nash perceived by faculty and his peers at Princeton in Chapter Five?

9. How is Nash's later life described in the Epilogue? What became of his relationship with Alicia?

10. How is Nash's thesis for Princeton described in Chapter Ten? What significance did it have?

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