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. Where did John Forbes Nash, Jr. meet Eleanor in Chapter Twenty-Three?
(a) A library.
(b) A bus stop.
(c) A church mass.
(d) A Boston hospital.

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

3. When was John von Neumann born?
(a) 1906.
(b) 1875.
(c) 1888.
(d) 1903.

4. Between the ages of twenty-four and twenty-nine, Nash had how many children?
(a) Three.
(b) Two.
(c) Four.
(d) One.

5. In Chapter Fifteen, Nash began to study the area of what?
(a) Manifolds.
(b) Riemann's Hypothesis.
(c) The continuum hypothesis.
(d) Game theory.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where was Lloyd Shapley from?

2. John Forbes Nash, Jr.'s relationship with Eleanor lasted until what year?

3. RAND Corporation first formed to offer research and analysis to the United States armed forces by what American aerospace manufacturer?

4. What year was it when Nash chose who he wanted to be his thesis advisor in Chapter Ten?

5. What profession did John Forbes Nash, Jr.'s mother hold before she married?

Short Essay Questions

1. What paper does the author describe that Nash wrote in Chapter Nine? What did the paper examine?

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

3. To what faculty members was Nash most closely associated at Princeton, as described by the author in Chapter Five?

4. Where did Nash meet Eleanor? How is their relationship described in Chapter Twenty-Three?

5. How old was Nash when he arrived at Princeton? What year was it? In what areas was Princeton building its faculty at this time?

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

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

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

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

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

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