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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. On what date did John Forbes Nash, Jr.'s parents marry?
(a) September 6, 1924.
(b) April 13, 1933.
(c) June 4, 1919.
(d) May 28, 1927.
2. In May 1948, Project RAND became an independent non-profit organization with initial capital from where?
(a) The Ford Foundation.
(b) New York University.
(c) The Carnegie Institute of Technology.
(d) The International Mathematical Union.
3. What is a situation in which no player can improve his situation in game theory?
(b) A zero-sum game.
(d) End game.
4. In Chapter Fifteen, Nash began to study the area of what?
(a) The continuum hypothesis.
(b) Game theory.
(d) Riemann's Hypothesis.
5. On what date did the Korean War begin?
(a) September 22, 1942.
(b) June 25, 1950.
(c) May 4, 1935.
(d) December 8, 1958.
Short Answer Questions
1. RAND was set up in what year as Project RAND?
2. Nash's theorem in Chapter Fifteen basically said that it is possible for every manifold to find a part that corresponds to what?
3. On what date did Eleanor give birth to Nash's son in Chapter Twenty-Three?
4. Where did John Forbes Nash, Jr. meet Eleanor in Chapter Twenty-Three?
5. John Forbes Nash, Jr. won a Westinghouse Scholarship to study where in Chapter One?
Short Essay Questions
1. To what faculty members was Nash most closely associated at Princeton, as described by the author in Chapter Five?
2. What paper does the author describe that Nash wrote in Chapter Nine? What did the paper examine?
3. How is Nash's relationship with Jack Bricker described in Chapter Twenty-Four?
4. Where did Nash meet Eleanor? How is their relationship described in Chapter Twenty-Three?
5. What became of the meeting between John Forbes Nash, Jr. and John von Neumann in Chapter Ten?
6. How does the author describe the mathematics department at Princeton in Chapter Four? How was grading determined?
7. How is Nash's thesis for Princeton described in Chapter Ten? What significance did it have?
8. What led to Nash's theorem on manifolds in Chapter Twenty? What was the theory known as?
9. When did Nash begin working for RAND? How did his work there influence his thinking?
10. How old was Nash when he arrived at Princeton? What year was it? In what areas was Princeton building its faculty at this time?
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