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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?**
**(a)** Equilibrium. **(b)** A zero-sum game. **(c)** Stalemate. **(d)** End game.

**4. In Chapter Fifteen, Nash began to study the area of what?**
**(a)** The continuum hypothesis. **(b)** Game theory. **(c)** Manifolds. **(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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