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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. During his first semester at Princeton, Nash would arrange his morning walk so he could see whom taking his morning walk?
(a) Norman Steenrod.
(b) John Milnor.
(c) Lloyd Shapley.
(d) Albert Einstein.
2. Nash's theorem in Chapter Fifteen basically said that it is possible for every manifold to find a part that corresponds to what?
(a) The end object.
(b) A basic equation.
(c) The Intermediate object.
(d) The original object.
3. When was John von Neumann born?
4. Nash invented a game of strategy at Princeton and what fellow student made the board for the game?
(a) Warren Ambrose.
(b) Lloyd Shapley.
(c) Oskar Morgenstern.
(d) David Gale.
5. On what date did the Korean War begin?
(a) May 4, 1935.
(b) December 8, 1958.
(c) September 22, 1942.
(d) June 25, 1950.
Short Answer Questions
1. The first signs of John Forbes Nash, Jr.'s mental deterioration appeared in what year, according to the Prologue?
2. What refers to a research and development program, led by the United States with participation from the United Kingdom and Canada, that produced the first atomic bomb during World War II?
3. Where did Nash, his sister and friend rent a small apartment during Nash's second summer at RAND?
4. Where did John Forbes Nash, Sr. work during the Depression?
5. John Forbes Nash, Jr. became interested in mathematics in his youth while reading what book?
Short Essay Questions
1. How are John Forbes Nash, Jr.'s experiences in college described in Chapter Two?
2. Who accompanied Nash in his second summer at RAND in Chapter Eighteen? Where did he live?
3. What led to Nash's theorem on manifolds in Chapter Twenty? What was the theory known as?
4. What paper does the author describe that Nash wrote in Chapter Nine? What did the paper examine?
5. Why did Nash worry about the onset of the Korean War in Chapter Fourteen? What actions did he take?
6. How does the author describe the mathematics department at Princeton in Chapter Four? How was grading determined?
7. How was Nash perceived by faculty and his peers at Princeton in Chapter Five?
8. Why did Nash refuse a permanent position at RAND in Chapter Fourteen? Where did he go instead?
9. What was John Forbes Nash, Jr.'s reputation in his second year of college, as described in Chapter Two? Where did he decide to go to graduate school?
10. What is related regarding game theory in Chapter Eight? What important book changed the way that game theory was perceived?
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