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 Boston hospital.
(c) A church mass.
(d) A bus stop.

2. Nash's first infatuation with a man was in summer of what year?
(a) 1945.
(b) 1957.
(c) 1952.
(d) 1941.

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

4. Between the ages of twenty-four and twenty-nine, Nash had relationships with how many men?
(a) Two.
(b) Three.
(c) Zero.
(d) Eight.

5. What is a situation in which no player can improve his situation in game theory?
(a) Stalemate.
(b) A zero-sum game.
(c) End game.
(d) Equilibrium.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where did John Forbes Nash, Jr. take mathematics classes while in high school?

2. In May 1948, Project RAND became an independent non-profit organization with initial capital from where?

3. How old was John Forbes Nash, Jr. when he arrived at Princeton in Chapter Three?

4. How many faculty members from MIT belonged to a Communist Party cell and were called to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee, as described in Chapter Nineteen?

5. On what date did Eleanor give birth to Nash's son in Chapter Twenty-Three?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. When was Nash's first son born? How did Nash respond to his son's birth in Chapter Twenty-Three?

3. What does the author write about Nash's involvement with games in Chapter Six?

4. How is the political atmosphere described in Chapter Nineteen? How did it affect the faculty at MIT?

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

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

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

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

9. How was John Forbes Nash, Jr. described as a child in Chapter One? When did he develop an interest in mathematics?

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

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