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 Nash, his sister and friend rent a small apartment during Nash's second summer at RAND?
(a) Las Vegas.
(b) Santa Barbara.
(c) Phoenix.
(d) San Francisco.

2. Who did Nash ask to be his thesis advisor in Chapter Ten?
(a) Albert Tucker.
(b) Henry Michael Temple.
(c) Lloyd Shapley.
(d) Norman Steenrod.

3. RAND was set up in what year as Project RAND?
(a) 1939.
(b) 1953.
(c) 1946.
(d) 1951.

4. The one requirement at Princeton in the mathematics department when Nash attended in Chapter Four was that the students attend what daily?
(a) A faculty tea.
(b) McAnderson's lecture.
(c) Church services.
(d) Student meetings.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Kriegspiel refers to a chess variant based upon the original "Kriegsspiel" developed by whom?

3. The first signs of John Forbes Nash, Jr.'s mental deterioration appeared in what year, according to the Prologue?

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

5. John Forbes Nash, Jr.'s maternal grandfather held what profession?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Why did Nash worry about the onset of the Korean War in Chapter Fourteen? What actions did he take?

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

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

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

7. Who accompanied Nash in his second summer at RAND in Chapter Eighteen? Where did he live?

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

9. What led to Nash's theorem on manifolds in Chapter Twenty? What was the theory known as?

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

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