A Beautiful Mind: A Biography of John Forbes Nash, Jr., Winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics, 1994 Test | Final 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. What poet was also a patient at the institution where Nash was held in Chapter Thirty-Six?
(a) Robert Lowell.
(b) Harlow Shapley.
(c) Albert Tucker.
(d) Norman Steenrod.

2. What year was it in Chapter Thirty-Three?
(a) 1958.
(b) 1959.
(c) 1948.
(d) 1956.

3. The Nobel Prize was established in what year?
(a) 1924.
(b) 1953.
(c) 1895.
(d) 1842.

4. In what year was Nash committed to a private psychiatric hospital near Princeton in Chapter Forty-Two?
(a) 1965.
(b) 1963.
(c) 1959.
(d) 1969.

5. In Chapter Thirty-Seven, Alicia and what friend rented a house while Nash was hospitalized?
(a) Emma.
(b) Jennifer.
(c) Louise.
(d) Mary.

Short Answer Questions

1. Studies indicate that people can recover from schizophrenia over a long number of years; Nash described it as emerging from what?

2. Alicia's family had been prominent and wealthy where, as described in Chapter Twenty-Six?

3. Alicia took a job where in Chapter Thirty-Five?

4. Nash was released how many days after his commitment to the institution in Chapter Thirty-Six?

5. When did Jürgen Moser die?

Short Essay Questions

1. Where did the Nash's spend Christmas in Chapter Thirty-Eight? What led to their return to the U.S.?

2. How is the Nash's journey to Europe described in Chapter Thirty-Eight? What did they do upon arrival?

3. When had Nash previously been considered for the Nobel Prize, as described in Chapter Forty-Eight? Why had he not been nominated?

4. Where was Nash institutionalized in Chapter Thirty-Six? Who did he meet at the hospital and befriend?

5. What interaction did Alicia have with Eleanor in Chapter Twenty-Seven? What was Alicia's response?

6. Where did the Nash's move after Paris in Chapter Thirty-Eight? What led to Nash's investigation?

7. How was the work of Nash being used by the U.S. government in Chapter Forty-Nine?

8. How are Nash's career and personal life described in Chapter Thirty-Three?

9. How is the relationship between Nash and Peter Sarnak described in Chapter Forty-Seven? How did they meet?

10. Where was Nash hospitalized in Chapter Forty? What did he think of his treatment?

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