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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

## Multiple Choice Questions

**1. What was the last name of von Neumann's first wife?**
**(a)** Alois. **(b)** Koevesi. **(c)** Clarke. **(d)** Morgenstern.

**2. In Chapter 3 we are presented with examples of games that use mixed strategies, but this does not include which game below?**
**(a)** Baseball. **(b)** Kriegspiel. **(c)** Poker. **(d)** Divide the Cake.

**3. In Chapter 6 one of von Neumann's RAND colleagues in the 1950s was mentioned as whom?**
**(a)** David Hilbert. **(b)** Kurt Godel. **(c)** John Nash. **(d)** Merrill Flood.

**4. In what country did von Neumann earn his PhD in mathematics?**
**(a)** Germany. **(b)** The Middle East. **(c)** The United States. **(d)** Hungary.

**5. Which one of von Neumann's friends and colleague used game theory to help the Allies improve bombing efficacy in Europe?**
**(a)** Bertrand Russell. **(b)** Kurt Godel. **(c)** John Nash. **(d)** Merrill Flood.

**6. John von Neumann was from a family of ___ Jews.**
**(a)** German. **(b)** Hungarian. **(c)** Polish. **(d)** Czech.

**7. In the divide the cake game the chooser seeks to minimize the ___ piece of cake the cutter will receive.**
**(a)** Amount. **(b)** Size. **(c)** Minimum. **(d)** Maximum.

**8. In prisoner's dilemma a ____ action will be bad for both parties,which is a problem game theory seeks to understand.**
**(a)** Selfish. **(b)** Simple. **(c)** Rational. **(d)** Irrational.

**9. Confessing before one's partner in prisoner's dilemma seems what?**
**(a)** Selfish. **(b)** Rational. **(c)** Irrational. **(d)** Simple.

**10. Who played Kriegspiel as a boy?**
**(a)** John von Neumann. **(b)** Robert Axelrod. **(c)** John Nash. **(d)** Merrill Flood.

**11. How old was von Neumann when he was invited to teach a course at Princeton?**
**(a)** 25. **(b)** 26. **(c)** 32. **(d)** 20.

**12. What was the last name of von Neumann's second wife?**
**(a)** Robert. **(b)** Dan. **(c)** Paul. **(d)** William.

**13. John von Neumann's original game theory was extended to find an equilibrium solution to what kind of games?**
**(a)** Non-zero sum, two person games. **(b)** Zero-sum, two-person games. **(c)** Two-person, zero-sum, and non-zero sum games. **(d)** N-person, zero-sum, and non-zero sum games.

**14. In what century was Kriegspiel developed?**
**(a)** 20th. **(b)** 19th. **(c)** 17th. **(d)** 18th.

**15. Russell was the first to suggest a different game model for ___ than prisoner's dilemma.**
**(a)** Negotiating a peace treaty. **(b)** Selling a car. **(c)** Nuclear war. **(d)** Building a world government.

## Short Answer Questions

**1.** RAND operations were located where?

**2.** At the end of summer at RAND one of the employees would watch what people would ____ when they left.

**3.** What was the first name of von Neumann's first wife?

**4.** During von Neumann's time on the Princeton social scene, he attended numerous parties and his drink of choice was what?

**5.** Who was in charge of the Air Force when it provided funding to RAND?

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