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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who conducted an experiment to see how real people would respond in the prisoner's dilemma game model?
(a) Nash.
(b) von Neumann.
(c) Flood.
(d) Godel.

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

3. How old was von Neumann's daughter from his first marriage when she moved in with him?
(a) Late thirties.
(b) Young adult.
(c) Teens.
(d) Pre teens.

4. Who originally suggested the RAND Corporation as a research and development institute?
(a) I.A.S.
(b) Douglas Aircraft.
(c) President Truman.
(d) General Douglas MacArthur.

5. As a child prodigy, besides learning mathematics and other subjects, von Neumann also learned what language?
(a) Portuguese.
(b) Arabic.
(c) Greek.
(d) Tagalog.

6. What does IAS stand for?
(a) Institute for Advanced Studies.
(b) Institute of Armament Strategies.
(c) Institute for Armament Strategies.
(d) Institute in Advanced Studies.

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

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

9. Who developed a mathematical way to extend von Neumann's game theory beyond the original game theory insights?
(a) David Hilbert.
(b) John Nash.
(c) Kurt Godel.
(d) Merrill Flood.

10. Besides mathematics, von Neumann, according to details in Chapter 2, was also very knowledgeable in what area?
(a) History.
(b) English Literature.
(c) Religion.
(d) Biology.

11. When you make a decision in a game that you think your opponent will make, you are using a minimax or ___ strategy.
(a) Minimum.
(b) Pure.
(c) Mixed.
(d) Equal.

12. In the prisoner's dilemmas experiments, how many times was the equilibrium solution played, according to Chapter 6?
(a) 26.
(b) 14.
(c) 17.
(d) 13.

13. The Manhattan Project was a secret U.S. government program to build what?
(a) A hydrogen bomb.
(b) An atomic bomb.
(c) A computer guided missile.
(d) A bio-weapon.

14. Game theory, according to details in Chapter 3, is a ____ of conflict.
(a) Solution.
(b) Trapdoor.
(c) Model.
(d) Escalation.

15. David Hilbert was a great ____.
(a) Physicist.
(b) Philosophy thinker.
(c) Mathematician.
(d) Economist.

Short Answer Questions

1. Prussian ___ were required to play Kriegspiel.

2. Besides Einstein, von Neumann was in the presence of such great thinkers as ____ at the IAS.

3. Where were the Manhattan Project operations located?

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

5. How many prisoner's dilemmas were played in the game's experiment, according to details in Chapter 6?

(see the answer keys)

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