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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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