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John Von Neumann

 1. In which city was John Van Neumann born?
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  Paris, France

  Budapest, Hungary

  Moscow, Russia

  Los Angeles, USA

 2. When the mathematician Gábor Szego tutored the 15 year old John Von Neumann, he wept because he was so impressed by John's ability.

  True

  False

 3. For what theory did John Von Neumann develop the first mathematical framework?

  Newton's laws of motion

  Quantum mechanics

  Thermodynamics

  Electrodynamics

 4. What was the name of the early electronic computer John Van Neumann helped to design during World War Two?
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  EDMAC

  MANAC

  EDVAC

  NOVAC

 5. During World War II, von Neumann worked on the Manhattan Project. He developed the mathematical models that were behind the …
The Manhattan Project was a research and development undertaking during World War II that produced the first nuclear weapons. It was led by the United States with the support of the United Kingdom and Canada. 

  creation of the first calculator

  screens used in modern day virtual reality machines

  explosive lenses used in the implosion-type nuclear weapon

  all of these

 6. Von Neumann was born Neumann János Lajos to a wealthy, acculturated and non-observant ___________family

  Jewish

  Indian

  British

  Korean

 7. By the age of 19, von Neumann had published two major mathematical papers, the second of which gave the modern definition of ordinal numbers

  TRUE

  FALSE

 8. Von Neumann divorced his first wife and married again

  FALSE

  TRUE

 9. Von Neumann's team performed the world's first numerical weather forecasts on the ENIAC computer.

  False

  True

 10. At the end of his life Von Neumann was diagnosed with cancer. Based on the following quote it is reasonable to assume he was a:
Von Neumann reportedly said, "…….. it is more logical to be a believer at the end", 
essentially saying that Pascal had a point, referring to Pascal's Wager. 
He had earlier confided to his mother, "There probably has to be a God.

  Atheist

  Theist

  Buddhist

  Computer Scientist