Complete the quiz below. Write your answers from the information you read about Dr. John Nash in A Beautiful Mind.
Answer KEY for A Beautiful Mind.
|1. At 21 Nash wrote a doctoral thesis that made him a Nobel Laureate||1. Nash was undaunted by the brilliance of people like Albert Einstein|
|2. John Nash had schizophrenia at 30||2. Nash was an awkward student|
|3. Schizophrenics often suffer from memory loss||3. Nash was thought of as immensely strange and arrogant|
|4. John Nash and Alicia Larde married in 1957||4. Nash was obnoxious|
Write the supporting details here:
|Who: John Nash||When: 1948 - 1994|
|What: Nash was a schizophrenic||Where: Princeton, MIT
(New Jersey, Massachusetts)
DAY 1: What are some of the symptoms of schizophrenia?
Some of the symptoms of schizophrenia include hallucinations, delusions, disordered thinking and social withdrawal
DAY 2: How does Professor R. J. Duffin recall John Nash?
Professor R. J. Duffin recalled John Nash as a tall, slightly awkward student who came to him one day and described a problem he thought he had solved.
DAY 3: How does Dr. Nash describe what he went through?
Dr. Nash described what he went through by explaining: The mental disturbances originated in the early months of 1959 at a time when Alicia was pregnant. As a consequence I resigned my position as a faculty member at MIT, and spent 50 days in observation at McLean hospital.
DAY 4: What does Dr. Nash say about the movie which features his life?
"It's very fictional, and makes me relaxed in a way. It was very disturbing psychologically overall, but when I could think of it with some apartness, it was different."
DAY 5: Write about healing from a mental or physical illness.
Students answers. Answers will vary.