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PSYCHOLOGY

TRENTACOST 1

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- A BEAUTIFUL MIND VIDEO ASSESSMENT QUIZ


DIRECTIONS:
In class, we spend time watching the movie A Beautiful
Mind, which is based on the life John Nash. Nash was a gifted
mathematician who suffered from a severe mental illness.
Based on what you heard and observed in the movie, answer
the following questions carefully and completely. You should make
reference to the film itself, as well as class lectures and discussions.
This assessment would be typed, printed, and submitted the day it is
due, and will count as a quiz grade. Be sure to answer in complete
sentences.

PART 1: ESSENTIAL VIDEO QUESTIONS


1. Who was John Nash? Where was he from? What university did he attend? What
was his major, or field of study?
2. What type of mental illness did Nash suffer from? What were the symptoms of
his illness? Why is the disorder so hard to diagnose?
3. Explain Nash as a person. What personality traits does he possess? How does
he interact with people and his surrounding environment?
4. After Nash graduates, explain his occupation. Where does he think he works?
Where does he actually work? What does he do for a living? How does his
disorder impact the way Nash works and thinks?
5. Who does Nash fall in love with? How is their relationship? How does it develop?
What role does Nashs illness play in their relationship?
6. What new idea is Nash credited for creating? Why was his idea important?
Briefly explain his theory.
7. How did doctors attempt to treat Nashs condition? What kind of doctors treated
Nash? Were the doctors effective? How did Nash handle the medications and
treatments the doctors prescribed?
8. In detail discuss the elements of Nashs life that were created by his disorder.
Name at least three characters that existed exclusively in Nashs head. Though
they were not real, what role did these characters have in Nashs life? How does
he finally realize that the characters are not real?
9. Later in Nashs life, his disorder transitions, and he becomes more paranoid.
Explain this paranoia. What new symptoms does he suffer from? Who does Nash
think is trying to get him? Who is actually trying to get him? Are his paranoid
feelings true or false?
10. When does John Nash receive the Nobel Prize? How old is he when he receives
the Award? Who attends the ceremony (real and fake)?
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PSYCHOLOGY

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PART 2: Important Quote Analysis


For this part, respond to the quote and related questions in essay form. This essay
should cover all questions asked, and for a defendable argument for whatever stance
you take. Your essay should have an introduction paragraph, several supporting
paragraphs, and a strong conclusion, all of which defend you stance on the proposed
topic. This should be organized, typed, and in complete sentences.

Perhaps it is good to have a beautiful mind


Perhaps
it is good
a beautiful
mind..heart.
but an
even greater
gift to
is have
to discover
a beautiful
but an even greater gift is to discover a beautiful heart.
THINGS TO CONSIDER:
Who said this quote? (HINT: look at image )
Who was it said to?
How does this fit into the movie?
What is beautiful mind?
What is a beautiful heart?
Which, in your opinion, is better to have?
Can a person have both?
Which does John Nash have in the movie?
Which would you prefer to have, assuming you had the choice?

A BEAUTIFUL MIND QUIZ RUBRIC


PART
1

TITLE
Video Questions

Quote Analysis

Organization

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DESCRIPTION
For this section, you are required to answer all 10
questions in an organized and complete manor.
The questions must be labeled as Part 1, be
typed, have both the question and answer visible,
be clearly labeled, and should make reference to
both class lessons and the video. Each question
is worth 10 points.
In this section, you are presented with an
important quotation from the movie. To receive full
credit, you are to answer each of the following
questions in the form of an essay. This essay
should have an introduction, supporting details, a
conclusion, and be at least 3 paragraphs in
length. Be sure to reference class notes and the
movie to receive full credit.
The quiz should be typed, in MLA format, printed
out, organized, done in its entirety, and ready to
be submitted the day it is due, for full credit.
TOTAL

POINTS
100

60

40
200

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PSYCHOLOGY

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**For event day the assessment is handed in late, it will be reduce one full letter grade. The paper must
be printed out. Sync-ed assignments will not be accepted, and will be considered late.

DEPAUL CATHOLIC HS

APRIL 12, 2015