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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapters 3-4.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Gleick assert was the inspiration for Archimedes in Chapter 2, "Revolution"?
(a) A snail.
(b) A boulder.
(c) A bathtub.
(d) A tree.

2. According to Gleick in Chapter 3, "Life's Ups and Downs," what will lead to an increased, steady state in the idealized population?
(a) A higher parameter.
(b) A fraction parameter.
(c) A lower parameter.
(d) A multiplier parameter.

3. Where was Hendrik Houthakker born?
(a) London.
(b) Moscow.
(c) Amsterdam.
(d) Prague.

4. Where was James Yorke born?
(a) Plainfield, New Jersey.
(b) Cheyenne, Wyoming.
(c) Flagstaff, Arizona.
(d) Portland, Oregon.

5. Who is quoted in Chapter 1, "The Butterfly Effect" as saying "Physicists like to think that all you have to do is say, these are the conditions, now what happens next?"
(a) Stephen Spender.
(b) Edward Lorenz.
(c) Richard Feynman.
(d) Thomas S. Kuhn.

Short Answer Questions

1. James Yorke realized that one of the largest problems with his work was that mathematicians and physicists were often worlds apart because they did not what?

2. Who is attributed with the following quote in the beginning of Chapter 3, "Life's Ups and Downs": "The result of a mathematical development should be continuously checked against one's own intuition about what constitutes reasonable biological behavior"?

3. In what year did Edward Lorenz create a weather simulator as described in Chapter 1, "The Butterfly Effect"?

4. In his paper, Kuhn argues that rival paradigms are ______, meaning that it is not possible to understand one paradigm through the conceptual framework and terminology of another rival paradigm.

5. Where was Thomas S. Kuhn born?

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