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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapters 1-2.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In what year did Edward Lorenz create a weather simulator as described in Chapter 1, "The Butterfly Effect"?
(a) 1948.
(b) 1966.
(c) 1951.
(d) 1960.

2. Who is attributed to the following quote from Chapter 2, "Revolution": "Of course, the entire effort is to put oneself outside the ordinary range of what are called statistics"?
(a) Stephen Spender.
(b) Richard Feynman.
(c) James Gleick.
(d) Thomas S. Kuhn.

3. 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.

4. What refers to a change in the basic assumptions within the ruling theory of science?
(a) Gradient.
(b) Fractal basin boundaries.
(c) Paradigm shift.
(d) Theoretical physics.

5. From what institution did Thomas S. Kuhn earn his B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in physics?
(a) Loyola University.
(b) Harvard University.
(c) Stanford University.
(d) Princeton University.

Short Answer Questions

1. What were the subjects allowed to glance at one at a time in the experiment from the 1940s described by Gleick in Chapter 2, "Revolution"?

2. When was Thomas S. Kuhn born?

3. In the 1950s and 1960s what two technologies were maturing together, according to the author in Chapter 1, "The Butterfly Effect"?

4. Where was Thomas S. Kuhn born?

5. Where is the European Center for Medium Range Forecasts headquartered?

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