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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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) Thomas S. Kuhn.
(d) James Gleick.

2. One of the implications of what theorem is that if a continuous discrete dynamical system on the real line has a periodic point of period 3, then it must have periodic points of every other period?
(a) Stevenson's theorem.
(b) Sharkovskii's theorem.
(c) Skawinski's theorem.
(d) Stronghorn's theorem.

3. What refers to a computer program or network of computers that attempts to simulate an abstract model of a particular system?
(a) Computer army.
(b) Computer virus.
(c) Computer model.
(d) Computer hardware.

4. When was James Yorke born?
(a) 1932.
(b) 1949.
(c) 1937.
(d) 1941.

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) Richard Feynman.
(c) Thomas S. Kuhn.
(d) Edward Lorenz.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Foucault use as a way to demonstrate the earth's rotation, according to the author in Chapter 2, "Revolution"?

2. Where was James Yorke born?

3. In mathematics and statistics, a _____ is a quantity that serves to relate functions and variables using a common variable when such a relationship would be difficult to explicate with an equation.

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

5. The National Weather Service is one of the six scientific agencies that make up what division of the U.S. Government?

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