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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 tree.
(b) A boulder.
(c) A bathtub.
(d) A snail.

2. When was Edward Lorenz born?
(a) 1917.
(b) 1924.
(c) 1921.
(d) 1914.

3. What can be formed by taking a finite Cartesian product of the Cantor set with itself, making it a Cantor space?
(a) Euclidean space.
(b) Fractal.
(c) Helium in a Box.
(d) Cantor dust.

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

5. Where is the National Weather Service headquartered?
(a) Hot Springs, Arkansas.
(b) Huntsville, Alabama.
(c) Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
(d) Silver Spring, Maryland.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the study of general and fundamental problems, such as those connected with existence, knowledge, values, reason, mind, and language?

2. James Yorke is credited with creating what term in reference to science?

3. What controversial book did Thomas S. Kuhn publish in 1962?

4. What was the name of Edward Lorenz's 1963 paper in Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences?

5. 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"?

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