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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapters 5-6.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. According to Gleick in Chapter 3, "Life's Ups and Downs," what will cause the idealized population to end up at the lower level?
(a) A higher parameter.
(b) A fraction parameter.
(c) A multiplier parameter.
(d) A lower parameter.

3. Where did Mitchell Feigenbaum attend for graduate study in electrical engineering but changed his area to physics?
(a) Harvard University.
(b) The Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
(c) The University of Illinois.
(d) Princeton University.

4. What work by Edward Lorenz greatly impacted the thinking of James Yorke, as described in Chapter 3, "Life's Ups and Downs"?
(a) "Deterministic Nonperiodic Flow".
(b) "Physical Review Letters".
(c) "Period Three Implies Chaos".
(d) "Fractals Everywhere".

5. When was Robert May born?
(a) 1944.
(b) 1935.
(c) 1938.
(d) 1947.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where was Hendrik Houthakker born?

2. In Chapter 4, "A Geometry of Nature," Houthakker explained to Mandelbrot the diagram in his office represented eight years of what?

3. What is a natural science that involves the study of matter and its motion through spacetime, along with related concepts such as energy and force?

4. What refers to a rough or fragmented geometric shape that can be split into parts, each of which is a reduced-size copy of the whole?

5. In what year did Benoit Mandelbrot recognize the ghost of an idea when he spotted a diagram charted out on the blackboard in Hendrik Houthakker's office?

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