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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through chapters 7-8.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Although James Yorke was a brilliant mathematician, he often referred to himself as what?
(a) A rebel.
(b) A martyr.
(c) A philosopher.
(d) A monk.

2. What is the most abundant element in the universe?
(a) Aluminum.
(b) Hydrogen.
(c) Rhodium.
(d) Oxygen.

3. At what institution did Albert Libchaber become a professor of physics in 1991?
(a) Caltech.
(b) Princeton University.
(c) Harvard University.
(d) The Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

4. In mathematics, what refers to a map that exhibits some sort of chaotic behavior?
(a) Chaotic maps.
(b) Space-time maps.
(c) Stability maps.
(d) Behavioral maps.

5. In statistics, what refers to any statistical relationship between two random variables or two sets of data?
(a) Dependence.
(b) Prediction.
(c) Commonality.
(d) Diversity.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Chapter 2, "Revolution," Gleick writes that the only problem with studying and experimenting with a new science is what?

2. What was the profession of Benoit Mandelbrot's father?

3. When was Benoit Mandelbrot born?

4. What is the atomic number of helium?

5. In Chapter 2, "Revolution," the author writes, "Professional scientists, given brief, uncertain glimpses of nature's workings, are no less vulnerable to anguish and confusion when they come face to face with" _______________?

(see the answer key)

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