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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. 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?
(a) 1950.
(b) 1957.
(c) 1960.
(d) 1954.

3. What occurs at higher velocities where eddies or small packets of fluid particles form leading to lateral mixing?
(a) Momentum diffusion.
(b) Turbulent flow.
(c) Chaos theory.
(d) Theoretical physics.

4. What is a sub-discipline of fluid mechanics that deals with the natural science of fluids (liquids and gases) in motion?
(a) Fluid dynamics.
(b) Fractal basin boundaries.
(c) Poincare conjecture.
(d) Theoretical physics.

5. What occurs when a fluid flows in parallel layers, with no disruption between the layers?
(a) Chaos theory.
(b) Theoretical physics.
(c) Laminar flow.
(d) Momentum diffusion.

Short Answer Questions

1. From what institution did Albert Libchaber earn his Ph.D.?

2. In Chapter 1, "The Butterfly Effect," the author writes, "The Butterfly Effect acquired a technical name: sensitive dependence on _____________"?

3. 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"?

4. When was Edward Lorenz born?

5. Albert Libchaber graduated with a bachelor degree in mathematics from what institution?

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