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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. From what institution did Heinz-Otto Peitgen earn his Ph.D.?
(a) The University of Wisconsin-Madison.
(b) Johns Hopkins University.
(c) The Ecole Normale Supérieure.
(d) The University of Bonn.

3. Where was Gustav Mahler born?
(a) Austria.
(b) Canada.
(c) Italy.
(d) France.

4. What company did Michael Barnsley found in 1987?
(a) IBM.
(b) Iterated Systems Incorporated.
(c) The Dynamical Systems Collective.
(d) Xerox.

5. What is a measure of some property of a piece of software or its specifications?
(a) Fractal compression.
(b) Cosmic arrhythmias.
(c) Software metric.
(d) Software visualization.

6. When did Mitchell Feigenbaum meet Michael Barnsley at a conference in Corsica?
(a) 1967.
(b) 1973.
(c) 1979.
(d) 1982.

7. Who is attributed with the following quote in Chapter 5, "Strange Attractors": "Big whorls have little whorls which feed on their velocity, and little whorls have lesser whorls and so on to viscosity"?
(a) Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.
(b) Mitchell Feigenbaum.
(c) Harry L. Swinney.
(d) Lewis F. Richardson.

8. When was Albert Libchaber born?
(a) 1927.
(b) 1916.
(c) 1934.
(d) 1922.

9. Albert Libchaber made the first experimental observation of the _____ that leads to chaos and turbulence in convective Rayleigh-Benard systems.
(a) Poincare conjecture.
(b) No-slip condition.
(c) Bifurcation cascade.
(d) Fractal basin boundaries.

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

11. When was Michael Barnsley's book SuperFractals published?
(a) 1998.
(b) 2006.
(c) 1995.
(d) 2001.

12. When was Mitchell Feigenbaum born?
(a) 1949.
(b) 1947.
(c) 1959.
(d) 1944.

13. Who began to call the global construction of fractals "the chaos game" according to the author in Chapter 8, "Images of Chaos"?
(a) Albert Libchaber.
(b) Leo Kadanoff.
(c) Michael Barnsley.
(d) Conrad Aiken.

14. Where was Heinz-Otto Peitgen born?
(a) Warsaw, Poland.
(b) Johannesburg, South Africa.
(c) Nimbin, Australia.
(d) Nümbrecht, Germany.

15. When did Albert Libchaber win the Wolf Prize in Physics?
(a) 1986.
(b) 1955.
(c) 1971.
(d) 1952.

Short Answer Questions

1. In what year was Mitchell Feigenbaum awarded the Wolf Prize in Physics?

2. What is defined as a mess of disorder on all scales and is not stable?

3. What is a sub-discipline of fluid mechanics that deals with the natural science of fluids (liquids and gases) in motion?

4. Who was a German writer, pictorial artist, biologist, theoretical physicist, and polymath?

5. What is a concept in mathematics where a fixed rule describes the time dependence of a point in a geometrical space?

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