Prisoner's Dilemma Quiz | Four Week Quiz B

William Poundstone
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 11 More on Social Dilemmas.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In Chapter 1 if the person in one of the rooms pushes the button before their loved one in another room their loved one will be ____.
(a) Saved.
(b) Fed.
(c) Killed.
(d) Starved.

2. What was a public example of a nuclear chicken game?
(a) WWII.
(b) The Cuban Missile Crisis.
(c) The Korean War.
(d) The Cold War.

3. Which game has a madman strategy?
(a) Chicken.
(b) Prisoner's Dilemma.
(c) Deadlock.
(d) Bully.

4. Tic-tac-toe, like the game of ____ , has a finite number of ways it can be played, which can be calculated by a computer.
(a) Poker.
(b) Baseball.
(c) Kriegspiel.
(d) Chess.

5. Who was President of the United States when the nuclear debate came to a head and a study resulted to determine how many bombs the U.S. actually had?
(a) Eisenhower.
(b) Roosevelt.
(c) Nixon.
(d) Truman.

Short Answer Questions

1. In the 1950s and 1960s many viewed international conflict, and specifically ____ as a kind of prisoner's dilemma.

2. Russell was the first to suggest a different game model for ___ than prisoner's dilemma.

3. In Chapter 1 the author gives examples of hypothetical situations that deal with some kind of ___ problem, such as the two people in different rooms who have to decide whether to push a button.

4. Which two person game is similar to Prisoner's Dilemma except that in this game there is no reason to cooperate?

5. Many began to see the presumptions of game theory as callous and ___.

(see the answer key)

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