Prisoner's Dilemma Test | Final Test - Easy

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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How long did von Neumann take to do calculations for a project which he thought he would need a digital computer to complete?
(a) 5 months.
(b) 3 months.
(c) 6 months.
(d) 12 months.

2. What General believed it was justified to use nuclear weapons in Korea to prevent a North Korean and Chinese victory?
(a) LeMay.
(b) Eisenhower.
(c) MacArthur.
(d) Pershing.

3. Many believed that game theory games modeled seemingly perfect but inhuman and ____ players.
(a) Too perfect.
(b) Amoral.
(c) Callous.
(d) Unrealistic.

4. What game is similar to volunteer's dilemma but is played by only two people?
(a) Chicken.
(b) Bully.
(c) Deadlock.
(d) Stag Hunt.

5. In what field was game theory used to model evolutionary game theory?
(a) Psychologyy.
(b) Sociology.
(c) Anthropology.
(d) Biology.

6. What strategy was the most successful during Axelrod's tournaments?
(a) Minimax.
(b) Backwards induction.
(c) Tit-for-tat.
(d) Madman.

7. Who first suggested nuclear warfare as a game of chicken?
(a) Nash.
(b) Flood.
(c) Russell.
(d) von Neumann.

8. What strategy embodied some human psychology aspects according to Chapter 12?
(a) Tit-for-tat.
(b) Madman.
(c) Minimax.
(d) Backwards induction.

9. In what month did von Neumann die?
(a) October.
(b) May.
(c) January.
(d) February.

10. Over the years variations on the Ohio study have included variables in gender, race and ____.
(a) Car ownership.
(b) Eye color.
(c) Education.
(d) Books read.

11. Who became pessimistic about military technology and modern society as they aged?
(a) Truman.
(b) Shubik.
(c) Russell.
(d) von Neumann.

12. In the original Ohio State studies to what strategy did the black button correspond?
(a) Minimax.
(b) Tit-for-tat.
(c) Cooperation.
(d) Defection.

13. In a game of chicken, what happens if both parties swerve simultaneously?
(a) They both win.
(b) A vote determines the winner.
(c) Neither is the chicken.
(d) They have to start over.

14. In what year did North Korea invade South Korea to start the Korean War?
(a) 1941.
(b) 1955.
(c) 1947.
(d) 1950.

15. In the late 1950s what did von Neumann spend most of his time working on?
(a) I.A.S. projects.
(b) The atom bomb.
(c) The H-bomb.
(d) MIRVs.

Short Answer Questions

1. After WWI what did the U.S. push to develop in the hopes of gaining an edge over the Soviet Union?

2. In which symmetric social dilemma game do parties just not cooperate because they do not want to cooperate?

3. Which game had a biblical example of how it is played in Chapter 11?

4. A study commissioned to find out how many bombs the U.S. had available reported that a total of 300 to 600 bombs were available in what year?

5. Which game is like a military confrontation where one party "beats up" on the opposing party, but runs the risk of having that opposing party decide it is better to retaliate?

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