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. In what year was von Neumann appointed Atomic Energy Commissioner?
(a) 1947.
(b) 1954.
(c) 1953.
(d) 1955.

2. Who was Secretary of the Navy in 1950?
(a) Francis Matthews.
(b) Douglas MacArthur.
(c) Dwight D. Eisenhower.
(d) Curtis LeMay.

3. Which game had a biblical example of how it is played in Chapter 11?
(a) Divide the cake.
(b) Chicken.
(c) Kriegspiel.
(d) Bully.

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

5. Who was viewed as the "aggressors of peace?"
(a) Great Britain and the U.S.
(b) The U.S. and France.
(c) The United States.
(d) The Soviet Union.

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

7. In what year did von Neumann slip and fall after being appointed commissioner?
(a) 1956.
(b) 1955.
(c) 1948.
(d) 1954.

8. An organism that can adapt to changing circumstances over long periods of time has developed ____.
(a) A natural strategy.
(b) A stable strategy.
(c) A defection strategy.
(d) An equal strategy.

9. As his health worsened von Neumann's ___ was one of the first things to go.
(a) Hearing.
(b) Mind.
(c) Speech.
(d) Coordination.

10. In Stag Hunt how many people are needed to hunt stag?
(a) 1 or 2.
(b) 1.
(c) 2 or 3.
(d) 2.

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

12. After his fall von Neumann was examined by a doctor who diagnosed him with what disease?
(a) Prostate Cancer.
(b) Radiation poisoning.
(c) Lymphoma.
(d) Alzhemier's.

13. Later in variations of the Ohio State study, what strategy dominated play?
(a) Defection.
(b) Minimax.
(c) Cooperation.
(d) Tit-for-tat.

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

15. Where was the Russian spy born who was instrumental in helping Russia achieve nuclear capability?
(a) Hungary.
(b) Russia.
(c) United States.
(d) Germany.

Short Answer Questions

1. In ____, two-person games neither player has an advantage.

2. If neither person swerves in a game of chicken what happens?

3. What posed a problem for the prisoner's dilemma in Chapter 12?

4. The original Ohio State studies in the 1950s and 1960s used who as subjects for prisoner's dilemma situations?

5. Axelrod's tournaments solicited programs from scientists all around ___.

(see the answer keys)

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