|Name: _________________________||Period: ___________________|
This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who publicly disavowed preemptive war after so publicly advocating this stance before?
2. Which game has a madman strategy?
3. What General believed it was justified to use nuclear weapons in Korea to prevent a North Korean and Chinese victory?
4. Axelrod's tournaments solicited programs from scientists all around ___.
5. The original Ohio State studies in the 1950s and 1960s used who as subjects for prisoner's dilemma situations?
Short Essay Questions
1. What were the variables of later versions of the Ohio State studies?
2. Who is Robert Axelrod and why did he hold tournaments?
3. What game did people think nuclear warfare modeled and why did this change?
4. In relation to U.S. bomb development who was Harold Urey?
5. How did the tournaments operate?
6. What is Bully?
7. What is SAGE and why was it developed?
8. What was an example of a public nuclear game of chicken and who was involved?
9. What did a study reveal about the available bombs in the U.S. in 1947 and 1950?
10. What were the Ohio State studies?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The volunteer's dilemma is the multi-person version of a game of chicken. Explain how this works, and discuss implications of the examples provided in Chapter 10 when no one "volunteer's" or when everyone or only some of the people volunteer. What happened when a magazine ran a volunteer's dilemma experiment, inviting readers to send in cards asking for $20 to $100?
Essay Topic 2
Why are Prisoner's Dilemma, Chicken, Deadlock, and Stag Hunt, all called social dilemmas? Why is the prisoner's dilemma considered the center of gravity for the other three games in relation to pay offs? Be sure to include how switching two of the pay offs in the order of preference helps derive each of the three games from the prisoner's dilemma.
Essay Topic 3
What were some of the key factors in the establishment of the RAND Corporation? What significant milestones from this place connect with von Neumann, as well as the nuclear arms race between the United States and the Soviet Union? Why was RAND known for thinking about the unthinkable?
This section contains 702 words
(approx. 3 pages at 300 words per page)