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Self Test A on Knowledge & Vocabulary associated with Choice # 13 

Respond to each of the 10 multiple choice questions below by typing the number 1 to 5 of the answer you wish to select in the response box. When finished, click "process your responses".

1. The use of "dancing" as a metaphor in the name of the COMPLEXITY—IN OUR HANDS: DANCING WITH SYSTEMS theme, suggests that those fully practicing it will be _____________________

1) flexible and adaptable               2) alert and anticipatory          3) humble but open to learning

      4) all of the above           5) none of the above  

2.  Which of the following words or phrases might you most expect NOT to be used to characterize someone who especially values the COMPLEXITY--IN OUR HANDS: DANCING WITH SYSTEMS  worldview theme ? 

1) values algorithms and coding               2) is a policy wonk                      3) pays attention to omens 

4)  pays attention emergent properties arising in simulations                          5) is a humanist 

3. You might expect someone who values the  SIMPLY IN GOD’S HANDS: APOCALYPTICISM  theme over the COMPLEXITY--IN OUR HANDS: DANCING WITH SYSTEMS   theme to also value ______________

1)  science                   2) End Times related literature                        3) free will 

4)  democracy, not theocracy                               5) ecosystems 

4.  Complete by selecting the single word that best completes what follows: "Those who prefer the COMPLEXITY—IN OUR HANDS: DANCING WITH SYSTEMS theme over SIMPLY IN GOD'S HANDS: APOCALYPTICISM believe in the importance of systems thinking and ____________ based computer models, and increasingly trust them for steering humanity's path into the future.   Those who prefer the other theme may fear that ___________in the form of God becoming disgusted with His creation and seeking vengeance."

1) engineering design          2) revenge             3) retribution           4)  feedback             5) algorithm

5. The word ______________ can be defined or described as "a disaster, calamity, tragedy."

1)  apocalypse                                2)   paradigm                              3) catastrophe  

4)   enigma                                      5) erpiphany 


6. The word ______________ can be defined or described as "a fine example or model illustrative of some pattern or prescription."

1)  system                           2)   hypothesis                               3) doctrine   

4)   paradigm                      5) contradiction   


7.  The word ______________ can be defined or described as "based on system or planned, orderly procedure."

1)   systematic                                     2)  paradigm                               3)   virtual 

4)  epistemology                                 5)  cosmology 


8. The word ______________ can be defined or described as "not real, imitated, simulated."

1)  imminent                                      2) etheral                                 3)   virtual

4) paradigm                                       5) apocalyptic


9.  The word ______________ can be defined or described as "refers to something that is impending and expected to happen very soon."

1)  virtual                                      2)    imminent                         3)  ephemeral  

4)   apocalyptic                                     5) expectancy 


10.  The word ______________ can be defined or described as "associated with the end of life as we know it,"

1)  paradigm                                  2)   imminent                              3) anachronism  

 4)   catastrophic                               5)  apocalyptic



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