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John Tukey: Quiz


Question 1: While working with ________ on early computer designs, Tukey introduced the word "bit" as a contraction of "binary digit".
John von NeumannQuantum mechanicsBra-ket notationPaul Dirac

Question 2: He died in ________ on July 26, 2000.
Middlesex County, New JerseyNew Brunswick, New JerseyPerth Amboy, New JerseyEdison, New Jersey

Question 3: During ________, Tukey worked at the Fire Control Research Office and collaborated with Samuel Wilks and William Cochran.
Collaboration with the Axis Powers during World War IISecond Sino-Japanese WarSoviet occupationsWorld War II

Question 4: Among many contributions to civil society, Tukey served on a committee of the American Statistical Association that produced a report challenging the conclusions of the ________, Statistical Problems of the Kinsey Report on Sexual Behavior in the Human Male.
Sexual orientationKinsey scaleKinsey ReportsHomosexuality

Question 5: Though he believed in the utility of separating the two types of analysis, he pointed out that sometimes, especially in ________, this was problematic and termed such situations uncomfortable science.
Social sciencesPseudoscienceNatural scienceScientific method

Question 6: ________ were known for being much simpler than t-tests, being non-parametric and having a basic rule set.
Factorial experimentAT&TUnited Technologies CorporationDorian Shainin

Question 7: He was awarded the IEEE Medal of Honor in 1982 "For his contributions to the spectral analysis of random processes and the fast Fourier transform (FFT) ________."
Algorithm characterizationsAlgorithmAlan TuringLogic

Question 8: ________ offered the following summary of Tukey's principles for statistical practice:
KabbalahZionismA. D. GordonIsrael

Question 9: He also contributed to statistical practice and articulated the important distinction between exploratory data analysis and ________, believing that much statistical methodology placed too great an emphasis on the latter.
Confidence intervalNormal distributionStatistical hypothesis testingMultiple comparisons

Question 10: Tukey's statistical techniques played an influential role in the development of ________’s simple confirmation "Six Pack Test".
Dorian ShaininUnited Technologies CorporationFactorial experimentAT&T


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