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Stephen Cole Kleene: Quiz


Question 1: Kleene was awarded the BA degree from ________ in 1930.
Wesleyan UniversityPomona CollegeWilliams CollegeAmherst College

Question 2: Kleene's standing among logicians is suggested by the witticism "Kleeneliness is next to Gödeliness", a ________ on "Cleanliness is next to godliness".
AmbiguityFinnegans WakeGerman languagePun

Question 3: In 1946, Kleene returned to ________, becoming a full professor in 1948 and the Cyrus C.

Question 4: In the 1930s, he did important work on Church's ________.
Lambda calculusProgramming languageFunctional programmingMathematical logic

Question 5: An avid mountain climber and canoeist, he had a strong interest in ________ and the environment and was active in many conservation causes.
GeologyEarthNatural environmentNature

Question 6: In 1990, he was awarded the ________.
National Medal of ScienceCharles Stark DraperJoshua LederbergGlenn T. Seaborg

Question 7: While a visiting scholar at the ________ in Princeton, 1939-40, he laid the foundation for recursion theory, an area that would be his lifelong research interest.
Institute for Advanced StudyJ. Robert OppenheimerPrinceton, New JerseyRichard Feynman

Question 8: During World War II, Kleene was a lieutenant commander in the ________.
United States NavyUnited States Marine CorpsUnited States Coast GuardUnited States armed forces

Question 9: Naval Reserve's Midshipmen's School in New York, and then a project director at the ________ in Washington, D.C.
United States NavyNaval Criminal Investigative ServiceEternal Father, Strong to SaveUnited States Naval Research Laboratory

Question 10: He also invented regular expressions, and was a leading American advocate of ________.
Mathematical logicLogicIntuitionistic logicIntuitionism

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