WONDER #2691: What Is the Prisoner's Dilemma?

Question 1 of 3

What was the main idea of this Wonder?

  1. It’s always important to show loyalty to your group in all situations, even the most difficult ones.
  2. The prisoner’s dilemma is a situation in which a person must choose whether to make a sacrifice and cooperate with others or act in their own self-interest.
  3. Decisions can be very difficult.
  4. The prisoner’s dilemma is related to the idea of game theory and there are many real-life examples of both.

Question 2 of 3

The concept of the prisoner’s dilemma is related to _____________.

  1. game theory
  2. tragedy of the commons
  3. Newton’s Laws of Motion
  4. Both a and b

Question 3 of 3

Which is a real-life example of the prisoner’s dilemma, according to this Wonder?

  1. Grocery shopping
  2. Testifying as a witness
  3. Cold War nuclear arms race
  4. Volunteering time to help your community

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