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

Question **1** of **3**

## What was the main idea of this Wonder?

- It’s always important to show loyalty to your group in all situations, even the most difficult ones.
- 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.
- Decisions can be very difficult.
- 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 _____________.

- game theory
- tragedy of the commons
- Newton’s Laws of Motion
- Both a and b

Question **3** of **3**

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

- Grocery shopping
- Testifying as a witness
- Cold War nuclear arms race
- Volunteering time to help your community

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