Freakonomics Multiple Choice Test Questions

Steven Levitt
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Introduction

1. In the media, what term is given to the new, more dangerous violent criminal in the 1990s?
(a) Enhanced threat.
(b) Superpredator.
(c) Droog.
(d) Hyperstatistic.

2. According to James Alan Fox in 1995, what is the minimum rise in violent crime to be expected in the next decade?
(a) 25%.
(b) 15%.
(c) 5%.
(d) 35%.

3. By what percentage did violent crime drop between 1995 and 2000?
(a) 25%.
(b) 60%.
(c) 50%.
(d) 15%.

4. In New York City, what did analysts credit with the precipitous drop in violent crime?
(a) Innovative policing.
(b) Number cooking.
(c) Community development.
(d) After-school programs.

5. From what city is Norma McCorvey?
(a) Chicago.
(b) Dallas.
(c) San Diego.
(d) Atlanta.

6. What Supreme Court case involved Norma McCorvey as plaintiff?
(a) Plessy v. Ferguson.
(b) Roe v. Wade.
(c) Gibbons v. Ogden.
(d) Brown v. Board of Education.

7. Why does Levitt believe there are few violent criminals in the end of the twentieth century?
(a) They were incarcerated at a younger age.
(b) They have been better educated.
(c) They were never born.
(d) They had less access to weapons.

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