Freakonomics Quiz | Four Week Quiz B

Steven Levitt
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 6.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. According to Paul Feldman's records, when are people least honest?
(a) During the winter.
(b) Early in the morning.
(c) During holiday seasons.
(d) During tax season.

2. What often catalyzes a big-city mayor's decision to hire more police?
(a) A visit from the President.
(b) A high-profile murder.
(c) A large public event.
(d) An upcoming election.

3. Who was Rudolph Giuliani's police commissioner often credited with reducing crime in New York in the Nineties?
(a) William Bratton.
(b) Howard Safire.
(c) Ray Kelly.
(d) Bernard Kerik.

4. How many names from the top ten most popular black boy's names from 1990 do not appear on the 2000 list?
(a) 1.
(b) 4.
(c) 0.
(d) 7.

5. What service was offered in exchange for firearms in a California gun buyback?
(a) Psychotherapy.
(b) Haircuts.
(c) Carwashes.
(d) Massage.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which is a Hebrew name that the authors suggest may catch on en masse in the years to come?

2. Which two cities does Levitt compare in his discussion of police population versus murder rate?

3. How many American children per year would be saved if parents childproofed their pools?

4. According to child-mortality statistics, what is ten times more dangerous than a gun?

5. How did the Chicago Public School system deal with the confusion of allowing students to choose any school in the city?

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