Freakonomics Quiz | Eight Week Quiz E

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In what country is every adult male issued a gun by the government to keep at home?
(a) Singapore.
(b) South Africa.
(c) Uzbekhistan.
(d) Switzerland.

2. Which film boxer do the authors cite in their discussion of honesty in sports?
(a) Terry Malloy.
(b) Rocky Balboa.
(c) Jake LaMotta.
(d) Apollo Creed.

3. What is the name of the first Internet web site to allow consumers to compare life insurance rates?
(a) LINational.
(b) CoverageNation.
(c) Insurate.
(d) Quotesmith.

4. What is Stetson Kennedy's pseudonym at the Pittsburgh Courier?
(a) Daddy Mention.
(b) Superman.
(c) Simon LaGre.
(d) John Brown.

5. In summation, what does Levitt claim was the source of the Klan's power in the twentieth century?
(a) Cashflow.
(b) Well-placed friends.
(c) Intimidation.
(d) Information.

Short Answer Questions

1. In his introduction, what does Levitt say he wants to replace with honest assessment?

2. What comedic Hollywood icon does Levitt quote regarding honesty in this chapter?

3. How many homeless people did Mitch Snyder tell a college class die every second?

4. In the nineteenth century, what was the first state to make abortion illegal?

5. What surprising fact about themselves do 7% of the men in the dating-site study reveal on their profiles?

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