Freakonomics Quiz | Eight Week Quiz F

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. Which ethnicity generally tests better than whites in the ECLS?
(a) Asians.
(b) Arab-Americans.
(c) Blacks.
(d) Hispanics.

2. In 1960s and 1970s Chicago, what never seemed to happen to street gang members?
(a) They never did their own drugs.
(b) They never got arrested.
(c) They never had turf wars.
(d) They were never killed.

3. What does the ECLS show about the black-white achievement gap for students just entering school?
(a) It is nearly nonexistent.
(b) It is slowly narrowing.
(c) It is larger than expected.
(d) It has not changed since 1964.

4. Informational asymmetry indicates the use of information for what?
(a) Leveling of society.
(b) Accumulation of power.
(c) Bettering of a culture.
(d) Monetary profit.

5. What conservative American politician does Levitt cite as an example of a victim of the country's changing attitudes toward bigotry?
(a) Tom Delay.
(b) Jim Demint.
(c) Lindsay Graham.
(d) Trent Lott.

Short Answer Questions

1. To what traditionally Jewish name did a New York Sikh change his name upon immigrating to the U.S.?

2. Within a single office, who cheats Paul Feldman most?

3. What Eighties movie comedy was instrumental in the popularity of the name Madison?

4. Which black politician's slim election victory indicates voters might have lied to pollsters?

5. What contradictory names does Robert Lane give his two sons in the beginning of this chapter?

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