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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What did the clan call its book of beliefs?
(a) The Klible.
(b) The Klagavaad Klita.
(c) The Klorah.
(d) The Kloran.

2. What percentage of the vote does an incumbent candidate lose on average if he spends half as much money in his second campaign?
(a) 5%.
(b) 7%.
(c) 1%.
(d) 3%.

3. On average, how many more days does a real estate agent generally keep her own house on the market as opposed to someone else's?
(a) 20.
(b) 10.
(c) 5.
(d) 15.

4. According to Levitt, because something is correlated to something else does not imply what type of relationship between them?
(a) Inverse.
(b) Causal
(c) Porportional.
(d) Symbiotic.

5. Which of the following is not one of the three types of incentives?
(a) Moral.
(b) Economic.
(c) Spiritual.
(d) Social.

6. What did DuPont introduce in 1939 to make stockings more affordable?
(a) Scotch guard.
(b) Run-proofing.
(c) Elastic.
(d) Nylon.

7. What additional response does Venkatesh later state should be added to his questionnaire?
(a) Fuck you.
(b) None of the above.
(c) Cracker.
(d) What does that mean?

8. What precipitates a member of JT's gang's bringing the Black Gangster Disciple Nation's financial records to Venkatesh?
(a) A federal indictment.
(b) The accountant's child's birth.
(c) JT's death.
(d) The demolition of the Nation's housing project.

9. In what country is the daycare service examined at the beginning of this chapter?
(a) Israel.
(b) Germany.
(c) Norway.
(d) Tunisia.

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

11. What surprising fact about themselves do 7% of the men in the dating-site study reveal on their profiles?
(a) They are impotent.
(b) They are married.
(c) They are overweight.
(d) They are only interested in one race of mate.

12. Which of the following is not affected by the rank of a sumo wrestler?
(a) His entourage.
(b) His food.
(c) His housing accomodations.
(d) His earnings.

13. In 1920, how many black children out of 100 died in infancy?
(a) 2 of 100.
(b) 24 of 100.
(c) 45 of 100.
(d) 13 of 100.

14. Which black politician's slim election victory indicates voters might have lied to pollsters?
(a) Barack Obama.
(b) Harold Ford, Jr.
(c) David Dinkins.
(d) Cory Booker.

15. What condition did Listerine claim to treat in 1920, increasing its sales dramatically?
(a) Halitosis.
(b) Gingivitis.
(c) Jaw cancer.
(d) Syphillis.

Short Answer Questions

1. Informational asymmetry indicates the use of information for what?

2. How does Paul Feldman view humanity as a result of his business records?

3. How long did JT run the Black Gangster Disciple Nation before being promoted to the Board of Directors?

4. What does Gyges' ring do?

5. What does Levitt ask of his reader at the end of the introduction?

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