Innumeracy: Mathematical Illiteracy and Its Consequences Quiz | Eight Week Quiz B

John Allen Paulos
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 2 - Probability and Coincidence.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Paulos believes that most people fall where in their mathematical understanding?
(a) Bottom 10%.
(b) Middle.
(c) Lower quadrant.
(d) Top 10%.

2. The author believes people need to learn how to understand _______.
(a) Algebra.
(b) Large numbers.
(c) Higher math concepts.
(d) Geometry.

3. Paulos often has people ask him about what?
(a) Astrology.
(b) Buddhism.
(c) His family.
(d) Education.

4. The mathematician is from what country?
(a) Egypt.
(b) Greece.
(c) India.
(d) US.

5. Who is the first doctor mentioned?
(a) Salk.
(b) Einstein.
(c) Freud.
(d) Jung.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the man carry to help with the problem?

2. Where do the strangers live?

3. Paulos believes that the theory may seem:

4. In what did the doctor not believe?

5. What restaurant is referenced?

(see the answer key)

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