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

John Allen Paulos
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 4 - Whence Innumeracy?.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What type of doctor was he?
(a) Psychoanalyst.
(b) Medical doctor.
(c) Research Scientist.
(d) Phd in Physics.

2. This doctor was fond of which topic?
(a) Fate.
(b) Airplanes.
(c) Synchronicity.
(d) Vaccines.

3. What is not a reason for innumeracy?
(a) Psychological block.
(b) DIfficulty.
(c) Misconception.
(d) Poor education.

4. Children often fear what?
(a) Word problems.
(b) Looking foolish.
(c) Complex formulas.
(d) Math on the board.

5. Which book in the Bible is quoted by Paulos?
(a) Genesis.
(b) Revelations.
(c) 1 John.
(d) Gospel of Matthew.

Short Answer Questions

1. Paulos denies that the personality is closely tied to which of the following?

2. Which skill is rarely taught?

3. In what year was the discovery made?

4. Paulos often has people ask him about what?

5. Which of the following is not in the list of things over which people become obsessed?

(see the answer key)

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