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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

## Multiple Choice Questions

**1. What percentage of possible fatality is almost always incorrect?**
**(a)** 50%. **(b)** 25%. **(c)** 99%. **(d)** 1%.

**2. People often compare which event?**
**(a)** Birthdays. **(b)** Anniversaries. **(c)** Age. **(d)** Shoe size.

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

**4. In what year did the Italian scientist make this discovery?**
**(a)** 1942. **(b)** 1573. **(c)** 1349. **(d)** 1618.

**5. What is the probability of 2 people being linked by 2 intermediates?**
**(a)** 1%. **(b)** 99%. **(c)** 75%. **(d)** 56%.

**6. What is Paulos' forte?**
**(a)** Explaining coincidences. **(b)** Devising new calculating systems. **(c)** Solving riddles. **(d)** Creating word problems.

**7. What theory states that any number, no matter how large, can be achieved by adding smaller numbers together?**
**(a)** Pythagorean Theorem. **(b)** The Archimedes Principle. **(c)** Theory of Relativity. **(d)** Euclid's Law.

**8. Each person knows approximately how many people?**
**(a)** 1,800. **(b)** 1,000. **(c)** 2,000. **(d)** 1,500.

**9. In what year was the discovery made?**
**(a)** 1394. **(b)** 1537. **(c)** 1492. **(d)** 1681.

**10. What makes Paulos crazy about major math mistakes.**
**(a)** People don't notice. **(b)** It is accepted. **(c)** No one cares. **(d)** No one corrects the offender.

**11. How does the business man travel?**
**(a)** Train. **(b)** Boat. **(c)** Bus. **(d)** Plane.

**12. What would make math easier for people?**
**(a)** Giving everyone a calculator. **(b)** Making it personal. **(c)** Destroying all calculators. **(d)** Spelling it out.

**13. Where do the two people meet?**
**(a)** Bar. **(b)** Restaurant. **(c)** Business trip. **(d)** Mall.

**14. What professional often makes major errors in calculating percentages?**
**(a)** Lawyer. **(b)** Salesman. **(c)** Doctor. **(d)** Math teacher.

**15. What news professional makes common errors in predictions?**
**(a)** Science analyst. **(b)** Anchor. **(c)** Political reporter. **(d)** Meteorologist.

## Short Answer Questions

**1.** This doctor was fond of which topic?

**2.** What stadium is referenced?

**3.** What restaurant is referenced?

**4.** The first stranger's wife went to what kind of camp?

**5.** Which phrase is often used incorrectly?

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