Outliers: The Story of Success Quiz | One Week Quiz A

Malcolm Gladwell
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part 2, Chapter 8, Rice Paddies and Math Tests.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What do the Borgenichts have that is in demand in the United States?
(a) Skills as tailors.
(b) Knowledge of wine making.
(c) Skills as artists.
(d) Nothing.

2. How often does the rice farmer have to tend to the rice paddies?
(a) Continually.
(b) Just in the summer.
(c) Just in the Spring.
(d) Two or three times a month.

3. How are these proxy wars characterized?
(a) Hostile and messy.
(b) Illegal.
(c) Wasteful.
(d) Borderline illegal.

4. How many of the musicians make it to the highest level of musicianship through talent alone?
(a) 10 percent.
(b) 0 percent.
(c) 25 percent.
(d) 40 percent.

5. What computer language does Joy help create?
(a) HTML.
(b) JAVA.
(c) COBAL.
(d) FORTRAN.

Short Answer Questions

1. What college does Joy attend?

2. What cultural legacy among Asian peoples does Gladwell discuss?

3. With whom does Bill Gates found Microsoft?

4. Why do farmers in Europe in the Middle Ages go into a sort of hibernation state?

5. Of what heritage is Joe Flom?

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