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 is the computer center where Joy goes to college like at that time?
(a) Just beginning.
(b) In the top 10 percent of university computer programs.
(c) The best in the world.
(d) In the top 25 percent of university computer programs.

2. Of what heritage is Joe Flom?
(a) Jewish.
(b) Irish.
(c) Hispanic.
(d) Arab.

3. When is Joe Flom born?
(a) 1920s.
(b) 1950s.
(c) 1930s.
(d) 1940s.

4. Why do farmers in Europe in the Middle Ages go into a sort of hibernation state?
(a) To rest for the hard work in the Spring.
(b) To keep their bodies from overwork.
(c) To conserve energy and to eat less.
(d) To keep from starving.

5. What do many of the children of the Borgenichts family and those like them become?
(a) Artists in various areas.
(b) Teachers.
(c) Businessmen.
(d) Doctors and lawyers.

Short Answer Questions

1. Of what does Gladwell say he hopes his readers are skeptical?

2. In what year does Joy start college?

3. What determines the amount of crops taken by the government each year?

4. Where does this band get their start playing?

5. What is one type of work Joe Flom does when he is just out of college?

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