Outliers: The Story of Success Quiz | Two 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 6, Harlan, Kentucky.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the conclusion Terman comes to about high IQ children?
(a) They succeed or fail at the same rate as other children.
(b) They succeed fifty percent more often than other children.
(c) They succeed just five percent more often than other children.
(d) They actually fail more often than other children.

2. What is the single most important reason for the success of a group of musicians Ericcson studies?
(a) Exposure at an early age.
(b) Parental support.
(c) Innate ability.
(d) Practice.

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

4. What does Gladwell address before he finishes the story about Chris Langan?
(a) The family of geniuses from which Langan comes.
(b) The idea of IQ having very litte accuracy.
(c) The school system in which Langan grows up.
(d) The subject of IQ.

5. What opportunity does Joy have that few students had at that time?
(a) The opportunity to study the results of his coding.
(b) The opportunity to spend 15,000 hours on programming.
(c) The opportunity to spend 10,000 hours on programming.
(d) The opportunity to spend 1,000 hours on programming.

Short Answer Questions

1. In what year does Joy start college?

2. Where does Langan earn a scholarship to college?

3. What is the age when this countries hockey play is at the pinnacle of success for young people?

4. What does Terman believe will be true of individuals with high IQ scores?

5. To whom does Gladwell compare Oppenheimer?

(see the answer key)

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