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

Malcolm Gladwell
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part 1, Chapter 3, The Trouble with Geniuses, Part 1.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How many hours does one have to practice something to become an expert?
(a) It depends upon how complex the task is.
(b) 100,000.
(c) 10,000.
(d) 1,000.

2. What does Gladwell call having a higher IQ?
(a) A liability.
(b) An advantage.
(c) A curse.
(d) A blessing.

3. Where does Langan once make an appearance that Gladwell mentions?
(a) A chess meet.
(b) A group of anthropologists in Brazil.
(c) A television quiz show.
(d) A Senate investigation committee.

4. What does Langan display at a very young age?
(a) Remarkable intelligence.
(b) The appearance of being slow.
(c) A lack of social skills.
(d) Average intelligence.

5. Why are children born in a certain part of the year more likely to stand out?
(a) They have more growth than the younger ones of the same year.
(b) If they are born in the summer, they practice more.
(c) They are called first to play on teams.
(d) There is no likelihood that one child will stand out over another.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the conclusion Terman comes to about high IQ children?

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

3. What do Barnsley and a colleague find when they do further investigation into the entire country's professional hockey teams?

4. Who developed the Stanford-Binet test?

5. Who is Stewart Wolf?

(see the answer key)

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