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

Malcolm Gladwell
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part 2, Chapter 9, Marita's Bargain.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Joy do almost day in and day out at college?
(a) Test his mettle against other geeks.
(b) Program.
(c) Brainstorm with other computer geeks.
(d) Play.

2. What did the early American educational theorists claim about long hours of school?
(a) It engenders strong morals.
(b) It keeps young people out of trouble.
(c) It results in over stimulating the mind.
(d) It endgenders a strong working ethic.

3. What is Suren Ratwatte's area of expertise?
(a) How human behavior can affect perceived threats.
(b) How human behavior can affect success.
(c) How human behavior can affect longevity.
(d) How human behavior can affect flight safety.

4. What does Langan work on using his intelligence?
(a) A theory of instantaneous space travel.
(b) A theory of energy.
(c) A theory to suplement the 100 monkey theory.
(d) A theory of the universe.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Oppenheimer have difficulty with when he is young?

2. To where does Langan transfer from his first college?

3. Who are the Hatfields and McCoys?

4. When does Wolf visit Roseto?

5. Who utters an audible insult to some of the men in the experiment?

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