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) Play.
(b) Brainstorm with other computer geeks.
(c) Program.
(d) Test his mettle against other geeks.

2. What is the age when this countries hockey play is at the pinnacle of success for young people?
(a) 12-14.
(b) 14-15.
(c) 17-19.
(d) 21-25.

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

4. What does Gladwell say Asian cultures value?
(a) Finding one's own niche in society.
(b) Hard work.
(c) Honor.
(d) Diversity.

5. When does Wolf visit Roseto?
(a) 1962.
(b) 1988.
(c) The 1950s.
(d) The 1990s.

Short Answer Questions

1. What health issue is rarely seen in Roseto at the time Wolf visits the town?

2. Where do Cohen and Nisbett conduct an experiment?

3. What does Gladwell say has a threshold?

4. What is 30 to 35 percent lower in Roseto than the rest of the country?

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

(see the answer key)

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