Outliers: The Story of Success Quiz | Eight 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 1, The Matthew Effect.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Who is most likely to get into gifted programs in the school system Gladwell mentions?
(a) Those whose parents push their child to succeed.
(b) Those who are from the middle class and higher.
(c) Those who are the oldest of the year group.
(d) Those who were not premature babies.

3. What do some players from the highest young people's hockey team sometimes go on to do?
(a) There is no common thing that some of the young people do.
(b) Play professionally.
(c) Coach professional hockey teams.
(d) Teach hockey in colleges.

4. What do Barnsley and a colleague find when they do further investigation into the entire country's professional hockey teams?
(a) Most are at least 180 cm. tall.
(b) Most are all at least 70 kg. in weight.
(c) Most are all born close to midnight.
(d) Most are born in the first three months of the year.

5. What does Roger notice about the majority of the hockey players in the game he is watching?
(a) Most are all at least 70 kg. in weight.
(b) Most are all born close to midnight.
(c) Most are at least 180 cm. tall.
(d) Most are born in the first three months of the year.

Short Answer Questions

1. What group of people founded Roseto, Pennsylvania?

2. What does Wolf investigate among the families of Roseto?

3. What does Gladwell conclude about the heart health of Roseto's residents?

4. Why are children born in a certain part of the year more likely to stand out?

5. From what country are the hockey players that Gladwell discusses?

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