Outliers: The Story of Success Quiz | Eight Week Quiz C

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. Who developed the Stanford-Binet test?
(a) Todd Binet.
(b) John Stanford.
(c) Lewis Terman.
(d) Erricsson.

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

3. What is the first half Matthew effect?
(a) When you're on a roll, sometimes you win just because your success intimidates.
(b) If it can't be seen, it can't be talked about and it can't win an Academy award.
(c) A high IQ is required for chess success.
(d) Those who have much will get even more.

4. What does Lewis Terman begin doing in the 1920s?
(a) Following the lives of very intelligent children.
(b) Trying to raise IQ scores through rigorous training.
(c) Trying to develop a non-biased IQ test.
(d) Trying to measure resistance to intelligence.

5. Who is Anders Ericcson?
(a) A sociologist.
(b) A statistician.
(c) A psychologist.
(d) A psychiatrist.

Short Answer Questions

1. Through what age range are the school children tracked?

2. Which country's public school system has a similar effect to that found in Hungarian and Czechoslovakian soccer leagues?

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

4. What is the Memorial Cup?

5. What is the other half of the Matthew effect?

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