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

Malcolm Gladwell
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part 2, Chapter 7, The Ethnic Theory of Plane Crashes.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What are people quick to do in the type of culture Gladwell examines in Kentucky?
(a) Put away their money.
(b) Defend their land.
(c) Defend their families.
(d) Defend their country.

2. Who are the Borgenichts?
(a) A group who eschew luxury.
(b) A family of vintners in New York.
(c) A family of lawyers from New England.
(d) A family in the garment industry in New York.

3. What does Gladwell say about the residents of Roseto as far as their health?
(a) They are remarkably healthy compared to other Americans.
(b) They are poorer than average compared to other Americans.
(c) They are average compared to other Americans.
(d) He does not mention their health.

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

5. When does Korean Airline flight 801 crash?
(a) 1990.
(b) 1997.
(c) 1988.
(d) 2002.

Short Answer Questions

1. When is Harlan settled?

2. Where do Cohen and Nisbett conduct an experiment?

3. Where does this band get their start playing?

4. What makes Wolf think it is not the region that is healthy?

5. What does Gladwell think that being taller than another basketball player will do for a basketball player?

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