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

Malcolm Gladwell
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Epilogue, A Jamaican Story.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Of what does Gladwell say he hopes his readers are skeptical?
(a) Gladwell's statistics.
(b) Typical people.
(c) The need for success.
(d) Typical rags-to-riches stories.

2. When is Harlan settled?
(a) 1919.
(b) 1819.
(c) 1890.
(d) 1840.

3. What company does Joy co-found?
(a) Microsoft.
(b) Sun Microsystems.
(c) IBM.
(d) Intel.

4. What does Langan do after dropping out of the second college?
(a) Works construction.
(b) Moves to New York City to panhandle.
(c) Works on his family's farm.
(d) Joins a rock band.

5. How do the experimenters know if the men's hormone levels rise?
(a) Red in face.
(b) Blood work.
(c) Sweat breaking out on the face.
(d) Saliva sample.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Lewis Terman begin doing in the 1920s?

2. What is the Memorial Cup?

3. What did the early American educational theorists claim about long hours of school?

4. Where does Langan grow up?

5. What does Gladwell say one has to have to gain success?

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