Mid-Book Test - Easy
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This quiz consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What college does Joy attend?
(a) UC Berkeley.
(b) University of Michigan.
2. To whom does Gladwell compare Oppenheimer?
3. How does the country which Gladwell is discussing determine the cut-off date for hockey players?
(a) There is no set determination.
(b) January 1.
(c) June 1 and September 1.
(d) January 1 and June 1.
4. What do Barnsley and a colleague find when they do further investigation into the entire country's professional hockey teams?
(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.
5. At what university does Lewis Terman teach?
(d) UC Berkeley.
6. What does Lewis Terman begin doing in the 1920s?
(a) Trying to develop a non-biased IQ test.
(b) Following the lives of very intelligent children.
(c) Trying to measure resistance to intelligence.
(d) Trying to raise IQ scores through rigorous training.
7. Who developed the Stanford-Binet test?
(a) Todd Binet.
(b) John Stanford.
(c) Lewis Terman.
8. What does Gladwell say about the residents of Roseto as far as their health?
(a) They are average compared to other Americans.
(b) They are poorer than average compared to other Americans.
(c) They are remarkably healthy compared to other Americans.
(d) He does not mention their health.
9. What is Langan unprepared to do?
(a) Push past his fears.
(b) Work hard.
(c) Accept mediocrity.
(d) Assert himself in an urban setting.
10. What is the Stanford-Binet test?
(a) A test for unusual blood patterns.
(b) A test for mutant genes in a family line.
(c) A test for behavior psychosis.
(d) A test for intelligence.
11. What is 30 to 35 percent lower in Roseto than the rest of the country?
(b) Heart disease.
12. How many hours does one have to practice something to become an expert?
(d) It depends upon how complex the task is.
13. To what characteristic does Gladwell compare the importance of IQ?
(a) The importance of muscle to a football player.
(b) The importance of good looks for acting.
(c) The importance of upper body strength to a rock climber.
(d) The importance of height to a basketball player.
14. What does Gladwell find out about soccer leagues in Hungary and Czechoslovakia?
(a) There is no correlation between hockey and soccer.
(b) The birth fact is not as pronounced since size is not such a factor in soccer.
(c) The birth factor is more pronounced since physical skills are more critical in soccer.
(d) Those born in the first three months of the year predominate on the elite teams.
15. How are children grouped to play hockey in the country Gladwell discusses?
(a) By age.
(b) By region.
(c) By class.
(d) By size.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Langan display at a very young age?
2. What does Gladwell think that being taller than another basketball player will do for a basketball player?
3. Who is most likely to get into gifted programs in the school system Gladwell mentions?
4. What is the age when this countries hockey play is at the pinnacle of success for young people?
5. How many of the musicians make it to the highest level of musicianship through talent alone?
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