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Malcolm Gladwell
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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the Memorial Cup?
(a) The highest trophy of the Swedish Hockey League.
(b) The highest trophy of the Russian Hockey League.
(c) The highest trophy of the American Hockey League.
(d) The highest trophy of the Canadian Hockey League.

2. At what university does Lewis Terman teach?
(a) MIT.
(b) UC Berkeley.
(c) Stanford.
(d) UCLA.

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

4. What is the name of the hockey team Gladwell examines in detail?
(a) Wolf Moon Raiders.
(b) Medicine Hat Tigers.
(c) Coyote of Fortune.
(d) Medicine Wheel.

5. How are children grouped to play hockey in the country Gladwell discusses?
(a) By size.
(b) By class.
(c) By region.
(d) By age.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Oppenheimer succeed in getting himself appointed as?

2. What does Terman believe will be true of individuals with high IQ scores?

3. What health issue is rarely seen in Roseto at the time Wolf visits the town?

4. What band does Gladwell examine in this chapter?

5. From what town in Europe are most of the early residents of Roseto, Pennsylvania?

Short Essay Questions

1. What makes Roseto an "outlier" town and how does this fact come to light?

2. What is Langan working on and when does he expect to publish it?

3. When are most of Canada's best hockey players born, and why does Barnley think that is so?

4. What is the 10,000-Hour Rule?

5. Why is the local physician's claim unusual, and what does Wolf decide to do?

6. Describe Canada's system of amateur hockey leagues.

7. Where is Roseto and who founded it?

8. What does Anders Ericcson learn in a study he makes of musicians?

9. What does Gladwell say Langan does not seem to be able to do?

10. What did the experiment track and what are the results?

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