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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 age when this countries hockey play is at the pinnacle of success for young people?
(a) 12-14.
(b) 14-15.
(c) 17-19.
(d) 21-25.

2. Why does Langan drop out of the second college he attends?
(a) He hates the core required courses.
(b) He hates the climate.
(c) His schedule is not flexible.
(d) He gets in trouble for breaking the rules.

3. What do the residents of Roseto reconstruct?
(a) An experiment in liberality.
(b) An American version of their Italian homeland.
(c) An American version of the structure of European society.
(d) An experiment in moving from a lower to middle class.

4. When does Wolf visit Roseto?
(a) 1962.
(b) The 1990s.
(c) The 1950s.
(d) 1988.

5. Who is most likely to get into gifted programs in the school system Gladwell mentions?
(a) Those who are the oldest of the year group.
(b) Those who were not premature babies.
(c) Those whose parents push their child to succeed.
(d) Those who are from the middle class and higher.

Short Answer Questions

1. How is Langan's family situated financially?

2. Who developed the Stanford-Binet test?

3. Where does Langan earn a scholarship to college?

4. What was the leading killer of men under the age of 65 in the 1950s?

5. Where does Langan grow up?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What does Wolf investigate and what does he learn?

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

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

6. How are students in the hockey leagues grouped and what is the way the children move into other leagues?

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

8. Where is Langan at the time Gladwell writes his book?

9. What is the origination of the title of this chapter, "The Matthew Effect"?

10. Who is Robert Oppenheimer and what does he accomplish?

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