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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) 21-25.
(c) 14-15.
(d) 17-19.

2. What does Gladwell say is required for someone to succeed?
(a) Being an entrepreneur.
(b) Luck.
(c) Practical intelligence.
(d) High intelligence.

3. What does Wolf investigate among the families of Roseto?
(a) Their outlooks on life.
(b) Their diet.
(c) Their income status.
(d) Their family history.

4. Who is Chris Langan?
(a) A man who has possibly the highest IQ of anyone alive.
(b) A talk show host who sponsors a show about intelligence.
(c) Gladwell's friend who went through reams of statistics.
(d) An anthropologist who studies native intelligence.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the main business of Roseto in the early years of its founding?

2. How are Oppenheimer's social skills?

3. When does this band seem to come out of nowhere to rocket to stardom?

4. Through what age range are the school children tracked?

5. What do the residents of Roseto reconstruct?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Joy and some of his fellow students make it possible to use the computers more than is allowed and what is the result?

2. Who is Bill Joy and what did he do?

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

4. What experiment does Lewis Terman carry out beginning in the 1920s?

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

6. What are the unusual circumstances in the timing of Bill Joy's career in computer programming?

7. What does Gladwell write about the rock group called The Beatles?

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

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

10. Describe Chris Langan's childhood and college years.

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