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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. How does Terman find appropriate subjects for his research?
(a) By asking teachers' opinions.
(b) By sifting through school records.
(c) By asking for volunteers.
(d) By observing students on the play ground.

2. What is the computer center where Joy goes to college like at that time?
(a) In the top 25 percent of university computer programs.
(b) In the top 10 percent of university computer programs.
(c) The best in the world.
(d) Just beginning.

3. What does Gladwell say has a threshold?
(a) Tolerance.
(b) Intelligence.
(c) The accuracy of IQ tests.
(d) Statistics.

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

5. Who developed the Stanford-Binet test?
(a) John Stanford.
(b) Lewis Terman.
(c) Erricsson.
(d) Todd Binet.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the town of Roseto have in great abundance when Wolf is conducting his investigations?

2. What does Langan display at a very young age?

3. Who is Anders Ericcson?

4. What time period is the first example of an outlier from?

5. What group of people founded Roseto, Pennsylvania?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does IQ stand for and who developed a test to measure it?

2. What does Gladwell assert about intelligence and what analogy does he use?

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

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. 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. 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?

9. What does having a high IQ give a person?

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

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