The Tipping Point Quiz | Eight Week Quiz D

Malcolm Gladwell
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 3.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Kitty Genovese was stabbed to death in what neighborhood of Queens, New York?
(a) Astoria.
(b) Rockaway Beach.
(c) Greenpoint.
(d) Kew Gardens.

2. In Gladwell’s rough quiz to test the number of people a person may know, people are given a random selection of last names from what?
(a) Crime listings.
(b) Facebook.
(c) The phone book.
(d) The obituaries.

3. What does HIV stand for?
(a) Hyper intensive virus.
(b) Human immunodeficiency virus.
(c) Human inter-biotic virus.
(d) Heliocentric immunodeficiency virus.

4. What is a trivia game that rests on the assumption that any individual involved in the Hollywood, California film industry can be linked through his or her film roles to actor Kevin Bacon?
(a) “Seven Degrees of Separation.”
(b) “Ten Degrees of Kevin Bacon.”
(c) “Six Degrees of Separation.”
(d) “Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon.”

5. What leading epidemiologist theorizes that the syphilis epidemic in Baltimore was caused by the diminishing of public housing?
(a) Darnell McGee.
(b) John Potterat.
(c) John Zenilman.
(d) John Bartlett.

Short Answer Questions

1. Researchers prior to Blue's Clues believed that children could not follow what?

2. Roger Horchow scored well over what number on Gladwell's connector test in Chapter 2?

3. In Gladwell's example from Chapter 3, the researchers at Sesame Street showed an episode where a character danced around and letters entered from various points of the screen. Though the episode held the children's attention, the eye movement sensor found that the children watched what?

4. In Chapter 2, Gladwell explains the Law of the Few, which he splits further into three classes of people. Which is the second of these?

5. Lois Weisberg was responsible for the establishment of what renowned program, which gathered youths to a vacant block downtown to make art?

(see the answer key)

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