The Tipping Point Quiz | Eight Week Quiz E

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Gaeton Dugas claimed to have slept with over how many people?
(a) 2,500.
(b) 252.
(c) 154.
(d) 1,200.

2. In Chapter 2, Gladwell explains the Law of the Few, which he splits further into three classes of people. Which is the third of these?
(a) Salesmen.
(b) Mavens.
(c) Connectors.
(d) Mercenaries.

3. 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) The phone book.
(c) The obituaries.
(d) Facebook.

4. Howard Levanthal distributed pamphlets to seniors at what university, according to the author in Chapter 3?
(a) Harvard University.
(b) Stanford University.
(c) Berkeley University.
(d) Yale University.

5. Who does the author cite as a prototypical maven who is "almost pathologically helpful"?
(a) Mark Alpert.
(b) John Potterat.
(c) Tom Gau.
(d) Brian Mullen.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was Joan Ganz Cooney’s first television program?

2. How many people admitted to witnessing the murder of Kitty Genovese?

3. What was Paul Revere’s occupation?

4. What brand of cigarettes became sticky when they used a grammatical faux pas in an advertising campaign according to the author in Chapter 1?

5. Not only do connectors know many people; they also operate in a variety of what, according to the author?

(see the answer key)

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