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Malcolm Gladwell
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. The author points out that the outbreak of syphilis in Baltimore slowed during what season?
(a) Winter.
(b) Spring.
(c) Summer.
(d) Autumn.

2. Lois Weisberg was responsible for the establishment of what renowned program, which gathered youths to a vacant block downtown to make art?
(a) Seattle Gateway.
(b) Art Union Square.
(c) Central Park Gallery.
(d) Gallery 37.

3. Howard Levanthal distributed pamphlets to seniors about what kind of vaccinations, according to the author in Chapter 3?
(a) Herpes.
(b) Polio.
(c) Tetanus.
(d) Influenza.

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. According to one study, frequent viewers of Peter Jennings were more likely to vote for whom in the 1980s?
(a) Richard Nixon.
(b) Ronald Reagan.
(c) Dan Quayle.
(d) Bill Clinton.

6. On what television station does Blue’s Clues air?
(a) Public Broadcasting Station.
(b) Nickelodeon.
(c) National Educational Television.
(d) The Disney Channel.

7. According to the author’s sources, how many patients visited Baltimore’s sexually transmitted disease clinics in the year from 1990-1991?
(a) 10,000.
(b) 29,000.
(c) 62,000.
(d) 36,000.

8. What was the nickname of Darnell McGee?
(a) “Skater.”
(b) “Big Man.”
(c) “Boss Man.”
(d) “Pawn Boy.”

9. The author states that the tipping point for Hush Puppies Shoes came between what years?
(a) 1958-1959.
(b) 1994-1995.
(c) 1961-1962.
(d) 1987-1988.

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

11. Darnell McGee is known to have infected over how many people with HIV?
(a) 300.
(b) 100.
(c) 2.
(d) 30.

12. 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?
(a) Connectors.
(b) Mercenaries.
(c) Salesmen.
(d) Mavens.

13. Early research for Sesame Street showed that the presence of toys does not impact a child's what?
(a) Satisfaction.
(b) Emotion.
(c) Empathy.
(d) Comprehension.

14. When did the show Sesame Street premiere?
(a) 1981.
(b) 1969.
(c) 1975.
(d) 1985.

15. How many people admitted to witnessing the murder of Kitty Genovese?
(a) 12.
(b) 16.
(c) 41.
(d) 38.

Short Answer Questions

1. 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?

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

3. When did Gaeton Dugas die?

4. According to Gladwell, stickiness measures the degree to which a product or idea does what?

5. Unlike Sesame Street, which tested a third of its episodes, the Blue's Clues research team field tested every episode how many times?

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