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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. In Gladwell’s rough quiz to test the number of people a person may know, few people score over what number?
(a) 100.
(b) 20.
(c) 30.
(d) 50.

2. Lois Weisberg occupies how many different social circles, according to the author in Chapter 2?
(a) 20.
(b) 12.
(c) 5.
(d) 10.

3. Who developed an invaluable tool for Sesame Street called the distracter?
(a) Barbara Flagg.
(b) Howard Friedman.
(c) Ed Palmer.
(d) John Bartlett.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. A well-known saying states that twenty percent of the people do what percent of the work?

2. Howard Levanthal distributed pamphlets to seniors at what university, according to the author in Chapter 3?

3. What researcher from Johns Hopkins University blames the syphilis epidemic in Baltimore on the breakdown of medical services in the city’s poorest neighborhoods, according to the author in Chapter 1?

4. Where was Gaeton Dugas from?

5. Gaeton Dugas claimed to have slept with over how many people?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why do connectors start trends while normal people do not, according to the author?

2. How does the author break down his first law introduced in Chapter 2?

3. How does the author describe Tom Gau? What does Gau do?

4. What is the typical score for the author’s test for connectors described in Chapter 2?

5. How does the author use cigarettes to illustrate the Stickiness Factor in Chapter 1?

6. How would you describe the voice and tone of the Introduction to the book?

7. What study did Howard Levanthal conduct? How are his pamphlets described?

8. What example does Gladwell use first in illustrating a super-connector in Chapter 2?

9. How does the author relate the tipping point to weather in the Introduction?

10. What did early research for Sesame Street reveal?

(see the answer keys)

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