That Used to Be Us: How America Fell Behind in the World It Invented and How We Can Come Back Quiz

Thomas Friedman
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Questions 1-5 of 25:

1.

What refers to the common or ordinary people, especially as contrasted with the leadership or elite of a political party, social organization, etc.? (from Chapters 15 and 16)

2.

Thomas L. Friedman writes a twice-weekly column for what periodical? (from Chapters 15 and 16)

3.

According to the authors, it is through what that ideas are spawned and the spark of innovation is discovered, as described in Chapter 7: "Average Is Over"? (from Chapter 7: Average Is Over)

4.

In what year did the government end the international monetary system established in 1944 which had tied the dollar to the price of gold? (from Chapter 9: The War on Math (and the Future))

5.

In a report entitled, "Rising Above the Gathering Storm," which was requested by Congress in 2005, statistics showed that funding of R&D as a percentage of GDP had declined by what percentage over forty years? (from Chapter 11: The Terrible Twos)

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