Do You Think Like A Freak?

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Do You Think Like A Freak?

Let your inner Freak flag fly. Do you think like a Freak? Take this quiz to see if you think like a Freak, based on the principles of thought presented in Think Like a Freak, the new book by the authors of Freakonomics. Find out if YOU think like a FREAK in 10 quick questions.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What are the three hardest words for people to say?
    • A. 

      I love you

    • B. 

      I don't know

    • C. 

      I give up

  • 2. 
    What helped struggling Chinese students improve their performance?
    • A. 

      They were paid a large sum of money to study

    • B. 

      They had their eyes tested

    • C. 

      They were punished for wrong answers

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 3. 
    What is ultracrepidarianism?
    • A. 

      A conservative form of government

    • B. 

      The study of miniature furniture

    • C. 

      The habit of giving opinions and advice on matters outside of one's knowledge or competence

  • 4. 
    What is one of the most effective treatments for digestive ailments that antibiotics won't cure?
    • A. 

      Surgery

    • B. 

      Drugs

    • C. 

      Feces

  • 5. 
    Japanese competitive eating champion Takeru Kobayashi demolished the old record at the Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest, virtually doubling it, by:
    • A. 

      Practicing at all-you-can-eat restaurants

    • B. 

      Swallowing stones to expand his stomach

    • C. 

      Learning a new way of eating

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 6. 
    In soccer, where is a penalty kick most likely to succeed?
    • A. 

      Right corner

    • B. 

      Left corner

    • C. 

      Dead center

  • 7. 
    What was the biggest factor in motivating people in California to use less electricity?
    • A. 

      Their neighbors were doing it

    • B. 

      It protects the environment

    • C. 

      It saves money

  • 8. 
    People who focus on small problems:
    • A. 

      Are afraid to tackle larger issues

    • B. 

      Know that focusing on small questions can at least lead to practical solutions

    • C. 

      Have small minds

  • 9. 
    How did the Smile Train charity increase their donations?
    • A. 

      They did a media blitz, including weekly mailings to prospective donors

    • B. 

      They let new donors ask to never receive another fund-raising letter again

    • C. 

      They focused on a few wealthy patrons

  • 10. 
    What is the biggest stumbling block for people who want to think like a Freak?
    • A. 

      They go along with everyone else

    • B. 

      They are too busy to learn a different way of thinking

    • C. 

      They are influenced by their biases

    • D. 

      All of the above

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