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Online Study Guide: The World is Flat by Thomas L. Friedman

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MEMORABLE QUOTES QUIZ

Match the quote with the attribution below.

1. “All fixed, fast, frozen relations, with their train and ancient and venerable prejudices and opinions, are swept away, all new-formed ones become antiquated before they can ossify.”


2. “An astronaut, a doctor, a pediatrician, a poetess, physics and chemistry, a scientist and an astronaut, a surgeon, a detective, an author.”

3. “Do what you love.”

4. “Imagination is more important that knowledge.”..........



A.
Nandan Nilekani says this of terror organizations like al-Qaeda and companies like JetBlue (549).

B. Friedman describes this method of cultivating the right hemisphere of the brain as a survival strategy (309).

C. Friedman uses this quote by Albert Einstein at the beginning of his chapter on the importance of affecting the right kind of imagination in the flat world (543).

D. Friedman gives this advice to his daughters in the flat world (277).

E. Reverend Jesse Jackson defends Bill Cosby’s criticism of African-American parents (387).

F. Nandan Nilekani says this to Friedman, causing Friedman to conclude that the world is flat (7).

G. Friedman uses this quote by Stanley Fischer, the former deputy managing director of the IMF, to illustrate that people change when they see others around them change and flourish (565).

H. Friedman quotes Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels from the Communist Manifesto, showing the prescience of their statement (235).

I. Michael Dell, founder and chairman of Dell, says this of business’s impact on the stability of nations (522).

J. This is the list of what a group of eight-year-old Indian children, the children of untouchables, tell Friedman they want to be when they grow up. Friedman points out that they are all dreamers, not martyrs in waiting (570).

The complete study guide is currently available as a downloadable PDF, RTF, or MS Word DOC file from the PinkMonkey MonkeyNotes download store. The complete study guide contains summaries and notes for all of the chapters; analysis of the structure, and notable figures; important quotations and analysis; a key facts summary; a multiple-choice quiz, a quote matching quiz, a vocabulary section and suggested book report ideas and essay topics.


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