Analytical answers rather than simple facts. In other words, think about moving beyond just straight reporting to an exploration of why events occur as they do.
- What was Vivek Ranadive’s challenge in chapter 1?
- Gladwell discusses certain factors that make underdogs successful. What do underdogs need to do or be in order to win?
- What unique strengths did Ranadive and his girls have?
- Odd as it may seem, Lawrence of Arabia’s story has similarities to Ranadive’s. What are the areas of overlap?
- For chapter one, does this text seem to be exploring underdog or giant traits? What in the text makes you say this?
- Although society may prioritize small class sizes, what does the data say about their advantages?
- Why is it difficult to parent children in wealthy families?
- How does this chapter about class sizes and wealth compare to the David and Goliath theme? What is Gladwell saying?