Operating System Quiz Posted on April 25, 2020August 16, 2020 by clearthinking Chapters 1 – 4 Welcome to your Operating System Quiz According to Scott Adams, effective thinking is mostly about IQ. True False Almost every situation, proposal, perspective or idea has upsides (plusses), downsides (minuses), and unknowns (questions). True False Most people fail to clearly identify all the relevant upsides, downsides, and unknowns. True False If you can't identify the plusses, minuses, and questions, then you probably aren't thinking clearly. True False According to the author, which of the following is accurate? Clear thinkers fight inertia Clear thinkers resist emotional impulses Clear thinkers often defy crowd-based sentiments Clear thinkers fight mental clutter All of the above The plus sign exclusively means "a benefit". True False A "pro" or "plus" means which of the following? Positive emotion Benefit Addition All of the above The negative sign exclusively means "walking away from something". True False A "con" or "negative" means which of the following? Negative emotion Cost Subtraction All of the above Asking questions is a neutral form of expression. True False Some questions, by their nature, create the illusion of insight. True False Which of the following is accurate? Questions can spark curiosity Questions can trigger personal reflection Questions can encourage useful inquiry Questions can imply blame All of the above Time is Up!