The Mismeasure of Man Quiz | Four Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through American Polygeny and Craniometry before Darwin.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Gould calls biological determinism a theory of _____________ that has had a profound effect on many people.
(a) limits
(b) prejudice
(c) races
(d) society

2. Socrates says that class is ____________.
(a) Inhumane
(b) Useful
(c) Predetermined
(d) Unneccesary

3. What kinds of weaknesses is Gould looking to find in the arguments of other scientists presented in this book?
(a) Scientific
(b) Ethical
(c) Psychological
(d) Spiritual

4. In America, the theory of polygeny was supported by Louis __________.
(a) Agassi
(b) Hume
(c) Smith
(d) Agassiz

5. Blumenbach believed differences in races might be linked to __________.
(a) dood
(b) climate
(c) water supply
(d) DNA

Short Answer Questions

1. Hume believed there was never a __________ nation that wasn't made of white men.

2. "For the past two centuries, scientific claims have become the primary agent for validating Plato's ________."

3. The author of "An American Dilemma" says that Americans and others would only consider the __________ factors when they were forced to.

4. What was the most famous work of the man in #59?

5. Which was the top-ranked race in practitioners of racial ranking?

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