The Mismeasure of Man Quiz | Eight Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Introduction.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. "For the past two centuries, scientific claims have become the primary agent for validating Plato's ________."
(a) Life
(b) Myth
(c) Story
(d) Argument

2. Ranking is used to determine that various disadvantaged groups are ______________.
(a) exemplary
(b) inferior
(c) growing
(d) unnecessary

3. The author of "An American Dilemma" says that Americans and others would only consider the __________ factors when they were forced to.
(a) biological
(b) spiritual
(c) educational
(d) environmental

4. Gould does not believe that ____________ change reflects changes in social concepts.
(a) cultural
(b) biological
(c) racial
(d) scientific

5. "We now encounter the second ____________ - ranking..."
(a) piece
(b) argument
(c) opinion
(d) fallacy

Short Answer Questions

1. Gould says the manner in which ___________ are formulated is also problematic to studies.

2. Who is the author of "An American Dilemma?"

3. Socrates says that class is ____________.

4. It is logical to assume that mentality and ____________ are located in the brain.

5. What does Gould want to find in science that will support the idea that biological determinism is a result of social prejudice?

(see the answer key)

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