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. It is logical to assume that mentality and ____________ are located in the brain.
(a) spirit
(b) intelligence
(c) logic
(d) potential

2. What does Socrates feel will happen when all people are intelligent?
(a) Society will become enlightened.
(b) Society will remain stable.
(c) Society will stop changing.
(d) Society will become revolutionary.

3. Gould wants to reexamine the existing __________ for craniometry and intelligence testing.
(a) data sets
(b) sciences
(c) scientific researchers
(d) logic

4. According to Gould, science must be viewed in its ________ context since culture and environment also influence facts and theories.
(a) ethnic
(b) social
(c) racial
(d) biological

5. "Plato relied upon dialectic, the Church upon __________."
(a) dogma
(b) God
(c) leaders
(d) faith

Short Answer Questions

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

2. The individual's social and economic status is determined by biology so any attempt to make changes has to be _________.

3. What is the study of measuring the human head in order to assess intelligence called?

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

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

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