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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. David Hume was a believer in the superiority of the _______ and polygeny.
(a) white female
(b) black race
(c) white race
(d) white child

2. Hume believed there was never a __________ nation that wasn't made of white men.
(a) conflict ridden
(b) productive
(c) useless
(d) civilized

3. The argument of _______________ is the basis for believing that measuring the intelligence of an individual allows a measure of worth or value to be attached.
(a) biological evolution
(b) biological transfiguration
(c) biological destiny
(d) biological determinism

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

5. What does Gould want to find in science that will support the idea that biological determinism is a result of social prejudice?
(a) Errors in correlation
(b) Cultural influences
(c) Bad data systems
(d) Faulty logic

Short Answer Questions

1. The answer to #55 was known as a _________ because he looked for small differences between species.

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

3. When did craniometry first appear in the study of intelligence?

4. Gould also wants to look for problems in the ___________ data.

5. The answer to #48 said that humans were distinguished from _________ by the human's ability to improve himself.

(see the answer key)

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