The Mismeasure of Man Quiz | Eight Week Quiz B

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

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

3. Who was a 19th century anatomist who believed in the theory of polygenism?
(a) Gould
(b) Serres
(c) Broca
(d) Blumenbach

4. The answer to #48 also said that adult blacks were like _______________.
(a) black children
(b) monkeys
(c) white adolescents
(d) white children

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Gould does not view the studies he will cover as _______ scientific practices.

2. "Plato relied upon dialectic, the Church upon __________."

3. The craniometry argument is the first __________ argument that has been offered.

4. Blumenbach believed differences in races might be linked to __________.

5. Which Socrates work is Gould discussing at the opening of this book?

(see the answer key)

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