The Mismeasure of Man Quiz | Eight Week Quiz C

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Leaders of the eighteenth and nineteenth century did not dispute __________.
(a) scientists in general
(b) racial ranking
(c) medical findings
(d) scientific errors

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

3. The answer to #48 said that humans were distinguished from _________ by the human's ability to improve himself.
(a) savages
(b) blacks
(c) animals
(d) slaves

4. The craniometry argument is the first __________ argument that has been offered.
(a) plausible
(b) logical
(c) reliable
(d) scientific

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

Short Answer Questions

1. People with ______ had smaller brain sizes than those who were suddenly killed in accidents.

2. If inferiority is cultural, then it can be changed by __________ factors

3. Gould wants to reexamine the existing __________ for craniometry and intelligence testing.

4. Socrates' friend does not believe his ideas, saying that it is a lie and that ________ generations won't believe it, but ________ generations might.

5. Broca also thought that ________ should be denied the benefits of education due to smaller brains.

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