The Mismeasure of Man Quiz | Eight Week Quiz F

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through The Real Error of Cyril Burt.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. Bean compared the _______ of blacks and whites to prove his view of the inferiority of blacks.
(a) arm lengths
(b) eyes
(c) brains
(d) heights

4. Gould calls biological determinism a theory of _____________ that has had a profound effect on many people.
(a) prejudice
(b) races
(c) society
(d) limits

5. It was thought that black brains could not ____________ or absorb information.
(a) hear
(b) understand
(c) handle
(d) believe

Short Answer Questions

1. The answer to #48 also tried to show the entities with a higher ranking had to repeat the _________ of those with lower ranking.

2. According to Lombroso, the genes of the past are contained in the hereditary of the individual and the ___________ surfaces at times.

3. How many reasons did Burt feel could be used for discounting the effects of environment?

4. Cesare Lombroso thought that ____________ behavior is hereditary.

5. Who was Francis Galton's cousin?

(see the answer key)

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