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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. The answer to #114 became a way to measure the ___________ of the children, and thus their IQ levels.
(a) mental capacity
(b) adaptability
(c) intelligence
(d) age level

2. In a factor analysis graph, the two vectors lie ___________.
(a) One on top of the other
(b) on opposite sides of the graph
(c) close to each other
(d) away from each other

3. A perfect correlation graph between two variables would show ________________.
(a) overlapping vectors
(b) up and down lines
(c) shaded areas in the corners
(d) one line

4. No matter how strong a correlation is, it says nothing about _________.
(a) intelligence
(b) plausibility
(c) race
(d) cause

5. Goddard was trying to develop a _____________ scale to measure intelligence.
(a) unilinear
(b) non-linear
(c) multi-linear
(d) linear

6. "______________ proved an irresistible criterion for any scientist who wanted to rank human groups as higher or lower."
(a) Creationism
(b) Evolution
(c) Recapitulation
(d) Determinism

7. How many reasons did Burt feel could be used for discounting the effects of environment?
(a) 2
(b) 1
(c) 4
(d) 3

8. ______________ is a way of measuring the relationship between variables.
(a) A square ratio
(b) Correlation
(c) Comparison
(d) Ranking

9. What did Binet devise in order to help test the school children?
(a) A series of tasks
(b) A picture book
(c) A set of math problems
(d) Story problems

10. What technique is explained in terms of geometry and matrix algebra?
(a) Advanced algebra
(b) Trigonometry
(c) Factor analysis
(d) Calculus

11. Eysenck thought that those with ______ rapidly developing skills (as mentioned in #100) also had lower IQ scores.
(a) more
(b) very
(c) fewer
(d) less

12. Negative correlation is given by vectors going in ____________ directions.
(a) the same
(b) opposite
(c) straight
(d) curved

13. "The __________ of inferior groups must be like __________ of superior groups..."
(a) adults, children
(b) children, children
(c) adults, adults
(d) children, adults

14. It was discovered that there was no general _________ of intelligence as Spearman once thought.
(a) vector
(b) ranking
(c) coefficient
(d) variable

15. How many rules did Binet come up with in order to decrease the likelihood of his test being misused?
(a) 4
(b) 3
(c) 2
(d) 1

Short Answer Questions

1. "G" was considered to be _________.

2. Havelock Ellis was a scientist who claimed the superiority of __________ during this period.

3. Gould felt that Eysenck's arguments are not based on ___________ facts.

4. The principal components approach allowed Burt to identify _________ factors.

5. Bolk felt what race was not only the most progressive, but also the most retarded?

(see the answer keys)

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