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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. On what did Bean gather information?
(a) Family intelligence
(b) Social status
(c) Corpus callosum
(d) Shoe size

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

3. What kinds of weaknesses is Gould looking to find in the arguments of other scientists presented in this book?
(a) Scientific
(b) Ethical
(c) Psychological
(d) Spiritual

4. What was the most famous work of the man in #59?
(a) Crania Inca
(b) Crania
(c) Crania Astounda
(d) Crania Americana

5. Which was the second-ranked race for the practitioners of racial ranking?
(a) Chinese
(b) Blacks
(c) Whites
(d) Indians

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Franklin P. Mall __________ and __________ Bean's work.

3. Louis from #55 believed that there were different centers of _________.

4. Flaws in the experimental design, according to Gould, do not lead to _________ in the numbers.

5. Where did Francis Galton have a display in 1884?

Short Essay Questions

1. What did Blumenbach believe the anatomical structure differences between blacks and whites were the result of?

2. Who are two of the famous figures from history who are noted as believing in the inferiority of the blacks?

3. Define the idea of polygenism.

4. What did David Hume believe about white men?

5. What are the two groups Gould identifies within the idea of ranking blacks and other races?

6. If given the races of Indian, Black, and White, how would these be ranked, according to the early craniometry methods?

7. What are some of the arguments that have been used to justify the rankings of people in society?

8. What is the special designation that craniometry holds in relation to the study of ranking and intelligence?

9. What is Socrates' idea as to how classes and categories will be formed in relation to people in a society?

10. What does Gould want to define ranking as?

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