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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. The author of "An American Dilemma" says that Americans and others would only consider the __________ factors when they were forced to.
(a) biological
(b) environmental
(c) educational
(d) spiritual

2. Gould goes on to say that science has not been constrained by _________.
(a) numbers
(b) ideas
(c) facts
(d) data

3. Bean felt that the ______, or front part of the brain, was smaller in women than in men.
(a) corpus callosum
(b) genus
(c) frontal lobe
(d) amygdalla

4. Which race was ranked last in the eyes of the practitioners of racial ranking?
(a) Blacks
(b) Indians
(c) Whites
(d) Chinese

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Gould wants to know if science added the ___________ data, or......

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

4. Leaders of the eighteenth and nineteenth century did not dispute __________.

5. "We now encounter the second ____________ - ranking..."

Short Essay Questions

1. In the opening of this book, Gould quotes Socrates as saying all people should be educated and that they will belong to whom in order for society to remain stable?

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

3. Why did Broca feel women should be denied the benefits of education?

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

5. Define the idea of polygenism.

6. What were Broca's numbers based upon, according to Gould's examination of his studies?

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

8. What were the results of Bean's work, as he found the differences between the races and the genders?

9. What does Gould have to say about science in relation to the facts it collects?

10. What does Gould want to define ranking as?

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