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

2. Gould says the claims of inferiority are limited to ____________ even thought race, sex, and social class are tied together.
(a) one study
(b) one group
(c) one scientist
(d) one setting

3. When did craniometry first appear in the study of intelligence?
(a) Early 18th century
(b) Early 19th century
(c) Last 18th century
(d) Late 19th century

4. Craniometry is used for the _______ status of the people ranked at the bottom of the hierarchy.
(a) racial
(b) intelligence
(c) educational
(d) inferior

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

Short Answer Questions

1. The craniometry argument is the first __________ argument that has been offered.

2. What does Socrates feel will happen when all people are intelligent?

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

4. The answer to #55 was known as a _________ because he looked for small differences between species.

5. Who were like white adolescents?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Gould want to define ranking as?

2. Describe and define the idea of biological determinism.

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

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

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

6. Define the idea of polygenism.

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

8. What did Gould find to be the main problem with Paul Broca's work?

9. What did Robert Bennett Bean study as an investigator into craniometry?

10. What are the two views that resulted in the study of racial inferiority?

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