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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 craniometry argument is the first __________ argument that has been offered.
(a) plausible
(b) logical
(c) scientific
(d) reliable

2. Motor functions are performed at the _________ of the brain.
(a) right side
(b) left side
(c) front
(d) back

3. Which view was based on the idea that inferior races can not be linked to the whites because they started from a separate group of DNA and people?
(a) Polygenism
(b) Racial ranking
(c) Recapitulation
(d) Monogenism

4. Ranking is used to determine that various disadvantaged groups are ______________.
(a) unnecessary
(b) growing
(c) exemplary
(d) inferior

5. Black anatomical structure was often compared to that of a __________.
(a) horse
(b) monkey
(c) donkey
(d) dog

Short Answer Questions

1. The argument of _______________ is the basis for believing that measuring the intelligence of an individual allows a measure of worth or value to be attached.

2. The author of "An American Dilemma" says that Americans and others would only consider the __________ factors when they were forced to.

3. It was thought that black brains could not ____________ or absorb information.

4. Craniometry is used for the _______ status of the people ranked at the bottom of the hierarchy.

5. Gould does not believe that ____________ change reflects changes in social concepts.

Short Essay Questions

1. Define the idea of monogenism.

2. What does Gould logically assume to be true in relation to the contents of the brain?

3. Who was Serres, in relation to the polygenism movement? What did he study and find to be true?

4. Who was Francis Galton and what did he do for the scientific study of intelligence measurement?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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