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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. Which Socrates work is Gould discussing at the opening of this book?
(a) Euthyphro
(b) Republic
(c) Apology
(d) Phaedo

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

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

4. The answer to #48 also said that adult blacks were like _______________.
(a) monkeys
(b) white adolescents
(c) black children
(d) white children

5. Experts claimed it was no good to __________ blacks.
(a) educate
(b) understand
(c) study
(d) listen to

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. Where was Robert Bennett Bean a physician?

3. If inferiority is cultural, then it can be changed by __________ factors

4. Which was the top-ranked race in practitioners of racial ranking?

5. In America, the theory of polygeny was supported by Louis __________.

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What were some of the additional factors Gratiolet studied in order to determine the effect of brain size?

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

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

5. What does Gould want to study in relation to the science related to the arguments for biological determinism?

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

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

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

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

10. What are 2 of the four points Gould keeps in mind as he examines the studies of the researchers in this book?

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