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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. Who considered that other factors like general health and body size might also affect brain size?
(a) Blumenbach
(b) Gratiolet
(c) Franklin
(d) Broca

2. "For the past two centuries, scientific claims have become the primary agent for validating Plato's ________."
(a) Story
(b) Life
(c) Myth
(d) Argument

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

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

5. What other kind of testing, besides head measurement, can begin to measure the intelligence of a person?
(a) Psychological
(b) Body
(c) Spiritual
(d) Subliminal

Short Answer Questions

1. "Plato relied upon dialectic, the Church upon __________."

2. What did Galton measure in order to ascertain the intelligence of people?

3. What was Francis Galton's book published in 1869?

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

5. Bean compared the _______ of blacks and whites to prove his view of the inferiority of blacks.

Short Essay Questions

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

2. 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?

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

4. What does Gunnar Myrdal have to say about the situation of ranking people in society?

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

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

7. Describe and define the idea of biological determinism.

8. Define the idea of monogenism.

9. What does Gould want to define ranking as?

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

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