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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 answer to #55 was known as a _________ because he looked for small differences between species.
(a) splitter
(b) microcosm expert
(c) striker
(d) species expert

2. Within what century did science become fascinated with numbers?
(a) 19th
(b) 20th
(c) 18th
(d) 17th

3. 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

4. What is the study of measuring the human head in order to assess intelligence called?
(a) Psychology
(b) Craniometry
(c) Neurology
(d) Cranial-sacral therapy

5. Did a desire for ______ lead to the questions and data to support a predetermined conclusion?
(a) races
(b) slaves
(c) ranking
(d) answers

Short Answer Questions

1. Science means looking for the ________ based on facts.

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

3. Bean felt that the ______, or front part of the brain, was smaller in women than in men.

4. Gould also wants to look for problems in the ___________ data.

5. On what did Bean gather information?

Short Essay Questions

1. What did Binet's study of intelligence begin to rely on as opposed to medical measures of intelligence?

2. What were the problems of Burt's studies?

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

4. Binet was also trying to create a test that distinguished between what?

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

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

7. Who was Sir Cyril Burt?

8. What were the three rules Binet set up to help prevent the misuse of his test?

9. What does Gould want to define ranking as?

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

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