The Mismeasure of Man Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What kinds of measures did Binet turn his attention to when he realized skull measuring wasn't effective?

2. Who did Goddard classify was having a mental age below 3?

3. What technique is explained in terms of geometry and matrix algebra?

4. Goddard believed the mental deficients should be prevented from ____________.

5. Factor analysis was the _________ technique to be used in intelligence testing, even thought Burt went about it the wrong way.

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

One of the popular craniometry scientists was Robert Bennett Bean. This Virginian physician again tried to find the differences between whites and blacks in order to prove the disparity of intelligence.

Part 1: What did Bean gather data on for his research study?

Part 2: What was Bean claiming as the results of his research? What were the differences between the two races?

Part 3: What were 2 of the 4 arguments Gould had again Bean's research?

Essay Topic 2

Samuel George Morton was a collector of skulls, which lead to his own studies in the ranking of individuals. But Gould is not so sure Morton is as careful with his research as many once thought.

Part 1: What did Morton do with the skulls he had collected and measured?

Part 2: What was Morton's conclusion based on his measurements of the skills?

Part 3: What was the problem Gould found with Morton's work, "Crania Americana"?

Part 4: What are the four conclusions Gould draws about Morton's work?

Essay Topic 3

Alfred Binet is prominently studied within "The Mismeasure of Man." His work helped to define the study of human intelligence and paved the way for many more studies in that arena.

Part 1: What was the background of Alfred Binet?

Part 2: What was Binet commissioned to do and how did he set about achieving this goal?

Part 3: What was Binet's major claim to fame in relation to the ranking of human intelligence?

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