The Mismeasure of Man Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. "______________ proved an irresistible criterion for any scientist who wanted to rank human groups as higher or lower."

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

4. "[T]he child represents a ____________ adult ancestor."

5. Negative correlation is given by vectors going in ____________ directions.

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What did Burt try to claim he had developed, though it was later shown to be a false claim?

3. What was Havelock Ellis' major claim in his study of the measurement of bodies in order to determine value?

4. Define the idea of recapitulation.

5. What did Binet do in order to fulfill the obligations of his commission in 1904?

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

7. Who was Sir Cyril Burt?

8. What does Cesare Lombroso have to say about criminal behavior?

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

10. Was factor analysis the right technique to use in intelligence testing?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

H.H. Goddard is a fascinating researcher in the field of intelligence measurement and heredity. His claim to fame is that he brought the Binet scale to America, but seems to have ignored the rules that went along with it.

Part 1: What are some of the categories Goddard used in order to rank individuals according to their intelligence?

Part 2: What are the similarities and the differences between these categories?

Part 3: What were the two errors Goddard encountered as he tried to develop a unilinear scale to measure intelligence?

Essay Topic 2

Biological determinism is the concept upon which the ranking systems in this book are based. By taking into consideration biology, it is thought that scientists can begin to form systems of ranking.

Part 1: What is the definition of biological determinism?

Part 2: What are some examples of research the relies on biological determinism?

Part 3: Does biological determinism seem to be a logical place to begin a system of ranking people according to value? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

The idea of evolution was one the impacted the study of intelligence and intelligence testing greatly in the nineteenth century. At the same time, this theory also became a way to support scientific studies, even when the designs were incorrect or flawed.

Part 1: Define the theory of evolution and name its creator.

Part 2: How does evolution impact the studies related to biological determinism?

Part 3: What are two scientific theories that resulted from the introduction of evolution to the discuss of intelligence?

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