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. H.H. Goddard was the first to do what with Binet's test?

2. The answer to #114 became a way to measure the ___________ of the children, and thus their IQ levels.

3. Binet spend a lot of time measuring skulls to see the correlation between size and intelligence, like Broca claimed, but his findings did not correlate with the __________ designation of smart and dumb.

4. The answer to #142 indicates how much of a change there is in one variable due to a change in __________.

5. "The __________ of inferior groups must be like __________ of superior groups..."

Short Essay Questions

1. What were the three facts upon which H.J. Eysenck based his theory of the inferiority of blacks?

2. What does the factor analysis variable 'g' stand for?

3. Who was Sir Cyril Burt?

4. What was Binet commissions to do in 1904?

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

6. What do correlations not imply in regards to the studies in which they are used?

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

8. Define the idea of recapitulation.

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

10. What was Binet's major worry about the work he was doing with 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

What's interesting is the Binet seems to be the one scientist who is concerned about how his findings would be used in everyday life and for everyday people.

Part 1: What was Binet worried about in regards to the tests he administered?

Part 2: What were the three rules Binet devised in order to ensure his test would not be misused?

Part 3: What did Binet suggest young children with learning issues might need?

Essay Topic 3

David Hume and Louis Agassiz worked on the idea of polygenism as it related to the superiority of the white race. Agassiz especially wanted to prove that blacks were inferior to whites, though his studies were problematic.

Part 1: What was the main idea behind Agassiz's work?

Part 2: What were the problems with Agassiz's study and its results?

Part 3: What were Agassiz's own experiences with blacks like? What was his reaction to those he did finally meet?

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