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. E.D. Cope based his theory in #92 on the idea that the ____________ brought on earlier maturation.

2. Binet believed that not all intelligence was ___________.

3. It was discovered that there was no general _________ of intelligence as Spearman once thought.

4. What group of students/people, as discovered by their intelligence level in response to Binet's test, was most dangerous and trainable?

5. Which label could also live independently and reproduce and be a threat to racial health?

Short Essay Questions

1. Where did Alfred Binet first begin his study of human intelligence?

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

3. What did E.D. Cope believe affected the value of a person and the determination of their inferiority?

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

5. How were Burt's papers and data related to his studies destroyed?

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

7. What did Louis Bolk have to say about whites and blacks?

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

9. What did Ellis find happened to men who were living in urban areas?

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

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 2

The idea of testing children in schools is one that is a normal part of life today, but it can have many issues in its effectiveness and in its logic. Binet understood this, and yet still seems to have created more problems in terms of studying intelligence in children.

Part 1: What are some of the problems that stemmed from Binet's test, related to the idea that intelligence is inevitable?

Part 2: What are some ways that heredity is confused within and between groups in relation to Binet's test?

Part 3: Many American psychologists did not follow Binet's rules for using his tests. What belief did this lead to?

Essay Topic 3

The concept of inferiority seems to be one early scientists were very eager to identify. In doing so, it seems, they could help society become stronger and more powerful.

Part 1: What seems to be the definition of inferiority as measured by the scientists in the studies Gould has shed light on?

Part 2: Why does inferiority need to be identified in any society? What are the benefits to this labeling?

Part 3: What are the negative effects of creating a group of people who are considered by scientists to be inferior to others?

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