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. ______________ is a way of measuring the relationship between variables.

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

3. What big theory was just becoming popular in the nineteenth century?

4. When Burt's sample increased, his correlation between pairs for IQ _________.

5. Binet tried to devise a system of testing that would distinguish between the ____________ intelligence and the learned intelligence.

Short Essay Questions

1. What did Binet find when he went to various schools to test out Broca's theory of head measurement?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10. What did Gould feel about Eysenck's arguments for black inferiority?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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