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

2. Spearman also found there is a _______ substrate for intelligence except that this can be affected by outside factors.

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

4. What technique did Burt say he developed, although it was really Charles Spearman who created this technique?

5. The answer to #93 caused a slowdown in ____________, leading to inferiority.

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Define the idea of correlation.

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

4. What was Binet commissions to do in 1904?

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

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

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

8. Who was Sir Cyril Burt?

9. What was Binet's major worry about the work he was doing with intelligence testing?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

In the end, Gould seems to come to the conclusion that humans don't necessarily adapt because of biology and biological changes. There are other reasons for adaptation.

Part 1: What is one way humans can adapt, which is not biological in nature?

Part 2: What is the main flaw of the previous studies Gould has mentioned in the book?

Part 3: How do you feel about Gould's ideas? Do they make sense to you? Why or why not?

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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