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. "G" was considered to be _________.

2. One problem that resulted from Binet's test was this idea: If intelligence was ____________, it was inevitable.

3. Havelock Ellis was a scientist who claimed the superiority of __________ during this period.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

One of the popular craniometry scientists was Robert Bennett Bean. This Virginian physician again tried to find the differences between whites and blacks in order to prove the disparity of intelligence.

Part 1: What did Bean gather data on for his research study?

Part 2: What was Bean claiming as the results of his research? What were the differences between the two races?

Part 3: What were 2 of the 4 arguments Gould had again Bean's research?

Essay Topic 3

The idea of ranking people is the primary focus of this book. When we can rank people, we can classify them as more or less valuable to society, it seems.

Part 1: What are some of the other benefits of ranking people in this world?

Part 2: What are the disadvantages of ranking people in society?

Part 3: How are some ways we rank people already? Are there already systems of ranking present in this world? What are they? How do they work? Are they effective?

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