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

2. Where was Leon Kamin, the researcher who discovered Burt's flaws, a psychologist at?

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

4. Eysenck thought that those with ______ rapidly developing skills (as mentioned in #100) also had lower IQ scores.

5. What outside factors are being alluded to in #151?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

9. What was Binet commissions to do in 1904?

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

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

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

Havelock Ellis claimed that one group of people was superior to another, while Louis Bolk noticed differences among genders, depending on where they lived. These two scientists has revolutionary ideas for their time period.

Part 1: What group did Havelock Ellis feel was superior to others?

Part 2: What differences among genders, based on living situation, did Louis Bolk find?

Part 3: What were Bolk's feelings about the superiority of the white race? What did he have to say about whites as a race as a whole?

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