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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. How many reasons did Burt feel could be used for discounting the effects of environment?
2. Intelligence, according to Goddard, came from ________ and nothing else.
3. E.D. Cope thought that _______ Europeans were inferior to others.
4. Sir Cyril Burt was a medical tester who studied ___________.
5. Binet was worried, however, that his testing might cause the child to be ___________ in school.
Essay Topic 1
For many people, the idea of a scientific study is instantly perceived as being valid and useful to those who read it and understand it. But Gould seems to be attacking the scientific process, or at least, his book might be perceived in that manner.
Part 1: Why does Gould decide to attack the science behind the studies of ranking individuals according to intelligence?
Part 2: In what ways is science affected by those who utilize it for studying certain subjects? Better said, how do the researchers themselves affect the outcomes of their experiments?
Part 3: Do you think a scientific study can ever be completely free of bias? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 2
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 3
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?
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