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. "Mental testing becomes a theory for enhancing ___________ through proper education."

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

3. What was the nationality of H. J. Eysenck?

4. Unlike Binet, Goddard used __________ to label and to categorize.

5. The answer to #114 became a way to measure the ___________ of the children, and thus their IQ levels.

Short Essay Questions

1. Was factor analysis the right technique to use in intelligence testing?

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

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

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

5. What does Cesare Lombroso have to say about criminal behavior?

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

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

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

9. Define the idea of correlation.

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Cyril Burt is distinguished in this book by having his own separate chapter in which he receives Gould's attention. This medical tester who studied twins seems to have created a theory based in improper studies and data collection.

Part 1: In relation to the errors of Cyril Burt, what is the definition of factor analysis?

Part 2: How did Burt use factor analysis incorrectly in his work?

Part 3: What are some of the other errors uncovered in Burt's studies of twins?

Essay Topic 2

Another researcher of brain size was Paul Broca. This professor of surgery used numbers which Gould is unsure were legitimate in order to show, one again, the inferiority of blacks.

Part 1: What does Gould think Broca did before doing his research that affected the results?

Part 2: What were Broca's numbers and results based on?

Part 3: In what way were Broca's studies biased?

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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