The Mismeasure of Man Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Gould thought that Eysenck's arguments were the result of __________ correlations.

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

3. Negative correlation is given by vectors going in ____________ directions.

4. E.D. Cope based his theory in #92 on the idea that the ____________ brought on earlier maturation.

5. What was Lombroso's theory known as?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Biological determinism is the concept upon which the ranking systems in this book are based. By taking into consideration biology, it is thought that scientists can begin to form systems of ranking.

Part 1: What is the definition of biological determinism?

Part 2: What are some examples of research the relies on biological determinism?

Part 3: Does biological determinism seem to be a logical place to begin a system of ranking people according to value? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

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 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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