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. Binet also noticed differences between the figures collected by himself and by his student, ___________.

2. In a factor analysis graph, the two vectors lie ___________.

3. The answer to #142 indicates how much of a change there is in one variable due to a change in __________.

4. How many reasons did Burt feel could be used for discounting the effects of environment?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What was Binet commissions to do in 1904?

4. What did Binet's study of intelligence begin to rely on as opposed to medical measures of intelligence?

5. What did E.D. Cope believe affected the value of a person and the determination of their inferiority?

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

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

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

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

10. What did Binet find when he went to various schools to test out Broca's theory of head measurement?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In the end, Gould seems to come to the conclusion that humans don't necessarily adapt because of biology and biological changes. There are other reasons for adaptation.

Part 1: What is one way humans can adapt, which is not biological in nature?

Part 2: What is the main flaw of the previous studies Gould has mentioned in the book?

Part 3: How do you feel about Gould's ideas? Do they make sense to you? Why or why not?

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

Monogenism and polygenism began the discussion that evolved into the idea of one kind of person being better than another kind of person. But that's where many of the troubles, Gould feels, also began.

Part 1: Define the idea of mongenism.

Part 2: Define the idea of polygenism.

Part 3: Which of these two ideas seems to be the most realistic? Why? Support your answer with information from the book.

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