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37. The dark history of IQ tests
Stefan C. Dombrowski
<5:46>   April 2020

 

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≪Questions:The dark history of IQ tests≫

1. In 1905, Alfred Binet and Théodore Simon designed a test for children. What was it for?  

 

2. What are the three factors that makeupgeneral intelligence, or g factor?

   (1)                           

   (2)                           

   (3)                           

 

3. What percentage of a sample population will score between 85 and 115 on IQ tests?

 

 




4. Which statement is true?

  1. IQ tests help scientists define general intelligence.
  2. Taking an IQ test was one of the requirements to join the US military.
  3. As soon as Simon and Binet developed the first IQ test, they started using it at school to identify smart students.
  4. An IQ test was used in the US military to screen recruits during World War II.

 

 

5. Which of the following statements describe the Flynn Effect?

  1. New generations score consistently higher on old IQ tests than each previous generation.  
  2. Eugenics and IQ testing influenced not only science, but also policy as well.
  3. It allowed states in the US to create unethical policies on people with low IQ.
  4. In Nazi Germany, it allowed the Nazis to murder children with low IQ.

 



6. Over the 20thcentury, scientists concluded that people’s living environment had some impact on their IQ scores. List two of the environmental factors they studied:.

    (1)                             

    (2)                             

 

7. Which of the following statements is not true?

  1. IQ tests wereonce used to evaluate psychiatric conditions, such as schizophrenia and depression.
  2. IQ tests are sometimes used to diagnose learning disabilities.
  3. IQ tests are still used worldwide because they can measure a person’s potential.
  4. IQ tests can measure reasoning and problem-solving skills.




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≪Answers:The dark history of IQ tests ≫

1. In 1905, Alfred Binet and Théodore Simon designed a test for children. What was it for?  
 To determine which children required individualized attention.

 

2. What are the three factors that makeupgeneral intelligence, or g factor?

   (1)   verbal reasoning     

   (2)  working memory     

   (3)  visual-spatial skills   

 

3. What percentage of a sample population will score between 85 and 115 on IQ tests?
68%

 




4. Which statement is true?

  1. IQ tests help scientists define general intelligence.
  2. Taking an IQ test was one of the requirements to join the US military.
  3. As soon as Simon and Binet developed the first IQ test, they started using it at school to identify smart students.
  4. An IQ test was used in the US military to screen recruits during World War II.

 

 

5. Which of the following statements describe the Flynn Effect?

  1. New generations score consistently higher on old IQ tests than each previous generation.
  2. Eugenics and IQ testing influenced not only science, but also policy as well.
  3. It allowed states in the US to create unethical policies on people with low IQ.
  4. In Nazi Germany, it allowed the Nazis to murder children with low IQ.

 



6. Over the 20thcentury, scientists concluded that people’s living environment had some impact on their IQ scores. List two of the environmental factors they studied:.

    (1)   improved education   

    (2)  better healthcare        
         (another possible answer)
         better nutrition

 

7. Which of the following statements is not true?

  1. IQ tests wereonce used to evaluate psychiatric conditions, such as schizophrenia and depression.
  2. IQ tests are sometimes used to diagnose learning disabilities.
  3. IQ tests are still used worldwide because they can measure a person’s potential.
  4. IQ tests can measure reasoning and problem-solving skills.

 

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