Intelligence Quiz

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Intelligence Quizzes & Trivia

This tests your knowledge of the Intelligence chapter of the Meyer's textbook in order to review for the AP Exam.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What do intelligence tests use to compare individuals' mental aptitudes to one another?
    • A. 

      Percentages wrong

    • B. 

      Numerical scores

    • C. 

      Scores on one question in particular

    • D. 

      The individual's degree of guessing

    • E. 

      The number of questions correct in a row

  • 2. 
    Who created the first test of intelligence in Paris?
    • A. 

      Terman

    • B. 

      Gardner

    • C. 

      Freud

    • D. 

      Binet

    • E. 

      Stern

  • 3. 
    What was the goal of the first intelligence test?
    • A. 

      To give certain kids an advantage in their futures

    • B. 

      To label children

    • C. 

      To measure mental age

    • D. 

      To know how many kids were smart overall

    • E. 

      To give certain kids some confidence

  • 4. 
    Why did Terman revise the original intelligence test?
    • A. 

      The writer of the original test didn't want anybody else to use his

    • B. 

      The original one was in French

    • C. 

      The original one wasn't very compatible with California students

    • D. 

      The original test was too short

    • E. 

      The original test was too inaccurate overall

  • 5. 
    Who derived the intelligence quotient?
    • A. 

      Terman

    • B. 

      Binet

    • C. 

      Gardner

    • D. 

      Stern

    • E. 

      Bandura

  • 6. 
    Terman advocated the use of his intelligence test for:
    • A. 

      Eugenics

    • B. 

      Tracking children

    • C. 

      Equality in education

    • D. 

      College entrances

    • E. 

      Whoever wanted to compare themselves to the rest of society

  • 7. 
    What is used to identify different dimensions of performance that underlie one's total score on an intelligence test?
    • A. 

      Factor analysis

    • B. 

      The normal curve

    • C. 

      Content validity

    • D. 

      Test reliability

    • E. 

      Test standardization

  • 8. 
    Who introduced the theory of multiple intelligences?
    • A. 

      Freud

    • B. 

      Skinner

    • C. 

      Bandura

    • D. 

      Gardner

    • E. 

      Terman

  • 9. 
    Which of these is NOT one of Gardner's original multiple intelligences?
    • A. 

      Music

    • B. 

      Bodily-kinesthetic

    • C. 

      Cooking

    • D. 

      Linguistic

    • E. 

      Logical-mathematical

  • 10. 
    What is the correlation between head size and intelligence score?
    • A. 

      +.50

    • B. 

      +.15

    • C. 

      -.50

    • D. 

      -.15

    • E. 

      None

  • 11. 
    Which of these is a part of creativity?
    • A. 

      Expertise

    • B. 

      A venturesome personality

    • C. 

      Intrinsic motivation

    • D. 

      A stimulating environment

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 12. 
    Emotional intelligence:
    • A. 

      Isn't as useful as academic intelligence.

    • B. 

      Makes it hard to succeed in life.

    • C. 

      Means you are too sensitive to others.

    • D. 

      Ties hand-in-hand with creativity.

    • E. 

      Is often more useful than academic intelligence.

  • 13. 
    What is the most widely-used intelligence test?
    • A. 

      Stanford-Binet test

    • B. 

      Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale

    • C. 

      The Mensa entrance exam

    • D. 

      The SATs

    • E. 

      The ACTs

  • 14. 
    Why are tests standardized?
    • A. 

      To define meaningful scores when compared with those of the pretested group

    • B. 

      To make sure the test measures the correct skill

    • C. 

      To make the test results good for one group, but worse for another

    • D. 

      To make the test graders busier

    • E. 

      To make the scores stable over time

  • 15. 
    What percent of test scores lie within 15 points of 100?
    • A. 

      58%

    • B. 

      60%

    • C. 

      65%

    • D. 

      68%

    • E. 

      70%

  • 16. 
    What does the Flynn effect tell us?
    • A. 

      Scores have been stable over time

    • B. 

      Scores have risen than fallen over time

    • C. 

      Scores have fallen over time

    • D. 

      Scores have fallen then risen over time

    • E. 

      Scores have risen over time

  • 17. 
    What is the extent to which a test yields consistent results?
    • A. 

      Validity

    • B. 

      Standardization

    • C. 

      Reliability

    • D. 

      Predictive validity

    • E. 

      Criterion

  • 18. 
    Content validity is to predictive validity as:
    • A. 

      Standardization is to reliability.

    • B. 

      Nature is to nurture.

    • C. 

      As achievement is to aptitude.

    • D. 

      The Stanford-Binet is to the WAIS.

    • E. 

      Reward is to punishment.

  • 19. 
    What may indicate an infant's later intelligence level?
    • A. 

      How long he or she stares at a single picture

    • B. 

      How often he or she cries

    • C. 

      How big his or her head is

    • D. 

      How early he or she walks

    • E. 

      How long he or she sleeps

  • 20. 
    By age 4, a child's:
    • A. 

      Scores on intelligence tests start to decrease.

    • B. 

      Scores on intelligence tests start to stabilize.

    • C. 

      Scores on intelligence tests are very unreliable still.

    • D. 

      Scores on intelligence tests surpass those of his or her parents.

    • E. 

      Scores on intelligence tests start predicting later scores.

  • 21. 
    After age 7, a child's:
    • A. 

      Scores on intelligence tests start to stabilize.

    • B. 

      Scores on intelligence tests keep increasing.

    • C. 

      Scores on intelligence tests start predicting later scores.

    • D. 

      Scores on intelligence tests surpass those of his or her parents.

    • E. 

      Scores on intelligence tests start to decrease.

  • 22. 
    1% of the population in the low extreme of intelligence have scores below:
    • A. 

      90

    • B. 

      85

    • C. 

      80

    • D. 

      75

    • E. 

      70

  • 23. 
    What percent of the population is "gifted"?
    • A. 

      6-8%

    • B. 

      5-7%

    • C. 

      4-6%

    • D. 

      3-5%

    • E. 

      2-4%

  • 24. 
    What is NOT a consequence of tracking?
    • A. 

      Lower self-esteem

    • B. 

      Having no friends

    • C. 

      Self-fulfilling prophecies

    • D. 

      Prejudice

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 25. 
    What is the order of intelligence score similarity from greatest to least?
    • A. 

      Identical twins raised together, fraternal twins raised together, identical twins raised apart

    • B. 

      Identical twins raised apart, fraternal twins raised together, identical twins raised apart

    • C. 

      Identical twins raised together, identical twins raised apart, fraternal twins raised together

    • D. 

      Identical twins raised apart, identical twins raised together, fraternal twins raised together

    • E. 

      Fraternal twins raised together, identical twins raised together, identical twins raised apart

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