Chapter 9: Intelligence

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The science of measuring mental capacities and processes is known as:
    • A. 

      Psychophysics

    • B. 

      Psychoanalysis

    • C. 

      Psychometrics

    • D. 

      Psychometry

  • 2. 
    Who was the discoverer of the general intelligence factor, g?
    • A. 

      John Watson

    • B. 

      Alfred Binet

    • C. 

      Sir Francis Galton

    • D. 

      Charles Spearman

  • 3. 
    When her mother had her tested, 5-year-old Emily scored the mental age of a 6-yearold. Her ratio IQ is approximately: 
    • A. 

      85

    • B. 

      95

    • C. 

      110

    • D. 

      120

  • 4. 
    • A. 

      Ratio IQ is most often used to describe the intelligence of children

    • B. 

      Deviation IQ is most often used to describe the intelligence of adults

    • C. 

      Ratio IQ is most often used to describe the intelligence of adults

    • D. 

      Both have an average score of 100

  • 5. 
    The first intelligence test was created to: 
    • A. 

      Identify children who were early

    • B. 

      Identify children who needed to wait a year before starting first grade

    • C. 

      Identify children who qualified for programs for the gifted and talented

    • D. 

      Identify children who needed remedial educational programs

  • 6. 
    The two-factor theory of intelligence is important because it suggests that: 
    • A. 

      Individuals can be tested for their two primary abilities

    • B. 

      A primary intelligence area can be matched with one at the other end of the cognitive spectrum

    • C. 

      Both heredity and environment play a role in intelligence testing

    • D. 

      Intelligence is not a single, general ability

  • 7. 
    A savant typically has a _______________intelligence than a prodigy. 
    • A. 

      Higher

    • B. 

      Lower

    • C. 

      Much higher

    • D. 

      More variable

  • 8. 
    Bryan and Sam are 8-year-old brothers who are genetic copies of each other. They are: 
    • A. 

      Monozygotic twins

    • B. 

      Dizygotic twins

    • C. 

      Fraternal twins

    • D. 

      Maternal twins

  • 9. 
    • A. 

      Remained steady

    • B. 

      Steadily decreased

    • C. 

      Increased dramatically

    • D. 

      Steadily increased

  • 10. 
    Which of the following could not be predicted by intelligence scores collected in the 1932 Scottish study?
    • A. 

      Death in WWII

    • B. 

      Death from lung cancer

    • C. 

      Heart disease

    • D. 

      Psychiatric illness

  • 11. 
    Which of the following is not difficult to measure?
    • A. 

      Response times

    • B. 

      Wisdom

    • C. 

      Emotional intelligence

    • D. 

      Creativity

  • 12. 
    • A. 

      Monozygotic twins

    • B. 

      Dizygotic twins

    • C. 

      Identical twins

    • D. 

      Supernal twins

  • 13. 
    The heritability factor among wealthy children is .72; the heritability factor among poor children is: 
    • A. 

      Similar

    • B. 

      Slightly lower

    • C. 

      Substantially lower

    • D. 

      Slightly higher

  • 14. 
    Siblings raised in the same household have a(n): 
    • A. 

      Similar intelligence level

    • B. 

      Dissimilar intelligence level

    • C. 

      Nonshared environment

    • D. 

      Shared environment

  • 15. 
    • A. 

      Intelligence is influenced by environment

    • B. 

      Intelligence is influenced by genes

    • C. 

      Average IQ score is 100

    • D. 

      Average IQ score is 100

  • 16. 
    On tests that measure such items as vocabulary, general information, and verbal reasoning, people show from age 18 to age 70:
    • A. 

      Very little change

    • B. 

      A steady decline

    • C. 

      A slight improvement

    • D. 

      A dramatic decline

  • 17. 
    Ratio IQ scores produce a normal curve that is shaped like a(n): 
    • A. 

      Rectangle

    • B. 

      Inverted bell

    • C. 

      Bell

    • D. 

      Square

  • 18. 
    When IQ scores are mapped on a bell curve, the average score is: 
    • A. 

      90

    • B. 

      100

    • C. 

      110

    • D. 

      120

  • 19. 
    • A. 

      Achievement test

    • B. 

      Spatial memory test

    • C. 

      Intelligence test

    • D. 

      Vocabulary test

  • 20. 
    The statistical test that Charles Spearman used in developing his two-factor theory of intelligence was: 
    • A. 

      The chi square

    • B. 

      The test of mean differences

    • C. 

      The analysis of determinants

    • D. 

      Factor analysis