Women's Brains

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  • 1. 
    What is Gould's primary purpose in opening and closing the essay with a quotation from George Eliot? I. to add cohesion to the essay II. to highlight a woman whose life refutes the arguments Gould addresses III. to emphasize that she wrote under a pseudonym
    • A. 

      I only

    • B. 

      II only

    • C. 

      I and II only

    • D. 

      I and III only

    • E. 

      I, II, and III

  • 2. 
    What is the purpose of Gould's parenthetical comment in paragraph 3?
    • A. 

      To introduce a new idea

    • B. 

      To present a counterargument

    • C. 

      To comment on his preferred scientific method

    • D. 

      To support a point made in the previous paragraph

    • E. 

      To anticipate a criticism of his position

  • 3. 
    By quoting Manouvrier, Gould
    • A. 

      Exposes his own prejudices

    • B. 

      Shows that not all of Broca's colleagues agreed with him

    • C. 

      Provides additional evidence of Broca's influence

    • D. 

      Challenges the scientific methods on which Broca relied

    • E. 

      Implies that Broca was misunderstood

  • 4. 
    Which of the following rhetorical strategies does Gould employ when he cites the lengthy quotation from Le Bon in paragraph 6?
    • A. 

      An appeal to pathos

    • B. 

      An appeal to logos

    • C. 

      An appeal to authority

    • D. 

      Hyperbole

    • E. 

      Argument by analogy

  • 5. 
    By including the footnote on page 133, Gould
    • A. 

      Admits that he based his initial analysis on incorrect data

    • B. 

      Apologizes for not conducting thorough research

    • C. 

      Notes more recent research that confirms his argument

    • D. 

      Suggests that his argument has even more far-reaching consequences

    • E. 

      Modifies the position he stated at the outset of the essay

  • 6. 
    When Gould asks the question "Sound familiar?" at the end of paragraph 7, he
    • A. 

      Undermines the seriousness of his argument with a flippant remark

    • B. 

      Suggests that the same arguments are being made today

    • C. 

      Invites his readers to draw their own conclusions

    • D. 

      Satirizes the argument Le Bon is making

    • E. 

      Implies that his readers are already familiar with Le Bon's arguments

  • 7. 
    Paragraphs 11 and 12 include all of the following EXCEPT
    • A. 

      A humorous aside

    • B. 

      Quantitative data

    • C. 

      An appeal to authority

    • D. 

      A rhetorical question

    • E. 

      Cause-and-effect analysis

  • 8. 
    The logical fallacy that Gould exposes in paragraph 13 is
    • A. 

      Ad hominem

    • B. 

      Circular reasoning

    • C. 

      Slippery slope

    • D. 

      Mistaking cause for effect

    • E. 

      Either-or fallacy

  • 9. 
    The sentence at the end of paragraph 13, "I do not regard as empty rhetoric the claim that women's battles are for all of us," is an example of
    • A. 

      Antithesis

    • B. 

      Parallel syntax

    • C. 

      Paradox

    • D. 

      Simile

    • E. 

      Understatement

  • 10. 
    What is the "antidote" to which Gould refers in the opening sentence of paragraph 15?
    • A. 

      His own opinion

    • B. 

      Montessori's conclusions

    • C. 

      Broca's findings

    • D. 

      The counterargument to Morgan

    • E. 

      Le Bon's biased views

  • 11. 
    The author's tone in this essay can best be described as
    • A. 

      Impartial and rational

    • B. 

      Angry and ironic

    • C. 

      Detached and pedantic

    • D. 

      Engaged and logical

    • E. 

      Formal and distant

  • 12. 
    The two strands of arguments that Gould brings together in the conclusion are concerned with
    • A. 

      Scientific reasoning and social commentary

    • B. 

      Broca's theories and Gould's objections

    • C. 

      Scientific methods of the nineteenth century versus those of the twentieth century

    • D. 

      Patriarchal views and nonsexist attitudes

    • E. 

      Scientific theory and historical fact

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