Chapter 9: Intelligence and Intelligence Assessment

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Chapter 9: Intelligence and Intelligence Assessment Textbook Quiz for PSYC 1020

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Question 1

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Which of these was not one of the ideas Sir Francis Galton formulated about intelligence assessment?
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  • Differences in intelligence are quantifiable.
  • Intelligence can be measured by objective tests.
  • Intelligence scores follow a bell-shaped curve.
  • Intelligence scores change over the life span.

Question 2

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When Poindexter took IQ tests on the Internet, he took four tests at the same site and obtained scores of 116, 117, 129, and 130. Given these scores, you conclude that IQ tests are
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  • Neither reliable nor valid.
  • Both reliable and valid.
  • Reliable but not valid.
  • Valid but not reliable.

Question 3

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Martin filled out a test to measure his happiness. He got a score of 72. To interpret that score, Martin need to consult the __________ the test.
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  • Test-retest reliability
  • Norms for
  • Standardization of
  • Criterion-related validity of

Question 4

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Debrah is 10 years old, but she has a mental age of 12. Using the original method for calculating IQ, you conclude that Deborah has an IQ of
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  • 90.
  • 100.
  • 150.
  • 120.

Question 5

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Which cause of intellectual disability is easiest to treat?
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  • Down syndrom
  • PKU
  • The mother's prenatal consumption of alcohol
  • The mother's prenatal consumption of cocaine

Question 6

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Which of these qualities is not part of the "three-ring" conception of giftedness?
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  • Creativity
  • Mathematical genius
  • Task commitment
  • High ability

Question 7

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At age 9, Don and Betty both had their IQs tested. Don scored 103 and Betty scored 118. Based on just that information you predict that
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  • Betty will live 15 years longer than Don.
  • Don is likely to live longer than Betty.
  • Betty is likely to live longer than Don.
  • Don and Betty are likely to live roughly the same number of years.

Question 8

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__________ intelligence is defined as the knowledge a person has already acquired.
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  • Crystallized
  • Analytical
  • Fluid
  • Creative

Question 9

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Felix is applying for chef school. He takes an entrance exam that poses a series of questions on food preparation. This sounds most like a test of __________ intelligence.
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  • Fluid
  • Analytic
  • Practical
  • Creative

Question 10

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Julian is rarely aware when the people around him are upset. You suspect that Julian is not very high on __________ intelligence.
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  • Naturalist
  • Emotional
  • Spatial
  • Bodily kinesthetic

Question 11

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Goneril and Regan are sisters. You would expect them to have the most similar IQs of they
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  • Are identical twins.
  • Are fraternal twins.
  • Grew up in the same home.
  • Were adopted before age 2.

Question 12

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Studies of the impact of socioeconomic status (SES) on mental ability suggest that
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  • SES only has an impact on IQ score for particular racial groups.
  • SES has no overall impact on mental ability.
  • Individuals with lower SES do not benefit from preschool programs.
  • Individuals with higher SES generally demonstrate more mental ability.

Question 13

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Stereotype threat has an impact on people's test performance when they believe that
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  • The stereotype is widespread in a culture.
  • The testing situation is unfair to certain ethnic groups.
  • The testing situation is relevant to the stereotype.
  • Stereotypes change over time.

Question 14

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When Cyrus was 12, he was told he was a genius. As an adult, he never feels as if he is living up to his potential. This is a good example of circumstances in which assessment has
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  • Generated an incorrect outcome.
  • Yielded a label that has personal implications.
  • Shaped the educational experiences of an individual.
  • Has negative consequences for Cyrus's group.
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