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1.  Spearman's two-factor theory divides intelligence into

•  verbal skills & math skills.
 •  spatial abilities & movement abilities.
  •  general intelligence & specific abilities.
   •  insight about the self & insight about.

2.  Sternberg is to Gardner as _________ is to ____________.

•  single; multiple
 •  multiple; single
  •  multiple; triarchic
   •  triarchic; multiple

3.  The triarchic theory focuses on the three aspects of intelligence. Which of the following is not among the three?

•  practical
 •  affective
  •  analytical (academic)
   •  problem solving (creative)

4.  ________ gives an indication of a childís intelligence by comparing her score on an intelligence test to the scores of average children her same age.

•  Mental age
 •  Formula age
  •  Cognitive age
   •  Intellectual age

5.  The intelligence quotient (IQ) score is computed by dividing a childís _______ by the childís ________ and multiplying by 100.

•  number of correct answers; total number of questions asked
 •  number of correct answers; number of incorrect answers
  •  mental age; chronological age
   •  chronological age; mental age

6.  The concept of a reaction range indicates that

•  intelligence is fixed at birth, due to genetic factors.
 •  there is a "critical period" for the development of intelligence.
  •  intelligence may increase or decrease as a result of the environment.
   •  heredity establishes a very narrow range for intellectual development

7.  Kimberly has an IQ of 87 and has problems with self-care, social skills, & safety. Is Kimberly considered mentally retarded?

•  no - she does not have limitation in language
 •  no - her IQ is not subaverage
  •  no - she needs limitations in four areas, she has problems in 3 areas
   •  yes - she fits the definition of mental retardation

8.  Organic retardation is to ________ as cultural-familial retardation is to ______.

•  nutrition; society
 •  severely; profoundly
  •  genetic; environment
   •  infant; adult

9.  Ratio IQ is to Deviation IQ as ______ is to ______.

•  mental; chronological
 •  traditional; current
  •  g; s

10.  Two essential characteristics of tests are

•  adequate sample size & correlation.
 •  validity & consistency.
  •  accuracy & repeatability.
   •  validity & reliability.

11.  Binetís warnings

•  include that IQ tests donít measure innate abilities.
 •  include that IQ tests, by themselves, should not be used to label people.
  •  about the use of IQ tests were not heeded in the U.S.
   •  all of these

12.  Which of the following is expressed as a number that indicates the amount or proportion of some ability, characteristic, or trait that can be attributed to genetic factors (nature)?

•  IQ
 •  Heritability
  •  Normal distribution
   •  Reaction range

13.  What is the percentage of the population that have IQs between 70 & 130?

•  2.27%
 •  68.26%
  •  95.44%
   •  100%

14.  A moderately gifted child usually has an IQ score

•  100 to 120.
 •  120 to 160.
  •  130 to 150.
   •  180 +.

It's a Mickey Mouse World , isn't it?

15.  Which of the following outcomes are not  predicted well by IQ tests?

•  academic performance
 •  defining mental retardation
  •  identifying the gifted
   •  job performance

16.  ____________ focuses on development of psychological tests.

•  Personality psychology
 •  Forensic psychology
  •  School psychology
   •  Psychometrics

17.  An advantage of both Howard Gardner's multiple intelligence theory & Robert Sternberg's triarchic theory is that they

•  measure each of the five known areas of intelligence.
 •  take into account abilities not covered by standard IQ tests.
  •  yield a single score that is useful for predicting academic performance.
   •  define intelligence in a way that is completely free of cultural influence.

18.  Francis Galton attempted to determine the relationship between ____________ and _________.

•  brain size; IQ
 •  reaction to a puzzle box; IQ
  •  responses to inkblots; head size
   •  head size; studentsí grade point averages

19.  If you measured the intelligence of everyone in the United States, a distribution of all the scores would look like a

•  bell-shaped curve.
 •  curve sloping gently upward to the right.
  •  curve that rises and falls at regular intervals.
   •  flat horizon line with a skyscraper in the middle

20.  Based on twin studies, evidence regarding the influence on IQ scores indicates that

•  85% is due to genetics, and 15% is due to the environment.
 •  85% is due to the environment, and 15% is due to genetics.
  •  50% is due to genetics, and 50% is due to the environment.
   •  neither genetics nor the environment is predictive of intelligence.

21.  According to Sternberg's triarchic (three-part) theory of intelligence, intelligence consists of three main aspects: analytic intelligence, creative intelligence, and ______ intelligence.

•  practical
 •  contextual
  •  experiential
   •  componential

22.  At what age are mental test scores first stably predictive of later IQ?

•  infancy
 •  preschool
  •  adolescence
   •  early adulthood

23.  Kim took an intelligence test when she was 18 and scored 114. What is her intelligence quotient likely to be at the age of 32?

•  98
 •  112
  •  114
   •  120

It's a Mickey Mouse World , isn't it?

24.  Research on the effect of social class on IQ has shown

•  a cumulative deficit.
 •  no difference in IQ based on social class.
  •  a social class effect on infant scales only.
   •  a decreasing effect of social class after the grade school years.

25.  Kyle took the same IQ test on different days and gets the same score each time. This means that the test possess a high degree of

•  reliability.
 •  correctness.
  •  standardization.
   •  predictive validity.

26.  For which ability is there a substantial sex difference where boys score higher than girls?

•  verbal
 •  spatial
  •  memory.
   •  mathematical

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