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History of IQ

Quizzes on intelligence and IQ testing: Quiz 1

Quiz your knowledge on the history of IQ and IQ testing.

Test your knowledge and discover who came up with the concept of IQ testing, and who helped to refine IQ tests in the present form.

Discover what IQ studies around the world have suggested about the concept of IQ.

1. The first reasonably valid IQ test in the world was developed by.

  1. Alfred Binet
  2. Lewis Terman
  3. David Wechsler
  4. William Stern

2. Which of the following is true of Binet's approach?

  1. interpretation of test scores as a measure of innate intelligence.
  2. identification of children who needed special help.
  3. a validation technique for a complex theory of intelligence.
  4. test questions that could only be assessed subjectively.

3. Most experts view intelligence as a person's

  1. general knowledge
  2. ability to learn from experience, solve problems, and adapt to new situations.
  3. technical skills
  4. ability to perform well on IQ tests

4. Spearman's g factor refers to

  1. an IQ test's validity and reliability
  2. a general intelligence that underlies success on a variety of tasks
  3. the environmental contribution to intelligence
  4. the standardization process of an IQ test.

5. The first intelligence test was created for the purpose of

  1. measuring academic ability, social cognition, and creativity
  2. studying differences in cognitive ability among various human races
  3. identifying children who might have difficulty in school
  4. assessing thinking, spatial skills, and insight

6. A child with an IQ of 110 should be

  1. grounded and made to study harder
  2. placed in a gifted class
  3. placed in an acting class
  4. placed in a regular class

7. The IQs of adopted children are better predicted from the IQs of their

  1. foster parents
  2. natural parents
  3. adoptive parents
  4. grandparents

8. Most experts view intelligence as a person's

  1. shaped at birth
  2. fixed at birth and cannot change
  3. the ability to learn from experience
  4. composed of many different traits

9. Studies around the world consistently yield estimates that

  1. heredity is responsible for 90% of the variation in IQ
  2. environment is responsible for all of IQ
  3. about 50% of the variation in IQ is due to heredity
  4. there is very little interaction between heredity and environment

10. A child is considered gifted if his IQ is over __

  1. 100
  2. 110
  3. 120
  4. 130