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Quizzes on intelligence and IQ testing: Quiz 6

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. In answer to the racial differences found in IQ scores, Sternberg has argued that some black cultures emphasize and train:

  1. practical rather than analytical intelligence
  2. creative rather than practical intelligence
  3. musical rather than language intelligence
  4. spatial rather than math intelligence

2.Tests of ______ measure what an individual will be able to do later, whereas tests of _____ measure what an individual can do now.

  1. aptitude/achievement
  2. validity/aptitude
  3. aptitude/reliability
  4. aptitude/achievement

3. You have a one-year-old who seems to be delayed in her motor development and you are concerned. Your child’s day care worker suggests that your child be tested to be certain that she is developing normally. Which test would be most appropriate for your child?

  1. Stanford-Binet test
  2. Bayley Scales of Infant Development
  3. WISC-R
  4. Raven's Matrices test

4. Who supported the theory of a single intelligence score as an index of an individual's mental abilities?

  1. Flynn
  2. Binet
  3. Spearman
  4. Wagner

5. The Bayley Scales measure:

  1. the same things as the Stanford-Binet
  2. primarily sensory and motor skills
  3. verbal skills primarily
  4. only physical characteristics such as weight

6. A ten-year-old who displays the intelligence of a 12-year-old would have an IQ of:

  1. 80
  2. 90
  3. 200
  4. 120

7. Susan knows her strengths and weaknesses and chooses realistic goals for herself. She is high in which of Gardner's intelligence?

  1. interpersonal
  2. linguistic
  3. intrapersonal
  4. contextual

8. Modern intelligence tests compute an individual's score as:

  1. how far the person's performance deviates from the average performance of others who are the same age
  2. (mental age/chronological age) * 100
  3. a percentage of correct answers
  4. (chronological age/mental age * 100

9. The characteristics of savant syndrome most directly suggest that intelligence is:

  1. based on socio economic status
  2. entirely hereditary
  3. a diverse set of distinct abilities
  4. fixed at birth

10. There appears to be the most amount of consistency for performance of different tasks for ___.

  1. all individuals
  2. those with high IQ scores
  3. those with low IQ scores
  4. those with average IQ scores