Personal And Practical Intelligence – Psychology

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_____ developed the first systematic intelligence test.

David Wechsler

Lewis Terman

Louis Stanford

Alfred Binet – correct

When Binet developed the first intelligence test he believed that:

he was NOT measuring an innate, fixed level of mental ability. – correct

he was measuring three basic forms of intelligence called practical, creative, and analytical intelligence.

he was measuring an innate, fixed level of mental ability.

he was measuring multiple intelligences, including musical intelligence, spatial intelligence, personal intelligence, practical intelligence, and so forth.

Which of the following psychologists developed and promoted the use of the intelligence quotient or IQ as a measure for intelligence?

David Wechsler

Charles Spearman

Lewis Terman

Alfred Binet – correct

Binet’s intelligence test was translated and adapted by American psychologist Lewis Terman. Terman called this test the:

Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS)

Terman Intelligence Scale (TIS)

Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scale – correct

Wechsler Intelligence Scale for children (WISC)

Jamal is a very bright six-year-old with a mental age of eight. If tested on the Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scale, his IQ score would most likely be:


133 – correct



Which one of the following intelligence tests was developed by David Wechsler?

the WAIS – correct

the g factor test

the Stanford-Binet

the Army Alpha

In Howard Gardner’s theory, distinct forms of intelligence include:

verbal comprehension, numerical ability, perceptual speed, and reasoning.

linguistic, logical-mathematical, musical, spatial, bodily-kinesthetic, interpersonal, intrapersonal, and naturalist intelligence. – correct

linguistic, creative, musical, scientific-mathematical, performance, intellectual, interpersonal, and intrapersonal intelligence.

analytic, creative, and practical intelligence

Approximately two-thirds (68 percent) of all scores on the WAIS fall between _____ and _____, a range that is considered to indicate normal or average intelligence.

100; 150

60; 130

50; 150

85; 115 – correct

Like Binet, Wechsler believed that:

intelligence was primarily a function of genetic inheritance.

intelligence involved a variety of mental abilities. – correct

IQ scores had little or no correlation with academic success.

intelligence was a single global ability that could be quantified in a single IQ score.

According to Howard Gardner’s theory of intelligence, there are _____ distinct types of intelligence.




eight – correct

Which of the following is NOT considered to be one component of Sternberg’s triarchic theory of intelligence?

practical intelligence

analytic intelligence

interpersonal intelligence

creative intelligence – correct

Brian’s car was not running well. The car would occasionally lose power or stall out. Brian thought about the possible solutions: changing the ignition wires, putting an additive in the gas tank, or taking his car to a mechanic and letting the mechanic figure out the problem. Brian decided that he would try putting an additive in the gas tank first to see if that corrected the problem. Which one of Sternberg’s intelligences does it sound like Brian was using?


analytic – correct



Which of Sternberg’s types of intelligence could be referred to as “street smarts”?




practical – correct

In order to find out if her new abstract reasoning test is good at measuring what it was designed to measure, Dr. Marshall compares the scores on her test with the scores and grades of college students enrolled in courses that involve abstract reasoning. In this instance, Dr. Marshall is in the process of:

establishing the test’s variability

establishing the test’s reliability

standardizing the test

establishing the test’s validity – correct

When a test has the ability to produce consistent results when administered on repeated occasions under similar conditions, it is said to be:




reliable – correct