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IntelligenceNecessity Of Securing Attention And Effort
Alternative Test: Repeating Twelve To Thirteen Syllables
Alternative Tests: Repeating Seven Digits
The Validity Of The Individual Tests
Order Of Giving The Tests
Superior Adult 6: Ingenuity Test
Differences Between Abstract Terms
The Necessity Of Standards
Getting Into Rapport
Are Intelligence Tests Superfluous?
Average Adult Alternative Test 2: Comprehension Of Physical Relations
The Intelligence Of Retarded Children Usually Overestimated
Superior Adult 1: Vocabulary (seventy-five Definitions 13500 Words)
Other Uses Of Intelligence Tests
How The Scale Was Derived
Naming Sixty Words
Copying A Square
Giving Similarities Three Things
Alternative Test 1: Naming The Months
PROCEDURE. Simply ask the subject to "_name all the months of the
year_." Do not start him off by naming one month; give no look of
approval or disapproval as the months are being named, and make no
suggestions or comments of any kind.
When the months have been named, we "check up" the performance by
asking: "_What month comes before April?_" "_What month comes before
July?_" "_What month comes before November?_"
SCORING. Passed if the months are named in about _fifteen or twenty
seconds with no more than one error_ of omission, repetition, or
displacement, and if _two out of the three check questions_ are answered
correctly. Disregard place of beginning.
REMARKS. Some are inclined to consider this test of little value,
because of its supposed dependence on accidental training. With this
opinion we cannot fully agree. The arguments already given in favor of
the retention of naming the days of the week (year VII), apply equally
well in the present case. It has been shown, however, that age, apart
from intelligence, does have some effect on the ability to name the
months. Defective adults of 9-year intelligence do about as well with it
as normal children of 10-year intelligence.
The test appears in year X of Binet's 1908 scale and in year IX of the
1911 revision. Goddard places it correctly in year IX, while Kuhlmann
and Bobertag have omitted it.
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