Biography of Dr. William Moulton Marston


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What event prompted William Marston to begin researching blood pressure as a means to lie detection?

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1. What was the personality theory Dr. Marston developed as a psychologist?

2. What population group did Dr. Marston use most frequently to test his lie detection apparatus?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Dr. William Marston was a busy man, with experience as a scientist, inventor, writer, and comic book character creator. Quiz questions will ask you about this Renaissance man and his many achievements.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will assess your understanding of Dr. Marston's:

  • Inspiration for the correlation between blood pressure and lie detection
  • Theories about personality
  • Impact on the world of comic books
  • Methods for testing his ideas

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use the information from the lesson to answer questions about Dr. Marston's theories
  • Making connections - use the lesson's content to link Marston's wife's suggestion to his eventual invention
  • Information recall - remember the many creations and inventions named in the lesson

Additional Learning

To learn more about this dynamic man, take a look at the accompanying lesson titled Biography of Dr. William Marston. The lesson feature the following objectives:

  • Review the definition of a 'Renaissance man'
  • Explore Marston's personal background and childhood
  • Discuss Marston's role as a crusader for women's rights