The Flynn Effect: Generational Increases in Intelligence Test Scores


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A person's intelligence is his or her:

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1. IQ stands for:

2. The fact that IQ scores get better with each generation is called the ____ effect.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The following quiz and worksheet combo will test your knowledge of the Flynn Effect. While taking the quiz, you will be tested on IQ and its upward trend.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

During the assessments, you will be tested on:

  • Upward trend of IQ scores
  • The elements of the Flynn effect
  • What a person's intelligence entails
  • The definition of IQ

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the Flynn Effect
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about IQ scores
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding what a person's intelligence indicates and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about the Flynn Effect, review the accompanying lesson, The Flynn Effect: Generational Increases in Intelligence Test Scores. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Defines intelligence
  • Explains causes of the Flynn Effect
  • Covers the contributions of James R. Flynn
  • Explores upward trend of IQ scores