Psychological Test, Otis Employment Tests 2a,Test 2 - Form A


This is a revised version of an Otis test of mental ability, sold for use in examining job applicants. It includes seventy-five items. The author, Arthur S. Otis, who had his doctorate in psychology from Stanford University, played a role in the early development of written intelligence tests in the United States, both as a graduate student and as an employee of the World Book Company, publishers of this test. This example was owned by the psychologist Samuel Kavruck.

Compare 2000.3029.02.03. For further information about Otis, see 1989.0710.03.


Siegel, Eleanor Jane, "Arthur Sinton Otis and the American Mental Testing Movement", PhD. Dissertation, Miami University, 1992.

Paul A. Gade, “Profile: Arthur S. Otis (1886-1964),” The Military Psychologist, Summer 2018, vol. 33 #2, pp. 25-27.

Date Made: 1943

Publisher: World Book CompanyAuthor: Otis, Arthur S.

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: New York, Yonkers

Subject: MathematicsPsychological Tests


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Credit Line: Gift of Samuel Kavruck

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1990.0034.160Catalog Number: 1990.0034.160Accession Number: 1990.0034

Object Name: Psychological Test

Physical Description: paper (overall material)Measurements: overall: 21.7 cm x 28 cm; 8 17/32 in x 11 1/32 in


Record Id: nmah_692449

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