Devry LAS432 midterm exam october 2015

| January 30, 2017

controlled planting of crops.

domestication of animals.

development of irrigation systems.

All of the above

Question 2. 2. (TCO 1) Francis Bacon argued that scientific method differed from logic and mathematics in that

(Points : 5)

science begins with general theory then moves to phenomena.

logic begins with phenomena then moves to general conclusions.

mathematics moves from the specific to the theory.

scientific inquiry starts with the phenomena and ends in theory.

Question 3. 3. (TCO 4) Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of Wiki art? (Points : 5)

It is dynamic and ever-changing.

It is collaborative.

It can involve music, poetry, video, and stories.

It relies on the talents of trained professional artists.

Question 4. 4. (TCOs 2 & 8) Although telephone systems had much in common with telegraph systems, telephone technology was a more social technology because

(Points : 5)

the telephone was a user-to-user technology.

the telegraph required trained interpreters as intermediaries.

the telegraph networked businesses and agencies.

All of the above

Question 5. 5. (TCO 4) In Wiki art, the artist is (Points : 5)

a trained professional with computer skills.

acknowledged for each individual contribution.

anyone who collaborates on creating and recreating a piece.

usually a CGI expert.

Question 6. 6. (TCO 8): The most culturally influential class in Industrial Britain was (Points : 5)

the urban proletariat.

the land-owning aristocracy.

the growing number of factory workers.

the wealthy middle classes.

Question 7. 7. (TCO 8) The term Luddite refers to (Points : 5)

investors in industrial society.

church leaders who supported child labor.

workers who rejected new technologies.

politicians who resisted factory reforms.

Question 8. 8. (TCO 11) Which of the following is considered a scholarly resource? (Points : 5)

Chicago Tribune

Journal of the American Medical Association

Dr. Phil”>

Question 9. 9. (TCO 12) The term nanotechnology was first used to refer to (Points : 5)

genetically engineered crops.

production technology.

communication between multiple cells.

early personal computers.

Question 10. 10. (TCO 12) In China, much research into genetically modified organisms is sponsored by the state, but in the west, research is (Points : 5)

primarily publicly funded.

left solely to research universities.

driven by a handful of large for-profit corporations.

guided by public input and consultation.

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Question 1. 1. You must complete all three essays. These essays are worth 50 points each, so please take the time to think through your answers and review them before submitting.

These essays should be a minimum of five paragraphs in length each. They should contain a clear thesis statement in the first paragraph (an answer to the question!). Make sure your explanation is clear and that you provide specific examples. Any quotes from the readings or external materials must include quotation marks and an in-text citation. Failure to identify quoted material could result in a 0 for the exam and a formal academic dishonesty charge.

(TCOs 1 & 2) Baase states that it is not only technologies and systems that change quickly, but also the social impacts and controversies that are inherent in such rapid development. Discuss some of the positive and negative aspects that the pace of advancement has upon our culture as a whole. Use detailed examples. (Points : 50)

Question 2. 2. (TCOs 4 & 8) Define and compare at least two of the ethical theories described by Baase. What are their strengths? In what areas do they lack? Do these theories hold up within our modern, technological society? (Points : 50)

Question 3. 3. (TCOs 3 & 4) How have changes in communications technologies affected how we write and what we write? How do Wikis and blogs compare to traditional forms such as textbooks and newspaper editorials? Please be specific. (Points : 50)

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