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Test Bank for

for the information age 3rd edition

Michael J. Quinn
Seattle University

5 March 2008

Copyright © 2009 by Pearson Education, Inc. All rights reserved.

Multiple-choice Questions

For each of the following questions, choose the letter of the one best response.

Chapter 1 1. The two principal catalysts for the Information Age have been 1. books and pamphlets. 2. computers and communication networks. 3. movie theaters and public parks. 4. newspapers and magazines. 5. radio and television. 2. Which statement best supports the conclusion that society can control whether to adopt a new technology?

1. No new nuclear power plants were built in the United States for 25 years after the accident at Three Mile Island.

2. About half of all email messages are spam. 3. Despite decades of research, fusion power is an elusive goal. 4. People do not have to listen to Rush Limbaugh if they do not want to. 5. Some new technologies are simply too expensive to even consider adopting. 3. Tablets, abacuses, and manual tables 1. are no longer used, because of the proliferation of calculators and computers. 2. are examples of aids to manual calculating. 3. were developed in Western Europe in the late Middle Ages. 4. replaced Hindu-Arabic numerals as the preferred way to do calculations. 5. All of the above. 4. The mechanical adding machines of Pascal and Leibniz were not widely adopted because 1. they were too expensive. 2. there were unreliable.

3. they were too difficult to program. 4. they could not handle fractions. 5. bookkeepers successfully lobbied the King, and he made the machines illegal. 5. The calculating machine of Georg and Edvard Sheutz 1. computed the values of polynomial functions. 2. typeset the results of its computations. 3. performed calculations faster than they could be done manually. 4. performed calculations more reliably than they could be done manually. 5. All of the above. 6. Which of the following phrases...
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