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LAS 432 Midterm (Version 1) 

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1. Question: (TCO 1) The Neolithic Revolution was a result of 2. Question: (TCO 1) Francis Bacon argued that scientific method differed from logic and mathematics in that 3. Question: (TCOs 2 & 8) Rapid urbanization in Britain during the 19th century was the result of 4. Question: (TCOs 2 & 8) The introduction of four uniform time zones in the United States was a direct result of 5. Question: (TCO 4) Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of Wiki art?


6. Question: (TCO 4) According to Winner, the use of computer technologies to supervise workers is 7. Question: (TCO 8): The most culturally influential class in Industrial Britain was 8. Question: (TCO 11) Which of the following is NOT a scholarly resource? 9. Question: (TCO 12) Bill Joy argues that the most dangerous aspect of GNR technologies is 10. Question: (TCO 12) The unintended effects of e-mail are 

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1. Question: 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) Why does Cowan believe it is important to examine technologies in the context of technological systems? What advantage does this broader perspective give to planners? Give a specific current technological example (not it the reading) in support of your answer. 2. Question: (TCOs 4 & 8) Identify two authors from your readings and compare their views on the impact of technology on a culture. To what degree does each author see the technology affecting social change? Were there special interests involved in the decision making concerning the development and use of the technology? Provide specific examples 3. Question: (TCOs 3 & 4) How have changes in technology affected the recording industry and our understanding of what it means to be a professional musician? How have changes in technology affected our access to recorded music and the control exercised by traditional distributors? How will all these changes affect cultural trends and our expectations of music as an art form? Provide specific examples.

LAS 432 Midterm (Version 2) 

Multiple Choice

1. (TCO 1) In the Neolithic Revolution, the growth of communities was a result of


2. (TCO 1) Francis Bacon argued that scientific method differed from logic and mathematics in that 3. (TCOs 2 & 8) Edgerton counters the theory of distinct successive technological revolutions by explaining that 4. (TCOs 2 & 8) The introduction of four uniform time zones in the United States was a direct result of 5. (TCO 4) Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of Wiki art? (Points : 5) 6. (TCO 4) According to Winner, the use of computer technologies to supervise workers is 7. (TCO 8) The term Luddite refers to 8. (TCO 11) Which of the following is considered a scholarly resource? (Points : 5) 9. (TCO 12) The three technologies that Bill Joy states are the greatest threat in the 21st century are 10. (TCO 12) The unintended effects of e-mail are 11. The intended reader of a scholarly resource would be 12. During the Protestant Reformation, the printing press created a new desire for books. 13. Winner argues that some technologies have become so fully integrated in our society that they have actually taken on social roles. An example of this would be 

Essay Questions

1. (TCOs 1 & 2) Why does Cowan believe it is important to examine technologies in the context of technological systems? What advantage does this broader perspective give to planners? Give a specific current technological example (not it the reading) in support of your answer. 2. (TCOs 4 & 8) Explain in your own words your understanding of Wajcman’s critique of technological determinism. How does her reasoning compare with Winner’s argument that technologies can actually reflect political relationships? Provide examples............Has the development of digital technologies democratized the art of photography? How has this affected our appreciation of the photographer as artist and photography as an art form? Explain using specific examples. 3. (TCO 4 AND 12) Both Winner and Joy explore the issue of technology and control. How would you compare their two views of current technological development? Focus the comparison on a specific technology, such as genetically modified organisms.


4. (TCOs 3 & 4) How have changes in technology affected the recording industry and our understanding of what it means to be a professional musician? How have changes in technology affected our access to recorded music and the control exercised by traditional distributors? How will all these changes affect cultural trends and our expectations of music as an art form? Provide specific examples. 5. (TCOs 1 & 2) Landes argues that there were cultural differences between the East and Middle East and the West that affected the development and application of some technologies such as the clock. Did these differences also affect the way these cultures approached information technologies such as the printing press? Can you make a comparison with the different approaches taken by Eastern and Middle Eastern and Western cultures today and current information technologies? (Points : 50)

LAS 432 Midterm (Version 3) 1. (TCO 1) A characteristic of the Neolithic revolution was the movement of people to villages because(Points: 5) 2. (TCO 1) In the Neolithic Revolution, the growth of communities was a result of (Points : 5) 3. (TCO 1) Francis Bacon argued that scientific method differed from logic and mathematics in that (Points : 5) 4. (TCOs 2 & 8) Edgerton counters the theory of distinct successive technological revolutions by explaining that (Points : 5) 5. (TCOs 2 & 8) The introduction of four uniform time zones in the United States was a direct result of (Points : 5) 6. (TCO 4) Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of Wiki art? (Points : 5) 7. (TCO 4) In Wiki art, the artist is (Points : 5) 8. (TCO 4) According to Winner, the use of computer technologies to supervise workers is (Points : 5) 9. (TCO 4) According to Winner, the design of a hoe (el cortito),reflects a political relationship because(Points: 5) 10. (TCO 8) The term Luddite refers to (Points : 5) 11. (TCO 11) Which of the following is considered a scholarly resource? (Points : 5)


12. (TCO 12) Bill Joy compares the threat of self-replicating nanotechnology with (Points : 5) the use of living cells in genetic engineering. the use of uranium in nuclear weapons. the threat of neo-Luddites. the proliferation of chemical weapons. 13. (TCO 12) The three technologies that Bill Joy states are the greatest threat in the 21st century are (Points : 5) 14. (TCO 12) The unintended effects of e-mail are(Points : 5) 15. The intended reader of a scholarly resource would be 16. During the Protestant Reformation, the printing press created a new desire for books. 17. Winner argues that some technologies have become so fully integrated in our society that they have actually taken on social roles. An example of this would be

LAS 432 Midterm (Version 4) 

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1. Question: (TCO 1) The Neolithic Revolution was a result of 2. Question: (TCO 1) Landes argues that the invention of spectacles in Europe not only made it possible for craftsmen to work longer, it also 3. Question: (TCOs 2 & 8) Edgerton counters the theory of distinct successive technological revolutions by explaining that 4. Question: (TCOs 2 & 8) Although telephone systems had much in common with telegraph systems, telephone technology was a more social technology because 5. Question: (TCO 4) Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of Wiki art? 6. Question: (TCO 4) Winner argues that some technologies have become so fully integrated in our society that they have actually taken on social roles. An example of this would be 7. Question: (TCO 8) The most culturally influential class in Industrial Britain was 8. Question: Which of the following is considered a scholarly resource? 9. Question: (TCO 12) Bill Joy compares the threat of self-replicating nanotechnology with 10. Question: (TCO 12) The term nanotechnology was first used to refer to


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1. Question: 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) Do you agree with the assertion that we are now living in a third-great technological transformation-the Knowledge Revolution? Have computers truly changed our lives so much that we can call this a revolution like the Industrial Revolution of the 18th century? Support your answer providing specific comparisons from the two periods. 2. Question: Identify two authors from your readings and compare their views on the impact of technology on a culture. To what degree does each author see the technology affecting social change? Were there special interests involved in the decision making concerning the development and use of the technology? Provide specific examples. 3. Question: (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. LAS432 Week 7 DQ 1 The Energy Crisis LAS432 Week 7 DQ 2 Globalization and the Threat to the Environment LAS 432 Week 7 Final Research Paper Draft: Nanotechnology in Manufacturing LAS 432 Week 8 Team Presentations

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