Media and Technology
Media and Technology

Media and Technology

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This question pack looks at the technology of today, media and techs role in society, the implications of media technology, and theoretical perspectives on it.

Media and Technology 1

1. Jerome is able to use the internet to select reliable sources for his research paper, but Charlie just copies large pieces of web pages and pastes them into his paper. Jerome has [math]\text{________}[/math] while Charlie does not.

A

a functional perspective

B

the knowledge gap

C

e-readiness

D

a digital divide

Media and Technology 2

2. The [math]\text{________}[/math] can be directly attributed to the digital divide, because differential ability to access the internet leads directly to a differential ability to use the knowledge found on the internet.

A

digital divide

B

knowledge gap

C

feminist perspective

D

e-gap

Media and Technology 3

3. The fact that your cell phone is using outdated technology within a year or two of purchase is an example of [math]\text{________}[/math].

A

the conflict perspective

B

conspicuous consumption

C

media

D

planned obsolescence

Media and Technology 4

4. The history of technology began [math]\text{________}[/math].

A

in the early stages of human societies

B

with the invention of the computer

C

during the Renaissance

D

during the 19th century

Media and Technology 5

5. When it comes to technology, media, and society, which of the following is true?

A

Media influences technology, but not society.

B

Technology created media, but society has nothing to do with these.

C

Technology, media, and society are bound and cannot be separated.

D

Society influences media but is not connected to technology.

Media and Technology 6

6. If the U.S. Patent Office were to issue a patent for a new type of tomato that tastes like a jellybean, it would be issuing a [math]\text{________}[/math] patent?

A

utility patent

B

plant patent

C

design patent

D

The U.S. Patent Office does not issue a patent for plants.

Media and Technology 7

7. Which of the following is the primary component of the evolutionary model of technological change?

A

Technology should not be subject to patenting.

B

Technology and the media evolve together.

C

Technology can be traced back to the early stages of human society.

D

A breakthrough in one form of technology leads to a number of variations, and technological developments.

Media and Technology 8

8. Which of the following is not a form of new media?

A

The cable television program Dexter

B

Wikipedia

C

Facebook

D

A cooking blog written by Rachel Ray

Media and Technology 9

9. Research regarding video game violence suggests that [math]\text{________}[/math].

A

boys who play violent video games become more aggressive, but girls do not

B

girls who play violent video games become more aggressive, but boys do not

C

violent video games have no connection to aggressive behavior

D

violent video games lead to an increase in aggressive thought and behavior

Media and Technology 10

10. Comic books, Wikipedia, MTV, and a commercial for Coca-Cola are all examples of:

A

media

B

symbolic interaction perspective

C

e-readiness

D

the digital divide

Media and Technology 11

11. When Japanese scientists develop a new vaccine for swine flu and offer that technology to American pharmaceutical companies, [math]\text{________}[/math] has taken place.

A

media globalization

B

technological diffusion

C

monetizing

D

planned obsolescence

Media and Technology 12

12. In the mid-90s, the U.S. government grew concerned that Microsoft was a [math]\text{________}[/math], exercising disproportionate control over the available choices and prices of computers.

A

monopoly

B

conglomerate

C

functionalism

D

technological globalization

Media and Technology 13

13. The movie Babel featured an international cast and was filmed on location in various nations. When it screened in theaters worldwide, it introduced a number of ideas and philosophies about crosscultural connections. This might be an example of:

A

technology

B

conglomerating

C

symbolic interaction

D

media globalization

Media and Technology 14

14. Which of the following is not a risk of media globalization?

A

The creation of cultural and ideological biases

B

The creation of local monopolies

C

The risk of cultural imperialism

D

The loss of local culture

Media and Technology 15

15. The government of [math]\text{________}[/math] blocks citizens’ access to popular new media sites like Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.

A

China

B

India

C

Afghanistan

D

Australia

Media and Technology 16

16. A parent secretly monitoring the babysitter through the use of GPS, site blocker, and nanny cam is a good example of:

A

the social construction of reality

B

technophilia

C

a neo-Luddite

D

panoptic surveillance

Media and Technology 17

17. The use of Facebook to create an online persona by only posting images that match your ideal self exemplifies the [math]\text{________}[/math] that can occur in forms of new media.

A

social construction of reality

B

cyberfeminism

C

market segmentation

D

referencing

Media and Technology 18

18. [math]\text{________}[/math] tend to be more pro-technology, while [math]\text{________}[/math] view technology as a symbol of the coldness of modern life.

A

Luddites; technophiles

B

technophiles; Luddites

C

cyberfeminists; technophiles

D

liberal feminists; conflict theorists

Media and Technology 19

19. When it comes to media and technology, a functionalist would focus on:

A

the symbols created and reproduced by the media

B

the association of technology and technological skill with men

C

the way that various forms of media socialize users

D

the digital divide between the technological haves and have-nots

Media and Technology 20

20. When all media sources report a simplified version of the environmental impact of hydraulic fracturing, with no effort to convey the hard science and complicated statistical data behind the story, [math]\text{________}[/math] is probably occurring.

A

gatekeeping

B

the digital divide

C

technophilia

D

market segmentation

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