Test Bank For Ethics For The Information Age 5th Edition Mike Quinn

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Michael J. Quinn

23 January 2012

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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
a) books and pamphlets.
b) computers and communication networks.
c) movie theaters and public parks.
d) newspapers and magazines.
e) radio and television.

2. Which statement best supports the conclusion that society can control whether to adopt a new technology?
a) No new nuclear power plants were built in the United States for 25 years after the accident at Three Mile Island.
b) About half of all email messages are spam.
c) Despite
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b) radio.
c) telegraph.
d) telephone.
e) television.

24. The Pony Express went out of business when
a) the Mexican War ended in 1846.
b) the Civil War began in 1861.
c) the transcontinental telegraph was completed.
d) AT&T completed the national telephone network.
e) the radio was invented.

25. Alexander Graham Bell invented the harmonic or musical telegraph, which enabled
a) more than one message to be sent over a single telegraph wire at the same time.
b) human speech to be sent over a telegraph wire.
c) music to be send over a telegraph wire.
d) B and C
e) None of the above.

26. Nearly all early telephones were installed in businesses, because
a) people were afraid that telephones were dangerous.
b) people thought that the government was using telephones as eavesdropping devices.
c) only men were allowed to use a telephone.
d) most homes did not have electricity.
e) leasing a telephone was expensive.

27. A typewriter that prints a message transmitted over a telegraph line is called a
a) computer.
b) monitor.
c) teletype.
d) terminal.
e) transponder.

28. Guglielmo Marconi originally conceived of the radio as a way to
a) transmit telegraph messages without wires.
b) transmit electricity without wires.
c) transmit votes in national elections.
d) transmit light without wires.
e) All of the above

29. The power of radio as a medium of mass communication was demonstrated in 1938 when Orson Welles put on a

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