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Question 1 of 20
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Nanotechnology is the:
A. ability to create manmade structures just a few billionths of a meter in size. 
B. more advanced form of e-commerce. 
C. technological innovation developed by an entrepreneurial firm. 
D. All of the above 
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Question 2 of 20
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By the mid-2000s, nanotech materials found their way into all of the following consumer products EXCEPT:
A. wrinkle-resistant clothing. 
B. sunscreen. 
C. tennis balls. 
D. tennis rackets. 
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Question 3 of 20
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Telecommunications has:
A. diminished the human touch in our communications. 
B. enhanced the human dimensions in our communications. 
C. reduced international communications. 
D. limited our communication efforts in outer space. 
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Question 4 of 20
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Which of the following is NOT true about the service phase of technology?
A. It was the fourth phase in the development of technology. 
B. It emphasized providing services. 
C. It required manual and intellectual skills. 
D. It dominated from 1900 to 1960. 
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Question 5 of 20
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The phase of technology that focuses on building material goods and manual labor is:
A. agrarian. 
B. service. 
C. industrial. 
D. information. 
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Question 6 of 20
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Cyberspace, an electronic network of linked systems, is where:
A. old, deleted files are sent until the recycle bin is emptied. 
B. business-to-business commerce is conducted. 
C. government strategic plans are stored, safe from computer hackers. 
D. information is stored, ideas are described, and communication takes place. 
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Question 7 of 20
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The buying and selling of goods and services electronically is called:
A. m-commerce. 
B. e-commerce. 
C. telecommunications. 
D. software piracy. 
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Question 8 of 20
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Technology superpowers spawned the system of:
A. platform-to-platform commerce. 
B. e-commerce. 
C. Internet e-mail exchange. 
D. All of the above 
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Question 9 of 20
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Brazil provided an interesting test case for technological development over the question of:
A. regulating mobile business. 
B. creating an Internet sales tax. 
C. free or fee Internet access. 
D. government-subsidized computer purchases. 
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Question 10 of 20
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Laughpractice.blogspot.com is an example of:
A. a blog. 
B. a vlog. 
C. a RSS. 
D. None of the above 
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Question 11 of 20
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The digital divide describes the gap between those:
A. individuals who have technology and those who do not. 
B. businesses who use e-business and those who do not. 
C. hospitals that use online information and those who do not. 
D. individuals who have broadband technology and those who do not. 
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Question 12 of 20
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The digital divide was first found in the United States:
A. and is restricted to the U.S. 
B. but experts fear it might spread to Canada. 
C. but has spread globally. 
D. but has been eradicated by educational programs. 
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Question 13 of 20
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Which of the following countries is one of the safest in the world in the category of violent crime, but has seen a significant increase in cyber-crime?
A. China 
B. The United States 
C. Japan 
D. Great Britain 
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Question 14 of 20
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When a German utility firm was ordered by the German government to turn over all its employees' records so they could be searched for terrorists linked to the September 11, 2001 attacks in the U.S., the firm:
A. refused, although sympathetic to the U.S. investigation. 
B. resisted, but lost its fight due to a World Court ruling. 
C. complied with the request, adhering to the U.S. Patriot Act. 
D. provided false documents to protect their employees' privacy. 
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Question 15 of 20
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IT-ISAC enables the sharing of sensitive information about cyberattacks among:
A. NATO governments. 
B. technology firms. 
C. Southeast Asian businesses. 
D. Canadian and American computer hackers. 
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Question 16 of 20
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Digital certificates are:
A. replacing birth certificates, preventing decay or falsification. 
B. old-fashioned stock certificates now stored digitally by stockbrokers. 
C. encrypted computer files, serving as identification cards and signatures online. 
D. All of the above 
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Question 17 of 20
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The Child Online Protection Act, passed in 1998:
A. specifically applies to children under 13 years of age. 
B. has settled the debate over protecting children from adult-oriented Web sites. 
C. has been a model for many European countries' legislation. 
D. was vetoed by President Bush as too difficult and too costly to enforce. 
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Question 18 of 20
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The practice of downloading copyrighted songs was challenged because it:
A. created congestion and overloaded demands on the servers. 
B. denied legitimate compensation to the recording artists. 
C. favored major recording companies and selective artists over others. 
D. resulted in bankruptcy for retail music outlets across the country. 
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Question 19 of 20
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In 2003, the United Nations General Assembly considered three proposals aimed at human cloning. The proposal strongly pushed by the United States:
A. called for a ban of reproductive cloning. 
B. called for the fate of therapeutic cloning to be determined by individual nations. 
C. called for a ban of all types of cloning. 
D. argued that the issue should be deferred for a couple of years. 
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Question 20 of 20
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The safety of genetically modified foods:
A. was challenged most noticeably in Europe but has spread to other countries. 
B. has been well-documented since its beginning. 
C. is now in the hands of governments, ensuring its safety for human consumption. 
D. has never been questioned in the United States. 
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