The Next Step In Brain Evolution

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The Next Step In Brain Evolution - Quiz

Read the article again and for questions 1–6, choose the answer (A, B, C or D) which you think fits best according to the article.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Why are the first three paragraphs of the article devoted to Emily Feld?
    • A. 

      She is particularly interested in technology.

    • B. 

      She is a typical university student.

    • C. 

      She is a representative of people of her age.

    • D. 

      She is studying the effects of digital technology on students.

  • 2. 
    How would you sum up Emily’s relationship with digital technology?
    • A. 

      She is completely dependent on it.

    • B. 

      She uses it mainly to support her academic studies.

    • C. 

      It provides her with a meaningful social life.

    • D. 

      It is useful but she could live without it.

  • 3. 
    How is Emily’s mother different from her daughter?
    • A. 

      She is very uncomfortable using digital technology.

    • B. 

      She rarely uses digital technology.

    • C. 

      She is still adjusting to digital technology.

    • D. 

      She prefers reading or watching TV.

  • 4. 
    Some parents worry that continued exposure to digital technology will result in children
    • A. 

      Becoming uncontrollable and violent.

    • B. 

      Becoming too reliant on technology

    • C. 

      Being unable to discriminate between right and wrong.

    • D. 

      Losing the ability to pay attention for more than a few seconds.

  • 5. 
    Educationalists believe that digital natives may be developing their ideas and interests from
    • A. 

      Older family members.

    • B. 

      Online encyclopedias like Wikipedia.

    • C. 

      Internet contacts of their own age.

    • D. 

      Schools and teachers.

  • 6. 
    What, according to the writer, is the only certainty with regard to the future of digital technology?
    • A. 

      Children will always be happier with digital technology than their parents.

    • B. 

      The world is at the start of the digital age.

    • C. 

      Everybody will need to become accustomed to multitasking.

    • D. 

      People will accept that digital technology is changing their world.