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.

    Correct Answer
    C. She is a representative of people of her age.
    Explanation
    The first three paragraphs of the article are devoted to Emily Feld because she is a representative of people of her age. This suggests that the article is using her as an example to discuss the topic at hand, which is likely the effects of digital technology on students. By focusing on Emily, the article can provide a relatable and concrete perspective on the subject matter.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    A. She is completely dependent on it.
    Explanation
    Emily's relationship with digital technology can be summed up as complete dependence. This means that she relies heavily on digital technology for various aspects of her life, such as academics, socializing, and other activities. It suggests that without digital technology, she would find it difficult to function or carry out her daily tasks effectively.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    C. She is still adjusting to digital technology.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "She is still adjusting to digital technology." This answer suggests that Emily's mother is not as familiar or comfortable with using digital technology as her daughter. It implies that she is in the process of getting used to digital technology and may not be as proficient or experienced with it as her daughter. This answer highlights a difference between Emily's mother and her daughter in terms of their comfort level and familiarity with digital technology.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    D. Losing the ability to pay attention for more than a few seconds.
    Explanation
    Continued exposure to digital technology can lead to a decrease in attention span. With the constant stimulation and instant gratification provided by digital devices, children may struggle to focus on tasks that require sustained attention for longer periods of time. This can impact their ability to concentrate in school, complete assignments, and engage in activities that require sustained mental effort. Therefore, losing the ability to pay attention for more than a few seconds is a valid concern for parents regarding the effects of digital technology on children.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    C. Internet contacts of their own age.
    Explanation
    Digital natives are individuals who have grown up in the digital age and are familiar with technology from an early age. Educationalists believe that these digital natives may be developing their ideas and interests from internet contacts of their own age. This is because digital natives are more likely to connect with their peers through online platforms and social media, where they can share and exchange ideas. Interacting with peers of their own age online allows digital natives to explore and discover new interests, as well as learn from each other's experiences and perspectives.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    B. The world is at the start of the digital age.
    Explanation
    The writer believes that the only certainty about the future of digital technology is that the world is at the beginning of the digital age. This implies that there is still a lot of room for growth and development in the field of digital technology, and that we can expect significant advancements and changes in the future. The other options mentioned in the question, such as children being happier with digital technology or the need for multitasking, may be possibilities or trends, but they are not stated as certainties by the writer.

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