Science Communication In Theory & Practice: The Course So Far

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  • 1. 
    Which of these is NOT a term used in models of science communication?
    • A. 

      Deficit

    • B. 

      Decimation

    • C. 

      Dialogue

    • D. 

      Dissemination

  • 2. 
    What are the acronyms PUS and PEST used to refer to?
    • A. 

      ‘Please Understand Science’ and ‘Please Engage with Science and Technology’

    • B. 

      ‘Public Understanding of Science’ and ‘Public Encounters with Social Technology’

    • C. 

      ‘Public Understanding of Science’ and ‘Public Engagement with Science and Technology’

    • D. 

      ‘Participation, Understanding, Science’ and ‘Participation, Encounters, Sociality and Technology’

  • 3. 
    Which of these is NOT discussed by Steven Shapin in his history of science and the public?
    • A. 

      Artisanal skills have been central to professionalised science throughout its history.

    • B. 

      ‘Science’ and ‘the public’ are historically constructed categories.

    • C. 

      The scientists of the Scientific Revolution assumed that science was public in character.

    • D. 

      Science has historically been reliant on the public for support or patronage.

  • 4. 
    In what way can public resistance to technoscience be likened to bodily pain?
    • A. 

      It hurts the body politic.

    • B. 

      It signals that something is wrong, and directs attention to a nascent problem or controversy.

    • C. 

      It represents emotional pain that technoscience can cause.

    • D. 

      Science and society can be imagined as a human body of interdependent parts.

  • 5. 
    Which of these is NOT a deliberative method explicitly mentioned in the course so far?
    • A. 

      Citizens juries

    • B. 

      Deliberative polling

    • C. 

      Consensus conferences

    • D. 

      Café Scientifique

  • 6. 
    How sensitive was Weber’s gravity antenna?   
    • A. 

      Touching it with a brush would send the recording trace off scale

    • B. 

      Dropping a hammer in the lab would send the recording trace off scale

    • C. 

      Light from a small flashgun would send the recording trace off scale

    • D. 

      Gently padding the instrument with a hand would send the record trace off scale

  • 7. 
    Which of these were not on the list of reasons scientists provided for choosing sides in the gravity wave controversy?
    • A. 

      The scientist’s nationality

    • B. 

      The scientist’s marital status

    • C. 

      Scientists’ psychological approach to experiments

    • D. 

      The size and prestige of the scientist’s university of origin

  • 8. 
    How often did microorganisms grow in apparent sterile solutions before the exposure to atmospheric air in Pasteur’s 1861 experiments?
    • A. 

      In about 5% of the cases

    • B. 

      In about 25% of the cases

    • C. 

      In about 75% of the cases

    • D. 

      In about 90% of the cases

  • 9. 
    Which of these reasons were given by Pasteur for not publishing data that contradicted his hypothesis?
    • A. 

      The consequences of the results were too grave

    • B. 

      The records containing the raw data were destroyed in a fire

    • C. 

      The experiment had been sabotaged by his opponent

    • D. 

      A source of error had discovered

  • 10. 
    How much money had the American tobacco industry spent on biomedical research by the mid 1980’s?
    • A. 

      $10 million

    • B. 

      $50 million

    • C. 

      $100 million

    • D. 

      $500 million

  • 11. 
    What does IMRaD stand for?
    • A. 

      Intelligent, Motivating, Rewarding and Dazzling

    • B. 

      Introduction, Methods, Results and Discussion

    • C. 

      I’m really a dork

    • D. 

      Instructional Media Requirements and Documents

  • 12. 
    What’s the ultimate goal of The Hero’s Journey?
    • A. 

      To bring home an AC/DC t-shirt.

    • B. 

      To kill a lot of other people.

    • C. 

      To help without expecting anything in return.

    • D. 

      To finish a submarine sandwich.

  • 13. 
    What’s a news hook?
    • A. 

      The information which makes the story timely and relevant.

    • B. 

      The final sentence which makes the story memorable.

    • C. 

      The angle from which you will approach the subject.

    • D. 

      The paragraph with the most important information.

  • 14. 
    How to use metaphors in writing?
    • A. 

      You should only use a metaphor if you want to compare two things.

    • B. 

      Never use a metaphor which you haven’t seen in print before.

    • C. 

      Metaphors are put to best use in academic arguments and discussions.

    • D. 

      Never use a metaphor which you are used to seeing in print.

  • 15. 
    What’s a listicle?
    • A. 

      An article comprised mainly of a list of something annoying.

    • B. 

      An article on the Internet presented in the form of a numbered or bullet-pointed list.

    • C. 

      A new kind of abscess spreading among web journalists.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 16. 
    What is the most important issue when it comes to ranking?
    • A. 

      Relevance

    • B. 

      Sessions

    • C. 

      Target group

    • D. 

      Topic

  • 17. 
    What is an Algorithm?
    • A. 

      Keyword planning

    • B. 

      Step by step operation

    • C. 

      A linking point

    • D. 

      A kind of virus

  • 18. 
    What is UX?
    • A. 

      Usability

    • B. 

      Destination experience

    • C. 

      User experience

    • D. 

      Unseen and X-rated

  • 19. 
    What is the Bounce rate?
    • A. 

      The numbers of sessions

    • B. 

      A term from basketball

    • C. 

      Top ranking on the website

    • D. 

      Sessions closed before 10 sec.

  • 20. 
    What is most important in Google Analytics?
    • A. 

      Observation

    • B. 

      Reorganisation

    • C. 

      Analyse

    • D. 

      Colour scheme

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