Science And Society Quiz

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  • 1. 
    If high gasoline prices cause car manufacturers to start making smaller cars, that is an example of how ______ affect technology.
    • A. 

      Attitudes of society

    • B. 

      Needs of society

    • C. 

      Available resources

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 2. 
    If society deems it important to be better entertained so they invent game consoles, that is an example of how _______ affect technology.
    • A. 

      Attitudes of society

    • B. 

      Needs of society

    • C. 

      Available resources

    • D. 

      All the above

  • 3. 
    How has technology changed over the past 50 years to reflect changes in resources?
    • A. 

      There are more cars.

    • B. 

      Newer televisions are wide screen HDTVs.

    • C. 

      Clothes, toys, and other items are made of different materials than they used to be.

    • D. 

      Video games have become more violent than they used to be.

  • 4. 
    Technology has benefits and drawbacks. What could be one of the drawbacks of using cell phones?
    • A. 

      Some research indicates that using cell phones might give you brain cancer.

    • B. 

      Researchers are always finding ways to make cell phones smaller but with more features.

    • C. 

      Cell phones are being used by some people to replace their home phones.

    • D. 

      Cell phones can also be used to send text messages.

  • 5. 
    Which one of the following is NOT a natural resource?
    • A. 

      Coal

    • B. 

      Oil

    • C. 

      Water

    • D. 

      Plastic

  • 6. 
    Which one of the following has probably NOT affected the development of new technology?
    • A. 

      Needs of society

    • B. 

      Available resources

    • C. 

      Attitudes of society

    • D. 

      The kind of music people listen to

  • 7. 
    Which one of the following is an example of science and not technology?
    • A. 

      Invention of the light bulb

    • B. 

      Making toothpaste that cleans teeth better

    • C. 

      Measuring daily temperature variations

    • D. 

      Making cars more fuel efficient

  • 8. 
    Which one of the following was a need for most people 200 years ago but no longer is a need?
    • A. 

      Money

    • B. 

      Horse carriage

    • C. 

      Calculator

    • D. 

      Clean water

  • 9. 
    Which one of the following is most likely a desire and not a need for the home?
    • A. 

      Refrigerator

    • B. 

      Automatic dish washer

    • C. 

      Telephone

    • D. 

      Washing machine

  • 10. 
    What is an example of a technology that was used 150 years ago and is still used?
    • A. 

      Printing press

    • B. 

      Air conditioning

    • C. 

      IPod

    • D. 

      Toaster