STS 214 Quiz2

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STS 214  Quiz2

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Sismondo, in Chapter 9 says that the idea that technology is applied science is...
    • A. 

      Irrational

    • B. 

      Irrelevant

    • C. 

      Centuries old

    • D. 

      True

  • 2. 
    In Chapter 9, Sismondo says that studies show that scientific knowledge plays ________ in the development of even many state of the art technologies.
    • A. 

      Little Direct Role

    • B. 

      A crucial role

    • C. 

      An economic role

    • D. 

      A political role

  • 3. 
    Sismondo in CH 9 says that the US department of Defense conducted a project, Project Hindsight, in the mid 1960's to assess the relevance of scientific research to defense profects.  They concluded that the direct influence of science was ___________.
    • A. 

      Critical

    • B. 

      Irrelevant

    • C. 

      Very Small

    • D. 

      Irreplaceable

  • 4. 
    In Chapter 9, sismondo says that among historians, it is widely accepted that
    • A. 

      Science owes more to the steam engine, than the steam engine owes to science

    • B. 

      The steam engine owes more to science than science owes to the steam engine

    • C. 

      The steam engine was invented by a scientist

    • D. 

      Science was, and remains irrelevant to the steam engine

  • 5. 
    Sismondo, in Ch 9, says that, to sum up, scientific knowledge is
    • A. 

      Fundamental to technological progress

    • B. 

      A resource for technologists, but not a driver of technology

    • C. 

      Completely irrelevant to technological change

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 6. 
    In Chapter 9, Sismondo says that "technological determinism" is the view that
    • A. 

      Technologies determine social events

    • B. 

      Social events determine technology

    • C. 

      Both technology and society co-evolve together

    • D. 

      Technology cannot influence society

  • 7. 
    Sismondo, in Chapter 9 says that no technology, indeed, no object
    • A. 

      Has only one potential use

    • B. 

      Can have more than one application per use

    • C. 

      Can compel social changes

    • D. 

      Can escape political and economic influences

  • 8. 
    In Chapter 16 Sismondo says that the image of science and technology presented in the book
    • A. 

      Is very unlike common images of science and technology

    • B. 

      Is identical to common images of science and technology

    • C. 

      Confirms the common image of science and technology

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 9. 
    Sismondo in Chapter 16, says that STS
    • A. 

      Reaffirms the source of authority of science and technology

    • B. 

      Confirms the authority of science and technology

    • C. 

      Fully repudiates the authority of science and technology

    • D. 

      Undermines some of the sources of science and technological authority

  • 10. 
    In Chapter 16, Sismondo says that journalism informed by STS would be
    • A. 

      Unpopular with scientists

    • B. 

      Very popular with scientists

    • C. 

      Ignored by scientists

    • D. 

      Irrelevant to scientists

  • 11. 
    Sismondo, in Chapter 16 says that popularization of scientific findings is seen by the scientific community as
    • A. 

      Essential

    • B. 

      A necessary evil

    • C. 

      Irrelevant

    • D. 

      Harmful

  • 12. 
    In chapter 16, Sismondo says that there  
    • A. 

      Are alternative modes of democratizing science and technology

    • B. 

      Are no effective ways of democratizing science and technology

    • C. 

      Is only one way of effectively democratizing science and technology

    • D. 

      Is no need to democratize science and technology

  • 13. 
    Sismondo, in Chapter 16 says that "citizen science"
    • A. 

      Amounts to allowing public ignorance into important research decisions

    • B. 

      Is a non-sequitur

    • C. 

      Is just a political slogan

    • D. 

      Occasionally appear to be the most efficient way of doing research

  • 14. 
    In Chapter 16, Sismondo says that the broadest but most difficult route toward citizen citizen science and technology is
    • A. 

      Via a generally more egalitarian world

    • B. 

      Through changes to university and more advanced degree programs

    • C. 

      By enhancing the decision making power of government regulators

    • D. 

      By restoring traditional social values

  • 15. 
    Sismondo in Chapter 16 says that many of the visions of increased public participation in science and technology
    • A. 

      Derive from classical republican values

    • B. 

      Are wholly unrealistic

    • C. 

      Depend on ideals of deliberative democracy

    • D. 

      Actually come from market mechanisms in the deployment of new technologies

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