Ten Commandments Of Computer Ethics! Quiz

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Below is a Trivia Questions Quiz on the Ten Commandments of Computer Ethics! Computers are private since they hold a lot of useful information, and as you use them, you are expected to follow some rules every time you use a computer. Take this quiz, and see if you know them all, and if you don’t get the entire answers correct, feel free to take the quiz as much as you need to.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Jules has walked away from a lab computer without logging off. Trish sits down and, still logged in as Jules, sends inflammatory e-mail messages out to several students and posts similar messages on the class newsgroup.
    • A. 

      Thou shall not use a computer to harm other people

    • B. 

      Thou shall not use other people's computer resources without authorization

    • C. 

      Thou shall use a computer in ways that show consideration and respect.

    • D. 

      Thou shall not use a computer to steal.

  • 2. 
    Lester sends an e-mail to the entire student body inviting them to a BYOB party at his house while his parents are out of town. Lester receives a message from a system administrator calling him in for a meeting with school officials. He objects because he feels that his e-mail is his own private business.
    • A. 

      Thou shall not snoop around in other people's files

    • B. 

      Thou shall not appropriate other people's intellectual output.

    • C. 

      Thou shall think about the social consequences of the program you write.

    • D. 

      Thou shall not interfere with other people's computer work.

  • 3. 
    It seems like every time Melanie logs on to her account, Stanley knows about it and sends messages that cover her screen with text. At first, she thinks it is funny, but now it's really starting to bother her. The messages reformat the text on her screen and, besides, its kind of creepy the way he always knows she’s logged on.
    • A. 

      Thou shall not interfere with other people's computer work.

    • B. 

      Thou shall think about the social consequences of the program you write.

    • C. 

      Thou shall not use or copy commercial software for which you have not paid.

    • D. 

      Thou shall not use a computer to harm other people.

  • 4. 
    Sharon and Timothy are students at Big Suburban High School. They have designed a Web page devoted to their favorite rock band using their personal disk space on the school's Web server. They have posted song clips, lyrics, photographs of each band member, and articles they have found in various Web news sources. However, school authorities have asked them to shut down their site because of the obscene content of many of the lyrics. Sharon and Timothy object, noting that their First Amendment (free speech) rights are being violated. Is this a violation of the ten commandments?  
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    A secretary on the campus of a tax-supported university has been requested to give her staff a password to her supervisor. The supervisor would like to check the secretary’s e-mail when she is not at work to see if departmental-related mail is coming in. The secretary is not comfortable giving her password to her supervisor but is afraid to say no.
    • A. 

      Thou shall not snoop around in other people's files

    • B. 

      Thou shall not appropriate other people's intellectual output.

    • C. 

      Thou shall not use a computer to bear false witness

    • D. 

      Thou shall use a computer in ways that show consideration and respect.

  • 6. 
    Tina's e-mail is being diverted and sent out to her entire class. The messages are quite personal and Tina is very embarrassed. Is this a violation of any commandments?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Russ has been an active participant at a chat site for teens. He knows a few of the people in "real life," but many live in other cities. One of them, Stuart, will be coming through town in a few weeks and wants to get together. He asks Russ for his home phone number and address. Russ suggests that they just meet at the mall, and Stuart agrees but wants Russ's home info anyway in case he's delayed.
    • A. 

      4.Thou shall not use a computer to steal.

    • B. 

      10.Thou shall use a computer in ways that show consideration and respect.

    • C. 

      9.Thou shall think about the social consequences of the program you write.

    • D. 

      7.Thou shall not use other people's computer resources without authorization

  • 8. 
    Marla figures out that when she is logged into the server, she can look at others' directories, make copies of files, and deposit new files. The operating system was designed to allow this functionality so that people could share their work. Mr. Klausinsky objects when he observes Marla poking around in another student's directory. But Marla responds by saying, "If the system allows me to do it and there's no specific rule against it, what's the problem?"
    • A. 

      3.Thou shall not snoop around in other people's files.

    • B. 

      5.Thou shall not use a computer to bear false witness.

    • C. 

      2.Thou shall not interfere with other people's computer work

    • D. 

      1.Thou shall not use a computer to harm other people.

  • 9. 
    Thou shalt not copy ___________________________ software or materials.
    • A. 

      Public-domain

    • B. 

      Self-published

    • C. 

      Self-created

    • D. 

      Copyrighted

  • 10. 
    What is computer ethics? 
    • A. 

      An honest, moral code that should be followed when on the computer

    • B. 

      A computer program about honesty

    • C. 

      A list of commandments in the Bible

    • D. 

      An arbitrary set of rules

  • 11. 
    Which is NOT a consequence of copying or distributing copyrighted software?
    • A. 

      Community Service

    • B. 

      Imprisonment

    • C. 

      Up to $10,000 in legal fees

    • D. 

      Up to $50,000 in civil fees

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