Biotech - mid-term exam


Dec 12, 2012 (1 year and 10 months ago)


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(TCO 1) In the Neolithic Revolution, the growth of communities was a result of

(Points : 5)

the use of steam as an energy source.

farming and the domestication of animals.

conquest and settlement.

new trade routes to the East.

(TCO 1) Francis Bacon argued that scientific method differed from logic and mathematics in that

(Points : 5)

science begins with general theory then moves to phenomena.

logic begins with phenomena th
en moves to general conclusions.

mathematics moves from the specific to the theory.

scientific inquiry starts with the phenomena and ends in theory.

(TCOs 2 & 8) Rapid urbanization in Britain during the 19th century was the result

(Points : 5)

new enclosure laws in rural areas.

a shift from household production to factory production.

a growing dependence upon steam power.

All of the above.

(TCOs 2 & 8) The introduction of four uniform tim
e zones in the United States was a direct result of

(Points : 5)

the widespread introduction of mechanical clocks from China.

the loss of influence of the Catholic church.

the impact of a fully integrated railroad system.

the growth of commercialized farming in the 20th century.

(TCO 4) One of the characteristics of Wiki art is

(Points : 5)

it is all the property of Wikipedia.

it’s collaborative and ever

that finished pieces are s
old on an online forum.

that it allows professional artists a new medium.

(TCO 4) According to Winner, the use of computer technologies to supervise workers is

(Points : 5)

an inevitable consequence of technical changes.


reflection of a political relationship.

necessary in a modern world.

preferred by workers over a human supervisor.

(TCO 8): The most culturally influential class in Industrial Britain was

(Points : 5)

the urban

the land
owning aristocracy.

the growing number of factory workers.

the wealthy middle classes.

(TCO 11) The intended reader of a scholarly resource would be

(Points : 5)




All of the above

(TCO 12) The three technologies that Bill Joy states are the greatest threat in the 21st century are

(Points : 5)

nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons.

nuclear power, genetic eng
ineering. and weapons of mass destruction.

genetics, nanotechnology, and robotics.

Luddites, cyborgs, and robotics.

(TCO 12) In China, much research into genetically modified organisms is sponsored by the state, but
in the west,
research is

(Points : 5)

primarily publicly funded.

left solely to research universities.

driven by a handful of large for
profit corporations.

guided by public input and consultation.

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must complete all three essays. These essays are worth 50 points each, so please take the time
to think through your answers and review them before submitting.

These essays should be a minimum of five paragraphs in length each. They should contain a
thesis statement in the first paragraph (an answer to the question!). Make sure your explanation is clear
and that you provide specific examples. Any quotes from the readings or external materials must include
quotation marks and an in
text citation.

Failure to identify quoted material could result in a 0 for the exam
and a formal academic dishonesty charge.

(TCOs 1 & 2) Do you agree with the assertion that we are now living in a third
great technological
the Knowledge Revolution? Have

computers truly changed our lives so much that we can
call this a revolution like the Industrial Revolution of the 18th century? Support your answer providing
specific comparisons from the two periods.

(Points : 50)

(TCOs 4 & 8) Both W
inner and Joy explore the issue of technology and control. How would you
compare their two views of current technological development? Focus the comparison on a specific
technology, such as genetically modified organisms.

(Points : 50)

(TCOs 3 & 4) How have changes in communications technologies affected how we write and what we
write? How do wikis and blogs compare to traditional forms such as textbooks and newspaper editorials?
Please be specific.

(Points : 50)