Ashworth semester exam – so240 social impact of technology

Question 1

When corporations speak of __________ they are refusing to take responsibility for water pollution, air pollution, and other kinds of ecological damage.


operational contingencies

social contingencies


Question 2

As a researcher and as a student of Malthus’ theory, you would be surprised to discover that as the standard of living increases:

the birth rate remains stable.

birth and death rates fluctuate, sometimes increasing and sometimes decreasing.

birth rates decline for males and increase for females.

the birth rate actually decreases.

Question 3

Before the invention of the power loom, textile manufacturing:

was unregulated and overdeveloped.

took place in family-owned shops near market places.

took place in rural cottages under a putting out system.

was regulated by Parliament.

Question 4

Kamikaze attacks resulted in very high American casualty rates during the battle for:

Iwo Jima.


Battle of Midway.


Question 5

The tale of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde was created by:

Sigmund Freud.

Robert Maslow.

Robert Louis Stevenson.

William Faulkner.

Question 6

Our planet’s climate thermostat as well as the world’s chief greenhouse gas is:

water vapor.

carbon dioxide.



Question 7

Cultural concepts about absolutely forbidden behaviors are called:





Question 8

Under the concept of __________ the best way to understand something is to take it apart to identify its most basic parts.





Question 9

Which of the following is related to ethanol production?





Question 10

Which kind of energy is associated with TNT?

Potential energy

Mechanical energy

Chemical energy

Kinetic energy

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