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LAS-432 Midterm February 2015 1. Question : (TCO 1) The Neolithic Revolution was a result of Student Answer: controlled planting of crops. domestication of animals. development of irrigation systems. All of the above Instructor See the Week 1 Lecture. Explanation: Points Received: 5 of 5 Comments: Question 2. Question : (TCO 1) In the Neolithic Revolution, the growth of communities was a result of Student Answer: the use of steam as an energy source. farming and the domestication of animals. conquest and settlement. new trade routes to the East. Instructor See the Week 1 Lecture. Explanation: Points Received: 5 of 5 Comments: Question 3. Question : (TCOs 2 & 8) Rapid urbanization in Britain during the 19th century was LAS-432 Midterm February 2015 the result of Student Answer: new enclosure laws in rural areas. a shift from household production to factory production. a growing dependence upon steam power. All of the above Instructor See the Week 2 Lecture. Explanation: Points Received: 5 of 5 Comments: Question 4. Question : (TCOs 2 & 8) Although telephone systems had much in common with telegraph systems, telephone technology was a more social technology because Student Answer: the telephone was a usertouser technology. the telegraph required trained interpreters as intermediaries. the telegraph networked businesses and agencies. All of the above Instructor Week 2 Lecture. Explanation: Points Received: 5 of 5 Comments: LAS-432 Midterm February 2015 Question 5. Question : (TCO 4) One of the characteristics of Wiki art is Student Answer: it is all the property of Wikipedia. it’s collaborative and ever-changing. that finished pieces are sold on an online forum. that it allows professional artists a new medium. Instructor See the Week 4 Lecture. Explanation: Points Received: 5 of 5 Comments: Question 6. Question : (TCO 11) Which of the following is NOT a scholarly resource? Student Answer: Journal of the American Medical Association http://journalofaccountancy.com Chicago Tribune www.econlib.org Instructor See the Week 1 Tutorial. Explanation: Points Received: 5 of 5 Comments: Question 7. Question : (TCO 8) In Britain, members of the industrial middle classes LAS-432 Midterm February 2015 Student Answer: kept summer homes in the country to avoid deadly smog. became Luddites and destroyed machines. supported labor reforms in Parliament. did not send their children to work in factories. Instructor See the Week 2 Lecture. Explanation: Points Received: 0 of 5 Comments: Question 8. Question : (TCO 11) The intended reader of a scholarly resource would be Student Answer: students. academics. professionals. All of the above Instructor See the Week 1 Tutorial. Explanation: Points Received: 5 of 5 Comments: Question 9. Question : (TCO 12) The term nanotechnology was first used to refer to Student Answer: genetically engineered crops. LAS-432 Midterm February 2015 production technology. communication between multiple cells. early personal computers. Instructor See the Week 3 Lecture. Explanation: Points Received: 0 of 5 Comments: Question 10. Question : (TCO 12) In China, much research into genetically modified organisms is sponsored by the state, but in the west, research is Student Answer: primarily publicly funded. left solely to research universities. driven by a handful of large for-profit corporations. guided by public input and consultation. Instructor See the Week 3 Lecture. Explanation: Points Received: 5 of 5 Comments: Student I think the advancement in technology does change quickly. It is often Answer: said that technology doubled every 18 months. This was said Intel executive David House about the rapid evolution of processors they build. However, I think most technology today is obsolete within months of it being available to the consumer. One example I can think of is the advancement of the cell phones. I just bought a new Motorola Nexus 6 by Google and all the cool unique features is has now have be ‘one upped’ by another maker and I am stuck with this phone I just paid $700 for. However, this creates a revolving door for LAS-432 Midterm February 2015 consumers; the more new products they are better and better, the more often they will be willing to buy. One positive I can see out of this is the consumer always being introduced to new and innovative technology. This will enable the manufactures to keep selling and possible sell at a lower cost because the more technology advances the more we find ways to produce or make things for less money. This can also boost their stock and in turn give the company the ability to conduct more R&D and release more and more innovative technology. For example, I can see one negative for the consumers who are stuck with a cellphone for the two year commitment they have signed up for. This is locking the consumer into a contract for two years and forcing them to have outdated tech until their contract is up only to renew their contract to have outdated tech for another two years, with the adaptation of the new plans where they basically rent you the device for the given 12-18 month period and then are able to ‘upgrade’. This goes with the advancement with anything thing though, using cell phones is easy because we all are very attached to them, but for instance, automobile fit into this category as well. Every year each auto maker releases small minor details to each model making it unique and better than the pervious year. Instructor The pace of change is the primary theme of Baase’s opening Explanation: chapter, in particular section 1.1. Students should use examples and details demonstrating the challenges of technological change in a culture, and not merely quote directly from Baase. Points Received: 50 of 50 Comments: Question 2. Question : (TCOs 4 & 8) Discuss the specific role the Protestant Reformation played in laying the groundwork for the advancement of communication techniques and technologies within Western culture. Student Answer: The invention of Johann Gutenberg’s printing press greatly influences the protestant reformations in the western cultures. The printing press’ first copies were that of the bible, all 200 copies were even sold before the copies had even been complete. The press enabled them to write books, and create instruction material. The protestant was introduced by Martin Luther in Germany and then in the Western Christianity. The Protestants advanced technology provided the means for rapid dissemination for new ideas. The printing press spread throughout the country enabling more and more new inventions. Communications started to become easier to access from state to state. Mainly, this technology enabled a mass production of books in printing. The more people talked about God opened a great discussions on beliefs and Christianity. There was a lot of break within the church and people protested on their new beliefs. The complaint was against the churches doctrine and practices. The Catholic Church was over majority of Christianity. A movement in religious change eventually thrived in the Reformation. Without the invention on the LAS-432 Midterm February 2015 press, religion would have never spread and far and wide as it had and the world may be a much different place than it is today. Instructor Covered in the Week 2 Lecture, students should most likely give Explanation: a brief background as to the nature of the reformation, before discussing items which may range from printing, to mass distribution of literature, to propaganda . Points Received: 50 of 50 Comments: Question 3. Question : (TCOs 3 & 4) How have changes in technology affected the recording industry and our understanding of what it means to be a professional musician? How have changes in technology affected our access to recorded music and the control exercised by traditional distributors? How will all these changes affect cultural trends and our expectations of music as an art form? Provide specific examples. Student Answer: With the invention of the auto-tune, I think 'professional musician' has lost its meaning. Anyone can be auto-tuned and turned into a celebrity musician. Before the invention on auto-tune singers had to actually sing their songs and not rely on the computer synthesizer to correct their pitch and tone. I will say there is some artist out there today who can sing, but auto-tune touches everything. It is even being used live music and can often go undetected. It really makes you wonder when you watch the singing competitions shows like American idol and X-Factor if their signing is all them or if auto-tune is assisting them once they make it a finalist spot. To access our music these days we use numerous different venues. Some use iTunes to sample the tracks and then download to their iPhone of iPod for those of us who still use them. Buy on amazon us becoming a new and popular way as well. I think the way of buying music through CD’s at a tower records store is long gone and iTunes is the way of the future. However, with the invention of the digital music has also introduced the whole realm of illegal download of the music as well. Napster was the popular site back in the late 90’s early 2000’s and multiple artists sued napster, won, and forced napster to change their way of doing business. However, with Napster’s absence or change of method of doing business, many other sites have taken their place. Torrents are easy to access and free to download. This is probably the main way people download their illegal music and is a never-ending battle the music industry is facing. Instructor Students can explore all sorts of things from auto tuning to sampling. They Explanation: can mention democratization of the industry by using different avenues of distributi—n YouTube, iTunes, and CDs. Trends? Standards? Professionalism? Ownership? Points Received: 50 of 50 LAS-432 Midterm February 2015 Comments: Well done!
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