SYG 4119 Module 2 Assessment Economic Status and Change Answers (Rasmussen College)

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SYG 4119 Module 2 Assessment Economic Status and Change Answers (Rasmussen College)

SYG 4119 Module 2 Assessment Economic Status and Change Answers (Rasmussen College)

Determine what is one major fear some hold about allowing the digital divide to persist?

Select one:

a. The U.S. will lose workers to technological companies in China and India, where the digital divide is less pronounced

b. The U.S. will see an influx of IT workers from the Philippines, creating too much competition for jobs here

c. The U.S. will see increases in poverty and isolation if the digital divide persists

 

d. The U.S. will lose its competitive advantage in the global economy

Question 2

 

Analyze the following situations and determine which is true about the relationship between technology and income level.

Select one:

a. Individuals across income levels generally have the same access to technology due to the advent of WIFI

b. Individuals with higher incomes tend to have better access to technology and better skills to utilize resources

 

c. Individuals with higher income levels tend to have the same access to technology as those in lower income categories

d. Individuals with lower income levels increasingly have similar access to

Question 3

 

Determine which of the following represents a feminist perspective on the digital divide?

Select one:

a. Women face greater barriers to accessing the internet than their male partners because of economic disadvantage as well as the disadvantages of a patriarchal social structure

 

b. The internet and use of it is a marker of personal and professional status and online activities reveal information and different lifestyles between men and women

c. The internet is available mainly to a professional class so that they, in turn, can contribute to making society better

d. Women and men increasingly spend less time together with the advent of digital technologies

Question 4

 

The digital divide commonly refers to differences in access to the Internet. But this term also refers to: (Select all that apply)

Select one or more:

a. Differences in the types of activities users are engaged in while online

 

b. Differences in the processing systems of internet users

c. Difference in skill and ability needed to fully utilize the Internet and technology

 

d. Difference in preferences of internet users

Question 5

 

Which of the following is not a difference commonly associated with the digital divide?

Select one:

a. Differences in the types of activities users are engaged in while online

b. Differences in the speed and quality of Internet service

c. Differences in skill and ability needed to fully utilize the Internet and technology

d. Differences in ability to detect malware while online

 

Question 6

 

Middle-class, college-educated African Americans are less likely as their white counterparts to have broadband Internet services at home.

Select one:

True

False

 

Question 7

 

Which of the following is not a factor related to the digital divide?

Select one:

a. Information accessibility

b. Information utilization

c. Information readability

 

d. Information receptiveness

Question 8

 

Determine which of the following represents a cultural perspective on the internet and the digital divide?

Select one:

a. Powerful actors control access to and distribution of the internet and technologies, creating inequality

b. The internet is available mainly to a professional class so that they, in turn, can contribute to making society better

c. Women face greater barriers to accessing the internet than their male partners because of economic disadvantage as well as the disadvantages of a patriarchal social structure

d. The internet and use of it is a marker of personal and professional status and online activities reveal information and different lifestyles

 

Question 9

 

Which of the following represents a functionalist perspective on the internet and the digital divide?

Select one:

a. The internet and use of it is a marker of personal and professional status and online activities reveal information and different lifestyles

b. The internet is available mainly to a professional class so that they, in turn, can contribute to making society better

c. Powerful actors control access to and distribution of the internet and technologies, creating inequality

d. Women face greater barriers to accessing the internet than their male partners because of economic disadvantage as well as the disadvantages of a patriarchal social structure

 

Question 10

 

All but which of the following is considered a measure of Socio-Economic Status (SES)?

Select one:

a. Occupation

b. Income

c. Place of residence

d. Political party affiliation

 

Question 11

 

Which of the following represents a conflict theory perspective on the internet and the digital divide?

Select one:

a. Powerful actors control access to and distribution of the internet and technologies, creating inequality

b. The internet and use of it is a marker of personal and professional status and online activities reveal information and different lifestyles

 

c. The internet is available mainly to a professional class so that they, in turn, can contribute to making society better

d. Women face greater barriers to accessing the internet than their male partners because of economic disadvantage as well as the disadvantages of a patriarchal social structure

Question 12

 

Conflict theorists would argue that the digital divide might also be described as?

Select one:

a. Social reproduction

b. Social stratification

 

c. Symbolic interaction

d. Resource management dispute

Question 13

 

Analyze what an examination of Socio-Economic Status (SES) reveals in relation to the digital divide.

Select one:

a. Inequalities in access to privilege

b. Inequalities in access to power

c. Inequality in income and wealth

d. All of the above

 

Question 14

 

According to research conducted by the Pew Research Center, African Americans are more likely to use Twitter than whites.

Select one:

True

False

 

Question 15

 

How might social scientists measure the digital divide? Select all that apply.

Select one or more:

a. Access v. non-access to the internet

 

b. The types of sites which are access by users

c. The amount of time spent online daily

 

d. The political affiliation of users

Question 16

 

Which of the following explains why closing the digital divide involves more than creating more access to the internet?

Select one:

a. The digital divide also means addressing existing policy that enforces differential access to the internet

b. The digital divide has actually shrunk almost entirely thanks to the expansion of technology in schools

c. The digital divide also means differences in ability to use technology once it is available, so this most also be addressed

 

d. The digital divide requires that many communities received updates to technological infrastructure like telephone poles before better access can be created

Question 17

 

What is the primary reason that individuals with less power generally have less knowledge about technology?

Select one:

a. These individuals reside in countries where the internet is not available

b. These individuals are generally less capable of learning technological knowledge

c. These individuals often lack the means to learn about technology

 

d. These individuals generally have not worked hard enough at accessing technology

Question 18

 

The social stratification we see in the non-virtual world is unlikely to be reproduced in social-networking communities because they are insulated from broader social forces.

Select one:

True

False

 

Question 19

 

According to sociological research, which of the following best explains the persistence of the digital divide?

Select one:

a. Gender inequality

b. Racial inequality

c. Socio-Economic status

 

d. Ethnicity inequality

Question 20

 

Which of the following best describes what Socio-economic status (SES) is?

Select one:

a. An individual's position within a hierarchical social structure

 

b. An individual's position within a non-hierarchical social structure

c. An individuals social position within a technological organization

d. An individual's social position within an technological organization

Question 21

 

The digital divide affects individuals in both the United States and the developing world

Select one:

True

 

False

Question 22

 

The world's largest computer controlled dispatching facility is in Omaha, Nebraska.

Select one:

True

 

False

Question 23

 

According to sociological research, interpret which of the following best explains the persistence of the digital divide?

Select one:

a. Gender inequality

b. Racial inequality

c. Social class and income inequality

 

d. Ethnicity inequality

Question 24

 

How might informational professionals help close the digital divide?

Select one:

a. By helping low-income individuals learn to utilize technology

b. By helping individuals, regardless of economic status, learn to utilize technology

 

c. By helping high-income individuals learn to utilize technology

d. By helping communities improve communications infrastructure

Question 25

 

Which of the following best describes how the digital divide has impacted social roles?

Select one:

a. Traditional roles still exist to some extent, but the digital divide has made us a aware of new and different social roles

 

b. The digital divide has reinforced traditional social roles and has made it less likely we will see a shift to new and different social roles

c. The digital divide has eliminated social roles in our society

d. The digital divide has eliminated inequality in gender roles in our society