SYG 4119 Module 2 Economic Status and Change Pretest Answers (Rasmussen College)
The digital divide is a social but not an economic inequality among people
"Hardware inequality", in relation to the digital divide, refers to
a. Lack of access to items such as computers, smartphones, and tablets
b. Lack of access to high-speed internet
c. Lack of access to the latest smartphone models
d. Lack of access to cell phone towers
Which of the following is NOT one of the changes Union Pacific Railroad made?
a. The company moved customer service operations to a centralized location in St. Louis, MO
b. The company implemented new technology to digitally monitor trains and tracks
c. The company hired 1,000 additional employees through a jobs creation program
d. The company eliminated inefficiency in layers of middle management
Examine which of the following best describes how modern technology has impacted social relationships?
a. Technology has strengthened social relationships
b. Technology has both strengthened and weakened many social relationships, depending on the context
c. Technology has weakened social relationships
d. Technology has had little impact on social relationships since it is "non-human"
Closing the digital divide in the United States will also eliminate gaps in Socio Economic Status (SES)
In order to close or reduce the digital divide, it is also necessary to address a gap in skills
Which of the following best describes the relationship between economic power and access to the internet?
a. As economic power decreases, access to the internet tends to increase
b. As economic power increases, access to the internet tends to increase
c. Economic power and internet access are not related variables, but political power and access to the internet are
d. As economic power increases, access to the internet tends to decrease
What does SES refer to?
a. Socio Equality Simulation
b. Socio Experience Simulation
c. Socio Economic Status
d. Socio Equality Status
The digital divide refers to a lack of access to technology but not a lack of comfort in using it
How has technological advancement shifted gender roles?
a. Men and Women now expected to share the burden of child care equally in all cases
b. Men were previously expected to stay home and care for children while Women were breadwinners but this has lessened and sometimes been reversed
c. Women were previously expected to work both inside and outside the home but this is changing
d. Women were previously expected to stay home and care for children while Men were breadwinners but this has lessened and sometimes been reversed