Social Science

SO245 Lesson 8 Exam

Question 1 (5 points)
Lenski proposed four levels of technological progress. The fourth level began in the context of the
Question 1 options:

a)Renaissance.

b)Reformation.

c)Industrial Revolution.

d)Enlightenment.


Question 2 (5 points)
Only seldom does the water of the Colorado River eventually reach its delta in the Gulf of
Question 2 options:

a)California.

b)Alaska.

c)Mexico.

d)Oman.

SO245 Lessons 4 & 5 Exam

Question 1 (2.5 points)
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Plankton and phytoplankton represent the base of the oceanic food chain and produce about _______ percent of our planet's atmospheric oxygen.
Question 1 options:

a)20

b)30

c)40

d)50


Question 2 (2.5 points)
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About _______ percent of current carbon dioxide emissions are being absorbed into the planet's oceans.
Question 2 options:

a)30

b)40

c)50

d)60

SO245 Lesson 2 Exam

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Question 1 (5 points)
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In a modern society's decision making, which of the following institutions comes closest to playing the role formerly filled by a council of tribal elders?
Question 1 options:

a)Labor unions

b)State governments

c)Interest groups

d)Churches


Question 2 (5 points)
With respect to establishing a just and virtuous social order, how does Braid Reid characterize the role of the legal system in the world of business?
Question 2 options:

a)It's a vital tool when properly applied.

Using Technology to Improve the Future

As addressed in the readings, technology has the potential to both solve global social problems and make them worse. For example, technological devices that can interact with the environment have the potential to reduce world hunger by helping to increase food production in developing countries. However, some technological advancements—such as weapons of war and automated assembly lines—can threaten life through armed conflict, and pollution of the environment can increase poverty by eliminating jobs.

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