Fluency With Information Technology 6th Edition By Lawrence Snyder – Test Bank
Chapter 11 Social Implications of IT: Computers in Polite Society
11.1 True/False Questions
1) When communicating via email, it is important to remember that you aren’t there in person, so you should explain yourself more completely.
Explanation: Email cannot convey some emotions and meaning and shouldn’t be used in those circumstances. At times, it’s not the best medium for conveying a message. Sometimes a phone call or a face-to-face conversation is better.
2) It is impossible to convey emotion in an email.
Explanation: (possible) It is possible, but it is difficult and inappropriate sometimes to use email for some types of messages.
3) One message covering multiple topics is better than multiple messages, each with a single topic.
Explanation: Multiple messages, each with one topic, are less likely to be confused or overlooked.
4) Including the question with the reply is a courtesy; it provides the context for your answer.
5) Email backlogs should be answered in the order they were received.
Explanation: Email should be answered in reverse order.
6) The majority of participants in crowdsourcing are typically motivated by large monetary rewards for themselves.
7) A well-conceived password should be easy to remember and difficult to guess.
Explanation: You should be able to remember it, but no one else should be able to figure it out.
8) A password should never be written down.
Explanation: If you need to, write down the password and keep it in a safe place.
9) When choosing a security question that will be used to challenge your identity in the event of a forgotten password, the security question should have an answer that has not been publically disclosed.
10) With stringent laws against spam in many places, and spammers being prosecuted, spam is no longer a common problem.
11) The use of shareware implies the obligation to pay for it.
Explanation: If you use shareware, rightfully, you should pay for it.
12) For your work to have copyright protection, the copyright symbol, ©, must be listed on your work.
Explanation: Once you create a work, it is covered by copyright, with or without the symbol.
13) Determining if email is spam is really just a program’s best guess, and some mistakes are inevitable.