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Contemporary's GED Science
Robert Mitchell

Science and Technology

Chapter Review Quiz


Choose the best answer to each question. You may refer to pages 95–114 in Contemporary’s GED Science if you need additional help. When you have finished the quiz, click on Submit Answers to receive feedback and results. You may also choose to e-mail your results to your instructor.


Which of the following discoveries or inventions is a goal of science rather than a goal of technology?
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A)a new medicine that fights the common cold
B)a less-expensive fuel for automobiles
C)an exploding star, billions of light years away
D)a faster word-processing program for computers
E)a new type of insulation to be used in home construction

What is a milestone of technology?
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A)an invention that has a profound impact on human life
B)an invention that is made out of natural materials
C)an invention that does not require an external source of power
D)an invention that results from several other inventions
E)an invention that leads to inexpensive and popular consumer products

In what main way does technology influence science?
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A)Technology helps reduce the cost of scientific research.
B)Technology increases the cost of scientific research.
C)Technology provides consumer products that increase public awareness of new discoveries in science.
D)Technology provides scientists with better tools to use in scientific research.
E)Technology helps encourage public support of scientific research.

In what main way does genetically altered food differ from regular food?
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A)Genetically altered food contains flavor enhancers.
B)Genetically altered food contains one or more genes from a different organism than the food itself.
C)Genetically altered food is food that has been treated with pesticides while it grows.
D)Genetically altered food is food that has been irradiated before it has been brought to a grocery store.
E)Genetically altered food is food that has had all the fat removed from it in order to reduce calories per serving.

What is a surrogate parent?
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A)a woman who is pregnant with multiple fetuses
B)a woman who has taken fertility drugs to help become pregnant
C)a woman who has been artificially inseminated
D)a woman who plans to use natural childbirth methods during delivery
E)a woman who, on behalf of another person, carries a fetus throughout pregnancy and birth

What is cloning?
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A)testing a fetus for genetic disorders
B)becoming pregnant by artificial insemination
C)producing an identical twin to an organism
D)becoming pregnant twice in the same year
E)identifying the biological parent of an organism

Which of the following is a harmful side effect of technology?
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A)increased air pollution and toxic waste products
B)a number of new consumer products
C)a lower cost for many consumer products
D)public refusal to buy products that change from year to year
E)a rapidly increasing population

For which of the following questions will science and technology probably never provide an answer?
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A)What is the most healthful diet for human beings?
B)On what continent did human life first appear?
C)Is there any form of life on the planet Mars?
D)What eventually will happen to planet Earth?
E)Why are human beings here?