Question 1 (5 points)
Which technology is often described as “rats in a maze”?
Question 2 (5 points)
Carbon atoms have _______ open gaps in their L shell, permitting the formation of highly complex compounds such as proteins and DNA molecules.
Question 3 (5 points)
Gerhard Lenski acknowledged four stages in technological evolution. In which stage does the development of agriculture allow the population to create complex social orders?
Question 4 (5 points)
In defining future shock, Alvin Toffler invented the term
Question 5 (5 points)
Only seldom does the water of the Colorado River eventually reach its delta in the Gulf of
Question 6 (5 points)
Which river system is a source of conflict between the inhabitants of northern and southern Kashmir?
Question 7 (5 points)
Under the concept of _______, we can assume that a cause can be identified for every effect.
Question 8 (5 points)
How much of Earth’s freshwater is easily accessed?
Question 9 (5 points)
The belief that anything worth knowing must be derived from data provided by the senses is called
Question 10 (5 points)
Women comprise two-thirds of illiterate people on the planet as well as _______ percent of those living in poverty.
Question 11 (5 points)
For Gerhard Lenski, the key to human progress is
Question 12 (5 points)
Lenski proposed four levels of technological progress. The fourth level began in the context of the
Question 13 (5 points)
Concerns about the military-industrial complex and its threat to America’s democratic institutions were first introduced to the public by
Question 14 (5 points)
One primary argument against the use of nuclear fission for generating energy is the
Question 15 (5 points)
According to Leslie White, the key to human progress is
Question 16 (5 points)
Annually, Americans produce about _______ of the world’s solid waste.
Question 17 (5 points)
The Nile has two main sources. The Blue Nile flows from the highlands of Ethiopia; the White Nile flows from the region of Lake Victoria in Uganda. The two rivers meet at Khartoum in Sudan. Today, there are serious tensions between the governments of Egypt and Ethiopia regarding the construction of
Question 18 (5 points)
According to _______, Stage 3 is marked by an increase in the service sector and is a source of modern social problems.
Question 19 (5 points)
The English word “left” is derived from the Old English lyft, which means
Question 20 (5 points)
Four major rivers flow from the snowmelt of the Himalayan Mountains. Which river is a threat to local food production for residents of Vietnam?