Information Systems Today, 5e (Valacich/Schneider) Chapter 1: Managing in the Digital World 1) Knowledge workers are professionals who ________. A) use knowledge to perform their jobs, but do not create knowledge B) create, modify, and/or synthesize knowledge as a fundamental part of their jobs C) use their skills to help others gain knowledge D) modify knowledge created by others, but do not create knowledge themselves E) work in the education industry 2) Which of the following predictions made by Peter Drucker is true? A) Knowledge workers have lesser bargaining power than workers in other industries. B) Knowledge workers do not possess valuable real-world skills. C) Knowledge workers are not reliant on formal education. D) Knowledge workers are continually learning how to do their jobs better. E) Knowledge workers are not paid as well as their prior industrial counterparts. 3) During the time of the industrial revolution, some individuals who felt threatened by the changes brought about by technology resorted to protesting against the technology. Identify these individuals. A) Luddites B) Utopists C) Millenarists D) Utilitarians E) Preterists 4) Which of the following occurred when Alvin Toffler's "third wave" gained speed? A) Society moved from a predominantly agrarian culture to the urbanized machine age. B) Occupations changed to accommodate the mechanized society. C) The ability to perform repetitive tasks became a quality to be instilled and valued. D) Individuals shifted from handicrafting items for sale to working in factories. E) Information became the currency of the realm. 5) The ability to independently learn new technologies as they emerge and assess their impact on your work and life is called ________. A) computer assisted learning B) computer adaptation C) computer fluency D) computer compatibility E) computer programming
6) Which of the following best describes the phenomenon termed Web 2.0? A) using the Internet as a platform for applications B) uploading files on the Internet C) learning new technologies as they emerge D) setting up an online business E) downloading free software from the Internet 7) Which of the following is an example of an economic change brought about by globalization? A) increases in the frequency of worldwide fads and phenomena B) development of low-cost computing platforms C) availability of low-cost communication systems D) increases in the outsourcing of labor E) decentralization of organizations 8) Which of the following is an example of a technological change brought about by globalization? A) increases in the frequency of international travel B) increases in the levels of immigration C) enforcement of global patent and copyright laws D) decreases in the frequency of worldwide fads E) decentralization of organizations 9) In his book The World Is Flat , New York Times foreign affairs columnist Thomas L. Friedman characterized the evolution of globalization as having distinct phases. During this globalization
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