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Information science: Quiz


Question 1: By 1843 Richard Hoe developed the rotary press, and in 1844 ________ sent the first public telegraph message.
United StatesSamuel MorseUnited KingdomItaly

Question 2: Extending as far as ________-approved definitions usability is considered a context-dependent agreement of the effectiveness, efficiency and satisfaction with which specific users should be able to perform tasks.
International Organization for StandardizationISO 3166-1OpenDocumentISO 3166

Question 3: An ________ is a technologically implemented medium for recording, storing, and disseminating linguistic expressions, as well as for drawing conclusions from such expressions.
Systems engineeringInformation systems disciplineDatabase management systemSystems biology

Question 4: ________ (IP) is a disputed umbrella term for various legal entitlements which attach to certain names, written and recorded media, and inventions.
Intellectual propertyShariaLawHuman rights

Question 5: It is criticised as "a fad" by Mark Lemley of Stanford Law School and by Richard Stallman of the ________ as an "overgeneralization" and "at best a catch-all to lump together disparate laws".
Digital rights managementCopyleftFree Software FoundationFree software movement

Question 6: In other words, it tackles systemic problems first rather than individual pieces of ________ within that system.
TechnologyMiningArtificial intelligenceEngineering

Question 7: As a science, however, it finds its institutional roots in the ________, beginning with publication of the first issues of Philosophical Transactions, generally considered the first scientific journal, in 1665 by the Royal Society (London).
Scientific revolutionRelationship between religion and scienceScientific methodHistory of science

Question 8: Many universities have entire colleges, departments or schools or devoted to the study of information science, while numerous information science scholars can be found in disciplines such as ________, computer science, law, library science, and sociology.
MicrobiologyScientific methodCommunicationSocial sciences

Question 9: See ________ for a list of current data model theories.
Data modelingObject-oriented programmingProgramming paradigmDatabase model

Question 10: Advocates of this approach engage in task analysis, then prototype interface designs and conduct ________.
Jakob Nielsen (usability consultant)Heuristic evaluationUsability testingHuman–computer interaction


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