Science, Technology, and Society Introduction Quiz

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What is the primary purpose of the Science, Technology, and Society (STS) course?

To develop deep appreciation and critical understanding of the role of science and technology in society

How is the relationship between science and technology explained in the text?

Science drives technology by making new technology possible through scientific discovery and development

What is the main focus of engineers according to the text?

Using science to develop products

Which term is defined as 'the pursuit of knowledge about the natural world through systematic observation and experiments' in the text?

Science

What does the text state about the purpose of technology?

To explore for the purpose of making something useful from scientific knowledge

What was the traditional explanation for natural phenomena according to the text?

Based on belief in supernatural powers

What is the main purpose of technology?

To apply scientifically gained knowledge for practical purpose

Who is considered the founder of vaccinology in the West?

Edward Jenner

What did Anton Van Leeuwenhoek do in the 1600s?

Used a single lens microscope to view bacteria

Why are computers taking the place of textbooks?

Because laptops are lightweight and easy to carry

What affects the development of technology according to the text?

Society, its values, politics, and economics

What do ethical issues in science help scientists establish?

Standards for collecting, analyzing, and reporting data

According to Lewis Wolpert, when do dangers and ethical issues arise in science?

Only when science is applied as technology

What is a group of individuals involved in continuing social interaction, sharing the same geographical or social territory, political authority, and cultural expectations?

Society

Who used a variety of instruments to predict the weather?

"Meteorologists"

What did Edward Jenner introduce in 1796 as a successful vaccine?

The first smallpox vaccine

Test your knowledge about the concept of Science, Technology, and Society (STS) and its role in the development of people and society. This interdisciplinary quiz covers various scientific issues and technological aspects.

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