Common Sense Digital Life 101 Questions


Q1. In 2009, kids ages 11 to 14 spent the most time with this type of media:
A. Computers
B. Music
C. TV
D. Video games

Q2. Who spends more time browsing the Internet, teens (ages 12 to 17) or adults?
A. Teens
B. Adults

Q3. What is a mash-up?
A. A glitch on a computer caused by a virus
B. A techno remix of a song
C. Slang for when a computer crashes and is beyond repair
D. A digital collage containing text, graphics, music, video, or animation from already created digital works combined to create a new work

Q4. How many texts on average do teens (ages 13 to 17) send and receive each month?
A. 2,000
B. 2,500
C. 3,000
D. 3,500

Q5. In Internet slang, what is a “troll” ?“
A. A multiplayer game that can be embedded in a website
B. Someone who posts spam on online message boards
C. A website that takes too long to load
D. Someone who has an ugly profile picture

Q6. What is an “avatar”?
A. An email address that forwards your email to a different address (alias)
B. A graphic image used to represent a real person online
C. Someone who tries to get you to give them personal information online
D. The fastest jet on many online flight-simulator games

Q7. According to the privacy policies of Facebook, how old must you be to register for an account?
A. 10
B. 12
C. 13
D. 16

Q8. Who can edit articles on Wikipedia, the free, online encyclopedia?
A. Registered users older than 13
B. Employees of Wikipedia
C. College professors and students
D. All of the above

Q9. If someone responds to your instant message by saying, “rofl,” what do they mean?
A. My mom is reading over my shoulder, watch out.
B. That was really funny.
C. Really? I don’t believe you.
D. Hold on a minute, I’ll be right back.

Q10. What is an MMOG?
A. Movie Making Online Generator, an online tool that helps people create mashups of videos posted on the web
B. The Million Mothers Organizing Group, an online social networking site popular for parents of teenagers
C. A Massive Multiplayer Online Game, usually an online world multiple players navigate and play in together
D. IM shorthand to say My Mom’s On Guard, a signal to quickly start censoring the
conversation

Q11. What was the first home video game console sold in the United States?
A. Atari 2600
B. Nintendo NES
C. Sega Genesis
D. Nintendo Game Boy

Q12. How many characters (letters, punctuation marks, and spaces) can you send in a regular text message?
A. 100
B. 160
C. 200
D. 260

Q13. What percentage of tweens (ages 8 to 12) use a cell phone?
A. 37%
B. 60%
C. 71%
D. 85%

Q14. With which of the following can young people not only listen to but also create music?
A. Rhapsody
B. GarageBand
C. Pandora
D. iTunes

Q15.As of late 2009, approximately how many views did YouTube get each day?
A. 500,000
B. Over 1 billion
C. Over 2 billion
D. Over 3 billion

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DIGITAL LITERACY AND CITIZENSHIP IN A CONNECTED CULTURE
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