The format of the final is as follows:

NOTE: the final will be held on Monday, May 12th from 6:00-7:55 PM (for both parts of the final) in MWAH 177.

Questions for the written portion of the final will be drawn from the 12 chapters of the book covered in class plus the history section covered in class. The format of these questions will be the same as on the previous exams. To see EXAMPLES (not actual questions) of the types of questions you might see on the exam you should look at the lists generated for the first two exams below:

Sample questions concerning Chapters 11 and 12 from the text:

MULTIPLE CHOICE (6 points each) - circle the LETTER of the single BEST answer:

1. Edutainment ____________________.

    (a) Involves providing education to entertainers
    (b) Is educational software designed to be entertaining
    (c) Is entertainment software that includes an educational component
    (d) (b) and (c)
    (e) (a), (b) and (c)

2. Which of the following interactions with the government can often be done

    (a) Be part of a jury
    (b) Get married
    (c) Pay your taxes
    (d) All of the above
    (e) None of the above

3. An intelligent agent ____________________.

    (a) Pays attention to the users work patterns
    (b) Periodically asks questions of its user
    (c) Carries out tasks for the user
    (d) (a) and (c)
    (e) (a), (b) and (c)

4. An anti-virus program ____________________.

    (a) Keeps track of your immunizations and tells you when to go to the doctor
    (b) Searches for viruses on the internet to delete them
    (c) Tries to fool virus programs accessing your computer
    (d) All of the above
    (e) None of the above

5. Encryption ____________________.

    (a) Involves converting readable data into unreadable data to transmit it
    (b) Is done for all email over the internet
    (c) Is done through a UPS
    (d) (a) and (b)
    (e) (a), (b) and (c)

6. What is a cookie (on the web)?

    (a) A small flat or slightly raised cake
    (b) A profile maintained about you by the internet
    (c) A small file on your computer stored by the web
    (d) (b) and (c)
    (e) None of the above

SHORT ANSWER (15-20 points each) - briefly answer the following:

7. What is ergonomics?  How does it related to use of computers?

8. What is virtual reality?  What are some of the possible pieces of
   hardware that might be part of a virtual reality system?

9. What are two common types of viruses?  How might these viruses be

10. Give three examples of methods used to prevent an unauthorized user
    from accessing a computer.