Great Debate

Class of 2012 - Great Debate

Sample Questions for the Test

Know your command terms for this test -
AO1 - Knowledge and Understanding
Identify - Provide an answer from a number of possibilities.
Define - Give the precise meaning of a word, phrase, concept or physical quantity
Describe - Give a detailed account
Outline - Give a brief account or summary
State - Give a specific name, value or brief answer without explanation or calculation

AO2 - Application and Analysis
Analyse - Break down in order to bring out the essential elements or structure
Distinguish - Make clear the differences between two or more concepts or items
Compare - Give an account of the similarities between two (or more) items or scenarios, referring to both (all) of them throughout
Construct - Display information in a diagrammatic or logical form
Contrast - Give an account of the differences between two (or more) items or scenarios, referring to both (all) of them throughout
Explain - Give a detailed account giving reasons or causes

  1. Identify TWO social networking tools that may be used in place of traditional publishing. 2 marks
  2. Define the term Web 2.0. 2 marks
  3. Describe the function of a firewall and identify ONE method for getting around this. 4 marks
  4. Outline how a PDF file can be shared online so that the content can be read without downloading the file. 3 marks
  5. State TWO file formats that can be used for uploading to a social media website. 2 marks
  6. Analyse the development of e-books in publishing. 4 marks
  7. Distinguish between desktop publishing and blogging. 2 marks
  8. Compare social networking with newspaper publication and their ability to deliver world events quickly to the public. 4 marks
  9. Construct a chart showing the sequence of events needed to produce a simple online website newsletter. Refer to technical publishing terms and timeline considerations. 2 marks
  10. Contrast podcasts and vidcasts. 2 marks
  11. Explain online censorship. 4 marks