Formative Assessment

  1. The links between security, technology, crime and terrorism are similar to a spider web. Identify the statement that explains this analogy.
    1. The analogy highlights the intersecting and interlocking attachments, relationships and hierarchies among all the elements.
    2. The analogy highlights the various components of technology and its negative correlation. That is because not everything is positively correlated.
    3. The analogy highlights the changes in the variables and the lack of engagement within the variables. This is so as to perceive it clearly.
    4. The analogy highlights the negative correlation of variables such as security, technology, crime, terrorism, and interrogation.
  2. Identify the most accurate definition of security from the four options.
    1. A level of security monitoring against economic loss.
    2. The degree of protection against terrorism, fraud, corruption, danger, damage, loss and criminal activity.
    3. The degree of protection from harm, danger, ill will, black magic, and superstition.
    4. Some degree of protection against emotional grievances, sadness and poverty.
  3. Technology in Security Studies is best understood as: ______________
    1. The study of philosophy and techniques.
    2. The study of history.
    3. The branch of knowledge that emphasizes the use of ways and means to make security work more efficient, less costly, or more effective.
    4. The study of financial terrorists.
  4. Neo-Luddism, anarcho-primitivism and other similar movements criticise the use of technology for the following reasons EXCEPT
    1. encourages globalisation
    2. harms the environment
    3. alienates people
    4. discourage emotional connection among workers.
  5. Technology can be defined in various ways. Which of the following term FAILS to show how technology may be defined?
    1. Technology refers to the study of the industrial and corporate arts and sciences.
    2. Technology includes all tools, machines and devices
    3. Technology can be defined along instrumental and organizational lines.
    4. War is the absence of peace and technology about the presence of war.
  6. Criminal activities are often defined as
    1. offences against the environment
    2. offences against a company or firm.
    3. offences against the state and the rule of law.
    4. offences against morality
  7. Legislation is created by the government with the intention to prohibit_____________
    1. actions that violate the Constitution.
    2. Conduct or behaviour that generates more income.
    3. conduct or activity that encourages social etiquette.
    4. conduct that promotes traditional beliefs
  8. Terrorists use technologies to create disaster and violence among innocent people. Such acts are considered:
    1. ones that promote familial contact
    2. acts that encourage mutual understanding.
    3. acts that deter political stability
    4. acts that perpetrate hatred and disharmony in politicized society.
  9. Identify the statement that BEST depicts how security influences technology.
    1. The changes in the stratosphere impact on security measures.
    2. Design and development in technology gives less impetus for security awareness.
    3. The lack of sufficient security measures in certain sectors ironically encourages the development of technology by attracting resources so as to address the weakest links.
    4. obalization has a negative impact on technological development on security technology.
  10. The following conditions have an impact on crime EXCEPT:
    1. psychological conditions.
    2. weather conditions.
    3. political conditions.
    4. economic conditions.