Quiz Part 1: What is Your Technology IQ?

Everyone uses it. But how much do you really know about its impact on you? 1 min


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How much do you really know? Photo by Alex Knight

Your technology IQ can determine how healthy you are. Whether we’re home or at work, out with friends, or chilling at a cafe, technology is always vying for our attention. Notifications bombard us and we’re constantly tempted to live under its thrall.  Do you know technology’s effect on you?

  1. 1 True or False: Technology can enhance our IQ, but harm our social abilities

    social-
    1. True
    2. False
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    True

    Sure, we have all of this information at our fingertips. All we ahve to do is Google something and we know. But how well can you handle a conversation face-to-face? Or-gasp!-over the phone?

  2. 2 It is possible to

    1. phone-app
      Use your phone for a certain app and then close it after that single use
    2. offline
      Avoid social media for a day and make it to bedtime without the world ending
    3. social-media-phone
      Become hooked on social media/ technology
    4. all-of-the-above
      All
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    All

    Sometimes it's easy to forget that we aren't bound to our phones/tablets/smart-whatevers. It's okay to put them down for a while.

  3. 3 True or False: Social media can lead to anxiety and depression

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    1. True
    2. False
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    True

    How often do you see your friends posting about their perfect lives? After a while, it gets you down, right? What are you doing wrong? How come they have it all together? 

    They don't. Social media is just a little window into others' lives.

  4. 4 True or False: There are helpful and harmful apps

    apps
    1. True
    2. False
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    True

    There are so many helpful apps. We're not saying that technology is evil. Just think: we have apps for breaking news, apps to help us keep in touch with friends and family, apps to help us keep on track with goals. It's just a question of moderation. 

  5. 5 Social media can

    social-media-2
    1. Hurt your sleep cycle
    2. Create false memories or help you remember certain events differently
    3. Help you connect to people online, but disconnect with the physical world
    4. All
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    All

    Again, it's not all bad. It can help us communicate with so many loved ones and find answers to burning questions. But it can also be addictive and harmful, if not used with caution. 

Quiz Part 1: What is Your Technology IQ?

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    Study up

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    You could use a little brush-up on your social media knowledge. It’s a constant in this world now, and you can protect yourself a lot better if you read a little more about the effects it can have on our moods. Here are some articles to help.

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    You know a little about social media basics

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    But the more you know, the better prepared you are to protect yourself. Here are some articles to help you better understand how social media manages our moods. 

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    You know a thing or two about social media and that’s great

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    It’s taken over our society, so it’s important to understand it. Here are some more articles to help improve your understanding of the effects it can have on our moods. 

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    Congratulations!

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    You got 3 out of 5 correct! Maybe you missed how social media can negatively impact us. Or you weren’t sure how it can damage our social abilities. Here are some articles to help you become a social media wiz!

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    So close!

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    You have a great understanding of social media—excellent! It runs our lives now and it seems as though many people can’t go a day without checking their pages. So, it’s very important to understand how it’s affecting us all. Here are some more articles about social media. 

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    You’re a social media wiz!

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    Keep up the good work and make sure you stay alert while online. Monitor your moods and others’ around you to better understand how it’s affecting us. Here are some more articles about the impact of social media.

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Samantha Curreli
Samantha Curreli is a staff writer at Reach Out Recovery. Sam is also a graduate of Arcadia University's MFA in Creative Writing Program and a freelance journalist for New Jersey music magazine, The Aquarian Weekly. She has had multiple pieces of fiction published in literary magazines and short story anthologies.

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