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Tech Revolution Quiz To Do With Your Kids

Delaney Ruston, MD
June 22, 2021
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Last week I mentioned in the blog that youth often enjoy doing self-assessment questionnaires. Well, today it is about the fact that they — and, us, as well, appreciate a fun, competitive quiz. 

I have developed The Tech Revolution Quiz To Do With Your Kids, tested it with youth, and it has been a hit. The key is to make it a competition. I suggest everyone in your family, or group of any kind (maybe a summer camp group, who knows) and have everyone have a piece of paper and pencil. Since you will also be doing the quiz, don’t read the questions yourself until everyone is ready. Then, start to read the questions and have everyone write their best guess answers—no internet searching or talking during this time.  Then, have everyone discuss their answers without looking up answers — just to get brains firing on the discussions that can happen via the questions.  After all the questions have been discussed, then at the bottom of the blog and read off the actual answers. People should get one point for everyone, one they got right. Do a little high five dance for the Digital Age Dynamos. 

The Quiz:

  1. TRUE OR FALSE: In terms of our human supercomputers, that is to say, our brains — the average brain makes up 20% of a person’s body weight and accounts for 2% of energy use. 
  2. The CEO of which media company said in a meeting remarks that essentially said, let’s get people to give up more of their sleep for our product?
  3. TRUE OR FALSE: In terms of total smartphones sold in the world today, Apple is number one. 
  4. TRUE OR FALSE:  In 2018, a nationally representative survey of teens found that 44% of teens say they get frustrated with their friends for being on their phones so much when they're hanging out together. 
  5. Which made more money in 2016, video game companies or Hollywood? 
  6. How many languages are spoken on our diverse planet?
  7. Of all the 23 Pixar movies thus far, name the ones that have had female lead characters. 
  8. In a nationally representative survey by Common Sense Media of teens in 2018, what percentage of them responded that they wished their parents were less occupied with their devices —  meaning their parents own devices? 
  9. How many employees does Facebook have?
  10. What song did Harry Styles win a Grammy for in 2021?
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Questions to keep the conversation going: 

  1. Which question most surprised you?
  2. If we were to create a quiz like this, what questions would you add?
  3. How does the data around teens bothered by friends and parents who are on their own devices correlate to your experiences? What are your goals for this summer around this topic?
  4. Facebook is a very large company, and there was a lot of concern around its monopoly when it bought Instagram. What do we think about how few tech companies control so much?
  5. The tech revolution lets us get access to so much wonderful music. What types of music are we all listening to these days?
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ANSWERS TO THE QUIZ

  1. TRUE OR FALSE: In terms of our human supercomputers, that is to say, our brains — the average brain makes up 20% of a person’s body weight and accounts for 2% of energy use. 

Answer: FALSE. The brain makes up just 2% of a person’s total body weight but accounts for 20 of the body’s energy use. 

  1. The CEO of which media company said in a meeting remarks that essentially said, let’s get people to give up more of their sleep for our product?

Answer: Netflix

  1. TRUE OR FALSE: In terms of total smartphones sold in the world today, Apple is number one. 

Answer: FALSE. From 2020 data, Apple is 3rd after Samsung and Huawei. Apple sells about 14% of all smartphones worldwide, Samsung sells about 22%, and Huawei about 18% — but Apple makes the most money from their smartphone sales. 

  1. TRUE OR FALSE:  In 2018, a nationally representative survey of teens found that 44% of teens say they get frustrated with their friends for being on their phones so much when they're hanging out together. 

Answer: True. Teens are often surprised that it is not higher than 44% when they learn of this figure. The real question is, what will it be now as people come together after COVID And device use has gone up so much. 

  1. Which made more money in 2016, video game companies or Hollywood? 

Answer:  Data from 2016 shows, the video game industry earned $30.4 billion in the US, and Hollywood movies earned  $11.6 billion. Video games continue to earn much more money than Hollywood films.

  1. How many languages are spoken on our diverse planet?

Answer: Approximately 7,000 (shocking, yes!)

  1. Of all the 23 Pixar movies thus far, name the ones that have had female lead characters. 

Answer: Brave and  Inside Out  ( In Finding Dory, Dory is a main character, but she is not the lead in the same way as the leads in Brave and Inside Out. The obvious follow-up questions are why so few and how to change this?

  1. In a nationally representative survey by Common Sense Media of teens in 2018, what percentage of them responded that they wished their parents were less occupied with their devices —  meaning their parents own devices?   

Answer:  It was 33% overall. For younger teens, it was 30%, and for the older teens, it was 38%.  Of note, this figure of 33% had increased from 21%, when the question was first asked, in an earlier survey in 2012.  

  1. How many employees does Facebook have?

Answer: As of March 2021, according to regulatory filings,  they have 60,000. Remember, Facebook owns Instagram. 

  1. What song did Harry Styles win a Grammy for in 2021?

Answer: Watermelon Sugar. My question is, why that song? How do they pick these things :)  

**By the way, we here at Screenagers are always on the lookout for interesting tech and culture trivia, and if you have some good ones, please let us know at info@screenagersmovie.com.

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Tech Revolution Quiz To Do With Your Kids

Delaney Ruston, MD
June 22, 2021
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Last week I mentioned in the blog that youth often enjoy doing self-assessment questionnaires. Well, today it is about the fact that they — and, us, as well, appreciate a fun, competitive quiz. 

I have developed The Tech Revolution Quiz To Do With Your Kids, tested it with youth, and it has been a hit. The key is to make it a competition. I suggest everyone in your family, or group of any kind (maybe a summer camp group, who knows) and have everyone have a piece of paper and pencil. Since you will also be doing the quiz, don’t read the questions yourself until everyone is ready. Then, start to read the questions and have everyone write their best guess answers—no internet searching or talking during this time.  Then, have everyone discuss their answers without looking up answers — just to get brains firing on the discussions that can happen via the questions.  After all the questions have been discussed, then at the bottom of the blog and read off the actual answers. People should get one point for everyone, one they got right. Do a little high five dance for the Digital Age Dynamos. 

The Quiz:

  1. TRUE OR FALSE: In terms of our human supercomputers, that is to say, our brains — the average brain makes up 20% of a person’s body weight and accounts for 2% of energy use. 
  2. The CEO of which media company said in a meeting remarks that essentially said, let’s get people to give up more of their sleep for our product?
  3. TRUE OR FALSE: In terms of total smartphones sold in the world today, Apple is number one. 
  4. TRUE OR FALSE:  In 2018, a nationally representative survey of teens found that 44% of teens say they get frustrated with their friends for being on their phones so much when they're hanging out together. 
  5. Which made more money in 2016, video game companies or Hollywood? 
  6. How many languages are spoken on our diverse planet?
  7. Of all the 23 Pixar movies thus far, name the ones that have had female lead characters. 
  8. In a nationally representative survey by Common Sense Media of teens in 2018, what percentage of them responded that they wished their parents were less occupied with their devices —  meaning their parents own devices? 
  9. How many employees does Facebook have?
  10. What song did Harry Styles win a Grammy for in 2021?

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