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PART I: YOUR WORK LIFE
PART II: YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH TECHNOLOGY
PART III: YOUR INTERNET KNOWLEDGE
1. AT YOUR LAST JOB INTERVIEW, YOU EXHIBITED:
B. Mild Wariness
C. Tried to overcome headache. I was really tied
D. Controlled Hostility
2. DESCRIBE YOUR WORKPLACE:
A. An enterprising, dynamic group of individuals laying the groundwork for tomorrow's economy.
B. A bunch of geeks with questionable social skills.
C. An anxiety-ridden, with long hours and a lot of stress because of backbiting bunch of finger-pointers.
D. Jerks, sociopaths and PHB
3. DESCRIBE YOUR HOME:
A. Small, but efficient.
B. Shared and dormlike.
C. Rubble-strewn and fetid.
D. I have a personal network at my home with three or more connected computers and permanent connection to the Internet
4. MY PERSONAL COMPUTER:
A. Maximizes my productivity.
B. Is my best friend.
C. Lets me work all kinds of crazy hours at home.
D. My computers can heat my apartment.
5. MY ALPHANUMERIC PAGER:
A. Is a convenient way to stay in touch with my office.
B. I do not like when it sometimes goes off at night
C. Has been temporarily disabled and I receive warning because of that
D. I have it all the time and always wear a cell phone on my belt.
6. WHAT DOES THE "I" IN IPO STAND FOR?
7. WHAT DOES THE "E" IN E-COMMERCE STAND FOR?
8. WHAT ARE THE "THREE C'S OF THE INTERNET?"
A. Content, Community and Commerce
B. Cults, Chats and Clutter
C. Cheetos, Chinese Food and Coke
D. Crap, Costs and Chaos
9. WHAT IS THE "WINDOWS ENVIRONMENT"?
A. A graphical operating system.
B. A ploy for world domination.
C. A bug-ridden, proprietary disaster. Open source is the way to go.
D. Linux rulez.
10. WHO IS THE REAL "FATHER OF THE INTERNET"?
A. Vice-president Gore
B. Vinton Cerf
C. Linus Torvalds
D. George Orwell
11. WHY WAS THE INTERNET CREATED?
A. To simplify a way to bid out jobs to immigrant workers.
B. To boost the Dow over 10,000
C. To create a new bunch of billionaires
D. To create an IPO gold rush.
12. WHY ARE YOU WORKING IN THE INTERNET BUSINESS?
A. To get rich.
B. To get by.
C. Linux rulez
D. Nobody else will take me.
13. DESCRIBE YOURSELF POLITICALLY:
14. DESCRIBE YOUR RELIGION:
C. Open Source
15. WHAT WILL HAPPEN IN 2000?
A. It's revenge time for brick-and-mortars.
B. Your girlfriend may dump you for a doctor or Venture Capitalist.
C. You are feared that your health insurance may run out and you may not have new contracts to renew it.
D. You are feared that you will be fired or outsourced with no equity.
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