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The Workshop consists of quiz questions and answers to help you solidify your understanding of the material covered. Try to answer the questions before checking the answers.


1:If you reduce a file to half its file size, how fast will it download?
  1. This is impossible to calculate because everyone's connection speed varies.

  2. Twice as fast as it would otherwise.

  3. This is impossible to calculate because you need to know the movie's dimensions (height and width).

A1: B. Answer C is just plain false, because Flash movies download just as quickly regardless of their dimensions (vectors scale). Answer A is not entirely false because you really can't say how long a file will take to download. However, if you cut the file size in half, you can certainly say it will go twice as fast. Consider if you ordered a half-sandwich—it would take you half as long to finish it.
2:Why should gratuitous special effects be avoided?
  1. They can distract the user from your core message.

  2. They can slow down performance and increase download times.

  3. All of the above.

A2: C. Although special effects are fine when necessary, they can be distracting, increase file size, and slow down performance. These are all good reasons to avoid using them.
3:True or False: The Bandwidth Profiler can simulate how a movie will play on a slow computer.
  1. True, just set your computer's processor speed in the Debug menu.

  2. False, the Bandwidth Profiler only helps you judge a movie's size and how fast it will download.

  3. True, but you have to select Simulate Computer from the View menu.

A3: B. The Bandwidth Profiler simply judges file size and download performance. If the question had referred to a slow connection rather than a slow computer, answer A would be correct.



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