Journalism Quiz

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  • 1. 
    1.  What should the lead paragraph of a news story contain?
    • A. 

      At least 2 of the 5 Ws and 1 H

    • B. 

      A human interest hook

    • C. 

      All of the 5 Ws and 1 H (or at least as many as possible)


  • 2. 
    2.  What is inverted pyramid style?
    • A. 

      Top heavy news story because the beginning contains the most important information.

    • B. 

      Bottom heavy news story because the conclusion contains the most important information.

    • C. 

      A style of writing that emphasizes the human interest angle


  • 3. 
    What is a lead paragraph?
    • A. 

      The last paragraph of a news story

    • B. 

      The first paragraph of a news story

    • C. 

      A paragraph containing interview questions


  • 4. 
    1.  What does it mean to write concisely?
    • A. 

      Use active voice as much as possible

    • B. 

      Get right to the point

    • C. 

      Both A and B


  • 5. 
    How many sentences will you find in a lead paragraph in a typical news story?
    • A. 

      One to two

    • B. 

      Two to three

    • C. 

      Three to Five


  • 6. 
    What should be included in a sports story?
    • A. 

      Game scores

    • B. 

      Quotes from coaches, players and/or fans

    • C. 

      Both A and B


  • 7. 
    What type of hook do journalists typically use for a news story lead?
    • A. 

      The date of the event

    • B. 

      A cute or clever observation

    • C. 

      The piece of information that will be most important to the readers


  • 8. 
    What is a feature story?
    • A. 

      A news story with a human interest angle

    • B. 

      An article based on the writer's opinion concerning an important issue

    • C. 

      Fluff material such as horoscopes and crossword puzzles


  • 9. 
    What is an opinion piece?
    • A. 

      A news story with a human interest angle

    • B. 

      An article based on the writer 's opinion concerning an important issue

    • C. 

      Fluff material such as horoscopes and crossword puzzles


  • 10. 
    What does it mean to be objective?
    • A. 

      Include your opinion in your story

    • B. 

      Use personal pronouns (such as I, you, we)

    • C. 

      Reporting just the facts


  • 11. 
    Which of the following type of article requires objectivity?
    • A. 

      An editorial

    • B. 

      A news story

    • C. 

      An opinion article


  • 12. 
    What is the difference between an opinion article and an editorial?
    • A. 

      An editorial is the opinion of the entire staff and uses the word ' we '

    • B. 

      An opinion piece is the opinion of just the writer of the article

    • C. 

      Both A and B


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