Freedom Of The Press: How Much Do You Know?

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Freedom Of The Press: How Much Do You Know? - Quiz

Freedom of the Press goes hand-in-hand with free speech for many countries and consists of the rights of citizens to have and vocalize their personal opinions on a number of matters. How much do you know about free press?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What are the 2 reasons state materials are kept protected from the public?

    • A.

      Information is classified as sensitive

    • B.

      Information is classified as irrelevant

    • C.

      To protect national intrest

    • D.

      To persuade public opinions on the matter

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Information is classified as sensitive
    C. To protect national intrest
    Explanation
    If a governing body believe unnecessary mass chaos may ensure following information reveal, they may keep it secret until the problem is solved.

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  • 2. 

    Which are examples of press NOT being free? (select all that apply)

    • A.

      Censorship

    • B.

      Turning off the comment section for an article/blog/video

    • C.

      Copyright infringment

    • D.

      State monopolies on tv and radio

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Censorship
    D. State monopolies on tv and radio
    Explanation
    The Author is protecting their work with a copyright or exercising their freedom of press by not allowing comments. However any group censoring another or state groups owning public communication channels are examples of freedom being infringed upon.

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  • 3. 

    Journalisted harassed, jailed, expelled, and killed is a mesure of how free a country or regions press is. How many journalists were jailed in 2017 worldwide?

    • A.

      84

    • B.

      155

    • C.

      262

    • D.

      301

    Correct Answer
    C. 262
    Explanation
    262 journalists were recorded in jail in 2017. China, Turkey and Egypt accounting for over half.

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  • 4. 

    The 2018 Press Freedom Index shows the amount of Press Freedom found in each country. Which countries were the most free in 2018?

    • A.

      India

    • B.

      New Zealand

    • C.

      Netherlands

    • D.

      North Korea

    • E.

      Denmark

    • F.

      Sudan

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. New Zealand
    C. Netherlands
    E. Denmark
    Explanation
    Finland and Norway also rank in the top 6 of most press freedom.

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  • 5. 

    How much of the world's population lives in areas without press freedom?

    • A.

      8%

    • B.

      15%

    • C.

      24%

    • D.

      33%

    Correct Answer
    A. 8%
    Explanation
    According the Reporters without Borders, 1/3 of people live in areas without democratic freedoms that are controlled by propaganda.

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  • 6. 

    Which amendment to the constitution included freedom of the press to the US?

    • A.

      1st

    • B.

      2nd

    • C.

      13th

    • D.

      19th

    Correct Answer
    A. 1st
    Explanation
    first amendment states: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

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  • 7. 

    When was freedom of the press established in Great Britain?

    • A.

      1695

    • B.

      1771

    • C.

      1869

    • D.

      1734

    Correct Answer
    A. 1695
    Explanation
    John Milton was a huge activist for freedom of press and believed people were capable of using logic and reason to make proper choices if they were presented with all the information.

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  • 8. 

    The document suppressed freedom of the press in 1933 Nazi Germany?

    • A.

      Reichstag Fire Decree

    • B.

      Law for Press Protection

    • C.

      Bolshevik Decree on Press

    • D.

      Nuremberg Race Laws

    Correct Answer
    A. Reichstag Fire Decree
    Explanation
    The Propaganda Ministry ordered which stories would be ran or suppressed.

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  • 9. 

    In the last 20 years, what are some examples of inventions that have increased freedom of Press?

    • A.

      Social Media

    • B.

      Satellite TV

    • C.

      Voice Over Internet Protocol

    • D.

      Internet Blogging

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Social Media
    B. Satellite TV
    C. Voice Over Internet Protocol
    D. Internet Blogging
    Explanation
    While all of these are great because more people are able to share their opinions more freely and easily, it has also because harder for the government to combat hate-speech and locate possible threats to public security when people hide behind computer screens.

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  • 10. 

    Which country famously has state-run internet service in order to control the news citizens can see?

    • A.

      Japan

    • B.

      Sweden

    • C.

      China

    • D.

      South Africa

    Correct Answer
    C. China
    Explanation
    The Chinese internet looks quite different other countries and has it's own forms of popular search engines and social media.

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