The Mass Media And The Political Agenda Quiz

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  • 1. 
    The American political system has entered a new period of high-tech politics
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    Television, radio, newspapers, and other means of popular communication are called
    • A. 

      Chains

    • B. 

      High-tech politics

    • C. 

      Mass media

    • D. 

      Public relations

  • 3. 
    The influence of the mass media is limited to the elites in the United states
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Media events are spontaneous circumstances that get the media's attention
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    A president who was particularly successful in playing to the media was
    • A. 

      George H.W. Bush

    • B. 

      Ronal Reagan

    • C. 

      Richard Nixon

    • D. 

      Jimmy Carter

  • 6. 
    News management in the Reagan White House operated on each of the following principles EXCEPT
    • A. 

      Staying on the offensive

    • B. 

      Controlling the flow of information

    • C. 

      Speaking in one voice

    • D. 

      Spontaneity

  • 7. 
    Today, for a president to ignore the power of image and the media would be perilous.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    • A. 

      Herbert Hoover

    • B. 

      Franklin D. Roosevelt

    • C. 

      Lyndon Johnson

    • D. 

      Richard Nixon†

  • 9. 
    The President who held numerous press conferences and practically created media politics was
    • A. 

      Herbert Hoover

    • B. 

      Franklin Roosevelt

    • C. 

      John F. Kennedy

    • D. 

      Ronald Reagan

  • 10. 
    Prior to the 1960s, the relationship between politicians and the press was one of skepticism and distrust.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    The press soured on government as a result of the events of the
    • A. 

      Vietnam War

    • B. 

      Watergate Scandal

    • C. 

      Korean War

    • D. 

      Both a and b

  • 12. 
    News coverage of presidential candidates has become increasingly 
    • A. 

      Focused on the issues

    • B. 

      Limited

    • C. 

      Favorable

    • D. 

      Less favorable

  • 13. 
    Ever since the rise of TV news, newspaper circulation rates have been declining
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Who said "four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets?"
    • A. 

      Richard Nixon

    • B. 

      Lyndon Johnson

    • C. 

      Walter Cronkite

    • D. 

      Napoleon

  • 15. 
    Gradually, the broadcast media have replaced the print media as our principal source of news and information.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    The political career of Richard Nixon was made and unmade by television
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    Richard Nixon's experiences during the 1960 presidential campaign illustrate the
    • A. 

      Power of television in American politics

    • B. 

      Insignificance of presidential debates

    • C. 

      Greater importance of print media

    • D. 

      Friendly relationship between the media and political candidates

  • 18. 
    Using the broadcast media, Lyndon Johnson was successful in persuading the public that America was winning the war in Vietnam.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    Which of the following statements is TRUE?
    • A. 

      Newspapers are the main source of news for Americans

    • B. 

      Most of the news originates from correspondents

    • C. 

      In-depth analyses of policy issues are common in the media.

    • D. 

      Cable news and the Internet have supplanted the nightly news shows.

  • 20. 
    The use of airwaves is regulated by the
    • A. 

      States

    • B. 

      Federal Trade Commission

    • C. 

      Federal Communication Commission

    • D. 

      Federal Broadcasting System

  • 21. 
    News on cable TV and the Internet
    • A. 

      Is not available to most people

    • B. 

      Focuses on a narrow particular interest

    • C. 

      Appeals to a general audience

    • D. 

      Is rarely used by most young adults

  • 22. 
    Newspaper chains 
    • A. 

      Are organizations loosely linked by the wire services

    • B. 

      Are controlled by conglomerates that often control broadcast media as well

    • C. 

      Began to disappear with the advent of television

    • D. 

      Are local papers owned by fearless local editors

  • 23. 
    The news media avoid odd events in favor of reporting only objective conditions.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    The bottom line that shapes how journalists define news, where they get news, and how they present news is
    • A. 

      Objectivity

    • B. 

      Truth

    • C. 

      Profits

    • D. 

      Comprehensiveness

  • 25. 
    Most news organizations assign their best reporters to particular beats.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False