Final Exam: Part One

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Media Quizzes & Trivia

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is media?
    • A. 

      Media is mass communication in various forms.

    • B. 

      It is talking on your cell phone, speaking to people in person and broadcast news.

    • C. 

      It is the mathematical middle of a group of numbers.

  • 2. 
    What is the printing press?
    • A. 

      A machine invented by Johannes Gutenberg that prints books.

    • B. 

      A machine invented by Edison that gives off light.

    • C. 

      A news reporter named printing.

  • 3. 
    How is the web 2.0 internet driven?
    • A. 

      By producers

    • B. 

      By consumers

    • C. 

      By prosumers

    • D. 

      By Mr. Rudolph

  • 4. 
    What is RSS?
    • A. 

      A way that the news is brought to us.

    • B. 

      The new name for the New York Times.

    • C. 

      A system without feeds and posts.

    • D. 

      A way of news distribution that started in the 1800's.

  • 5. 
    What does RSS stand for?
    • A. 

      Really Simple Syndication.

    • B. 

      Read Sound Simple.

    • C. 

      Reactionary Sound Symphony.

    • D. 

      Really Sound Syndication.

  • 6. 
    According to the mainstream account of September 11th, why did the twin towers fall?
    • A. 

      There were controlled explosives set in the towers.

    • B. 

      A missile was attached to the underneath of the planes.

    • C. 

      Planes crashed into them.

    • D. 

      No planes were involved.

  • 7. 
    According to the mainstream account of September 11th, when did the first plane hit the North Tower?
    • A. 

      8:30

    • B. 

      8:46

    • C. 

      10:03

    • D. 

      10:28

  • 8. 
    According to the mainstream account, who was the mastermind of the September 11th attacks?
    • A. 

      George Bush

    • B. 

      Osama Bin Laden

    • C. 

      Dick Cheney

    • D. 

      Sadam Hussien

  • 9. 
    What is perspective?
    • A. 

      A point of view.

    • B. 

      An new antiperspirant.

    • C. 

      Something that is indisputably the case.

    • D. 

      The answer to the question WHAT.

  • 10. 
    In the story about the three blind men, why do they say the elephant is three different things?
    • A. 

      Another blind men lies to them about what they are touching.

    • B. 

      They are really really dumb.

    • C. 

      Each touches a different part of the elephant.

  • 11. 
    In the story about the three blind men, how do the blind men get over their limited perspectives?
    • A. 

      The play rock paper scissors for who's right.

    • B. 

      They talk to each other, sharing that the elephant resembles many different things.

    • C. 

      They read about elephants in a book written in braille.

    • D. 

      They ask someone who can see.

  • 12. 
    According to the Beacon for Freedom perspective, why did 9/11 happen?
    • A. 

      The terrorists attacked us because they oppose our freedom.

    • B. 

      The US has exploited poorer countries economically.

    • C. 

      George Bush wanted to use 9/11 as a reason to invade Iraq.

  • 13. 
    Which group did Bush say was responsible for the 9/11 attacks?
    • A. 

      Al-Faeda

    • B. 

      The Bush administration itself

    • C. 

      The Department of Defense

    • D. 

      Al-Qaeda

  • 14. 
    Who approved the war in Iraq?
    • A. 

      The Supreme Court

    • B. 

      Congress

    • C. 

      The Judicial Branch

  • 15. 
    Donald Rumsfield  said that Iraq was...
    • A. 

      The greatest country in the world.

    • B. 

      Producing weapons of mass destruction.

    • C. 

      The country that planned 9/11.

  • 16. 
    Why did the US invade Iraq in the first place?
    • A. 

      Bush thought they were producing weapons of mass destruction.

    • B. 

      Bush thought they attacked the world trade center.

    • C. 

      They invaded US first.

  • 17. 
    Later on, did anyone end up finding weapons of mass destruction in Iraq?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 18. 
    Who led Iraq before the war?
    • A. 

      Osama Bin-Laden

    • B. 

      George Bush

    • C. 

      Sadam Hussien

  • 19. 
    • A. 

      During World War One

    • B. 

      During World War Two

    • C. 

      During the Viet Nam War

  • 20. 
    Why did media coverage make Americans oppose the Viet Nam war?
    • A. 

      It showed the real destruction of war.

    • B. 

      It showed our brave soldiers conquering foreign lands.

    • C. 

      It glorified war.

    • D. 

      It made the war seem like it was worth fighting.

  • 21. 
    • A. 

      Something that cannot be disputed.

    • B. 

      Letting perceptions lead your views.

    • C. 

      An opinion.

  • 22. 
    What state is the town of Jena located?
    • A. 

      Louisiana

    • B. 

      Alabama

    • C. 

      New York

    • D. 

      Georga

  • 23. 
    At Jena High there was a tree that...
    • A. 

      Traditionally only blacks sat under.

    • B. 

      Traditionally only whites sat under.

    • C. 

      The principal said that only blacks could sit under.

    • D. 

      The principal said that only whites could sit under.

  • 24. 
    After several black students ate lunch underneath the tree, what were hung from the tree's branches?
    • A. 

      Dead people

    • B. 

      Nooses

    • C. 

      Holiday ornaments

  • 25. 
    What do nooses symbolize?
    • A. 

      The history of blacks being oppressed.

    • B. 

      The history of the North.

    • C. 

      The history of America.

  • 26. 
    Who was the student that was beaten by several black students outside of Jena High School?
    • A. 

      Justin Barker

    • B. 

      Jermaine Jackson

    • C. 

      Justice McDonald

    • D. 

      Herbert Godspeed

  • 27. 
    Why does the media emphasize race when telling the story of the Jena 6?
    • A. 

      Because race had nothing to do with what happened

    • B. 

      Because emphasizing race makes for a better story

    • C. 

      Because the media knew that race wasn't important

  • 28. 
    What were the racial demographics of Jena?
    • A. 

      90% black; 10% white

    • B. 

      80% black; 20% white

    • C. 

      10% black; 90% white

  • 29. 
    • A. 

      April 16th, 1999

    • B. 

      June 20th, 1999

    • C. 

      April 20th, 1999

    • D. 

      April 4th, 2000

  • 30. 
    What were some things that the media blamed for the shootings?
    • A. 

      Violent video games and music

    • B. 

      US involvement in foreign wars

    • C. 

      The President of the United States

  • 31. 
    After Columbine, many accused America of what?
    • A. 

      Being too violent.

    • B. 

      Being too tolerant.

    • C. 

      Being too poor.

  • 32. 
    What year did Hurricane Katrina hit?
    • A. 

      2001

    • B. 

      2002

    • C. 

      2003

    • D. 

      2005

  • 33. 
    Who was the mayor of New Orleans during Katrina?
    • A. 

      Ray Nagin

    • B. 

      George Bush

    • C. 

      Thomas Menino

    • D. 

      Kathleen Blanco

  • 34. 
    • A. 

      Brick houses

    • B. 

      Steel structures that cars drive over

    • C. 

      Man made walls that keep water in or out of certain places