FSOT : Practice Test On Communication! Trivia Quiz

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FSOT : Practice Test On Communication! Trivia Quiz

Can you pass this test on FSOT communications? This quiz may be valuable to you. You must know what freedom of information is. Is there a conflict between the first and sixth amendments? What do copyright laws protect? Johann Gutenberg, a desktop publisher and the largest circulated daily newspaper in the United States? If you are looking for information concerning communications, this is the quiz for you.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The journalist may print what he wishes about others, but if that information is wrong and harmful to others' reputation, that writer must suffer the consequences.  Such protection for subjects of stories comes under the auspices of which of the following acts?
    • A. 

      Freedom of Information

    • B. 

      Property Protection

    • C. 

      Offending Effrontery

    • D. 

      Defamation

  • 2. 
    In some instances, journalists may find that there is a conflict between the 1st Amendment and the 6th Amendment, the latter having to do with
    • A. 

      The right to keep and bear arms

    • B. 

      The right to a speedy public trial

    • C. 

      Privacy

    • D. 

      Copyright

  • 3. 
    Copyright laws protects
    • A. 

      Literary work

    • B. 

      Musical works, including any accompanying words

    • C. 

      Sound recordings

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 4. 
    Johann Gutenberg was known as
    • A. 

      The person who translated the Bible from German to English

    • B. 

      A Shakespearean actor who brought styles of proper pronunciation to common people

    • C. 

      The inventor of moveable type, first producing the Bible

    • D. 

      Editor of the world's first newspaper

  • 5. 
    A desktop publisher is
    • A. 

      A writer who has his/her own small printing press

    • B. 

      A computer program that allows a writer to lay out, illustrate, and create different typefaces

    • C. 

      Small printers who specialize in niche markets

    • D. 

      A printer who produces brochures, booklets, and so on, but not books

  • 6. 
    Most of the daily newspapers in the United States are:
    • A. 

      Morning papers

    • B. 

      Evening papers

    • C. 

      All-day dailies

    • D. 

      Weekend editions

  • 7. 
    The largest circulated daily newspaper in the U.S. is:
    • A. 

      USA Today

    • B. 

      The Wall Street Journal

    • C. 

      The New York Times

    • D. 

      The Washington Post

  • 8. 
    A joint operating agreement provides for:
    • A. 

      Competing newspapers to combine their circulation and advertising but leave their editorial functions separate

    • B. 

      Advertising in newspapers working with competitors in setting rates

    • C. 

      Legislation that allows for multiple-owner, large newspaper chains

    • D. 

      An agreement that all newspapers in a chain may be printed from the same press.

  • 9. 
    Muckrakers were
    • A. 

      Artists who used the media to depict dirty (that is, sexually suggestive) material

    • B. 

      American journalists, novelists and critics, who, in the early 1900s attempted to expose the abuses of business and the corruption of politics

    • C. 

      Journalists who downplay sensationalism

    • D. 

      Companies that own a number of newspapers around the country

  • 10. 
    Tabloid newspapers are those that:
    • A. 

      Are always sensational, with a de-emphasis on current news and events

    • B. 

      Have a printing format that uses pages that are about half the size of a traditional newspaper page

    • C. 

      Are sold only on newsstands, not by subscription

    • D. 

      Are published in English, but not generally found in the United States

  • 11. 
    Since the middle of the 20th century, the number of cities with more than one daily newspaper has
    • A. 

      Increased

    • B. 

      Decreased

    • C. 

      Stayed the same

    • D. 

      Cannot be determined

  • 12. 
    Of all types of magazines, the one with the most rapid growth (1989-2000) is:
    • A. 

      Health

    • B. 

      Women's magazines

    • C. 

      Environment and ecology

    • D. 

      Comics

  • 13. 
    The top U.S. circulated magazine is:
    • A. 

      Modern Maturity

    • B. 

      Reader's Digest

    • C. 

      TV Guide

    • D. 

      Time

  • 14. 
    In advertising, CPM is:
    • A. 

      Creative promotion and marketing

    • B. 

      Circulation, production, and marketing

    • C. 

      Cost per thousand

    • D. 

      Chief promotion manager

  • 15. 
    The basis of the recording industry today, the phonograph was invented by
    • A. 

      Lee DeForest

    • B. 

      G. Marconi

    • C. 

      Thomas A. Edison

    • D. 

      Al Jolson

  • 16. 
    This type of radio transmission broadcasts on the frequency of 550 to 1700 kilohertz:
    • A. 

      AM radio

    • B. 

      FM radio

    • C. 

      Short-wave radio

    • D. 

      Citizens band radio

  • 17. 
    This company was a patent trust formed in 1919, which required parties interested in setting up a broadcast operation to pay money for the rights to do so.
    • A. 

      General Electric (GE)

    • B. 

      Radio Corporation of America (RCA)

    • C. 

      Emerson

    • D. 

      Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS)

  • 18. 
    This act gave the Secretary of Commerce the right to issue licenses to parties interested in radio broadcasting and to decide which radio frequencies should be used for which types of services:
    • A. 

      Radio Act of 1912

    • B. 

      Radio Act of 1927

    • C. 

      Communications Act of 1934

    • D. 

      Radio-Telephone Act of 1952

  • 19. 
    O & O Stations are those
    • A. 

      Without sanction to operate by the FCC

    • B. 

      Operated by companies with public stock offerings

    • C. 

      Interconnected together, coast to coast, with the same network

    • D. 

      Owned and operated by a network that provides a regular schedule of programming

  • 20. 
    Which U.S. president used radio to provide fireside chats to reassure citizens in hard times?
    • A. 

      Herbert Hoover

    • B. 

      Franklin D. Roosevelt

    • C. 

      Harry S. Truman

    • D. 

      Dwight D. Eisenhower

  • 21. 
    This term describes an activity in which promotion personnel pay money to radio DJs in order to ensure that they will devote airtime to artists that their recording companies represent:
    • A. 

      Networking

    • B. 

      Conglomerating

    • C. 

      Payola

    • D. 

      Musicjacking

  • 22. 
    Clear Channel and Infinity are the names of two organizations that:
    • A. 

      Broadcast international shortwave ratio

    • B. 

      Are television networks

    • C. 

      Are large radio networks-conglomerates

    • D. 

      Are record companies

  • 23. 
    The radio format most common, or used by the largest number of stations today is
    • A. 

      Country

    • B. 

      News and news talk

    • C. 

      Adult contemporary

    • D. 

      Religious

  • 24. 
    About 80% of radio listening occurs where?
    • A. 

      Individual, portable personal radios

    • B. 

      At the office or workplace

    • C. 

      In cars and vehicles on the road

    • D. 

      In home stereo systems

  • 25. 
    In music technology, the format for compressing a sound sequence into a very small file (about one-twelfth the size of the original file) while preserving the original level of sound quality when it is played is:
    • A. 

      CD

    • B. 

      MP3

    • C. 

      Napster

    • D. 

      DVD

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