Got Media Smarts?

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Got Media Smarts?

 Let's see what you know about media use. Do your best to answer each question.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    In 2009, kids ages 11 to 14 spent the most time with this type of media:
    • A. 

      Computers

    • B. 

      Music

    • C. 

      TV

    • D. 

      Videogames

  • 2. 
    Who spends more time browsing the Internet, teens (ages 12 to 17) or adults?
    • A. 

      Teens

    • B. 

      Adults

  • 3. 
    What is a mash-up?
    • A. 

      A glitch on the computer caused by a virus.

    • B. 

      A techno remix of a song.

    • C. 

      Slang for when a computer crashes and is beyond repair.

    • D. 

      A digital collage containing text, graphics, music, video, or animation from already created digital works combined to create a new work.

  • 4. 
    How many texts on average do teens (ages 13 to 17) send and receive each month?
    • A. 

      2000

    • B. 

      2500

    • C. 

      3000

    • D. 

      3500

  • 5. 
    In Internet slang, what is a “troll”?
    • A. 

      A multiplayer game that can be embedded in a website.

    • B. 

      Someone who posts spam on online message boards.

    • C. 

      A website that takes too long to load.

    • D. 

      Internet slang for someone who has an ugly profile picture.

  • 6. 
    What is an “avatar”?
    • A. 

      An e-mail address that forwards your e-mail to a different address (alias).

    • B. 

      A graphic image used to represent a real person online.

    • C. 

      Someone who tries to get you to give them personal information online.

    • D. 

      The fastest jet on many online flight simulator games.

  • 7. 
    According to the privacy policies of Facebook, how old must you be to register for an account?
    • A. 

      10

    • B. 

      12

    • C. 

      13

    • D. 

      16

  • 8. 
    Who can edit articles on Wikipedia, the free, online encyclopedia?
    • A. 

      Registered users older than 13.

    • B. 

      Employees of Wikipedia.

    • C. 

      College professors and students.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 9. 
    • A. 

      My mom is reading over my shoulder, watch out.

    • B. 

      That was really funny.

    • C. 

      Really? I don't believe you.

    • D. 

      Hold on a minute, I'll be right back.

  • 10. 
    What is an MMOG?
    • A. 

      Movie Making Online Generator, an online tool that helps people create mash-ups of videos posted on the Web

    • B. 

      The Million Mothers Organizing Group, an online social networking site popular for parents of teenagers

    • C. 

      A Massive Multiplayer Online Game, usually an online world in which multiple players navigate and play together

    • D. 

      IM shorthand to say My Mom’s On Guard, a signal to quickly start censoring the conversation

  • 11. 
    • A. 

      Atari 2600

    • B. 

      Nintendo NES

    • C. 

      Sega Genesis

    • D. 

      Nintendo Game Boy

  • 12. 
    How many characters (letters, punctuation marks, and spaces) can you send in a regular text message?
    • A. 

      100

    • B. 

      160

    • C. 

      200

    • D. 

      260

  • 13. 
    What percentage of tweens (ages 8 to 12) use a cell phone?
    • A. 

      37%

    • B. 

      60%

    • C. 

      71%

    • D. 

      87%

  • 14. 
    With which of the following can young people not only listen to but also create music?
    • A. 

      Rhapsody

    • B. 

      GarageBand

    • C. 

      Pandora

    • D. 

      ITunes

  • 15. 
    As of mid-2010, approximately how many views did YouTube get each day?
    • A. 

      500,000 million

    • B. 

      Over 1 billion

    • C. 

      Over 2 billion

    • D. 

      Over 3 billion