History Of Journalism Final Pt 1

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2009 history of journalism final quiz


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  • 1. 
    The 1954 U.S. Supreme Court decision in the Brown vs. Board of Education of Topeka case determined that 
    • A. 

      All registered voters have a right to vote

    • B. 

      Separate educational facilities are inherently unequal and, therefore, unlawful

    • C. 

      Hiring in school’s must guarantee that no teacher will be discriminated against by race

    • D. 

      All residents have a right to a college education

  • 2. 
    Rodger streitmatter, as do many historians, cites the Civil Rights Movement as
    • A. 

      Ill-timed, and would have been less violent if activists had waited a few years

    • B. 

      A political movement that was spurred by extensive newspaper

    • C. 

      The first great television news story

    • D. 

      A political movement that was spurred by effective public relations techniques

  • 3. 
    The most dramatic image that emerged from the Central High School desegregation effort was
    • A. 

      The lynching by a mob of two of the nine students

    • B. 

      The relative calm that greeted a young black male student as he approached local police at the school

    • C. 

      The fire bomb that exploded on the school bus as the students entered the school

    • D. 

      The brutal treatment of a petite, 15-year-old black girl by redneck segregationists

  • 4. 
    NBC correspondent John Chancellor said that with respect to the Civil Rights Movement, journalism does not initiate social change, but journalism 
    • A. 

      Can destroy movements by overexposure

    • B. 

      Can amplify social change

    • C. 

      Can exaggerate the impact of social activists

    • D. 

      Can set the record straight on who did what to whom

  • 5. 
    In the summer of 1957, african-american leaders targeted central high shool for desegregation with the enrollment of 9 black students. this took place in
    • A. 

      New orleans

    • B. 

      Tupelo

    • C. 

      Little rock

    • D. 

      Birmingham

  • 6. 
    The above action is regarded as the first chapter of TVs epic coverage of the movement because
    • A. 

      It was the first news story presented in full color, not just black and white

    • B. 

      It gave MLK a forum for his beliefs

    • C. 

      It turned what otherwise would have been a local story to a national news story

    • D. 

      It lead to a rapid change in school district policy on segregation

  • 7. 
    The first time that charlayne hunter gault, later of the new york times and a public broadcasting service correspondent, made the news was when
    • A. 

      She defied a court order to leave a lunch counter in a segregated cafe

    • B. 

      She refused to ride in the back of a bus

    • C. 

      She was one of 2 african americans first admitted to Univ. of Georgia

    • D. 

      She shot a white Southerner who tried to assault her

  • 8. 
    Police commissioner "bull" connor held great influence over the town considered the nost segregated city in amerca in the early 1960s. this city was
    • A. 

      Little rock

    • B. 

      Birmingham

    • C. 

      Tupelo

    • D. 

      New orleans

  • 9. 
    The racially mixed group of college students and civil rights activists who rode buses from the north into segregated southern communities was known as
    • A. 

      Freedom riders

    • B. 

      Carpet baggers

    • C. 

      Justice journeyers

    • D. 

      Abolitionists

  • 10. 
    Birmingham became the target in 1963 for what one activist hoped would be a series of supposed nonviolent protests. this person was
    • A. 

      Thurgood marshall

    • B. 

      Martin luther king

    • C. 

      Andrew young

    • D. 

      Jesse jackson

  • 11. 
    A massive demonstration and march took place in august 1963 with some 200,000 protestors whose actions were televised by all three networks. that event took place
    • A. 

      In NYC

    • B. 

      In Slma

    • C. 

      Near camp david

    • D. 

      In the nations capital

  • 12. 
    Media images of bull conors use of police dogs and high pressure fire hoses to subdue protestors, many of them children, led to a reaction from the public elsewhere. they reacted by
    • A. 

      Organizing public marches of support in 40 cities around the country

    • B. 

      Flooding the white house with phone calls for action

    • C. 

      Calling their congressional representatives asking for intervention

    • D. 

      Expressing embarrassment, but doing little else

  • 13. 
    It was during this same massive march that rev. martin luther king delivered his
    • A. 

      I have been on a mountaintop speech

    • B. 

      I have a dream speech

    • C. 

      Last speech

    • D. 

      First televised speech

  • 14. 
    In the DVD we viewed, the edmund pettis bridge that MLK and his demonstrators crossed was in
    • A. 

      Athens

    • B. 

      Jacksonville

    • C. 

      Selma

    • D. 

      Knoxville

  • 15. 
    In that same dvd, we saw the president sign into law the civil rights act of 1964. that president was
    • A. 

      Kennedy

    • B. 

      Nixon

    • C. 

      Carter

    • D. 

      Johnson

  • 16. 
    The other key piece of legislation that followed the civil rights act was the
    • A. 

      Faith family and freedom act

    • B. 

      Equal protection act

    • C. 

      Voting rights act

    • D. 

      Equal protection act

  • 17. 
    The united states initial involvement in vietnam began
    • A. 

      In the early 1950s with truman

    • B. 

      In the late 1950s with eisenhower

    • C. 

      In the early 1960s with kennedy

    • D. 

      In the late 1960s with johnson

  • 18. 
    In 1954, vietnam was divided in half. the north was
    • A. 

      Communist controlled and based in saigon

    • B. 

      Democratically controlled and based in saigon

    • C. 

      Communist controlled and based in hanoi

    • D. 

      Democratically controlled and based in hanoi

  • 19. 
    In 1964, north vietnamese patrol boats fired on US destroyers in a Vietnamese gulf location. this attack led to a congressional action known as
    • A. 

      The gulf of tonkin resolution

    • B. 

      The viet cong retaliation resolution

    • C. 

      The port of hanoi resolution

    • D. 

      The resolution of vietnamese sovereignty

  • 20. 
    By wars end after more than 10 years, how many US men and women died in the war?
    • A. 

      8000

    • B. 

      58000

    • C. 

      1-3 million

    • D. 

      5000

  • 21. 
    By wars end after more than 10 years, how many estimated southeast asians died in the war?
    • A. 

      5000

    • B. 

      8000

    • C. 

      58000

    • D. 

      1-3 million

  • 22. 
    By 1972, two out of three us citizens named which medium as their main source of news
    • A. 

      Newspapers

    • B. 

      Magazines

    • C. 

      TV

    • D. 

      Radio

  • 23. 
    Through 1967, most news coverage of the war was favorable. however, what event in 1968 turned the coverage into one that was more critical
    • A. 

      The tet offensive

    • B. 

      The tonkin offensive

    • C. 

      The cu chi firefight

    • D. 

      The hanoi bombing

  • 24. 
    The most controversial story of the early years of the war was by morley safer of CBS who covered events in the village of cam ne. that story showed
    • A. 

      American soldiers in full retreat after an ambush

    • B. 

      American soldiers being shot at by vietnamese children

    • C. 

      American soldiers burning down 150 hourses by using their zippo lighters

    • D. 

      Bombers strafing rice paddies in the mekong delta

  • 25. 
    The viet cong offensive during their lunar new year holiday in 1958 was
    • A. 

      A military failure by north vietnam

    • B. 

      A military failure by US troops

    • C. 

      A military failure by south vietnamese troops

    • D. 

      A military success for the viet cong

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