How Media Literate Are You?

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How Media Literate Are You? - Quiz

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  • 1. 

    What is the definiton of media literacy?

    • A.

      The ability to identify what the media's purpose is.

    • B.

      The ability to bring critical thinking skills when viewing all forms of media.

    • C.

      The ability to understand a particular media outlets motives.

    • D.

      The ability to categorize different media sources.

    Correct Answer
    B. The ability to bring critical thinking skills when viewing all forms of media.
    Explanation
    Media literacy refers to the ability to critically analyze and interpret various forms of media. It involves being able to think critically about the messages and motives behind the media, as well as understanding the techniques and strategies used to convey those messages. Media literacy allows individuals to make informed decisions about the information they consume and to be aware of potential biases or manipulations in media content. It also involves being able to differentiate between different types of media sources and understanding their credibility and reliability.

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  • 2. 

    Why is it important to understand media literacy?

    • A.

      It is important because biases are present in all forms of media, it is essential for an informed society to recognize these and, in turn, make informed opinions.

    • B.

      It is important because every media outlet reports the same view same view, on the same stories.

    • C.

      It is important because understanding media literacy helps you understand that the media is bias-free.

    • D.

      It is important because media helps you chose which news source is the best.

    Correct Answer
    A. It is important because biases are present in all forms of media, it is essential for an informed society to recognize these and, in turn, make informed opinions.
    Explanation
    Understanding media literacy is important because biases are present in all forms of media. By being media literate, individuals can recognize these biases and develop informed opinions. This is crucial for creating an informed society that can critically evaluate the information presented to them and make independent judgments.

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  • 3. 

    Which is not a theory that helps explain Agenda Setting?

    • A.

      Framing

    • B.

      Filtering

    • C.

      Meaning Matching

    • D.

      Hypodermic Needle

    Correct Answer
    D. Hypodermic Needle
    Explanation
    The Hypodermic Needle theory is not a theory that helps explain Agenda Setting. The Hypodermic Needle theory suggests that mass media has a powerful and direct influence on individuals, shaping their thoughts, attitudes, and behaviors. In contrast, Agenda Setting theory focuses on the media's ability to influence public opinion by selecting and emphasizing certain issues, thereby determining the salience and importance of those issues in the minds of the audience.

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  • 4. 

    What are the two primary reasons behind the media's purpose for creating messages to the public?

    • A.

      Power and Education

    • B.

      Profit and Attention

    • C.

      Power and Profit

    • D.

      Education and Profit

    Correct Answer
    C. Power and Profit
    Explanation
    The media's purpose for creating messages to the public is driven by two primary reasons: power and profit. Power refers to the influence and control that the media can exert over public opinion and shaping societal narratives. By disseminating information, the media can shape public discourse and impact political, social, and cultural dynamics. Profit, on the other hand, is a key motivation for media organizations as they generate revenue through advertising and audience engagement. This drives them to create content that attracts attention and maximizes profits.

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  • 5. 

    Agenda setting leads to.....

    • A.

      Fair and balanced news.

    • B.

      Creating public opinions and top concerns.

    • C.

      The effects of the hypodermic needle theory.

    • D.

      News organizations reporting a variety of news stories.

    Correct Answer
    B. Creating public opinions and top concerns.
    Explanation
    Agenda setting refers to the ability of the media to influence what issues are considered important by the public. By highlighting certain topics and giving them extensive coverage, the media can shape public opinion and generate widespread concern about specific issues. This process is not necessarily related to fair and balanced news reporting or the effects of the hypodermic needle theory, which suggests that media messages have a direct and immediate effect on audiences. Instead, agenda setting focuses on the media's power to influence public opinion and prioritize certain topics over others.

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  • 6. 

    Video News Releases that are created by companies to promote products, are used by news organizations as news stories.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Video News Releases (VNRs) created by companies are indeed used by news organizations as news stories. VNRs are pre-recorded videos that resemble news reports and are often produced by companies to promote their products or services. News organizations may use these VNRs as a source of information or footage for their own news stories, sometimes without explicitly disclosing that the content originated from a company. This practice has been subject to criticism for blurring the line between advertising and journalism.

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  • 7. 

    Which of the following is not one of the big media conglomerates?

    • A.

      Viacom

    • B.

      Time-Warner

    • C.

      GE

    • D.

      Walt-Disney

    • E.

      Comcast

    Correct Answer
    C. GE
    Explanation
    GE is not one of the big media conglomerates. While Viacom, Time-Warner, Walt-Disney, and Comcast are all well-known media conglomerates, GE is primarily known for its involvement in the fields of energy, healthcare, and aviation. It does not have a significant presence in the media industry compared to the other options listed.

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  • 8. 

    The definition of meaning matching is an attitude or belief that a rhetor must overcome in order to persuade an audience. The President must consider rhetorical barriers when speaking across different channels of biases.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The explanation for the given correct answer is that the statement is false. The definition of meaning matching is not related to an attitude or belief that a rhetor must overcome in order to persuade an audience. Instead, meaning matching refers to the process of aligning one's message with the beliefs, values, and interests of the audience in order to effectively communicate and persuade. Therefore, the statement is incorrect.

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  • 9. 

    The best way to become media literate is to listen and agree with what the news has to say.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that the best way to become media literate is to blindly accept and agree with what the news has to say. However, this is not true. Becoming media literate involves critically analyzing and evaluating news sources, questioning their credibility and biases, and being able to differentiate between reliable and unreliable information. It requires actively engaging with the news, seeking multiple perspectives, and developing a discerning and informed approach towards media consumption. Therefore, blindly accepting and agreeing with the news is not the best way to become media literate.

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  • 10. 

    Being a media literate citizen helps to create a healthy democracy.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Being a media literate citizen helps to create a healthy democracy because it allows individuals to critically analyze and evaluate the information they receive from various media sources. Media literacy enables citizens to identify bias, misinformation, and propaganda, and make informed decisions based on accurate and reliable information. A media literate population is essential for a healthy democracy as it promotes transparency, accountability, and an informed citizenry that actively participates in the democratic process.

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