How Media Literate Are You?

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How Media Literate Are You? - Quiz

This is a quiz to help test your knowledge on media literacy after viewing our website.


Questions and Answers
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 3. 
    Which is not a theory that helps explain Agenda Setting?
    • A. 

      Framing

    • B. 

      Filtering

    • C. 

      Meaning Matching

    • D. 

      Hypodermic Needle

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 6. 
    Video News Releases that are created by companies to promote products, are used by news organizations as news stories.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 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

  • 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

  • 9. 
    The best way to become media literate is to listen and agree with what the news has to say.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Being a media literate citizen helps to create a healthy democracy.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False