Journalism - Marking Period Assessment (First Six Weeks)

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Journalism - Marking Period Assessment (First Six Weeks) - Quiz

News Elements, Ethics (BASIC), News Writing


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which news element best describes this story: We have decided not to run a story about a school-wide fundraiser that took place at a high school in another state.   
    • A. 

      Human Interest

    • B. 

      Prominence

    • C. 

      Proximity

    • D. 

      Timeliness

  • 2. 
    Reporters should try at all times to not remain objective; they should not make fair, neutral observations about people and events.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    A "pillar of free press" is that it is not proper to question and criticize the government.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    What is the inverted pyramid form of writing?
    • A. 

      Putting the most important information right away in the story

    • B. 

      A form for typing words like a triangle

    • C. 

      Writing a news story and then switching the information from the end to the beginning

    • D. 

      Incorporating Pythagorean theorem into writing

  • 5. 
    The farther from home, the greater the news value.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Your reputation as a student writer is at stake when you write an article for the school newspaper. Therefore, it is very important that you double-check sources, names, and facts.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    When writing an article for the school newspaper, whether or not your article might be offensive to certain groups of people must be considered.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    The more disruptive an action, the more likely it will grab attention and cause conflict.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    The more recently an event occurred, the greater its news value.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    A prominent person has a name most people don't recognize, and is, therefore, newsworthy.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Which news element best describes this story: President Trump will be visiting the school to speak at an assembly.     
    • A. 

      Prominence

    • B. 

      Proximity

    • C. 

      Timeliness

    • D. 

      Impact

  • 12. 
    Which news element best describes this story: The football fields were vandalized last week; the bleachers were spray-painted with obscene words, and grass killer was spread all over the field.  Waxahachie-Finley students are the new suspects.  
    • A. 

      Conflict

    • B. 

      Human Interest

    • C. 

      Timeliness

    • D. 

      Impact

  • 13. 
    Which news element best describes this story: One ROMS teacher, over the course of 30 some years, has taken in over 200 foster children.
    • A. 

      Prominence

    • B. 

      Human Interest

    • C. 

      Proximity

    • D. 

      Impact

  • 14. 
    Which news element best describes this story: The city of Red Oak is getting an Amazing Jake's entertainment center.
    • A. 

      Proximity

    • B. 

      Prominence

    • C. 

      Timeliness

    • D. 

      Human Interest

  • 15. 
    Which news element best describes this story: Due to the rise in nutrition-related illnesses in the county, all ROMS and ROHS students will now be required to take Lifetime Wellness and Nutrition or Family Consumer Sciences classes in order to graduate. 
    • A. 

      Impact

    • B. 

      Conflict

    • C. 

      Human Interest

    • D. 

      Timeliness

  • 16. 
    News events that affect the largest number of people have the most impact (consequence).
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    Human interest (identification) articles report occurrences that involve the reader by generating/producing feelings such as joy, hatred, sorrow, understanding, or sympathy.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    When writing an article on cheating among students, the following should be considered: (Check all that apply)
    • A. 

      Do you have solid proof of cheating?

    • B. 

      Do you risk exploiting (using for your own gain/to make yourself look good at their expense) certain students?

    • C. 

      Will the article be harmful to anyone mentioned?

    • D. 

      What bus those kids ride to and from school?

  • 19. 
    When choosing whether to cover (write about/report on) a story, you are choosing whether to give that topic life -- or NOT to (by not writing the story). 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    In the business world, especially in journalism, it is pretty common for people to have poor morals in their personal decisions, but practice good ethics on the job because they don't want to get fired. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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