Journalism Test 1

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Journalism Quizzes & Trivia

This quiz deals with journalism history, news elements, and ethics.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The first newspaper in the colonies with the New York Times.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    The Fourth Amendment insures freedom of the press.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    The First Amendment insures freedom of religion.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Objectivity means you should stick to facts and not opinions.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Defamation is anything designed to make someone look bad.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Individuals cannot be defamed through a Web page.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Censorship means that newspapers and Web pages many not be published without prior approval.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    When you are stating the sky is often blue you are stating an opinion.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Yesterday Obama said at a press conference that he has done a good job as president. This is a fact.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Yesterday New Caney defeated Porter in football by a score of 21-20 in a great game. This sentence would be an acceptable news lead (First paragraph).
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    A man was shot coming out of a Walmart store. The news element associated with this story is "Consequence".
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    The president is coming to Texas. A news element associated with this story is "Prominence".
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    The price of gasoline rose 50 cents yesterday. The news element associated with this story is "Consequence".
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Written language came from the Samarians.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    Matthew Brady was a great photographer of World War I.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    The telegraph improved newspaper coverage of the Civil War.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    The first colonial newspapers contained opinions and essays and not hard news.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    The University of Texas and University of Houston are playing each other in football. The news element associated with this news story is "Conflict".
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    A University of Houston football player is making a comeback after a serious injury. The element associated with this news story is "Human Interest."
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    A New Caney High School student was injured in an automobile accident yesterday. The news element associated with this story is "Proximity."
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False