Journalism Vocabulary Quiz

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Please answer the questions below to the best of your knowledge.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    All of the following are part of the 5 W's and H EXCEPT:

    • A.

      Who

    • B.

      How

    • C.

      Will

    • D.

      What

    Correct Answer
    C. Will
    Explanation
    The question is asking for the part of the 5 W's and H that is not included. The 5 W's and H refer to Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How, which are commonly used to gather information in journalism and investigation. The word "Will" is not part of the 5 W's and H, so it is the correct answer.

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  • 2. 

    A specific area assigned to a reporter for regular coverage is a (an) _______?

    • A.

      Beat

    • B.

      Story

    • C.

      Editorial

    • D.

      Commonality

    Correct Answer
    A. Beat
    Explanation
    A specific area assigned to a reporter for regular coverage is referred to as a "beat". This term is commonly used in journalism to describe the specific topic or area of expertise that a reporter is responsible for covering. It allows reporters to develop a deep understanding of their beat and build relationships with sources in that particular area.

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  • 3. 

    A fact is something that can be proven.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    This statement is true because a fact is indeed something that can be proven. Facts are based on evidence and can be verified through observation, research, or logical reasoning. They are objective and independent of personal beliefs or opinions. Facts provide information that is reliable and can be accepted as true by a majority of people.

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  • 4. 

    The portion of the layout that explains what is happening in pictures is a _________?

    • A.

      Dominant

    • B.

      Explanation

    • C.

      Caption

    • D.

      Reference

    Correct Answer
    C. Caption
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "caption". A caption is a portion of the layout that provides an explanation or description of what is happening in pictures. It helps the reader understand the context or content of the images.

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  • 5. 

    An interview is when the reporter allows the source to speak continuously for about 5 minutes without asking any questions.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    An interview is a conversation between a reporter and a source, where the reporter asks questions and the source provides answers. It is not about allowing the source to speak continuously for a specific time without any questions. Therefore, the given statement is false.

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  • 6. 

    Written defamation/slander refers to _____________?

    • A.

      Review

    • B.

      Libel

    • C.

      Legal activity

    • D.

      News

    Correct Answer
    B. Libel
    Explanation
    Written defamation/slander refers to libel. Libel is a form of defamation that occurs when false information is published or broadcasted in written or printed form, such as in newspapers, magazines, or online platforms. It involves making false statements about someone that harm their reputation. Unlike slander, which refers to spoken defamation, libel specifically pertains to written defamation.

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  • 7. 

    Spoken defamation is also known as ________.

    • A.

      Libel

    • B.

      Slander

    • C.

      Review

    Correct Answer
    B. Slander
    Explanation
    Spoken defamation is also known as slander. Slander refers to the act of making false spoken statements that harm a person's reputation. Unlike libel, which is written defamation, slander involves verbal communication. It is important to note that for a statement to be considered slander, it must be false and cause harm to someone's reputation.

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  • 8. 

    There are four types of alignment including all of the following EXCEPT:

    • A.

      Right

    • B.

      Left

    • C.

      Vertical

    • D.

      Justified

    Correct Answer
    C. Vertical
    Explanation
    The given answer is correct because it correctly identifies "vertical" as the type of alignment that is not included among the four types mentioned in the question. The other three types of alignment mentioned in the question - right, left, and justified - are commonly used in formatting text or objects in various applications or documents. However, "vertical" alignment typically refers to the alignment of objects or text along the vertical axis, which is not commonly categorized as a type of alignment in the context of formatting.

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  • 9. 

    The beginning of the story which serves to summarize the story and/or grab the reader's attention is known as the _______________.  

    • A.

      Lead

    • B.

      Headline

    • C.

      Caption

    Correct Answer
    A. Lead
    Explanation
    The beginning of a story that summarizes the story and grabs the reader's attention is known as the lead. It is usually the first few sentences or paragraphs that set the tone and provide a brief overview of the main points of the story. The lead is crucial in capturing the reader's interest and encouraging them to continue reading the rest of the story.

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  • 10. 

    Two facing pages are called a ______________.

    • A.

      Spread

    • B.

      Inverted Pyramid

    • C.

      Headline

    • D.

      Caption

    Correct Answer
    A. Spread
    Explanation
    A spread refers to two facing pages in a book or magazine layout. It is commonly used in print media to present a cohesive visual and thematic design across two pages. This allows for a more impactful and immersive reading experience, as the content and visuals can seamlessly flow from one page to the other. The term "spread" is often used in the context of graphic design and publishing.

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