Media Monopolies, The Digital Revolution & You

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This quiz will test your knowledge on media conglomerates, how the existence of conglomerates affect the news cycle and how the digital revolution threatens to stop media monopolies in its tracks.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A monopoly is:
    • A. 

      A really fun board game.

    • B. 

      Exclusive control of a commodity or service in a particular market.

    • C. 

      Exclusive control of a commodity or service that supports the manipulation of prices.

    • D. 

      Both B and C.

  • 2. 
    A conglomerate is:
    • A. 

      A number of subsidiary companies or divisions in a variety of unrelated industries.

    • B. 

      A large chain of companies.

    • C. 

      A franchise.

    • D. 

      A sole proprietorship.

  • 3. 
    This company is not considered one of the Big Ten media companies:
    • A. 

      General Electric.

    • B. 

      The Walt Disney Company.

    • C. 

      Fox News Channel.

    • D. 

      Sony.

  • 4. 
    The consequences of media companies forming conglomerates include:
    • A. 

      Media become loyal to sponsors, not to the public.

    • B. 

      For the general public, there are fewer diverse opinions and voices available.

    • C. 

      For minorities and others, too many opportunities are available for voicing their concerns.

    • D. 

      Both A and B.

    • E. 

      All of the above.

  • 5. 
    Citizen journalism is:
    • A. 

      Free journalism education for neighbors in a particular area.

    • B. 

      The democratization of information sharing.

    • C. 

      Reporting done by special-interest groups, in support of "the people."

    • D. 

      Reporting done by Neighborhood Watch Associations in a large city.

  • 6. 
    Examples of new media platforms include:
    • A. 

      RSS feeds.

    • B. 

      E-books.

    • C. 

      Blogs.

    • D. 

      Webisodes.

    • E. 

      All of the above.

  • 7. 
    RSS stands for:
    • A. 

      Really Special Stories.

    • B. 

      Really Smart Stories.

    • C. 

      Really Simple Syndication.

    • D. 

      Really Simple Sample.

    • E. 

      Really Standard Syndication.

  • 8. 
    True or False: A blog can have only one writer.
    • A. 

      True.

    • B. 

      False.

  • 9. 
    True or False: A Webisode, like the one seen here, appears first on television, but then reruns online. (Warning: Do not watch this entire video, or you will run out of time. This quiz is timed!)
    • A. 

      True.

    • B. 

      False.

  • 10. 
    True or False: In order to tune in to a podcast, you must catch it at its regularly scheduled time.
    • A. 

      True.

    • B. 

      False.

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