Media Quiz #2

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which is true of goverment regulation of the media?
    • A. 

      Government regulation of the media affects the print media more than the broadcast media

    • B. 

      Structural regulations deal with issues affecting the orginization of broadcasting companies

    • C. 

      The telecomunications act (1996) restricted competition among broadcasting companies

    • D. 

      The federal comunications commission is restricted to the regulation of interstate commerce

    • E. 

      The first amendment protects the broadcast media from the regulation of content .

  • 2. 
    In the history of radio as a mode of mass media, which American president was first to make the medium a regular feature of his administration as a method of informing the people?
    • A. 

      Ronald Regan

    • B. 

      Franklin Roosevelt

    • C. 

      Bill Clinton

    • D. 

      George Bush

    • E. 

      Harry Truman

  • 3. 
    Which of the following has been an important function in the role of the mass media?I: Directing GovernmentII: Agenda setting III: Informing the publicIV: Shaping public opinion
    • A. 

      II, III, and IV only

    • B. 

      I, II, and III only

    • C. 

      I only

    • D. 

      II and IV only

    • E. 

      II and IV only

  • 4. 
    Those media executives and news editors who decide which events to present and how to presesnt the news is called
    • A. 

      Content regulators

    • B. 

      Gatekeepers

    • C. 

      Technical regulators

    • D. 

      Telecomunication regulators

    • E. 

      Media representatives

  • 5. 
    Which feature of the U.S. media is most correct?
    • A. 

      Free speech for all is a media goal.

    • B. 

      Access to all is a media goal

    • C. 

      Fairness is a media goal

    • D. 

      Party bias is often a media goal

    • E. 

      National information is a media goal

  • 6. 
    The most consistent trend in media coverage in the country has been
    • A. 

      Its generally neutral stand on most party issues

    • B. 

      Its expansion of coverage of candidates' personal issues

    • C. 

      Its reduction of story time and coverage

    • D. 

      Its transformation into more constant coverage of politics

    • E. 

      Its lack of coverage of the differences between party groups

  • 7. 
    The best description of the general relationship between presidents and the media would be
    • A. 

      Mutual distrust

    • B. 

      Mutual trust

    • C. 

      The media forces presidents to create political priorities

    • D. 

      Presidents hate media scrutiny

    • E. 

      The two groups need each other and use each other for gains

  • 8. 
    Daily news reporting became a national phenomenon because of
    • A. 

      The invention of radio

    • B. 

      The invention of television

    • C. 

      The invention of coast-to-coast telegraph systems

    • D. 

      The creation of national, for profit, news companies

    • E. 

      All of the above