Listening Exercise - Advanced

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Listening Exercise - Advanced - Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which statement about circular reporting is true?
    • A. 

      It is the spread of true information.

    • B. 

      It is when false information is validated by one other source only.

    • C. 

      It only occurs with information on Wikipedia.

    • D. 

      It may involve several publications.

  • 2. 
        Which statement is correct about journalists?
    • A. 

      They are not permitted to copy information from Wikipedia.

    • B. 

      They refuse to copy information from Wikipedia.

    • C. 

      As soon as they include information in an article, they verify the information.

    • D. 

      Many journalists may publish inaccuracies in several articles.

  • 3. 
    Which statement is correct?
    • A. 

      Another name for a coati is a Brazilian aardvark.

    • B. 

      The American student changed the information on Wikipedia to what he believed to be the truth.

    • C. 

      Many people believed that a Brazilian aardvark was the same as a coati.

    • D. 

      When writers wrote about the Brazilian aardvark they knew it was a joke.

  • 4. 
    Which statement is true about Wikipedia?
    • A. 

      Some people add false content to a Wikipedia entry intentionally.

    • B. 

      Updating information on Wikipedia is against the law.

    • C. 

      There is hardly any true information on Wikipedia.

    • D. 

      Many true facts on Wikipedia initially appear as false information.

  • 5. 
    What is true about childhood vaccines and autism?
    • A. 

      There is a clear connection between childhood vaccines and autism.

    • B. 

      Circular reporting incited many parents not to vaccinate their children.

    • C. 

      The claims that they were connected first appeared on Wikipedia.

    • D. 

      The media proved early on that the claims about vaccines and autism were false.

  • 6. 
    Which statement is correct?
    • A. 

      Generally speaking, it’s easy to identify false information.

    • B. 

      If the original source is Wikipedia or the media, the information is almost always false.

    • C. 

      Reflecting critically on information we read is something most people often do.

    • D. 

      Lack of time to think and investigate can cause us to believe things that aren’t true.

  • 7. 
    How can we be sure that what we’re reading is true?
    • A. 

      We can take certain steps such as checking the original source of the information.

    • B. 

      Don't spread it

    • C. 

      Making sure the source is taken only from either Wikipedia, Facebook or the media.

    • D. 

      We decide whether it's true or not

  • 8. 
    What can we do other than just checking the source?
    • A. 

      Be more critical

    • B. 

      Don't use Wikipedia at all

    • C. 

      Use other sources instead

    • D. 

      Use more than one sources