General Media Questions

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Media Quizzes & Trivia

The questions are devoted to involvement with print, radio, television, and the web.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is a lead?
    • A. 

      The first paragraph of a story.

    • B. 

      A fact from a story.

    • C. 

      A quote from a story.

    • D. 

      A descriptive paragraph of a story.

  • 2. 
    What are the characteristics of a good summary lead?
    • A. 

      Very descriptive and may be any length.

    • B. 

      There are no rules for writing a good summary lead.

    • C. 

      It is short and very descriptive.

    • D. 

      It is short and based on the 5 W's and H.

  • 3. 
    What is wrong with this summary lead?    Mr. Jones traded in the battlefield for his history classroom when he became a teacher.
    • A. 

      Too many facts.

    • B. 

      Not descriptive enough and too short.

    • C. 

      Not based on the 5 W's and H.

    • D. 

      None of these.

  • 4. 
    What is inverted pyramid style.
    • A. 

      Least important facts first.

    • B. 

      Direct quotations go at the beginning of a story.

    • C. 

      Most important facts come first.

    • D. 

      None of these.

  • 5. 
    What invention is associated with the summary lead and inverted pyramid style of writing?
    • A. 

      Radio

    • B. 

      Telegraph

    • C. 

      Telephone

    • D. 

      Cell Phone

  • 6. 
    Which news element is associated with the war in Syria?
    • A. 

      Human Interest

    • B. 

      Conflict

    • C. 

      Proximity

    • D. 

      All of these

  • 7. 
    What news element is associated with Harrison Ford starring in the new Star Wars movie?
    • A. 

      Conflict

    • B. 

      Proximity

    • C. 

      Prominence

    • D. 

      None of these

  • 8. 
    United States postal rates will go up next month.
    • A. 

      Conflict

    • B. 

      Prominence

    • C. 

      Proximity

    • D. 

      Consequence

  • 9. 
    Defamation is intentionally trying to make someone look bad by making up false things about them.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    What is slander?
    • A. 

      Spoken defamation

    • B. 

      Written defamation

    • C. 

      Spoken Libel

    • D. 

      None of these

  • 11. 
    What is libel?
    • A. 

      Spoken defamation

    • B. 

      Printed defamation

    • C. 

      Spoken statements that irritate others.

    • D. 

      None of these.

  • 12. 
    Which of these insures that reporters may report information about the public?
    • A. 

      1st Amendment

    • B. 

      2nd Amendment

    • C. 

      3rd Amendment

    • D. 

      4th Amendment

  • 13. 
    You watch a television news story that featured an on-camera open, voice-over segment, interview segment, and on-camera close. This is a?
    • A. 

      Wrap

    • B. 

      Voicer

    • C. 

      Actuality

    • D. 

      Story Package

  • 14. 
    Your news story involves a 10 second video clip featuring Ted Cruz and his run for the presidency. This is called a?
    • A. 

      Actuality

    • B. 

      Sound Bite

    • C. 

      Voicer

    • D. 

      Actuality or Sound Bite (Often used by the public)

  • 15. 
    Which of these is a feature lead?
    • A. 

      Teacher Jim Becka will appeal his firing at the next New Caney ISD school board meeting scheduled for next week in the administration building.

    • B. 

      He arrives early each day and spends an hour preparing class materials before students arrive in his room.

    • C. 

      Both are feature leads.

    • D. 

      Neither are feature leads.

  • 16. 
    A good summary lead begins with a future event.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    A nut graph is part of a hard news story and follows a summary lead.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    The person on-camera telling a news story is the talent.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    Which of these has the correct attribution?
    • A. 

      Teacher Jim Becka said, "I enjoy teaching at New Caney High School. I plan on retiring from this school."

    • B. 

      "I enjoy teaching at New Caney High School," teacher Jim Becka stated. "I plan on retiring from this school".

    • C. 

      "I enjoy teaching at New Caney High School," teacher Jim Becka said. "I plan on retiring from this school."

    • D. 

      "I enjoy teacher at New Caney High School. I plan on retiring from this school," teacher Jim Becka said.

  • 20. 
    What is the best defense against defamation?
    • A. 

      Truth

    • B. 

      Insurance

    • C. 

      Anonymity

    • D. 

      None of these.