The Basics Of Associated Press Style Review Quiz! Trivia Questions

13 Questions | Total Attempts: 64

SettingsSettingsSettings
Please wait...
News Quizzes & Trivia

This is The Basics of Associated Press Style Review Quiz! This style of writing has been used by newspapers and even columns, and a person who is getting into journalism should have a good understanding of the style. By taking the quiz, you will get to see just how much you know about the whole style. Give it a shot!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    When quoting a source in a story, which word should be used in most every news story.
    • A. 

      Recalled

    • B. 

      Smiled

    • C. 

      Said

    • D. 

      Exclaimed

  • 2. 
    Choose the best format for quoting someone in a new story.
    • A. 

      "Our neighborhood is usually very quiet and boring." Coles Crossing resident Joe Smith said. "This is a very safe area."

    • B. 

      Cypress resident Joe Smith said, "Our neighborhood is usually very quiet and boring. This is a very safe area."

    • C. 

      "Our neighborhood is usually very quiet and boring." Coles said Crossing resident Joe Smith. "This is a very safe area."

    • D. 

      "Our neighborhood is usually very quiet and boring," stated Joe Smith, a Coles Crossing resident.

  • 3. 
    When introducing a source in a story in a story for the first time, it is important to use a first and last name. If you mention this person again, you do NOT need to use their whole name again - just last name.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    When you introduce someone, you do not need to give them a title or identifier. For example, if your story is about a school and you quote the principal, you don't need to tell the reader that your source is the principal. The reader can figure it out.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    When getting ready to quote someone in a story, it is important that you introduce the person with a _________. This prepares your reader for what's coming next.   Sophomore Candy Corn said she does not want to wear uniforms. “I am transferring schools because of the uniform issue,”  she said.
    • A. 

      Modifier.

    • B. 

      Important.

    • C. 

      Transition.

  • 6. 
    Numbers  1-9 in a sentence should NEVER be written out. Just use the actual numbers. For example, She called him 3 times.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    If you start a sentence with a number, you should ALWAYS write out the number. It is awkward to start a sentence with a numeral.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Choose the correct format for a new story. (Remember NEVER use YOUR opinion).
    • A. 

      I couldn't believe my eyes when I arrived at the scene.

    • B. 

      A witness said he couldn't believe how fast the car drove through the parking lot.

    • C. 

      The beautiful woman was hit by a unknown vehicle.

  • 9. 
    Avoid leading your story with a quote or a question.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    A news lead paragraph in your story should consist of the following:
    • A. 

      One sentence only

    • B. 

      Two sentences only

    • C. 

      30 or less words

    • D. 

      A and C

  • 11. 
    You should NEVER refer to the interview in the story. For example: When asked if she planned to play basketball in college, she said she...
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    When starting a new quote in  a story, you should always start a new paragraph.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    You should never end your story in a powerful quote. You will definitely need a conclusion sentence.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False