Newspaper Quiz

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Newspaper Quiz

Ha, Ha, this quiz is not for the newspaper you just read. Instead, it will test your knowledge of newspaper terms and journalism concepts.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The line that contains the author's name is referred to as
    • A. 

      The catch line

    • B. 

      The byline

    • C. 

      The writer line

    • D. 

      The basic line

    • E. 

      The line dance

  • 2. 
    A smaller headline which comes between the headline and the story.  Hint:  "All hands on _ _ _ _"
  • 3. 
    • Line of type at the bottom of a column which directs the reader to somewhere else in the paper where the story is completed, allowing more space for stories to begin on the front page.
    • A. 

      Page turn or Jump line

    • B. 

      Jumping frog or Pager ringer

    • C. 

      Trip line

    • D. 

      Page line or Jump page

    • E. 

      For the answer turn to page 47

  • 4. 
    The structure of a news story which places the important facts at the beginning and less important facts and details at the end, enabling the editor to cut bottom portion of the story if space is required.  This formula is referred to as the ____________ ______________
  • 5. 
    A line of text that accompanies a picture is referred to as the _ _ _ _ _ _ _ (7 letters)
  • 6. 
    What are the three Cs of journalism?
    • A. 

      The Baltic Sea, the Adriatic Sea, and the Red Sea

    • B. 

      Concept, Correct, Concrete

    • C. 

      Clear, Correct, Concise

    • D. 

      Caring, Core, Clear

    • E. 

      Common, Concept, Concrete

  • 7. 
    When writing an article, don't forget to consider what, where, when, how, _ _ _, and _ _ _.
  • 8. 
    What is incorrect about the title of this article?  Hint: it wouldn't be incorrect if it was the title of a book.
    • A. 

      'the' should be capitalized

    • B. 

      Brunt is slang and shouldn't be used

    • C. 

      Bear should be spelled Bare

    • D. 

      Bear, Brunt, Global, and Warming shouldn't be capitalized

    • E. 

      Nothing is incorrect

  • 9. 
    __________ _________ are stories that are interesting but less important than hard news, focusing on people as well as facts and information and including interviews, reviews, articles, and editorials.