New Media Quiz

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  • 1. 
    New Media is a term that refers to:
    • A. 

      Anything invented after the year 1980

    • B. 

      Digital or computer based technology

    • C. 

      Analogue and digital technology

    • D. 

      The merging of media forms or texts

  • 2. 
    Digital media can be reproduced exactly every time because they are reproductions themselves.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    New media affects which of the following stages of production? Select all the correct answers.
    • A. 

      Pre production

    • B. 

      Production

    • C. 

      Post production

    • D. 

      Distribution

    • E. 

      Consumption

  • 4. 
    The 'digital divide' refers to: Select all the correct answers.
    • A. 

      The contrast between information rich and information poor audiences

    • B. 

      People who were born in the 'digital' age

    • C. 

      Not everyone having the same access to technology and information

    • D. 

      People who argue about the safety of the Internet

  • 5. 
    A 'digital native' is:
    • A. 

      A person born after the introduction of digital technology

    • B. 

      A person born before the introduction of digital technology

  • 6. 
    A digital native is a person who is born before the Internet, for whom the language, metaphors and online communication had to be learnt.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    New media technologies can affect the quality of productions because:
    • A. 

      Media producers are able to make exact copies of the product

    • B. 

      Media distributors are able to make exact copies of the product

    • C. 

      Media consumers are able to make exact copies of the product

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 8. 
    New media technologies can affect the proliferation of media products because:
    • A. 

      Media producers, distributors and audiences can interact with the product

    • B. 

      Media forms and texts converge to create new forms and texts

    • C. 

      New media texts and forms can be easily created and reproduced

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 9. 
    New media technologies can affect the convergence of media products because:
    • A. 

      Media texts and forms converge to create new texts and forms

    • B. 

      Media producers, distributors and consumers are able to make exact copies of products

    • C. 

      New media forms and texts can be easily created and reproduced

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 10. 
    New media forms and texts can be controversial. People are afraid of what effects new technology might have on people - especially 'susceptible audiences' like children and teenagers. Which of the following new technologies have caused 'moral panic'?Select all the correct answers.
    • A. 

      The Dishwasher

    • B. 

      The Printing Press

    • C. 

      Rock and Roll

    • D. 

      Video Games

    • E. 

      The Internet

    • F. 

      Mobile Phones

    • G. 

      The Television

    • H. 

      The Refrigerator

  • 11. 
    In what year was digital music first demonstrated?
  • 12. 
    In 2001 'Napster' - an online music file sharing program was shut down because it was found guilty of breaching copyright laws.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    'Napster' - an online music file sharing program is an example of new media convergence. Which two forms of media were combined to create Napster? (include the word 'and' in your answer - for example fish and chips)
  • 14. 
    Youtube was launched in which year?
    • A. 

      1980

    • B. 

      1993

    • C. 

      2001

    • D. 

      2005

  • 15. 
    'Youtube' - an online music file sharing program is an example of new media convergence. Which two forms of media were combined to create Youtube? (include the word 'and' in your answer - for example fish and chips)
  • 16. 
    Which Law protected Youtube from the billion dollar lawsuit launched by MTV and Paramount Pictures' owner Viacom?
    • A. 

      Copyright Act 1935

    • B. 

      Digital Millenium Copyright Act 1998

    • C. 

      Digital Millenium Piracy Act 1998

    • D. 

      Digital Ownership Freedom Act 2005

  • 17. 
    Wikipedia features more than 16 million articles written by users from all around the world.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    A digital immigrant is:
    • A. 

      A person born after the introduction of digital technology

    • B. 

      A person born before the introduction of digital technology

  • 19. 
    The short film 'This Internet Decade' refers to a amateur documentary called 'Loose Change' about the September 11 terrorist attacks. Loose Change claims that the terrorist attacks were a conspiracy using which of the following: Select all the correct answers.
    • A. 

      Doctored footage

    • B. 

      Holograms

    • C. 

      Paid actors

    • D. 

      Hypnotism

  • 20. 
    The short film 'This Internet Decade' suggests that the whole Internet only consists of Facebook, Wikipedia and Twitter.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    Complete this sentence: New media technologies that make it easier to copy music, films and television programs, are challenging traditional..
  • 22. 
    Complete this sentence: In recent decades, the mass media has become far more participatory, putting greater power in the hands of..
  • 23. 
    Fill the blanks: New media technologies can have both _______ and _______ effects on audiences.
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