Media Questions: Trivia Exam! Quiz

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Media Questions: Trivia Exam! Quiz

Do you know anything about the media? Would you like to see if you can answer these questions? There are common social media questions and answers. The first is, “do I have to be on every social network? ” another is “what type of content should I share? ” Social media is created to procure information regarding social media sites and the people who are on them. If you choose to learn more about media, try this quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The definition of ‘medium’ is:
    • A. 

      Categories of media based on the technology used to create and distribute them – for example: film, television, mobile phones

    • B. 

      A particular media product – for example: Despicable Me, Modern Family, Instagram

    • C. 

      A means or instrument for storing or communication information

    • D. 

      A French term meaning ‘type’. A term used to describe the way we catagorise texts

  • 2. 
    The definition of ‘media form’ is:
    • A. 

      A particular media product – for example: Despicable Me, Modern Family, Instagram

    • B. 

      Categories of media based on the technology used to create and distribute them – for example: film, television, mobile phones

    • C. 

      A means or instrument for storing or communication information

    • D. 

      A French term meaning ‘type’. A term used to describe the way we catagorise texts

  • 3. 
    The definition of ‘media text’ is:
    • A. 

      Categories of media based on the technology used to create and distribute them – for example: film, television, mobile phones

    • B. 

      A particular media product – for example: Despicable Me, Modern Family, Instagram

    • C. 

      A means or instrument for storing or communication information

    • D. 

      A French term meaning ‘type’. A term used to describe the way we catagorise texts

  • 4. 
    The definition of ‘genre’ is:
    • A. 

      Categories of media based on the technology used to create and distribute them – for example: film, television, mobile phones

    • B. 

      A particular media product – for example: Despicable Me, Modern Family, Instagram

    • C. 

      A means or instrument for storing or communication information

    • D. 

      A French term meaning ‘type’. A term used to describe the way we catagorise texts

  • 5. 
    A 'target audience' is:
    • A. 

      The audience or market the producers of a media product have in mind when they create and promote a product

    • B. 

      All the people who consume a media text

  • 6. 
    The definition of ‘character’ is:
    • A. 

      The real life person who pretends to be the character in a film.

    • B. 

      Alice in Wonderland

    • C. 

      A location within a text.

    • D. 

      A person or entity that exists in a media text

  • 7. 
    The definition of ‘actor’ is:
    • A. 

      A location within a text.

    • B. 

      The real life person who pretends to be the character in a film.

    • C. 

      Kit Harrington

    • D. 

      A person or entity that exists in a media text

  • 8. 
    The definition of ‘narrative’ is:
    • A. 

      A chain of events in cause and effect occurring in space and time

    • B. 

      The main story

    • C. 

      The formatted written text of a film

    • D. 

      A series of drawings and written directions representing all shots in a film

  • 9. 
    The definition of ‘plot’ is:
    • A. 

      The formatted written text of a film

    • B. 

      A chain of events in cause and effect occurring in space and time

    • C. 

      A series of drawings and written directions representing all shots in a film

    • D. 

      The main story

  • 10. 
    The definition of ‘script’ is:
    • A. 

      The formatted written text of a film

    • B. 

      A chain of events in cause and effect occurring in space and time

    • C. 

      A series of drawings and written directions representing all shots in a film

    • D. 

      The main story

  • 11. 
    The definition of ‘storyboard’ is:
    • A. 

      The formatted written text of a film

    • B. 

      A chain of events in cause and effect occurring in space and time

    • C. 

      A series of drawings and written directions representing all shots in a film

    • D. 

      The main story

  • 12. 
    Editing is best described as:
    • A. 

      Using imovie to mix your camera shots together

    • B. 

      What the director does to combine shots, sound and vision to make a final movie

    • C. 

      Combining shots, sound and vision – mixed, rearranged and cut together to create a final product

    • D. 

      Combining camera and audio – mixed and cut together to create a final product

  • 13. 
    Denotation is:
    • A. 

      The meaning that words, images and sounds suggest beyond the literal description

    • B. 

      The simple description of what can be seen or heard

  • 14. 
    Connotation is:
    • A. 

      The meaning that words, images and sounds suggest beyond the literal description

    • B. 

      The simple description of what can be seen or heard

  • 15. 
    'Representation' in Media means words, images, sounds, or stories that stand for something else such as ideas, groups, people, places, emotions, or things.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    The elements used to construct representations are recognisable from:
    • A. 

      Cinemas we visit

    • B. 

      Our daily lives and experience

    • C. 

      The people we know

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 17. 
    Representations gradually naturalise: that is, they come to be seen as normal. Media creators do this by using well know and recognised ____________ and ________________. Write the two missing words using all lower case and leave only a single space between the words. The spelling must be correct.
  • 18. 
    The definition of code is:
    • A. 

      The ways in which signs are combined that are particular to media forms or text types

    • B. 

      An oversimplified representation of a person, group, place or idea that has been repeated so often that it appears natural

    • C. 

      A positive stereotype, a reverse stereotype

    • D. 

      The signs that communicate meaning

  • 19. 
    The definition of the convention is:
    • A. 

      The ways in which signs are combined that are particular to media forms or text types

    • B. 

      A positive stereotype, a reverse stereotype

    • C. 

      The signs that communicate meaning

    • D. 

      An oversimplified representation of a person, group, place or idea that has been repeated so often that it appears natural

  • 20. 
    The definition of stereotype is:
    • A. 

      The ways in which signs are combined that are particular to media forms or text types

    • B. 

      An oversimplified representation of a person, group, place or idea that has been repeated so often that it appears natural

    • C. 

      A positive stereotype, a reverse stereotype

    • D. 

      The signs that communicate meaning

  • 21. 
    The definition of countertype is:
    • A. 

      A positive stereotype, a reverse stereotype

    • B. 

      The ways in which signs are combined that are particular to media forms or text types

    • C. 

      An oversimplified representation of a person, group, place or idea that has been repeated so often that it appears natural

    • D. 

      The signs that communicate meaning

  • 22. 
    Which of the following is a film character stereotype:
    • A. 

      Femme Fatale

    • B. 

      Cat lady

    • C. 

      Geek/Nerd

    • D. 

      Crazy scientist

    • E. 

      Blonde Bimbo

    • F. 

      Bad Boy/Rebel

    • G. 

      Jock

    • H. 

      All of the above

  • 23. 
    A countertype character is often described as a:
    • A. 

      Black character

    • B. 

      Token character

    • C. 

      Reverse character

    • D. 

      A geek

  • 24. 
    The television show 'Modern Family' uses traditional, well-known stereotypes in its narrative (story).
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    Conventions are patterns of construction that are common to each medium or type of media production. Conventions are the 'rules' that a genre should follow. Which of the following is NOT an example of a genre-based convention?
    • A. 

      A gorgeous teenage girl wearing a white dress goes outside into the dark to check out a scary noise

    • B. 

      A superhero has a 'showdown' fight with his nemesis (ultimate enemy)

    • C. 

      A femme fatale tricks her lover into murdering her husband

    • D. 

      An alien species threatens to destroy Earth and a hero must save it

    • E. 

      None of the above