How Digital Media Savvy Are You?

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How Digital Media Savvy Are You?

This is a digital media quiz based on questions from Common Sense Media's Digital Life 101 Lesson.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    In 2009, kids ages 11 to 14 spent the most time with this type of media: 
    • A. 

      TV

    • B. 

      Computers

    • C. 

      Video Games

    • D. 

      Music

  • 2. 
    Who spends more time browsing the Internet, teens (ages 12 to 17) or adults? 
    • A. 

      Teens

    • B. 

      Adults

  • 3. 
    What is a mash-up? 
    • A. 

      A glitch on a computer caused by a virus

    • B. 

      A techno remix of a song

    • C. 

      Slang for when a computer crashes and is beyond repair

    • D. 

      A digital collage containing text, graphics, music, video, or animation from already created digital works combined to create a new work

  • 4. 
    How many texts on average do teens (ages 13 to 17) send and receive each month? 
    • A. 

      2,000

    • B. 

      2,500

    • C. 

      3,000

    • D. 

      3,500

  • 5. 
    In Internet slang, what is a “troll” ?“
    • A. 

      A multiplayer game that can be embedded in a website

    • B. 

      Someone who posts spam and/or negative comments on online message boards

    • C. 

      A website that takes too long to load

    • D. 

      Someone who has an ugly profile picture

  • 6. 
    What is an “avatar”?
    • A. 

      An email address that forwards your email to a different address (alias)

    • B. 

      A graphic image used to represent a real person online

    • C. 

      Someone who tries to get you to give them personal information online

    • D. 

      The fastest jet on many online flight-simulator games

  • 7. 
    According to the privacy policies of Facebook, how old must you be to register for an account?
    • A. 

      10

    • B. 

      12

    • C. 

      13

    • D. 

      16

  • 8. 
    Who can edit articles on Wikipedia, the free, online encyclopedia? 
    • A. 

      Registered users older than 13

    • B. 

      Employees of Wikipedia

    • C. 

      College professors and students

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 9. 
    If someone responds to your instant message by saying, “rofl,” what do they mean? 
    • A. 

      My mom is reading over my shoulder, watch out.

    • B. 

      That was really funny.

    • C. 

      Really? I don’t believe you.

    • D. 

      Hold on a minute, I’ll be right back.

  • 10. 
    What is an MMOG? 
    • A. 

      Movie Making Online Generator, an online tool that helps people create mashups of videos posted on the web

    • B. 

      The Million Mothers Organizing Group, an online social networking site popular for parents of teenagers

    • C. 

      A Massive Multiplayer Online Game, usually an online world multiple players navigate and play in together

    • D. 

      IM shorthand to say My Mom’s On Guard, a signal to quickly start censoring the conversation

  • 11. 
    What was the first home video game console sold in the United States? 
    • A. 

      Atari 2600

    • B. 

      Nintendo NES

    • C. 

      Sega Genesis

    • D. 

      Nintendo Game Boy

  • 12. 
    How many characters (letters, punctuation marks, and spaces) can you send in a regular text message?
    • A. 

      100

    • B. 

      160

    • C. 

      200

    • D. 

      260

  • 13. 
    What percentage of tweens (ages 8 to 12) use a cell phone? 
    • A. 

      37%

    • B. 

      60%

    • C. 

      71%

    • D. 

      85%

  • 14. 
    With which of the following can young people not only listen to but also create music? 
    • A. 

      Rhapsody

    • B. 

      Garageband

    • C. 

      Pandora

    • D. 

      ITunes

  • 15. 
    As of late 2009, approximately how many views did YouTube get each day? 
    • A. 

      500,000

    • B. 

      Over 1 billion

    • C. 

      Over 2 billion

    • D. 

      Over 3 billion

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