Photojournalism Test 1

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Photojournalism Quizzes & Trivia

This test deals with journalism history, ethics, and camera formats.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The first newspaper printed in the colonies was Public Occurances.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because Public Occurrences was indeed the first newspaper printed in the colonies. It was published in Boston in 1690 by Benjamin Harris. However, it was shut down after just one issue due to its critical content towards the government. Despite its short-lived existence, Public Occurrences holds the distinction of being the first newspaper in the American colonies.

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  • 2. 

    Public Occurances contained hard news.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    It contained essays.

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  • 3. 

    Matthew Brady photographed Abraham Lincoln.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Matthew Brady was a renowned American photographer who is known for his portraits of famous figures, including Abraham Lincoln. He captured several iconic photographs of Lincoln, including the famous portrait taken in 1864. These photographs by Brady played a significant role in shaping the public image of Lincoln and documenting his presidency. Therefore, it is true that Matthew Brady photographed Abraham Lincoln.

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  • 4. 

    Matthew Brady photographed the Civil War.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Matthew Brady was a renowned American photographer who is best known for his documentation of the American Civil War. He captured thousands of images that depicted the realities and horrors of the war, making him an important figure in the history of photography. His photographs provided a visual record of the war and its impact on the nation, and they continue to be studied and appreciated today. Therefore, it is correct to say that Matthew Brady photographed the Civil War.

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  • 5. 

    The Fourth Amendment insures a free press.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The First Amendment insures a free press.

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  • 6. 

    You can take a photograph of a person in a public place and use the photograph in a newspaper without the permission of the person being photographed.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    In many countries, including the United States, it is generally legal to take photographs of people in public places without their permission. This is because public places are considered to have a lower expectation of privacy. Additionally, using these photographs in a newspaper falls under the category of freedom of the press, which allows for the dissemination of information and news without the need for individual consent. However, it is important to note that there may be exceptions to this rule, such as if the photograph is used for commercial purposes or if it invades someone's privacy in a significant way.

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  • 7. 

    A Dual Lens Reflex camera is great for taking sports photographs.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    A Dual Lens Reflex camera is great for taking landscape photographs.

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  • 8. 

    A rangefinder camera photograph does not always produce what you see through the viewfinder.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    A rangefinder camera uses a separate viewfinder and focusing mechanism, which can result in parallax error. This means that the image captured by the camera may not exactly match what was seen through the viewfinder. The viewfinder shows the scene from a slightly different angle than the lens, causing objects to appear in different positions in the final photograph. Therefore, it is true that a rangefinder camera photograph does not always produce what you see through the viewfinder.

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  • 9. 

    A camera producing images with computer code is a digital camera.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    A camera that produces images with computer code is considered a digital camera because digital cameras capture images using electronic sensors and convert them into digital data, which can then be stored and manipulated using computer code. This is in contrast to analog cameras, which use film to capture and store images. Therefore, the statement is true.

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  • 10. 

    A Dual Lens Reflex camera has a very fast shutter speed.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    It has a very slow shutter speed.

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  • 11. 

    A single lens reflex camera is great for taking sports photographs.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    A single lens reflex camera is great for taking sports photographs because it allows the photographer to see exactly what the lens sees through the viewfinder. This enables them to track fast-moving subjects accurately and capture the action at the right moment. Additionally, the interchangeable lens system of an SLR camera provides versatility in capturing different types of sports shots, such as close-ups and wide-angle shots. The ability to adjust settings like shutter speed and aperture also allows for capturing fast action in low-light conditions, which is often encountered in sports photography.

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  • 12. 

    A single lens reflex camera has a very fast shutter speed.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    A single lens reflex camera typically has a very fast shutter speed because it allows the user to manually control the exposure settings, including the shutter speed. This allows for capturing fast-moving subjects or freezing motion in low-light conditions. Additionally, the reflex mirror in the camera allows the photographer to see the exact image that will be captured, which aids in accurately timing the shot. Therefore, it is true that a single lens reflex camera often has a very fast shutter speed.

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  • 13. 

    A single lens reflex camera has a focal plane shutter.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    A single lens reflex camera typically has a focal plane shutter, which is located in front of the camera's image sensor or film. This type of shutter consists of a set of curtains that move across the sensor or film plane to control the exposure time. When the shutter button is pressed, the curtains open and close, allowing light to pass through the lens and expose the sensor or film. This design allows for precise control over the exposure and is a key feature of single lens reflex cameras.

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  • 14. 

    Depth of field refers to how bright and dark your photograph may be.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Depth of field refers to how in-focus your photograph is.

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  • 15. 

    Maximum depth of field means everything in your photograph is in focus.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Maximum depth of field refers to a photography technique where the entire image, from the foreground to the background, is in sharp focus. This is achieved by using a small aperture (high f-stop number) which increases the depth of field. By having everything in focus, the photographer can capture intricate details and maintain clarity throughout the entire composition. Therefore, the statement "Maximum depth of field means everything in your photograph is in focus" is true.

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  • 16. 

    Reduced depth of field means part of your photograph is out of focus.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    When the depth of field is reduced, it means that only a small portion of the photograph is in focus while the rest appears blurred or out of focus. This effect is often used in photography to draw attention to a specific subject or create a sense of depth and separation between the subject and the background. Therefore, the statement "Reduced depth of field means part of your photograph is out of focus" is true.

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  • 17. 

    Your photograph has a very dark image of a girl playing a guitar with a very light background. This is a low contrast photograph.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    This is a high contrast photograph.

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  • 18. 

    The main image in your photograph is slightly off center and a little high. This is referred to as the Rule of Thirds.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The Rule of Thirds is a composition guideline in photography where the main subject is placed slightly off center and a little high in the frame. This technique is believed to create a more visually appealing and balanced image. By following the Rule of Thirds, the photographer can create a sense of movement and interest in the photograph, as well as draw the viewer's attention to the main subject. Therefore, the statement "The main image in your photograph is slightly off center and a little high. This is referred to as the Rule of Thirds." is true.

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  • 19. 

    The single lens reflex camera comes with a variety of lenses.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because a single lens reflex camera, also known as an SLR camera, is designed to be compatible with different lenses. This allows photographers to choose the appropriate lens for different shooting situations, such as wide-angle lenses for landscapes or telephoto lenses for capturing distant subjects. The ability to interchange lenses is one of the key advantages of SLR cameras, as it provides versatility and the ability to achieve different perspectives and focal lengths.

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  • 20. 

    Defamation means you produce stories and photographs to intentionally make someone look bad.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Defamation refers to the act of intentionally spreading false information or publishing false stories and photographs with the intention of damaging someone's reputation or making them look bad. This can involve spreading rumors, making false accusations, or manipulating images to portray someone in a negative light. Therefore, the statement "Defamation means you produce stories and photographs to intentionally make someone look bad" is true.

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