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How well you know about podcasting quiz. Podcasts are becoming a common thing in the world today where more and more people are recording their audio broadcasts to share over the internet over various topics. A podcast may have one or more hosts and can either be scripted or improvised. There are a lot of people who don’t have some basic information on the podcast, and this quiz is the best test to teach them some more. Give it a try!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Based on what we discussed in class, what does the term PODCAST come from? 

    • A.

      Publishing Over Data and Creating Avenues for Special Telecasts

    • B.

      Portable On Demand broadCAST

    • C.

      Private Or Digital Calculation At Stations of Time

    • D.

      Prepare Our Digital Creation And Start Talking

    Correct Answer
    B. Portable On Demand broadCAST
    Explanation
    The term comes from the understanding that a "podcast" can be Portable (meaning you can take it with you), On-Demand (you can download and listen to it when YOU want), and it can be broadCAST through the internet.

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  • 2. 

    What are the 3 TYPES OF PODCASTS?

    • A.

      Enhanced Podcast, Video Podcast, Modcast

    • B.

      Podcast, Enhanced Podcast, Video Podcast

    • C.

      Podcasters, Modcasts, Mobilecasts

    • D.

      KafkaKast, Enhanced Podcast, FPWildCAST

    Correct Answer
    B. Podcast, Enhanced Podcast, Video Podcast
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Podcast, Enhanced Podcast, Video Podcast. This answer accurately identifies the three types of podcasts. A regular podcast is an audio-only format where individuals or groups discuss various topics. An enhanced podcast includes additional features such as images, links, or chapter markers to enhance the listening experience. A video podcast, also known as a vodcast, includes video footage along with audio content. These three types cover the most common formats of podcasts available.

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  • 3. 

    In the simplest of forms, what is a PODCAST?

    • A.

      Just a straight audio piece with no visuals

    • B.

      A recording with still pictures

    • C.

      A short video recording

    • D.

      A combination of pictures and video

    Correct Answer
    A. Just a straight audio piece with no visuals
    Explanation
    A podcast is a form of media that consists of an audio recording without any accompanying visuals. It is typically a series of episodes that can be downloaded or streamed online, covering various topics such as interviews, storytelling, educational content, or discussions. Unlike a recording with still pictures or a short video recording, a podcast solely relies on audio to convey its message, making it accessible for listeners to enjoy while multitasking or on-the-go.

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  • 4. 

    What is an ENHANCED PODCAST?

    • A.

      A sound recording where all the sound levels are pushed up or enhanced

    • B.

      A really, really good podcast…better than just a normal podcast

    • C.

      A podcast where you have a special guest

    • D.

      A recording of audio with still pictures, kind of like a slideshow

    Correct Answer
    D. A recording of audio with still pictures, kind of like a slideshow
    Explanation
    An enhanced podcast is a type of podcast that includes both audio and visual elements. It is a recording of audio that is accompanied by still pictures, similar to a slideshow. This combination of audio and visual content provides a more immersive and engaging experience for the audience.

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  • 5. 

    Which of the following are ways to find podcasts?

    • A.

      Do a search in a search engine like Google or Yahoo

    • B.

      Search the iTunes store Podcast section

    • C.

      Use a Podcast search site like podnova.com or podcastalley.com

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    All of the options mentioned in the question are valid ways to find podcasts. Doing a search in a search engine like Google or Yahoo can provide a wide range of results and recommendations. Searching the iTunes store Podcast section allows users to browse through a vast collection of podcasts available on the platform. Using a podcast search site like podnova.com or podcastalley.com provides a dedicated platform for searching and discovering new podcasts. Therefore, all of these options can be used to find podcasts.

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  • 6. 

    What is the first “p” of Production in the process we talked about related to podcasting?

    • A.

      Pre-Production

    • B.

      Production

    • C.

      Portability

    • D.

      Paternity

    Correct Answer
    A. Pre-Production
    Explanation
    Pre-production refers to the planning and preparation phase before the actual production of a podcast. It involves tasks such as brainstorming ideas, scripting, gathering resources, and organizing schedules. This phase is crucial in ensuring a smooth and efficient production process. Therefore, the correct answer is Pre-Production.

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  • 7. 

    Which of the following occurs during PRE-PRODUCTION?

    • A.

      Writing your script

    • B.

      Recording your podcast

    • C.

      Putting in sound effects

    • D.

      Putting your podcast on the web

    Correct Answer
    A. Writing your script
    Explanation
    During pre-production, the initial planning phase of a project, one of the essential tasks is writing the script. This involves creating the dialogue, structure, and overall narrative of the project, whether it is a film, podcast, or any other form of media. Writing the script is crucial as it lays the foundation for the entire production process, guiding the actors, director, and other crew members in bringing the project to life. Therefore, writing the script is a key step that occurs during pre-production.

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  • 8. 

    Which of the following could occur during the PRODUCTION phase of podcasting?

    • A.

      Sitting down and recording an interview with a guest

    • B.

      Exporting the finished podcast with all sound effects included

    • C.

      Calling or emailing your guest to find a good time to meet

    • D.

      Sending the link of your published podcast to all your friends to listen to

    Correct Answer
    A. Sitting down and recording an interview with a guest
    Explanation
    During the PRODUCTION phase of podcasting, one possible activity is sitting down and recording an interview with a guest. This is when the actual content of the podcast is created, and the host and guest have a conversation that will be included in the final podcast episode.

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  • 9. 

    Which of the following occurs during POST-PRODUCTION?

    • A.

      Uploading your podcast to a website so it’s online

    • B.

      Testing your equipment to make sure your microphone works correctly

    • C.

      Asking questions to a person you are interviewing for your podcast

    • D.

      Adding sound effects like music and sound stingers to your podcast

    Correct Answer
    D. Adding sound effects like music and sound stingers to your podcast
    Explanation
    During post-production, various editing tasks are performed to refine and enhance the podcast. This includes adding sound effects like music and sound stingers, which help in creating a more engaging and professional listening experience. Uploading the podcast to a website, testing equipment, and conducting interviews are typically part of pre-production and production stages, respectively.

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  • 10. 

    Which of the following occurs during PUBLISHING?

    • A.

      Uploading your podcast to a website so it’s online

    • B.

      Interviewing your guest

    • C.

      Adding background music to your podcast

    • D.

      Setting your microphone correctly in the System Preferences area

    Correct Answer
    A. Uploading your podcast to a website so it’s online
    Explanation
    During the publishing process, uploading your podcast to a website so it's available online is a key step. This allows your podcast to be accessible to listeners who can stream or download episodes. It is the final stage of making your podcast available to the public. The other options mentioned, such as interviewing a guest, adding background music, or adjusting microphone settings, are tasks that typically occur during the production or editing phase of creating a podcast, rather than during the publishing stage.

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  • 11. 

    Which of the following best completes this sentence:   A good SCRIPT WRITING tip is to...

    • A.

      ...avoid repeating the same words too often.

    • B.

      ...make things all fancy sounding so you sound intelligent.

    • C.

      ...don't check your sources.

    • D.

      ...write really long sentences and use AND and SO a lot.

    Correct Answer
    A. ...avoid repeating the same words too often.
    Explanation
    A good script writing tip is to avoid repeating the same words too often. This is because repetition can make the dialogue or narration monotonous and uninteresting for the audience. By using a variety of words and phrases, the scriptwriter can keep the dialogue engaging and maintain the attention of the viewers. Additionally, avoiding repetition can also help in conveying information more effectively and efficiently, as it allows for clearer and more concise communication.

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  • 12. 

    The average person speaks at a rate of about...

    • A.

      ...19 words per second

    • B.

      ... 3 words per second

    • C.

      ... 3 words per minute

    • D.

      ... 10 words per second

    Correct Answer
    B. ... 3 words per second
    Explanation
    The average person speaks at a rate of about 3 words per second. This means that, on average, a person can articulate and express themselves by speaking approximately 180 words in a minute. This rate of speech is considered to be a normal pace for most individuals during conversation or presentations.

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  • 13. 

    Which of the following groups is a good example of some things that are considered New Media?

    • A.

      Blogs, wikis, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook

    • B.

      TV, radio, newspaper, print

    • C.

      Magazines, newspaper, library cards

    • D.

      TV, YouTube, Radio, Internet Radio

    Correct Answer
    A. Blogs, wikis, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook
    Explanation
    The group consisting of blogs, wikis, YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook is considered a good example of New Media because these platforms are all digital and interactive in nature. They allow users to create and share content, engage in discussions, and connect with others in real-time. These platforms have gained popularity in recent years and have revolutionized the way information is disseminated and consumed. They provide a platform for individuals to express their opinions, share knowledge, and engage with a global audience.

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  • 14. 

    Which statement best explains what New Media is

    • A.

      New stuff like TV and radio.

    • B.

      New internet signals that produce more power.

    • C.

      New ways that messages go from one person to another.

    • D.

      The ways in which a podcast is created and edited.

    Correct Answer
    C. New ways that messages go from one person to another.
    Explanation
    The statement "New ways that messages go from one person to another" best explains what New Media is. New Media refers to the use of digital technology to create, distribute, and access information and entertainment. It encompasses various forms such as social media, online platforms, and mobile apps that enable communication and sharing of messages between individuals. This answer accurately captures the essence of New Media by highlighting the innovative methods through which messages are transmitted and received in the modern digital age.

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  • 15. 

    What kind of port do you plug your class microphone headset into?

    • A.

      USB

    • B.

      Power

    • C.

      Firewire

    • D.

      Display

    Correct Answer
    A. USB
    Explanation
    A class microphone headset is typically plugged into a USB port. USB ports are commonly used for connecting various peripherals to a computer, including microphones and headsets. They provide a reliable and convenient way to transfer data and power between devices. Power ports are used for supplying power to devices, while Firewire and Display ports are not commonly used for connecting microphones or headsets.

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  • 16. 

    The only way to listen to a podcast is on an iPod.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because podcasts can be listened to on various devices, not just iPods. Podcasts are audio files that can be streamed or downloaded and listened to on smartphones, tablets, computers, and other portable media players. The term "podcast" originated from the combination of "iPod" and "broadcast," but it is not limited to iPods or any specific brand of devices.

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  • 17. 

    Which of the following is a way you can listen to a podcast?

    • A.

      Straight from the website you found the podcast on.

    • B.

      Download the podcast and put it on your iPod or MP3 player.

    • C.

      Download the podcast and listen to it in iTunes.

    • D.

      All of the above.

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above.
    Explanation
    All of the options provided in the question are valid ways to listen to a podcast. You can listen to a podcast directly from the website where you found it, download the podcast and transfer it to your iPod or MP3 player, or download the podcast and listen to it using iTunes. Therefore, the correct answer is "All of the above."

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  • 18. 

    Which of the following is the most popular "aggregator" when it comes to finding and downloading podcasts?

    • A.

      Juice

    • B.

      Zune HD

    • C.

      ITunes

    • D.

      Pod-o-matic

    Correct Answer
    C. ITunes
    Explanation
    iTunes is the most popular aggregator for finding and downloading podcasts. It is widely used and recognized for its extensive library of podcasts from various genres and creators. iTunes provides a user-friendly interface, allowing users to easily search, subscribe, and download podcasts to their devices. With its vast collection and seamless integration with Apple devices, iTunes has become the go-to platform for podcast enthusiasts worldwide.

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  • 19. 

    A podcast can be as short or as long as you want to make it.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    This statement is true because a podcast is a digital audio or video file that can be created and shared online. The length of a podcast episode can vary depending on the content and the creator's preference. Some podcasts are only a few minutes long, while others can be several hours in length. Ultimately, the length of a podcast is determined by the creator and can be tailored to fit their desired format and audience.

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  • 20. 

    Which of the following is the program we are using in class to create a podcast?

    • A.

      Podcastomatic

    • B.

      GarageBand

    • C.

      GaragePro

    • D.

      Audacity

    Correct Answer
    B. GarageBand
    Explanation
    GarageBand is the program being used in class to create a podcast.

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  • 21. 

    Which of the following is a good tip when reading your script?

    • A.

      Sound like you are reading.

    • B.

      Put a lot of popping sounds in your speech.

    • C.

      Make sure your sound meter is SPIKING really high when you talk.

    • D.

      Try to sound conversational and like you aren't reading a script.

    Correct Answer
    D. Try to sound conversational and like you aren't reading a script.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Try to sound conversational and like you aren't reading a script." This is a good tip when reading your script because sounding conversational and natural helps to engage the audience and make the content more relatable. It creates a more authentic and genuine connection with the listeners, making them more likely to stay engaged and retain the information being presented.

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  • 22. 

    When you plug in your microphone to the computer, what is the FIRST thing you should go to make sure the microphone is working correctly?

    • A.

      Go to SYSTEM PREFERENCES then SOUND and set your OUTPUT and INPUT.

    • B.

      Go to GARAGEBAND then start recording.

    • C.

      Turn up the volume on your headset.

    • D.

      Unplug and plug in the microphone again until you hear a pop.

    Correct Answer
    A. Go to SYSTEM PREFERENCES then SOUND and set your OUTPUT and INPUT.
    Explanation
    To ensure that the microphone is working correctly, the first thing you should do is go to SYSTEM PREFERENCES then SOUND and set your OUTPUT and INPUT. This step allows you to check and adjust the settings for the microphone's output and input levels, ensuring that it is properly configured for use with the computer. By doing this, you can ensure that the microphone is correctly recognized and that the sound is being captured and transmitted effectively.

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  • 23. 

    Anyone can podcast as long as they have a computer with some sound editing software and a microphone.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    This statement is true because podcasting requires basic equipment such as a computer with sound editing software and a microphone. These tools allow individuals to record, edit, and distribute their own podcasts. As long as someone has access to these resources, they can create and share their own podcast episodes. It is a relatively accessible form of media that allows anyone with a computer and the necessary software to participate and share their thoughts, ideas, and content with a wider audience.

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  • 24. 

    99% of all Podcasts are free! (meaning very few charge)

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement implies that the majority of podcasts are available to listeners without any charge. This means that only a small percentage of podcasts actually require payment. Therefore, the correct answer is "True".

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  • 25. 

    You can use a regular internet search engine like Google or Yahoo to search for podcasts.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given answer is true because it states that one can use a regular internet search engine like Google or Yahoo to search for podcasts. This is accurate as search engines can be used to find and access various podcasts on different topics and genres.

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