Religion And The Media

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  • 1. 
    What word describes a type of media that is not religious?
    • A. 

      Secular

    • B. 

      Mass

    • C. 

      Violent

    • D. 

      Religious

  • 2. 
    What is censorship of the press?
    • A. 

      Bans on violent or explicit films

    • B. 

      Legal suppression of news stories considered to be unacceptable

    • C. 

      Control of what images can be used in advertising

    • D. 

      Control over what people watch or listen to

  • 3. 
    Why are televised, print or radio debates justified for religions in secular societies?
    • A. 

      To increase tolerance

    • B. 

      To give religious leaders a platform to preach

    • C. 

      As an alternative to public acts of worship

    • D. 

      To control of what images can be used in advertising

  • 4. 
    Name the body that gives classification to all films shown in the UK.
    • A. 

      The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC)

    • B. 

      Advertising Standards Authority (ASA)

    • C. 

      Press Complaints Commission (PCC)

    • D. 

      British Broadcasting Cooperation

  • 5. 
    What industry guidelines are British journalists expected to follow?
    • A. 

      European law

    • B. 

      NUJ Code of Conduct

    • C. 

      Telecommunications Act 1984

    • D. 

      Telecommunications Act 2005

  • 6. 
    What can bias in the media cause that might harm members of a faith community?
    • A. 

      Compassion

    • B. 

      Discrimination

    • C. 

      Empathy

    • D. 

      Tolerance

  • 7. 
    How can the internet be misused by religious groups?
    • A. 

      Seeking donations

    • B. 

      Increasing awareness through social media

    • C. 

      Indoctrination

    • D. 

      Spreading the Gospel

  • 8. 
    What type of TV often tries to tackle religious issues through complex storylines and character?
    • A. 

      Soap operas

    • B. 

      Documentaries

    • C. 

      News reports

  • 9. 
    What is a key characteristic of the term 'free press'?
    • A. 

      Opinions and critical comment are allowed within guidelines and the law

    • B. 

      No legal restrictions on what is reported

    • C. 

      Newspapers that are distributed for no cost

    • D. 

      Saying anything that the speakers feel like saying on live t.v.

  • 10. 
    Why can media coverage of major religious events be important to members of faith communities?
    • A. 

      For financial gain

    • B. 

      For entertainment

    • C. 

      To unite faith communities

    • D. 

      To indoctrinate beleivers

  • 11. 
    Media can be deemed unacceptable for all the following reasons except   
    • A. 

      Being violent

    • B. 

      Being sexually explicit

    • C. 

      For using bad language

    • D. 

      Fro promoting tolerance

  • 12. 
    Which of the following is not an argument used for the media being free to criticise what religious groups say about matters of belief and practice
    • A. 

      Critical comment helps people to understand and think about different views on an issue.

    • B. 

      If the criticism is too general, all members of a particular faith community may be thought of in the same negative way.

    • C. 

      Members of the public have the freedom to make their own decisions on beliefs and practices of religions, regardless of what the media says.

    • D. 

      Without opinion, the media would be simply informative. Opinions give 'flavour' to what the media presents.

  • 13. 
    Newspapers cannot report stories in a biased way. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    There are many religious publications which educate and promote the message of religion to support and strengthen people's faith.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    Many religious charities, eg CAFOD,  do not use their websites to make people aware of disasters around the world and to ask for help and donations online.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    Some Christians were unhappy with the success of the Harry Potter series because they think they promote witchcraft.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    Many Christians feel that the media can never fully explain and show their faith accurately.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    Many Christians feel that the media does not tend to focus on odd or extreme aspects about their faith.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    The media gives religious and non-religious people an opportunity to learn about the world, including issues  about religious faith.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    Superheroes are often seen as semi-religious figures.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    Many critics pointed out the use of religious imagery in the film _____ because throughout the story, the hero seemed to be presented almost like a Christ-like figure.
    • A. 

      Superman Returns

    • B. 

      Batman

    • C. 

      The Joker Returns

  • 22. 
    Superheroes are often seen as semi-religious figures because
    • A. 

      They often represent the ideal human being who would take a stand against evil

    • B. 

      They are often consciously modeled on the image of a Messiah one would find in Christianity

    • C. 

      They are increasingly presented as 'real' people who are struggling with their own tendency to be selfish or violent

    • D. 

      They are often used to poke fun of Christians and their religious ideals

  • 23. 
    Which of the following are well-known Christian writers?
    • A. 

      C.S. Lewis and Carlos Waters

    • B. 

      C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien

    • C. 

      Dorothy Y. Sawlters and C.S. Lewis

  • 24. 
    Which of the following writers rejected the idea that his stories were allegories (stories with hidden, deeper meanings), although it was clear that the story lines were written from a Christian point of view?
    • A. 

      J.R.R. Tolkien

    • B. 

      C.S. Lewis

    • C. 

      Dorothy L. Sawyers

    • D. 

      T.S. Eliot

  • 25. 
    Which of the following is a BBC television programme dedicated to Christian music and worship for over 50 years?
    • A. 

      Thought for the day

    • B. 

      Songs of Praise

    • C. 

      Pause for thought