Series 01: Lesson 12: Microphones

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Microphone Quizzes & Trivia

A microphone is a transducer that converts sound into an electrical signal, and it is used in numerous application including telephones, hearing aids, speakers, public address systems and recording various kinds of media. What do you know about them?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What does the foam layer inside the top of a microphone help prevent?
    • A. 

      Popping sounds

    • B. 

      Mold

    • C. 

      Reverb

    • D. 

      Feedback

  • 2. 
    When are the foam covers on the outside of a microphone only really necessary?
    • A. 

      Every time you run sound

    • B. 

      During extremely cold weather

    • C. 

      At small indoor events

    • D. 

      At outside events

  • 3. 
    Microphones are                         all the same.
    • A. 

      Definitely

    • B. 

      Not

    • C. 

      Sometimes

    • D. 

      Mostly

  • 4. 
    What are the two types of ways sound waves are converted through microphones?
    • A. 

      Lapel and Countryman

    • B. 

      Dynamic and Condenser

    • C. 

      EQ and Frequency

    • D. 

      Tango and Cash

  • 5. 
    What type of microphone is used 90% of the time in churches?
    • A. 

      Abigeus

    • B. 

      Bright Field

    • C. 

      Cardioid

    • D. 

      Dynamic

  • 6. 
    While a dynamic microphone is robust and durable, it tends to be                          articulates than a condenser microphone.
    • A. 

      Higher

    • B. 

      Lower

    • C. 

      Less

    • D. 

      More

  • 7. 
    Which iconic dynamic microphone is most often used for drums, guitars, and vocals in churches?
    • A. 

      SHURE SM57 or SM58

    • B. 

      Audio-Technica 2020

    • C. 

      Celestron 44104

    • D. 

      Sennheiser MKE 400

  • 8. 
    Condenser microphones are used extensively in                          because of their ability to handle fine details of sound?
    • A. 

      Large arenas

    • B. 

      Youth worship services

    • C. 

      Recording studios

    • D. 

      Broadway plays

  • 9. 
    How does a condenser microphone work?
    • A. 

      Uses a small charge placed across a metal plate to pick up sound waves

    • B. 

      Sends a DB of 115 through a mic cable and into the soundboard

    • C. 

      It pulls sound waves together to make them smaller

    • D. 

      It suppresses sound waves down to a lower volume

  • 10. 
    How does phantom power work?
    • A. 

      It makes you think you hear sound, but it’s just an illusion

    • B. 

      It causes the lights to blink twice each time a microphone is plugged in

    • C. 

      A large voltage is sent from the microphone and down a cable into the soundboard

    • D. 

      A small voltage from the sound board is sent down a mic cable into the microphone

  • 11. 
    Condenser mics are                                  than dynamic mics.
    • A. 

      More expensive

    • B. 

      Less expensive

    • C. 

      Heavier

    • D. 

      Lighter

  • 12. 
    What does polar pattern refer to?
    • A. 

      How the top and bottom of a microphone work together

    • B. 

      The pull from the soundboard to the microphone

    • C. 

      The pull from the microphone cable to the microphone itself

    • D. 

      How microphone sensitivity is shaped

  • 13. 
    How does a microphone with a cardioid polar pattern pick up sound?
    • A. 

      From all directions

    • B. 

      Directly from the front, but rejects it from the back

    • C. 

      Directly from the back, but rejects it from the front

    • D. 

      Only from the side

  • 14. 
    How does a microphone with a super, or hyper, cardioid polar pattern pick up sound?
    • A. 

      More directional from the front and slightly from the back

    • B. 

      Directly from the front, but rejects it from the back

    • C. 

      From all directions

    • D. 

      Only from the sides

  • 15. 
    How does a microphone with a figure 8 polar pattern pick up sound?
    • A. 

      With 4 frequencies from the left and 4 frequencies from the right

    • B. 

      From all directions

    • C. 

      From the sides, but not the front and back

    • D. 

      From the front and back, but not the sides

  • 16. 
    How does a microphone that is omni directional pick up sound?
    • A. 

      From all directions

    • B. 

      From one direction at a time

    • C. 

      From 3 directions

    • D. 

      From the front only

  • 17. 
    Which types of polar patterns are ideal for a church?
    • A. 

      Cardioid and figure 8

    • B. 

      Figure 8 and omni

    • C. 

      Omni and cardioid

    • D. 

      Cardioid and super cardioid

  • 18. 
    Why are omni directional microphones not ideal for churches?
    • A. 

      They only pick up sound from the congregation

    • B. 

      They only pick up sound from the monitors

    • C. 

      They pick up sound from the vocal as well as the monitors

    • D. 

      They are the ideal for large churches only

  • 19. 
    How does proximity effect enhance sound through a cardioid microphone?
    • A. 

      Enhances high end the closer to get to the mic

    • B. 

      Enhances low end the closer you get to the mic

    • C. 

      Makes it wish it was a super-cardioid

    • D. 

      Makes the sound look better

  • 20. 
    Under extreme stress an octopus may eat their own                         .
    • A. 

      Limbs

    • B. 

      Words

    • C. 

      Kibble 'n Cephalopods

    • D. 

      Fish sticks