Test Your Media Literacy Skills !

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Literacy Quizzes & Trivia

We are all more or less vulnerable to the influence of mass media. Test your skills to see how discerning you are when it comes to news and information. Are you really as critical and aware as you think? Or do you trust what you see online? To discover your personal media literacy profile, take this short quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      1958

    • B. 

      1965

    • C. 

      1987

    • D. 

      2000

  • 2. 
    When a message is transformed into an understandable sign and symbol system, the process is referred to as:
    • A. 

      Encoding

    • B. 

      Noise

    • C. 

      Decoding

    • D. 

      Interpretation

  • 3. 
    What percentage of his/her waking hours does the average person spend consuming mass media?
    • A. 

      45%

    • B. 

      55%

    • C. 

      65%

    • D. 

      75%

  • 4. 
    How many people worldwide use internet?
    • A. 

      66 million

    • B. 

      500 million

    • C. 

      1,7 billion

    • D. 

      634 million

    • E. 

      2,4 billion

  • 5. 
    What is PEGI?
    • A. 

      A European system for rating video games according to age and content

    • B. 

      A fantasy video game about a character called PEGI

    • C. 

      A games console

  • 6. 
    How many young Europeans (12-18) are internet users?
    • A. 

      44%

    • B. 

      68%

    • C. 

      82%

    • D. 

      94%

  • 7. 
    How many young Europeans (12-18) have their own mobile phone?
    • A. 

      25%

    • B. 

      26%

    • C. 

      68%

    • D. 

      95%

  • 8. 
    Find the best answer: When media identify a certain group of people they wish to get their message across to, this group of people is known as a(n):
    • A. 

      Narrowcasting audience

    • B. 

      Demographic response

    • C. 

      Audience poll

    • D. 

      Target audience

  • 9. 
    Find the best answer: A person that is media literate can:
    • A. 

      Easily use all types of computer hardware and software and other forms of new technology

    • B. 

      Use and find information of all types in a university library, including computer sources, microfilm and indexes/abstracts

    • C. 

      Read, analyze and critically evaluate information presented in a variety of formats (television, print, radio, computers, etc.)

    • D. 

      Critically evaluate television programs and see through persuasion techniques

  • 10. 
    Typing all in capitals in electronic communications means:
    • A. 

      Nothing special, typing in capitals is normal

    • B. 

      You are shouting

    • C. 

      This message is very important

  • 11. 
    • A. 

      You pay attention to news when there is a juicy story that grabs your interest

    • B. 

      You avoid mainstream news media

    • C. 

      You try to read news everyday relying on media you trust and respect

    • D. 

      You should pay more attention to the news but don't have time

  • 12. 
    You are working on your personal homepage and would like to publish a nice graphic you found on the internet. What do you have to think of before publishing?
    • A. 

      The background of the graphic has to be transparent

    • B. 

      The copyright – I have to ask the owner for permission

    • C. 

      The graphic has to be published in its original size

    • D. 

      Nothing particular, I can use it as it is

  • 13. 
    When you are communicating online to unknown people or filling out details on a website, what contact information should you give out?
    • A. 

      An alias

    • B. 

      The family name

    • C. 

      The address

    • D. 

      The phone number

    • E. 

      The first name

  • 14. 
    • A. 

      Mp3

    • B. 

      Gif

    • C. 

      Doc

    • D. 

      Pdf

  • 15. 
    • A. 

      A program that searches for information on the internet

    • B. 

      A program for exchanging files over the internet

    • C. 

      A program to treat pictures

    • D. 

      A program for viewing and accessing data on the internet

  • 16. 
    • A. 

      Respond to the bully and fight back if necessary

    • B. 

      Block the cyberbully from your contacts list and talk to a trusted adult

    • C. 

      Wait in silence until things get better

  • 17. 
    Where does the term “Spam” come from?
    • A. 

      A popular brand of ham

    • B. 

      The first person convicted for sending massive amounts of unwanted mail (Jonathan Spam)

    • C. 

      An acronym of the English sentence "Send People Annoying Messages".

  • 18. 
    Someone is behaving inappropriately on one of the sites you're using. You should:
    • A. 

      Report to the moderator of the site

    • B. 

      Shut down your PC

    • C. 

      Tell the person off

  • 19. 
    • A. 

      When information is filtered, suppressed or deleted to hinder freedom of speech

    • B. 

      When someone tries to influence the opinions or behaviors of others

    • C. 

      When false and deceiving information is used to trick others