The History Of Television (Test)

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Reviews the history of television and other technological advancements

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What is the FCC?

  • 2. 

    What is the purpose of the FCC?

  • 3. 

    How does the telegraph work?

  • 4. 

    Who developed the electrical speech machine?

  • 5. 

    Who discovered how sound waves traveled and how to transmit them wirelessly between two points?

  • 6. 

    How was the wireless used in 1912 to save 700 people?

  • 7. 

    What was showcased at the 1939 World’s fair on television?

  • 8. 

    How many US cities had commercial television service between 1930 and 1950?

  • 9. 

    How many US households have at least one television set today?

  • 10. 

    Who introduced America to weekday news programming?

  • 11. 

    How many US cities had commercial television service between 1930 and 1950?

  • 12. 

    Name one new technology that occurred in television from 1960 – 1980. 

  • 13. 

     When was HDTV introduced?

  • 14. 

    What is PBS and why was it created?

  • 15. 

    What are three technologies that were developed since 1990?

    Since 1990, three technologies that have been developed are closed captioning for the hearing impaired and DVRs. Closed captioning allows individuals with hearing impairments to read the dialogue of a television program or movie. DVRs, or digital video recorders, allow users to record and store television programs for later viewing.

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