Thinking Like A Journalist

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Journalist Quizzes & Trivia

This will quiz you on the powerpoints Thinking Like a Journalist: Roles & Responsibilities and What is News? You may use your notes.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A paper published once a week.
    • A. 

      Daily newspaper

    • B. 

      Weekly newspaper

    • C. 

      A once a week newspaper

    • D. 

      New York Times

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 2. 
    What kind of newspaper is The Cougar Chronicle?
    • A. 

      Bi-weekly newspaper

    • B. 

      Weekly newspaper

    • C. 

      Daily newspaper

    • D. 

      Monthly newspaper

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 3. 
    What is the main purpose of a journalist?
    • A. 

      To gather and report the news or to provide the support that is necessary to transmit the news

    • B. 

      To investigate crime scenes and find out who the killer is

    • C. 

      To expose all elected officials as corrupt

    • D. 

      To broadcast the weather

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 4. 
    What three qualities do journalists need to exhibit?
    • A. 

      Trustworthy, honest, reliable

    • B. 

      Dishonest, sneaky, untrusting

    • C. 

      Credibility, verification, objectivity

    • D. 

      Sneaky, nosy, objective

    • E. 

      Credibility, honest, understanding

  • 5. 
    A lack of personal feelings or bias.
    • A. 

      Verification

    • B. 

      Untrusting

    • C. 

      Credibility

    • D. 

      Dishonest

    • E. 

      Objectivity

  • 6. 
    Which of the following are considered roles for journalists?
    • A. 

      Acting as a lookout, database, keeping democracy

    • B. 

      Keeping democracy, exposing elected officials, sneaking around

    • C. 

      Database, open forum, exposing elected officials

    • D. 

      Exposing celebrities, exposing elected officials, exposing conspiracies

    • E. 

      Keeping people honest, traffic, alerting people

  • 7. 
    Which of the following are characteristics of news?
    • A. 

      Exciting, proximity, true

    • B. 

      Timeliness, conflict, human interest

    • C. 

      Made-up, prominence, celebrity

    • D. 

      Elections, accidents, fires

    • E. 

      Funny, entertaining, informative

  • 8. 
    A characteristic of a news story about someone whose name or job (such as the president of the U.S.) is well known and easily recognized by the public?
    • A. 

      Conflict

    • B. 

      Prominence

    • C. 

      Proximity

    • D. 

      Entertainment

    • E. 

      Timeliness

  • 9. 
    Which of the following is an example of a conflict story
    • A. 

      Bones of missing woman found

    • B. 

      Ancient burial uncovered

    • C. 

      Drug cartel vs. Mexican army in Juarez

    • D. 

      Chimpanzees can speak sign language

    • E. 

      Local violinist makes it to national competition

  • 10. 
    Which of the following is an example of a prominent story?
    • A. 

      Local violinist makes it to national competition

    • B. 

      Lindsay Lohan serves time

    • C. 

      The Giants win the penant!

    • D. 

      Super Bowl Sunday event

    • E. 

      Halloween just around the corner

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