Types Of Sound

10 Questions
Sound Quizzes & Trivia

This quiz is design to help A level media students learn the variety of sound concepts that they will have to identify in a exam. The questions are based on the sound used in an episode of the BBC drama Waterloo Road but could have been altered to apply to any drama.  

Please wait...
Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    We can tell that the music heard in the pregnancy scene is non diegetic because:
    • A. 

      It is used to suggest female predicament.

    • B. 

      The source of the music is not part of the scene.

    • C. 

      The music is heard alongside the dialogue.

  • 2. 
    The music in the bedroom scene appears to be diegetic because:
    • A. 

      It is balanced so that it is heard below the dialogue

    • B. 

      The music heard sounds as if it is a natural part of the scene

    • C. 

      The source of the music can be seen

  • 3. 
    The playground scene contains ambient sound because:
    • A. 

  • 4. 
    Waterloo Road’s theme tune is conventional for a drama because:
    • A. 

      The theme tune provides some ideas about the drama

    • B. 

      The theme tune is used throughout the drama

    • C. 

      The theme tune is only heard when the opening credits are shown

  • 5. 
    Asynchronous sound is the sound heard with the shouting in the establishing shots because:
    • A. 

      The shouting is sound that can be heard without seeing the sound source

    • B. 

      It is clear where the shouting is coming from

    • C. 

      The shouting can be heard by the audience but not by the characters

  • 6. 
    The corridor scenes contain synchronous sound as:
    • A. 

      They always contain a sound bridge

    • B. 

      They contain music that will appeal to the youth audience

    • C. 

      They contain a mix of dialogue, music, sound effects and ambient sound that are all heard throughout the scenes

  • 7. 
    The footsteps heard in the corridor scene can be identified as a sound effect because:
    • A. 

      We are not made aware of the type of shoes making the footsteps

    • B. 

      There a many different footstep sounds heard

    • C. 

      The actual sounds of footsteps are difficult to record accurately

  • 8. 
    The dialogue heard in Waterloo Road indicates the power relationships:
    • A. 

      Between the students and teachers

    • B. 

      Between the teachers

    • C. 

      Between the teachers, between the teachers and the students and between the students

  • 9. 
    The music in the playground scene becomes incidental because:
    • A. 

      It changes for each character

    • B. 

      It is used to illustrate the mood of a character

    • C. 

      It is used to describe the actions of a character

  • 10. 
    If Waterloo uses sound motifs there would be:
    • A. 

      Ideas about the programme suggested in the theme tune

    • B. 

      Appeals to the target audience through the use of music

    • C. 

      Music used to describe each key character