Using Media Theory

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Media Quizzes & Trivia

This is a little quiz to see if you know how to use media terms and theory correctly.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is wrong with this statement?  "The TV drama Casualty uses surveillance, according to Uses and Gratifications Theory, as audiences learn about medical technology"
    • A. 

      Surveillance is not part of Uses and Gratifications Theory

    • B. 

      Casualty is not a TV drama

    • C. 

      A TV drama cannot use a theory - media students use theories

    • D. 

      There is nothing wrong with the statement

  • 2. 
    Hegemony is the means by which the ruling classes maintain the status quo of power relations in society.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    According to Uses and Gratifications Theory, audiences gain a sense of _________ when they watch Britain's Got Talent because they talk to their friends about the show.
  • 4. 
    According to Richard Dyer's Star Theory, stars are:
    • A. 

      Constructions

    • B. 

      Attractive

    • C. 

      Sexy

    • D. 

      Powerful

    • E. 

      Ideological

    • F. 

      Commodities

    • G. 

      Extra-ordinary and Ordinary

    • H. 

      Elite

  • 5. 
    Fans use Dyer's Star Theory when watching Britain's Got Talent, as Simon Cowell is represented as both ordinary and extraordinary.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    What is wrong with this statement?  "The representation of social problems in Eastenders is very realistic as young people are shown to be rebellious."
    • A. 

      Eastenders doesn't represent social problems

    • B. 

      Eastenders isn't very realistic

    • C. 

      Young people aren't shown to be rebellious

    • D. 

      All texts are constructions and not realistic

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 7. 
    Choose an ending for this sentence: "Audiences can download an app for their smartphone and...
    • A. 

      This links to community according to Uses and Gratifications Theory."

    • B. 

      This offers community according to Uses and Gratifications Theory."

    • C. 

      This relates to community according to Uses and Gratifications Theory."

    • D. 

      This is community according to Uses and Gratifications Theory."

    • E. 

      This revolves around community."

  • 8. 
    What kind of text has a stronger modality?
    • A. 

      A text that audiences can believe easily.

    • B. 

      A text that is postmodern and plays with genre conventions.

    • C. 

      A text that is interactive.

    • D. 

      A text with a complex narrative.

  • 9. 
    When Spielberg directed Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom he applied Propp's Theory of Characters to keep the narrative simple for the audience.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False