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Newspaper Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 
    If someone has nothing interesting to say or add to a story but you need one more quote, you should quote that person anyway. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    Quoting the same student over and over may raise his or her self esteem, but doesn’t indicate good journalism. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Quotes in a story are more useful if they are from people who know something about the story. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    What should the first sentence or paragraph of a good news story include?
    • A. 

      A. My locker combination

    • B. 

      B. A good introduction to the story starting at the beginning

    • C. 

      C. The answers to who, what, when, where

    • D. 

      D. Something to grab the reader’s attention

  • 5. 
     In news, a story should be written following which order?
    • A. 

      A. Chronological or sequential

    • B. 

      B. Illogical

    • C. 

      C. From the last thing that happened to the first—like 24

    • D. 

      D. From most newsworthy facts to least important details

  • 6. 
     Because of its structure, a news story can be symbolized with:
    • A. 

      A. Inverted pyramid

    • B. 

      B. Triangle

    • C. 

      C. Circle

    • D. 

      D. Infiniti symbol

  • 7. 
    AP style means:
    • A. 

      A. Advanced Placement

    • B. 

      B. Associated Press

    • C. 

      C. Aaron Pulitzer

    • D. 

      D. Application

  • 8. 
    Which is correct 
    • A. 

      B) Swearing was not (permissible) in her house.

    • B. 

      A) Swearing was not (permissable) in her house.

  • 9. 
      Which is Correct
    • A. 

      A) What you say (affects) people.

    • B. 

      B) What you say (effects) people.

  • 10. 
    Which is Correct
    • A. 

      A) Everything was (all right.)

    • B. 

      B) Everything was (alright.)

  • 11. 
    Which is correct 
    • A. 

      A) The foreman of the jury read (its) verdict aloud.

    • B. 

      B) The foreman of the jury read (their) verdict aloud.

  • 12. 
    Which is correct 
    • A. 

      A) She (laid) the book on the coffee table.

    • B. 

      B) She (lay) the book on the coffee table.

  • 13. 
    1.  What should the lead paragraph of a news story contain?
    • A. 

      At least 2 of the 5 Ws and 1 H

    • B. 

      A human interest hook

    • C. 

      All of the 5 Ws and 1 H (or at least as many as possible)

  • 14. 
    What is a lead paragraph?
    • A. 

      The last paragraph of a news story

    • B. 

      The first paragraph of a news story

    • C. 

      A paragraph containing interview questions

  • 15. 
    1.  What does it mean to write concisely?
    • A. 

      Use active voice as much as possible

    • B. 

      Get right to the point

    • C. 

      Both A and B

  • 16. 
    What type of hook do journalists typically use for a news story lead?
    • A. 

      The date of the event

    • B. 

      A cute or clever observation

    • C. 

      The piece of information that will be most important to the readers

  • 17. 
    What is a feature story?
    • A. 

      A news story with a human interest angle

    • B. 

      An article based on the writer's opinion concerning an important issue

    • C. 

      Fluff material such as horoscopes and crossword puzzles

  • 18. 
    What does it mean to be objective?
    • A. 

      Include your opinion in your story

    • B. 

      Use personal pronouns (such as I, you, we)

    • C. 

      Reporting just the facts

  • 19. 
    Which of the following type of article requires objectivity?
    • A. 

      An editorial

    • B. 

      A news story

    • C. 

      An opinion article

  • 20. 
    By presenting both sides of a controversy , reporters always ensure that the news story is fair and balanced...
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    Which of the following is not one of the basic criteria of newsworthiness?
    • A. 

      Timeliness

    • B. 

      Proximity

    • C. 

      Conflict

    • D. 

      Consensus

    • E. 

      Human interest

  • 22. 
    A good type of article to use the Inverted Pyramid would be
    • A. 

      A personality feature about a movie star

    • B. 

      A hard news article about a significant event

    • C. 

      A classified ad

    • D. 

      The horoscopes

  • 23. 
    When writing an article using the Inverted Pyramid style,
    • A. 

      The most important information goes first

    • B. 

      Fine details should go first

    • C. 

      The "who" should go first

    • D. 

      A quote should go first

  • 24. 
    When writing in the Inverted Pyramid style,
    • A. 

      Leave out all the details

    • B. 

      Your details should build to a climax and resolution

    • C. 

      The details should become less and less important

    • D. 

      Always wear a fedora

  • 25. 
    A reason to write in the Inverted Pyramid style is because
    • A. 

      That shape is cool

    • B. 

      Your editor might cut off the last part of your article

    • C. 

      Not all readers will finish the article but they still want all the information

    • D. 

      Both b and c

  • 26. 
    When writing a news article
    • A. 

      You should include the "who" and the "what"

    • B. 

      You should include the "when" and the "where"

    • C. 

      You should include the "why" and the "how"

    • D. 

      All of the above, in fact, you should include all the W's and H as soon as possible

  • 27. 
    In journalism, a "lead" is
    • A. 

      The very last thing you write in an article.

    • B. 

      The same as the headline.

    • C. 

      The first paragraph of a story.

    • D. 

      Really cute.

  • 28. 
    The purpose of writing a good lead is to
    • A. 

      Give readers the most important information in a clear, concise and interesting manner.

    • B. 

      Establish the voice and direction of an article.

    • C. 

      Grab the reader's interest.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 29. 
    A "Summary Lead"
    • A. 

      Summarizes your article.

    • B. 

      Always is phrased in the form of a question.

    • C. 

      Inludes several of the "Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How.

    • D. 

      Both a and c

  • 30. 
    Your job as a journalist is to write a clear, fairly short sentence for a lead that reveals all, telling the end result of the story. Someone should be able to read the lead and be informed about what happened without reading the rest of the story.
    • A. 

      Exactly.

    • B. 

      Huh?

    • C. 

      This is not true.

    • D. 

      I'm sort of hungry for pork rinds.

  • 31. 
    What are the sentences called that connect the quotations?
    • A. 

      Content

    • B. 

      Commentary

    • C. 

      Transition

    • D. 

      Opinion

  • 32. 
    How many quotes should the average article have?
    • A. 

      Zero

    • B. 

      1-2

    • C. 

      3-4

    • D. 

      6-8

  • 33. 
    If an interviewee is giving you weak quotes, what do you need to do?
    • A. 

      Immediately go talk to another person

    • B. 

      Keep pushing them by asking them "why?"

    • C. 

      Tell them they are useless and walk away

    • D. 

      Whine to Mrs. Elwood about how no one gave you good quotes

  • 34. 
    What are ethics?
    • A. 

      The moral obligation we as reporters have to give accurate information, while keeping the privacy needs of our sources in mind.

    • B. 

      The policy of all reporters to get the story no matter the cost.

    • C. 

      The rules created by the school to keep reporters from writing about uncomfortable topics.

    • D. 

      The laws created by congress in the US to keep journalists in check.

  • 35. 
    Which of the following is a correct way to format a quote?
    • A. 

      “I loved the play,” freshman Jane Doe said.

    • B. 

      Jane Doe, freshman said. “I loved the play.”

    • C. 

      Jane Doe, fr. said, “I loved the play.”

    • D. 

      When interviewing Jane Doe who happens to be a freshman, she told me that she “loved the play.”

  • 36. 
    News articles should be which of the following?  (check the six that apply)
    • A. 

      Be timely

    • B. 

      Have proximity (close to your audience)

    • C. 

      Be sensational

    • D. 

      Involve consequence or conflict

    • E. 

      Be about someone or something of importantance

    • F. 

      Involve a teacher

    • G. 

      Create an emotional human interest angle

    • H. 

      Be about the international community

  • 37. 
    It is best to have really long 8-10 sentence paragraphs in a news article.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 38. 
    It is always best to start the interview with a really personal question.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 39. 
    Paraphrasing is...
    • A. 

      Making compound sentences in your writing.

    • B. 

      Directly quoting the author in your writing.

    • C. 

      Summarizing main ideas into your own words

    • D. 

      Citing the source of your information.

  • 40. 
    You have been selected to complete the mini feature article for the Round Up's yearbook page. The page is projected on the Smartboard. Mrs. Yarbrough will provide you with a list of quotes from newspaper students. Complete a 150-300 word article  in the space below.