Journalism Test
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  • Question 1
    60 seconds
    Q. What is Journalism?
    answer choices
    News from all over the globe.
    A journal.
    The writing of thoughts and ideas to persuade others of what is going on in the world today.
    An activity or profession of writing for newspapers or magazines of broadcasting news on radio or television.
  • Question 2
    60 seconds
    Q. This style of journalistic writing allows you to include the least important details at the bottom of the article:
    answer choices
    Opinion/Editorial
    Feature
    Hourglass
    Inverted Pyramid
  • Question 3
    60 seconds
    Q. In journalism, the writer needs to avoid which of the following?
    answer choices
    Concise writing
    Understandable language
    Long, complicated  sentences and paragraphs
    Quoting sources directly
  • Question 4
    20 seconds
    Q. What does proximity refer to?
    answer choices
    Something close by or near 
    Something that affects many people
    Someone very important is involved
    A strong human emotion is created
  • Question 5
    20 seconds
    Q. Which of the following stories would be a HARD NEWS story, more than the others?
    answer choices
    A burglary in your neighborhood
    A neighborhood beach party
    A neighborhood bicycle rally for charity
    A neighborhood grocery store is closing
  • Question 6
    30 seconds
    Q. What is a byline?
    answer choices
    title of an article
    name of a person who wrote article
    the words under a photo
    name of newpaper
  • Question 7
    30 seconds
    Q. A reporter who follows one particular genre would be covering a:
    answer choices
    Beat
    Wire
    Banner
    Feature
  • Question 8
    30 seconds
    Q. Another word for a photo caption that journalists use:
    answer choices
    Byline
    cutline
    deadline
    nightline
  • Question 9
    30 seconds
    Q. Printed information that is false is known as:
    answer choices
    Slander
    Libel
    Retraction
    Wire
  • Question 10
    30 seconds
    Q. Which is the most important aspect of being a good reporter?
    answer choices
    Demonstrating your opinion
    Writing down every single thing a source says
    Making accuracy your goal
    Writing beautiful complex sentences
  • Question 11
    30 seconds
    Q. Which of the following is an open-ended question?
    answer choices
    How much did the renovations cost?
    Who is in charge of the group?
    Why were the renovations necessary?
    When was the decision made?
  • Question 12
    30 seconds
    Q. Which is the proper way to punctuate a quote?
    answer choices
    "That man is a hero." he said. "Most people would have never been so courageous."
    "That man is a hero," he said. "Most people would have never been so courageous."
    "That man is a hero. Most people would have never been so courageous." He said.
    "That man is a hero" he said "Most people would have never been so courageous"
  • Question 13
    30 seconds
    Q. Which type of opinion article is written as a newspaper staff?
    answer choices
    Column
    Editorial
    Letter to the Editor
    Feature
  • Question 14
    30 seconds
    Q. What describes a reporter injecting his or her opinion into an article?
    answer choices
    Attribute
    parenthetical citation
    Feature
    Editorialize
  • Question 15
    20 seconds
    Q. The reporter should treat all sides equally and fairly.  What kind of   reporting is this?
    answer choices
    Objective
    Impersonal 
    News
    Opinion
  • Question 16
    20 seconds
    Q. Any information in a news story that cannot be proven, must be labeled as   what?
    answer choices
    News 
    Editorial 
    Opinion
    False
  • Question 17
    20 seconds
    Q. If a sentence is written in SUBECT-VERB-OBJECT style, it should be   called what?
    answer choices
    Passive 
    Active 
    Third Person
    First Person
  • Question 18
    20 seconds
    Q. Which of the following best describes PASSIVE voice?
    answer choices
    Object-Verb-Subject 
    Subject-Object-Verb 
    Subject-Verb-Object
    Subject-Subject-Verb
  • Question 19
    30 seconds
    Q. Which sentence is properly punctuated?
    answer choices
    "I like bacon," He said.
    "I like bacon." he said.
    "I like bacon," he said.
    "I like bacon", he said.
  • Question 20
    30 seconds
    Q. AFTER you have introduced him as a source, how do you identify the principal in all subsequent references?
    answer choices
    Mr. Jaster said...
    Jaster said...
    Jeff said...
    Principal Jaster said...
  • Question 21
    30 seconds
    Q. The inverted pyramid works best for what stories?
    answer choices
    News stories
    Feature stories
    Sports stories
    Opinion pieces
  • Question 22
    60 seconds
    Q. What is photojournalism?
    answer choices
    Photographs in magazines or newspapers.
    The art or practice of communicating news by photographs.
    Photography.
    Pictures displayed in the news and/or in magazines.
  • Question 23
    60 seconds
    Q. What is broadcast journalism?
    answer choices
    Any type of news posted online.
    News displayed on television.
    A radio or television program or transmission.
    CNN News.
  • Question 24
    60 seconds
    Q. Which of the following is considered news?
    answer choices
    Anything posted on social media.
    World star hip hop.
    Newly received or noteworthy information.
    Anything that's posted online or in the tabloids.
  • Question 25
    60 seconds
    Q. What is plagiarism?
    answer choices
    A plague. 
    Taking someone else's work or ideas and passing them off as your own.
    A contagious bacterial disease characterized by fever or delirium.
    A really bad cough.
  • Question 26
    30 seconds
    Q. It's okay to use "I think" or "in my opinion" in a story
    answer choices
    True
    False
  • Question 27
    30 seconds
    Q. What is the first paragraph of a story called?
    answer choices
    introduction
    lead
    news story
    inverted pyramid
  • Question 28
    30 seconds
    Q. How long are most journalism paragraphs?
    answer choices
    1 sentence
    2-3 sentences
    4-5 sentences
    6-7 sentences
  • Question 29
    30 seconds
    Q. What does not belong in a news story?
    answer choices
    lead
    quote
    conclusion
    Ws and H
  • Question 30
    30 seconds
    Q. It's okay to use first person in an article (I talked to, when I interviewed)
    answer choices
    True
    False
  • Question 31
    30 seconds
    Q. If I'm writing a review, I don't need to interview anyone else.
    answer choices
    True
    False
  • Question 32
    60 seconds
    Q. In journalism, the writer needs to avoid which of the following?
    answer choices
    Concise writing
    Understandable language
    Long, complicated  sentences and paragraphs
    All of the above
  • Question 33
    60 seconds
    Q. Which of the following would be a characteristic of journalistic writing?
    answer choices
    Short concise sentences and paragraphs
    Effective and important quotes
    Shorter paragraphs
    All of the above
  • Question 34
    60 seconds
    Q. True or false: You should try to incorporate the 5 Ws and H in a "summary lead"
    answer choices
    True
    False
  • Question 35
    60 seconds
    Q. An article about record breaking heat is considered with of the following?
    answer choices
    Timeliness
    Conflict
    Prominence
    All of the above
  • Question 36
    30 seconds
    Q. Which of the following is NOT a defense against libel?
    answer choices
    Truth
    Consent
    Fair reporting privilege
    Equal coverage of a topic
  • Question 37
    30 seconds
    Q. What is the definition of "censorship"?
    answer choices
    Restrictions imposed from inside the newsroom
    Restrictions imposed from your editor
    Restrictions imposed from outside the newsroom
    Restrictions imposed from your coworker
  • Question 38
    30 seconds
    Q. Which of the following DOES NOT characterize "yellow journalism"?
    answer choices
    Rumors disguised as news
    Loud headlines
    Publicity stunts
    Fair and balanced reporting
  • Question 39
    30 seconds
    Q. Which was NOT one of the key changes in journalism from the 18th to 19th centuries?
    answer choices
    Movies 
    The emergence of the "penny press"
    Innovations in printing
    The rise of the modern newsroom
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