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Mass Communication Exam #2

Emile Berliner is famous for which of the following? A.He developed the gramophoneB.He invented the compact diskC.He was the star of the movie The Jazz SingerD.He founded MTV A. He developed the gramophone
Which of the following developments occurred during World War I?A. Amateurs helped decipher German radio signalsB. The military took over radio broadcasting.C. David Sarnoff translated radio signals for codes.D. KDKA broadcast the results of the 1916 elections B. The military took over radio broadcasting
Social music is which of the following?A. music that people perform for each other in a social settingB. music that is performed for a large group of peopleC. music that is recorded for mass-market distributionD. music that comments on social concerns A. music that people perform for each other in a social setting
Which of the following was the major effect of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 on radio?A. Fewer stations played urban contemporary music.B. Many conservative talk radio hosts were forced off the air.C. Radio programs started having content ratings similar to that used by movie studios.D.That today more than 50 percent of the radio stations are owned by major media corporations. D. That today more than 50 percent of the radio stations are owned by major media corporations.
Digital recordings, such as CDs, frighten recording companies for which of the following reasons?A. They don’t wear out as fast as tapes or vinyl recordings did.B. Consumers can potentially make perfect digital copies of the music without paying for them.C. They can contain more music than old analog LP discs, and so consumers expect to receive more songs to fill that space.D. The sound quality of digital recordings is different from that of analog recordings. B. Consumers can potentially make perfect digital copies of the music without paying for them
The statement that radio became a companion medium, means which of the following?A. Radios and televisions were being sold together as a package deal.B. Radio became less focused.C. Radio tried to be all things to all people.D. became the medium listened to while doing something else D. became the medium listened to while doing something else
What is Barry Gordy Jr. best known for?A. Being the radio operator who received the initial distress call from the TitanicB. Starring in the first kinetoscope filmc. Founding Motown RecordsD. Discovering Bob Dylan c. Founding Motown Records
Which of the following is the federal agency charged with regulating telecommunications, including radio and television broadcasting?A. FTCB. FCCC. IRSD. FAA B. FCC
Which of the following statements is true about radio as we know it?A. It was invented by Heinrich Hertz.B. It was initially invented as a way of carrying advertising.C. It first went on the air in 1939.D. It depended on a series of inventions and discoveries over a forty- to sixty-year period D. It depended on a series of inventions and discoveries over a forty- to sixty-year period
William S. Paley, the first president of the CBS network, saw radio as which of the following?A. An exciting new medium that should not be polluted by commercial advertisingB. Anovelty that people would soon tire ofC. An excellent tool for advertising products and servicesD. A powerful communication tool that should be controlled by the United States Navy C. An excellent tool for advertising products and services
Which of the these statements about radio following the growth of television in the late 1940s and early 1950s is true?A. Radio reinvented itself to become a companion medium, serving narrow niche audiences with specialized formats.B. A majority of radio stations went bankrupt as people stopped listening to radio.C. Most radio stations kept on playing the same kinds of programs that they had prior to television.D. You can’t fool me; television didn’t become popular until 1962 A. Radio reinvented itself to become a companion medium, serving narrow niche audiences with specialized formats.
Alternative country star Lyle Lovett says that he makes almost all of his income from:A. digital downloadsB. suing musical “pirates”C. sales of CDs from big box retailers like WalmartD. performing and touring D. performing and touring
Before 1948, recordings of popular black music were referred to as which of the following?A. race recordsB. R&B recordsC. soul recordsD. jazz records A. race records
Which of these is Akio Morita famous for?A. inventing the MP3 processB. creating the compact discC. inventing the WalkmanD. inventing the iPod C. inventing the Walkman
The method of recording sound that involves storing it in a series of numbers is called which of the following?A. long-playing recordingB. analog recordingC. social recordingD. digital recording D. digital recording
The BBC represents the convergence taking place in the sound industry for which of the following reasons?A. It now transmits its broadcasts via the Internet as well as over the air.B. It sells CDs of its programming.C. It has been taken over by General Electric.D. It is a major marketing tool for British bands and singers. A. It now transmits its broadcasts via the Internet as well as over the air.
If you are listening to music that involves a DJ speaking over musical sample loops, you are likely listening to _____ music.A. classic rockB. hip hopC. countryD. adult contemporary B. hip hop
What medium did Guglielmo Marconi help invent?A. United Fruit CompanyB. General ElectricC. WestinghouseD. Columbia Broadcasting System D. Columbia Broadcasting System
The most popular radio drama of the late 1920s was:A. The Guiding LightB. The ShadowC. Amos ‘n’ AndyD. Focus on Africa C. Amos ‘n’ Andy
On a Web site, cookies are which of the following?A. visitors to the Web siteB. the address of the Web siteC. ads that pop up or under the main windowD. files used to identify and track visitors at a Web sites D. files used to identify and track visitors at a Web sites
The World Wide Web became the standard for posting documents on the Internet because its creator did which of the following?A. created something that was better than any of the alternativesB. had support from both Microsoft and AppleC. gave it away for freeD. came up with a unique idea C. gave it away for free
Paul Baran’s idea of cutting messages into small pieces and sending them on the easiest route was known as which of the following?A. digital pipelineB. packet switchingC. teleconferencingD. E-mail B. packet switching
Who developed TCP/IP, the original specification for the Internet’s protocols?A. Tim Berners-LeeB. Steve CaseC. Bob Kahn and Vint CerfD. Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak C. Bob Kahn and Vint Cerf
The movie that revolutionized Internet-based promotion of films was which of the following?A. The Blair Witch ProjectB. My Big Fat Greek WeddingC. Star Wars Episode IIID. 300 A. The Blair Witch Project
World-wide, ____ percent of the population has access to the InternetA. 4B. 24C. 41D. 73 B. 24
According to Tim Berners-Lee, which of the following is a principle upon which the Web is based?A. The Web should only be a tool for retrieving accurate information.B. Users should be able to link to any document at anywhere in the world.C. Some documents should only be accessible to a few people.D. Copyright should be eliminated. B. Users should be able to link to any document at anywhere in the world.
The New York Times, the Washington Post, and USA Today could all be considered _________ media outlets.A. brick and mortarB. click and mortarC. click and clackD. new B. click and mortar
Which of the following tends to be true of user-written encyclopedias such as Wikipedia?A. They tend to have articles written by authoritative sources. B. They tend to have articles on a wide range of topics.C. They tend to be a reliable source of information on controversial topics.D. All of the above B. They tend to have articles on a wide range of topics.
Radio and the Internet have which of the following in common?A. They both were initially developed as tools for machine-assisted interpersonal communication.B. They both were initially developed as media of mass communication.C. They both are owned and operated by the government in the United States rather than by private industry.D. They replaced other forms of mass communication, which were then driven out of business. A. They both were initially developed as tools for machine-assisted interpersonal communication.
Who developed the earliest portable movie cameras? Auguste-Marie and Louis-Jean Lumiere
Movie Attendance peaked in what year? 1946
In the 1930s and 1940s, the studios required theaters to schedule a large number of lesser movies in order to get one or two major films. This practice was known as which of the following? Block Booking
Which movie sold the most tickets of all time? Gone with the Wind
The large number of smaller theaters grouped together that replaced the large Art Deco movie palaces are known as… Multiplexes
Which of the following was one of the earliest rebellions against the controls of the studio system? The establishment of United Artists
What was the blacklist of the 1940s and 1950s driven by? Fear of communism
Movie profitability is determined by what? box office receipts
High School Musical 3: Senior Year was profitable because…. It had a small budget, lots of product tie-ins, and high video sales.
Eadweard Muybridge and Etienne Marey are famous for what? They conducted early experiments on depicting motion with photos.

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