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The Active Reader, 2e: Media and Image

Instructions: For each question, click on the radio button beside your answer. When you have completed the entire quiz, click the 'Submit my answers' button at the bottom of the page to receive your results.



“Wikipedia Grows Up” by Peter Binkley

Question 1:


a) not all of its authors are credible
b) credible entries can be edited for the worse
c) it is free
d) its administrators are not paid
e) answers A and B

Question 2:


a) non-neutral entries
b) practical jokes
c) a risk of law suits
d) answers B and C
e) all of the above

Question 3:


a) Wikipedia contained more major errors.
b) Wikipedia contained more minor errors.
c) Wikipedia and Britannica tied in major errors.
d) Wikipedia and Britannica tied in minor errors.

Question 4:


a) hard sciences
b) soft sciences
c) history
d) popular culture
e) none of the above

Question 5:


a) remarkable in its reflections on the 2004 US election campaign
b) distorted and one-sided in its reflections on the 2004 US election campaign
c) an example of powerful negotiation
d) answers A and C
e) all of the above

Question 6:


a) They can delete articles.
b) They can block users.
c) They can hire their friends as administrators.
d) answers A and B
e) all of the above

Question 7:


a) Its users are curious.
b) Its users are passionate.
c) Its users showcase their academic skills.
d) answers A and C
e) all of the above

Question 8:


a) True
b) False

Question 9:


a) True
b) False

Question 10:


a) True
b) False



“Intended and Unintended Effects of an Eating Disorder Educational Program: Impact of Presenter Identity” by Marlene B. Schwartz et. al

Question 11:


a) the stress of speaking might cause them to relapse
b) they are not objective
c) they are expensive
d) they may unintentionally glamorize eating disorders

Question 12:


a) Presenters that had personally experienced an eating disorder would be most effective.
b) Experts on eating disorders would be most effective.
c) Both types of presenters would be equally effective.

Question 13:


a) One was two minutes longer.
b) One presenter wore make-up and the other did not.
c) One video talked about treatment and the other did not.
d) all of the above
e) none of the above

Question 14:


a) intended effects
b) unintended effects
c) deception
d) prior knowledge

Question 15:


a) males and eating disorders
b) university students and eating disorders
c) the connection between eating disorders and glamour
d) the relationship between parenting and eating disorders

Question 16:


a) Participants were from two neighbouring schools.
b) There was a lack of funding.
c) The impact of implicit messages was not assessed.
d) all of the above

Question 17:


a) True
b) False

Question 18:


a) True
b) False



“Reality TV Gives Back: On the Civic Functions of Reality Entertainment” by Laurie Ouellette

Question 19:


a) It lacks civic purpose.
b) It costs too much money to create.
c) It promotes bad values
d) all of the above

Question 20:


a) of ifs format
b) it doesn't exist
c) reality TV elicits so much criticism
d) all of the above

Question 21:


a) They are produced by Oprah Winfrey.
b) They demonstrate that reality TV can have a civic function.
c) They have a live audience.
d) all of the above

Question 22:


a) documentary
b) social experiment
c) melodrama
d) answers A and B
e) all of the above

Question 23:


a) it is aired on competing networks
b) poor people receive charity
c) rich people are transformed by being charitable
d) all of the above

Question 24:


a) audience participation
b) the competition
c) the makeover
d) all of the above

Question 25:


a) True
b) False

Question 26:


a) True
b) False



“Online Video Gaming: What Should Educational Psychologists Know?” by Mark Griffiths

Question 27:


a) he used to be a video game addict
b) he teaches programming
c) he has researched the issue for two decades
d) answers A and B
e) all of the above

Question 28:


a) the connection between video games and addiction
b) his past research on online gaming
c) the move to see the game 'World of Warcraft' removed from the market
d) answers A and C

Question 29:


a) parenting and loneliness
b) boredom and loneliness
c) escape and boredom
d) reward and reinforcement

Question 30:


a) withdrawal symptoms
b) bankruptcy
c) violent behaviour
d) increased tolerance
e) answers A and D

Question 31:


a) It has no relevance to addiction.
b) It has a greater impact on males than females.
c) Game designers rely on it to make their games appealing.
d) none of the above
e) answers B and C

Question 32:


a) It contributes to weight loss.
b) It can improve self-esteem.
c) It can relieve stress.
d) answers B and C
e) all of the above

Question 33:


a) Holland
b) South Korea
c) China
d) all of the above

Question 34:


a) True
b) False



“Terror on Facebook, Twitter and Youtube” by Gabriel Weimann

Question 35:


a) It is anonymous.
b) It cannot be regulated.
c) Is is accessible.
d) answers A and C
e) all of the above

Question 36:


a) to coordinate attacks
b) to recruit adherents
c) to solicit donations
d) answers A and B
e) all of the above

Question 37:


a) Instant Messenger
b) PalTalk
c) Yahoo
d) Facebook

Question 38:


a) the Internet is a useful tool for terrorists to solicit donations
b) terrorists actively recruit members using the Internet
c) a heavy online presence can lead to a terrorist’s capture
d) answers B and C
e) all of the above

Question 39:


a) They both want attention.
b) They both view online information to determine who to target for their campaigns.
c) They both rely heavily on sponsors.
d) none of the above

Question 40:


a) Troops were being cyberstalked by fans.
b) Grammar errors affected the military’s reputation.
c) Personal information on the sites violated confidentiality laws.
d) none of the above

Question 41:


a) Terrorists do not use Facebook intelligently.
b) YouTube has replaced television in terms of terrorists reaching large audiences.
c) Terrorists are using a Western technology to destroy the West.
d) Terrorists are able to steal identities.

Question 42:


a) True
b) False