Canadian Democracy, A Concise Introduction - Chapter 11

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.

Question 1:


a) The organizations to which one belongs
b) The media
c) Family
d) School
e) Workplace

Question 2:


a) The organizations to which one belongs
b) The media
c) Family
d) School
e) Workplace

Question 3:


a) The dissemination of selected information and/or misinformation in order to espouse a particular ideology or policy
b) Coverage of political events by privately owned media outlets
c) Government news releases or media political news coverage containing a leftist ideological perspective
d) Deliberate leaks to the press by political party officials
e) None of the above

Question 4:


a) Local
b) Regional
c) Provincial
d) National
e) International

Question 5:


a) Concentrated ownership
b) Foreign ownership
c) Language
d) Advertising
e) Readership

Question 6:


a) Reality television programs
b) Television news on private broadcasters
c) News that is packaged using an entertainment, celebrity-journalist format
d) Tabloid newspapers
e) Informal blog postings

Question 7:


a) Technology
b) The iron law of the marketplace
c) Industry structure
d) Government regulation
e) Both A and B

Question 8:


a) The superiority of foreign news sources
b) The nationality of the owners
c) Canadians’ preference for television news
d) The shortage of journalists in Canada
e) None of the above

Question 9:


a) A magazine whose content is equally Canadian and foreign
b) A magazine that is published in both English and French in Canada
c) A magazine that is based outside of Canada, has most of its production and editorial costs based outside of Canada, and has most of its circulation based outside of Canada
d) A magazine that is based in Canada and most of its production and editorial costs are based in Canada, and most of its circulation is non-Canadian
e) None of the above

Question 10:


a) 7 per cent
b) 15 per cent
c) 35 per cent
d) 51 per cent
e) 77 per cent

Question 11:


a) The lyrics are written entirely by a Canadian.
b) The music is or lyrics are performed principally by a Canadian.
c) The music is composed entirely by a Canadian.
d) The music is produced by a Canadian.
e) All of the above are criteria.

Question 12:


a) Sports
b) Entertainment
c) Public affairs
d) News
e) Neither A nor B

Question 13:


a) Give long, stirring speeches
b) Use complex statements
c) Use short, memorable sentences
d) Speak very quickly
e) Evoke emotion

Question 14:


a) Tension and violence
b) Action and conflict
c) Violence and intrigue
d) Simplicity and action
e) Excitement and simplicity

Question 15:


a) The eagerness and willingness of experts to offer their analysis
b) In order to protect against charges of bias and lawsuits
c) Its self-image as dispenser of the news, reporter of the facts
d) Its need for low-cost information and instant analysis
e) None of the above

Question 16:


a) Unpredictability and visual appeal
b) Predictability and visual appeal
c) Violence and accessibility
d) Conflict and accessibility
e) None of the above

Question 17:


a) English-Canadian journalists tend to be more right-of-centre than the general public, and the right-leaning proclivities of journalists affect the way stories are reported.
b) English-Canadian journalists tend to be more left-of-centre than the general public, and the left-leaning proclivities of journalists affect the way stories are reported.
c) English-Canadian journalists tend to be more centrist than the general public, and the centrist proclivities of journalists do not affect the way stories are reported.
d) English-Canadian journalists tend to be more centrist than the general public, and the centrist proclivities of journalists affect the way stories are reported.
e) None of the above

Question 18:


a) The Conservative Party
b) The Liberal Party
c) The New Democratic Party
d) The Green Party
e) The Bloc Quebecois

Question 19:


a) Further to the right of their readership/audience
b) More centrist than their readership/audience
c) Further to the left than their readership-audience
d) More close than English-Canadian journalists
e) None of the above

Question 20:


a) Pacifying the public and fostering acceptance of the social system
b) A type of television advertising designed to open people’s minds to new ideas
c) Political advertising designed to sway voters
d) The desensitizing of television viewers to violence and other objectionable content
e) None of the above

Question 21:


a) 10 to 20 seconds
b) 20 to 30 seconds
c) 30 to 40 seconds
d) 40 to 50 seconds
e) 50 to 60 seconds

Question 22:


a) The personal
b) The immediate
c) The concrete
d) All of the above
e) None of the above

Question 23:


a) Emphasis on confrontation
b) Emphasis on the abstract
c) Repertory of stereotypes
d) Both A and B
e) Both A and C

Question 24:


a) More effective
b) Less effective
c) About the same
d) The media are generally not critical of government.
e) None of the above

Question 25:


a) The media are generally critical of established values and institutions.
b) Overall the media are neither overly supportive nor overly critical of established values and institutions.
c) The media are generally supportive of established values and institutions.
d) The orientation of the media changes, depending on the issues and context of the events being covered.
e) None of the above

Question 26:


a) True
b) False

Question 27:


a) True
b) False

Question 28:


a) True
b) False

Question 29:


a) True
b) False

Question 30:


a) True
b) False

Question 31:


a) True
b) False

Question 32:


a) True
b) False

Question 33:


a) True
b) False

Question 34:


a) True
b) False

Question 35:


a) True
b) False

Question 36:


a) True
b) False

Question 37:


a) True
b) False

Question 38:


a) True
b) False

Question 39:


a) True
b) False

Question 40:


a) True
b) False