Canadian Democracy, Eighth Edition: Chapter 13

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Question 1:


a) the organizations to which one belongs
b) the media
c) family
d) school
e) workplace

Question 2:


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) the public dissemination of misinformation in order to mislead foreign powers

Question 3:


a) 10 per cent
b) 40 per cent
c) 90 per cent
d) 50 per cent
e) 75 per cent

Question 4:


a) 1877
b) 1920
c) 1952
d) 1977
e) 1998

Question 5:


a) concentrated ownership
b) the need to make profits
c) connections between newspapers and non-media corporate interests
d) the organizational structure of news-gathering
e) all of the above

Question 6:


a) reality TV programs
b) all television news produced by private broadcasters
c) news packaged using a celebrity-journalist format
d) tabloid newspapers
e) children’s television with an educational aim

Question 7:


a) the economic filter
b) the iron law of the marketplace
c) the economic law
d) government regulation
e) the advertising filter

Question 8:


a) competition between international periodicals
b) chain ownership
c) local monopoly
d) foreign ownership
e) increasing circulation

Question 9:


a) a magazine whose content is equally Canadian and foreign
b) a magazine published in both English and French in Canada
c) a magazine based and circulated mostly outside of Canada, with most of its production and editorial costs incurred outside of Canada
d) a magazine based and produced in Canada but circulated mostly outside of Canada
e) a magazine based in Canada, with separate editions for different regions

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) the music was a live performance recorded wholly in Canada

Question 12:


a) obscenity
b) pornography
c) hate speech
d) all of the above
e) none of the above

Question 13:


a) give long, stirring speeches
b) use complex statements
c) use short, memorable sentences
d) speak very quickly
e) fill up as much time as possible

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) media organizations look for eager and willing experts to offer their analysis
b) media organizations need experts who can provide accurate information in order to protect themselves against charges of bias and lawsuits
c) media organizations have a strong self-image as dispenser of the news and reporter of the facts
d) media organizations take advantage of experts as low-cost sources of information and instant analysis
e) media organizations look for experts who are affiliated with established institutions like universities and think-tanks

Question 16:


a) propaganda
b) media management
c) public relations
d) news management
e) media accommodation

Question 17:


a) English-Canadian journalists tend to be more right-of-centre than the general public, and their right-leaning proclivities affect the way stories are reported
b) English-Canadian journalists tend to be more left-of-centre than the general public, and their left-leaning proclivities affect the way stories are reported
c) English-Canadian journalists tend to be more centrist than the general public, but their centrist proclivities do not affect the way stories are reported
d) English-Canadian journalists tend to be more centrist than the general public, and their centrist proclivities affect the way stories are reported
e) English-Canadian journalists tend to have much stronger political opinions than the general public, but their proclivities do not affect the way stories are reported

Question 18:


a) the Conservative Party
b) the Liberal Party
c) the New Democratic Party
d) the Green Party
e) the Bloc Québécois

Question 19:


a) evidence of right-leaning bias
b) evidence of centrist bias
c) evidence of alignment with business interests
d) no evidence of left-leaning bias
e) no evidence of right-leaning bias

Question 20:


a) pacifying the public and fostering acceptance of a 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) a subsector of the manufacturing industry that deals with media production

Question 21:


a) familiar images and stories
b) oversimplified conflict
c) personalization of events, drama and action
d) reliance on established opinion leaders
e) all of the above

Question 22:


a) US$50,000–$60,000
b) US$70,000–$80,000
c) US$100,000–$200,000
d) US$300,000–$400,000
e) US$500,000–$600,000

Question 23:


a) US$500,000
b) US$750,000
c) US$1 million
d) US$4 million
e) US$10 million

Question 24:


a) the physically unattractive
b) men and women with a rebellious look
c) men and women who do not conform to stereotypes
d) the poor
e) visible minorities

Question 25:


a) Canada’s gross national product
b) automobile sales in Canada
c) all television purchases in Canada
d) all magazine purchases in Canada
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