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ISTEP+ Grade 8 ELA: Media Literacy Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. What term best describes the advanced Internet technologies and applications that enable collaboration and information sharing?

Question 2 2. What are a few of the questions that we should ask ourselves when analyzing a news article?

Question 3 3. Which of the following was NOT a famous propagandist:

Question 4 4. The invention of the printing press in the _____ marked an important milestone for mass media communication.

Question 5 5. Which of the following terms describes the technology used to compile the latest headlines from various websites and push those articles to your computer?

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Question 6 6. What is a lurker?

Question 7 7. True or False: Propaganda is limited to posters.

Question 8 8. _____ is a mode of communication in which one group attempts to influence the behavior or opinions of another, usually to support a particular agenda.

Question 9 9. Why would you use social media?

Question 10 10. Why did television viewers of the Kennedy-Nixon debate have different opinions about who won than radio listeners?

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Question 11 11. Why did President Franklin Roosevelt use radio to deliver the 'fireside chats' to the general public?

Question 12 12. What is broadly defined as information, which is usually biased or misleading, used to promote a political cause or point of view?

Question 13 13. Conservatives and liberals have very different views on healthcare reform. A news station places a story featuring the conservative point of view at the top of its newscast, while placing a short story on the liberal point of view at the end. This is an example of _____.

Question 14 14. Which of the following is an example of bias by labeling?

Question 15 15. Propaganda is _____ specific types of communication.

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Question 16 16. The _____ successfully used propaganda to justify the imprisonment and genocide of Jewish people during World War II.

Question 17 17. Which of the following are common media of propaganda:

Question 18 18. Propaganda is...

Question 19 19. What is the lead in a news article?

Question 20 20. Which of these is an example of private media?

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Question 21 21. Which propagandist carefully monitored how his picture was used? Hint: He was also a dictator.

Question 22 22. What is a profile?

Question 23 23. Which of the following is an example of modern propaganda?

Question 24 24. Many media outlets have reported extensively on the long wait times for veterans seeking medical attention through VA hospitals. Several of those outlets neglected to cover the federal corruption and bureaucratic difficulties that led to the poor care of veterans. This is an example of _____.

Question 25 25. Which of the following is an example of the use of propaganda?

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Question 26 26. How can we identify who the author's audience is when reading a news article?

Question 27 27. What is the best way for companies to ensure that communication technology is used wisely?

Question 28 28. What type of media is solely owned or financed by individuals or private groups?

Question 29 29. Which one of the following would NOT be considered one of an advertiser's intentions?

Question 30 30. Which uses micro-blogging?

ISTEP+ Grade 8 ELA: Media Literacy Chapter Exam Instructions

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