What is Media Literacy? - Definition, Importance & Examples


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Which of the following is NOT a purpose for mass communication?

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1. Which term refers to the means of communication, such as radio, television, magazines, or the Internet.

2. Which of the following would involve simultaneous contact with two or more other forms of media?

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

Media literacy is an important aspect of modern life. This quiz focuses on major turning points in media history, the importance and purpose of media, and the major sources of media.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz tests your understanding of:

  • The purpose of mass communication
  • Tools used for mass communication
  • Events in the history of media

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you understand the most important information regarding media and its history
  • Making connections - use understanding of the history, importance, and tools for media
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding media literacy

Additional Learning

For more on media literacy, review the accompanying lesson titled What is Media Literacy? - Definition, Importance & Examples. This article highlights:

  • Media's history
  • The tools for media
  • Purpose and importance of media