Electronic Media Regulation MCQs

Electronic Media Regulation MCQs

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1: A high-capacity transmission technique using a wide range of spectrum frequencies to enable a large number of messages is known as _______ .

A.   Sequestration

B.   Shield laws

C.   Summons

D.   Broadband

2: Broadcasting is the Communications ______ as use of the electromagnetic spectrum to send signals to many listeners and viewers simultaneously.

A.   Act of 1931

B.   Act of 1932

C.   Act of 1933

D.   Act of 1934

A.   Fairness doctrine

B.   Electronic media

C.   Cross-ownership rule

D.   Electromagnetic spectrum

4: Electromagnetic spectrum used to send both ________ .

A.   Analog signals

B.   Digital signals

C.   Both a & b

D.   None of these

5: Electronic media is all forms of media that utilize ________ to distribute news and entertainment.

A.   Electronics encoding

B.   Digital encoding

C.   Both a & b

D.   None of these ‘

A.   Fairness doctrine

B.   Electronic media

C.   Electromagnetic spectrum

D.   None of these

7: Federal Communications Commission is a ________ agency, directly responsible to Congress and charged with regulating interstate

A.   U.S. government

B.   U.K government

C.   Both a & b

D.   None of these

8: The Federal Communications Commission succeeded the FRC in _______ .

A.   1933

B.   1932

C.   1931

D.   1934

9: Someone who has publicly announced a bid for office, has her or his name on the ballot or is a serious write-in candidate is known as ______ .

A.   Legally qualified candidate

B.   Federal Radio Commission

C.   Multichannel video programming distributor

D.   None of these

10: Multichannel video programming distributor is an entity, including cable or direct broadcast satellite services, that provides multiple channels of video programming for purchase.

A.   Cable

B.   Direct broadcast satellite services

C.   Both a & b are possible

D.   None of these

11: Must-carry rule transmits local broadcast television stations.

A.   True

B.   False

12: The principle that holds that internet service providers cannot charge content providers to speed up the delivery of their goods is known as ______ .

A.   Net neutrality

B.   Must-carry rule

C.   Legally qualified candidate

D.   None of these

13: A notice issued by the Federal Communications Commission announcing that it is considering changing certain of its regulations or adopting new rules is known as ______ .

A.   Notice of proposed rulemaking

B.   PEG access channels

C.   Both a & b

D.   None of these

14: PEG access channels cable systems set aside for public, educational and governmental use.

A.   True

B.   False

15: Radio frequency the range extending from around _______ ..

A.   3 khz to 300 ghz

B.   4 khz to 300 ghz

C.   5 khz to 300 ghz

D.   None of these

A.   True

B.   False

17: Satellite market modification rule is a part of the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act Reauthorization Act of _______ .

A.   2012

B.   2011

C.   2010

D.   2014

18: Spectrum scarcity used for _______ n a specific geographical area without causing interference.

A.   Radio

B.   Television

C.   Both a & b

D.   None of these

19: A political broadcasting rule that allows a candidate’s supporters equal opportunity to use broadcast stations is known as _______ .

A.   Patently offensive

B.   Patently offensive

C.   Zapple rule

20: The public interest is the standard for regulating ______.

A.   Broadcast radio and television

B.   Magazine advertising

C.   Online news content

D.   First Amendment rights

21: Section 315 of the Communications Act applies to ______.

A.   Children’s television programming

B.   Cable television pole attachments

C.   Political broadcasting and cablecasting

D.   Reality programs on network television

22: Channel 11’s general manager decides it is the station’s civic duty to interview candidates running for mayor. Channel 11 then runs a half-hour “Meet the Candidates” news interview program every Wednesday at 7 p.m. for five weeks before the general election. However, there are six candidates for mayor. The general manager decided not to invite George, the Purple Party candidate for mayor. George demands that Channel 11 gives him the same amount of time the other mayoral candidates had. The general manager must ______.

A.   Give George a half hour of time

B.   Give George a half hour of time, but only if George discusses his candidacy

C.   Give George a half hour of time during whatever day and time the general manager can squeeze it in

D.   Not give George any time because “Meet the Candidates” was a regularly scheduled news interview program

23: When did broadcast regulation begin to develop?

A.   Late 1800s

B.   Early 1900s

C.   Early 2000s

D.   1950s

24: Commercial broadcast TV stations are required to ______.

A.   Carry child-related public service announcements

B.   Help underwrite children’s programming on public stations

C.   Air no more than 15 minutes of commercials per hour of children’s programming

D.   Carry three hours each week of “core programming” for children

25: Commercial limits during children’s programming ______.

A.   Apply only to broadcast stations, not cable systems

B.   Allow for program-length ads

C.   Apply to all programming aimed at those under 18 years old

D.   Apply to both broadcast stations and cable systems

26: The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Internet’s First Amendment status is most like that of ______.

A.   Broadcast media

B.   The movie industry

C.   Print media

D.   Cable television

27: The concept of net neutrality is that ______,

A.   ISPs cannot charge content providers to speed up the delivery of their content

B.   All information on the internet must be objective

C.   ISPs should not be able to charge for internet service in locations in which connectivity is not reliable

D.   The FCC should be the primary regulatory agency for global internet regulation

28: What is the satellite market modification rule?

A.   A rule which allows satellite providers to refuse to carry local market broadcast stations

B.   A rule which allows satellite providers to provide services, such as Netflix, which are popular in certain markets

C.   A rule which allows a television station, satellite operator, or county government to request the addition or deletion of communities from a broadcast station’s local television market to better reflect current market realities.

D.   A rule which allows satellite providers to also offer phone service in some markets

29: The legislation currently regulating broadcast radio and television in the United States is the Radio Act of 1912.

A.   True

B.   False

30: The legislation currently regulating broadcast radio and television in the United States is the Radio Act of 1912.

A.   True

B.   False

31: Section 315 of the Communications Act of 1934 requires broadcast stations and cable systems to make equal opportunities available to legally qualified candidates for the same political office.

A.   True

B.   False

32: An FCC license is required to operate any broadcast station in the United States.

A.   True

B.   False

33: Cable TV regulation is shared between the U.S. Congress and local or state governments.

A.   True

B.   False

34: The U.S. Supreme Court held that the internet has full First Amendment protection.

A.   True

B.   False

35: What federal agency is the primary regulator of cable television and broadcast radio and television?

A.   Federal Communications Commission

B.   Federal Trade Commission

C.   Federal Bureau of Broadcast and Cable Regulation

D.   Federal Securities and Exchange Commission

36: Brief quotes and short characterizations of the days events in news coverage are called ________.

A.   Talking head

B.   News aggregators

C.   Sound bites

D.   Agenda setting