Media Quiz: 21 Broadcast & Digital Media Questions

Daily trivia quiz: Test your knowledge of 21st-century media – from the birth of the cable news alert strip to Facebook and Google negotiating news distribution and dictatorships controlling the media. How long have news outlets been calling the elections in the US? What’s ViacomCBS’s new name? Where was “Apple Daily” a newspaper? And In which European country has Google News been unavailable for seven years? Take the Media Quiz!

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Daily Quiz: 21 trivia questions about the history, present, and future of broadcast media, newspapers, and social media. No time-limit. How smart are you today?

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1. How long have media outlets been calling the elections in the USA?

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2. Which American cable news network was first to air a permanent 24-hour news ticker?

Screenshot: Fox News

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3. Leo the Lion is the mascot of which studio?

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4. As of Feb. 16, 2022, what’s ViacomCBS’s new name?

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5. Which American company owns Lonely Planet, CNET, TV Guide, Metacritic, and GameSpot?

Image: CNET

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6. Which company owns TMZ?

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7. Which TV show featured the first kiss between a white man and a Black woman to be broadcast in a US series?

Screenshot: Paramount Pictures.
Plato's Stepchildren kiss

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8. Where was “Apple Daily” a newspaper?

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9. What was The Emancipator?

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10. What are the Pandora Papers?

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11. What’s Roskomnadzor?

Image: minsvyaz.ru, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
Roskomandzor

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12. Why did Russian journalist Dmitry Muratov auction off his Nobel Peace Prize medal?

Screenshot: Nobel Prize on YouTube

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13. What’s Ukraine’s most popular messaging app?

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14. When were 3G networks first introduced in the US?

Photo: Ianaré Sévi, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

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15. How many people around the world use Facebook, Instagram, Messenger, and WhatsApp?

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16. In which European country has Google News been unavailable between 2014 and 2022?

Google News

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17. Who’s Twitter’s largest shareholder?

Screenshot: The Babylon Bee on YouTube

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18. Who are the “Disinformation Dozen”?

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19. Why did Twitter permanently suspend Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s personal account?

Photo: Gage Skidmore from Surprise, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

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20. News articles about which subject generated the most social media interactions in the US in April and May 2022?

Screenshot: CBS News

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21. What did Facebook do that made former Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison say it “unfriended” Australia?

Photo: Anthony Quintano from Honolulu, HI, United States / CC BY

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  • How long have media outlets been calling the elections in the USA?

    What did Facebook do that made former Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison say it "unfriended" Australia?

    Photo: Anthony Quintano from Honolulu, HI, United States / CC BY

    Leo the Lion is the mascot of which studio?

    Where was “Apple Daily” a newspaper?

    Which American company owns Lonely Planet, CNET, TV Guide, Metacritic, and GameSpot?

    Image: CNET

    Which American cable news network was first to air a permanent 24-hour news ticker?

    Screenshot: Fox News

    Which company owns TMZ?

    How many people around the world use Facebook, Instagram, Messenger, and WhatsApp?

    What are the Pandora Papers?

    Who are the "Disinformation Dozen"?

    In which European country has Google News been unavailable between 2014 and 2022?

    Google News

    Why did Twitter permanently suspend Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s personal account?

    Photo: Gage Skidmore from Surprise, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

    When were 3G networks first introduced in the US?

    Photo: Ianaré Sévi, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

    As of Feb. 16, 2022, what's ViacomCBS's new name?

    What was The Emancipator?

    What’s Ukraine’s most popular messaging app?

    What’s Roskomnadzor?

    Image: minsvyaz.ru, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

    Who's Twitter's largest shareholder?

    Screenshot: The Babylon Bee on YouTube

    News articles about which subject generated the most social media interactions in the US in April and May 2022?

    Screenshot: CBS News

    Why did Russian journalist Dmitry Muratov auction off his Nobel Peace Prize medal?

    Screenshot: Nobel Prize on YouTube

    Which TV show featured the first kiss between a white man and a Black woman to be broadcast in a US series?

    Screenshot: Paramount Pictures.

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