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?

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

    Since 1848.
    Since the invention of radio.
    Since the invention of television.
    Since 2008.

    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
    Stopped paying taxes in Australia.
    Refused to block fake-news in Australia.
    Blocked news content in Australia.
    Blocked the Australian Prime Minister’s Facebook page.

    Leo the Lion is the mascot of which studio?

    21th Century.
    Paramount.
    United Artists.
    MGM.

    Where was “Apple Daily” a newspaper?

    Silicon Valley.
    Austria.
    China.
    Hong Kong.

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

    Image: CNET
    National Amusements.
    Red Ventures.
    The Walt Disney Company.
    News Corporation.

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

    Screenshot: Fox News
    CNN.
    MSNBC.
    FOX News.
    Newsmax TV.

    Which company owns TMZ?

    Fox Corp.
    WarnerMedia.
    NBC Universal.
    The Walt Disney Company.

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

    The entire 7.9 billion population.
    Less than 1 billion people.
    Around 2 billion people.
    More than 3.5 billion people.

    What are the Pandora Papers?

    A global investigation on how the rich and powerful hide their investments.
    An investigation on the global tobacco industry.
    A global investigation on mass surveillance and internment camps of Uighurs in China.
    An investigation on how Malta works as a pirate base for tax avoidance inside the EU.

    Who are the "Disinformation Dozen"?

    12 people responsible for most of the anti-vaccine content on social media.
    12 governments responsible for most of the fake content on social media.
    12 organizations responsible for most of the hate speech on social media.
    12 social media platforms responsible for most of the misinformation on the internet.

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

    Google News
    Hungary.
    France.
    Germany.
    Spain.

    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
    For violation of its copyrights policy.
    For violation of its privacy policy.
    For violations of its hate speech policy.
    For violations of its COVID-19 misinformation policy.

    When were 3G networks first introduced in the US?

    Photo: Ianaré Sévi, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
    1992.
    1998.
    2002.
    2008.

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

    Paramount.
    Viacom.
    CBS+.
    Peacock.

    What was The Emancipator?

    A newspaper founded in 1970 in San Francisco, to “advocate LGBTQ rights.”
    A newspaper founded in 1920 in North Carolina, to “advocate civil rights.”
    A newspaper founded in 1870 in Texas, to “advocate women’s right to vote.”
    A newspaper founded in 1820 in Tennessee, to “advocate the abolition of slavery.”

    What’s Ukraine’s most popular messaging app?

    WhatsApp.
    VKontakte.
    Telegram.
    Signal.

    What’s Roskomnadzor?

    Image: minsvyaz.ru, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
    Russia’s space force.
    Russia’s communications and media regulator.
    Russia’s chief of joint arms.
    Russia’s central bank.

    Who's Twitter's largest shareholder?

    Screenshot: The Babylon Bee on YouTube
    Jack Dorsey.
    Elon Musk.
    Mutual-fund company Vanguard.
    Mark Zuckerberg.

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

    Screenshot: CBS News
    The leaked Supreme Court draft opinion on abortion.
    The Johnny Depp v. Amber Heard trial.
    The Russian invasion of Ukraine.
    Elon Musk.

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

    Screenshot: Nobel Prize on YouTube
    To pay fines.
    To protest against the West.
    To buy a yacht.
    To help children displaced by the war in Ukraine.

    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.
    Batman.
    Star Trek.
    Mission: Impossible.
    I Love Lucy.

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