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Grade 10 Journalism CCSS: CCRA.W.6, W.9-10.6
Grade 7 Journalism
What type of lead presents the most important information in the first sentence?
  1. Astonisher lead
  2. Question lead
  3. Cartridge lead
  4. Summary lead
Grade 11 Journalism CCSS: CCRA.W.8, W.11-12.8
The passing off of another's work as your own
  1. slander
  2. libel
  3. invasion of privacy
  4. plagiarism
Grade 9 Journalism
What is the MOST important job of a sportswriter covering a game?
  1. cheering on the home team
  2. talking to other sportswriters in the press box
  3. checking facts and statistics on the opposing team
  4. taking notes
Grade 10 Journalism CCSS: CCRA.L.3, L.9-10.3
Which of the following is the correct way to write the following sentence.
  1. Dr. Griff Singer holds a doctoral degree in journalism
  2. Doctor Griff Singer holds a doctoral degree in journalism
College Journalism
What does a copy editor do in a typical newsroom?
  1. Checks stories for consistency, grammar and style
  2. Makes archive copies of stories from yesterday's print edition
  3. Uploads a digital copy of the newspaper to the web
  4. Manages newspaper subscriptions
College Journalism
What does it mean to be objective in a news story?
  1. Write with a clear purpose
  2. Present all sides and avoid expressing your own opinion
  3. Finish the story before it gets boring
  4. Use as many quotes from sources as possible
College Journalism
What is the best definition of a fact?
  1. A provable statement
  2. Anything that appears in a news story
  3. The results of a poll
  4. A view shared by many people
College Journalism
What does Op-Ed stand for?
  1. Opposite education
  2. Opportunity to edit
  3. Opinion editorial
  4. Operational edict
College Journalism
What is soft news?
  1. Any news story that is under 200 words
  2. A web publishing platform
  3. Any news story accessible on a mobile device
  4. A light news story intended to entertain
College Journalism
Who oversees day-to-day operations in a typical print newsroom?
  1. Digital Editor
  2. Line Editor
  3. Managing Editor
  4. Reporter
Grade 12 Journalism CCSS: CCRA.W.2, W.11-12.2a
How might the following lead be improved? The Parent's club announced yesterday the formation of a task force to handle the school's most important problems.
  1. add specific, concrete details
  2. make the lead briefer
  3. add general information
  4. rewrite it as an astonisher lead
College Journalism
What is hard news?
  1. A breaking news story about a serious event
  2. A story that is difficult to understand
  3. Any form of printed media
  4. The idea that many newspapers are facing financial problems
College Journalism
What is a lead?
  1. The senior reporter at a newspaper
  2. The opening paragraph of a news story
  3. The newspaper with the largest audience
  4. The main character in a news story
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