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SCOM 110 quiz 2

  

Question 1 

  1. The commonly used practice of payola in      the radio industry in the 20th century refers to _____________. 

  

a.

financial compensation   provided to DJs for playing certain records 

 

b.

the low profits that   recording companies receive from royalty fees 

 

c.

the act of offering   radio stations free promotional materials in exchange for playing certain   artists more often 

 

d.

a form of legal   protection for copyrighted products 

3 points   

Question 2 

  1. Record industry executives can establish legal rights to      control intellectual property. 

True 

False 

3 points   

Question 3 

  1. The practice of record labels bribing disc jockeys      (DJs) to play their records is known as: 

  

a.

payola 

 

b.

royalty fees 

 

c.

fines 

 

d.

penalties 

3 points   

Question 4 

  1. In 2003, the Digital Media Association and the Recording      Industry Association of America agreed to a proposal to collect royalty      fees for music played _______________. 

  

a.

on webcasts 

 

b.

in television commercials 

 

c.

on satellite radio 

 

d.

on AM radio 

3 points   

Question 5 

  1. Some recording artists do not like sites that permit illegal      downloading of music because _______________. 

  

a.

they   worry that too few people will hear their music 

 

b.

they dislike companies   that use CDs instead of vinyl records 

 

c.

they might receive less money   in royalty fees  

 

d.

they resent industry control   over their music 

3 points   

Question 6 

  1. When sampling or creating music mash-ups, where small bits or      samples of other artists copyrighted works are included in the new work,      artists are not required to get permission and pay royalties to the artist      of the copyrighted work. 

True 

False 

3 points   

Question 7 

  1. In spite of the increased popularity of music streaming, CD      sales are still increasing.  

True 

False 

3 points   

Question 8 

  1. All distribution of music      over the Internet is exempt from      obtaining permission and paying royalties. 

True 

False 

3 points   

Question 9 

  1. Blues and gospel songs were blended with elements of pop      music into new genres such as rhythm and blues (R&B).  

True 

False 

3 points   

Question 10 

  1. Which of the following is NOT a key component of a recording      industry organization? 

  

a.

recording companies 

 

b.

Talented singers and musicians 

 

c.

MP3 exchange services 

 

d.

technical producers 

3 points   

Question 11 

  1. David Sarnoff was one of the key players in the      invention and popularization of broadcast radio and television in the      United States. How would you characterize his vision of radios role in      American life? 

  

a.

He believed that radio was   best suited for broadcasting music that people could listen to in their own   homes. 

 

b.

He believed that radio   should feature fictional programming instead of just musical programming. 

 

c.

He believed that radio   broadcasting should function like a democratic forum where any individual who   wanted to get the equipment and broadcast could have that opportunity. 

 

d.

He believed that   radios function was to serve educational interests that trained the American   citizenry. 

3 points   

Question 12 

  1. FM stations and Internet radio have forced AM stations      to feature more local news and talk radio. 

True 

False 

3 points   

Question 13 

  1. AM radio is able to offer many more channels than satellite      radio. 

True 

False 

3 points   

Question 14 

  1. The name of the Westinghouse engineer who began the      first regularly scheduled radio broadcasts in the United States is: 

  

a.

Frank Conrad 

 

b.

Howard Armstrong 

 

c.

Guglielmo Marconi 

 

d.

David Sarnoff 

3 points   

Question 15 

  1. A(n) _____________ is a station that contracts      with networks to distribute their programming. 

  

a.

subsidiary 

 

b.

branch 

 

c.

satellite 

 

d.

affiliate 

3 points   

Question 16 

  1. ________ is the rental or licensing of media products. 

  

a.

Regulation 

 

b.

None of the above 

 

c.

Syndication 

 

d.

Vertical integration 

3 points   

Question 17 

  1. The Radio Act of 1912 gave the U.S. Navy control of the radio      airwaves. 

True 

False 

3 points   

Question 18 

  1. Guglielmo Marconi proposed a plan of development that would      make radio a household utility, similar to the piano or phonograph. 

True 

False 

3 points   

Question 19 

  1. Frank Conrad created a wireless telegraph that used      radio waves to carry messages in Morse code. 

True 

False 

3 points   

Question 20 

  1.      Controversial radio hosts like      Howard Stern are migrating to Sirius and other satellite radio networks      because ___________. 

  

a.

they are not subject to FCC obscenity rules 

 

b.

they have larger distribution networks with many international   subscribers 

 

c.

they offer a more flexible schedule 

 

d.

the leadership of these networks is less strict   about content produced 

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