Category: MAC225



1 / 120

In a defamation case earlier
decided, an accused can
as a defence.

2 / 120

The word “sacred cow”
when used in the news
room means, which of
these ___

3 / 120

The following except one
can best describe a lead

4 / 120

A reporter must not pass
judgment means that he
should ____

5 / 120

The practice whereby
journalists eagerly
condemn an issue in a
foreign country but would
not comment on same in
his is called

6 / 120

A good reporter must have
nose for news This means

7 / 120

Use of words such as ‘and’,
‘but’ and ‘however’ as a
bridge in writing is called

8 / 120

When many reporters from
different media
organizations participate in
an interview, they are in
involved in ____

9 / 120

A News story is considered
to be of good quality if it
has which of the following
qualities? ______

10 / 120

If a competent court of law
orders a retraction but a
news publication still
refuses to do so, the
publication is guilty of

11 / 120

Online reporting is
synonymous with Computer
Assisted Reporting;

12 / 120

Broadcast news stories are
written in

13 / 120

is the act of covering and
reporting from a particular
field or subject for your
media organization.

14 / 120

The vice-chancellor said
the time has come “to turn
off some lights We all must
do something to conserve
electricity ” This is an
example of ___

15 / 120

_____ is not when to use
direct quote to add colour
and credibility?

16 / 120

---------- are similar to indepth stories

17 / 120

There are no easy
classifications of news;
however in broad term, the
following except one are
the major types _____

18 / 120

A bad writing will end up
where? ____

19 / 120

An in-depth, thorough,
elaborate, comprehensive
and lucid report of a
specific field of journalistic
coverage is known as

20 / 120

It is the duty of the
reporter to interpret the
electoral process to the

21 / 120

‘INEC cannot remove Ngige
based on his expulsion
from PDP,’ said the INEC
chairman, is an example of
a news story anchored on
which of these elements?

22 / 120

You can identify a poor
writing by which of the
following? ____

23 / 120

An aspiring reporter is
driven by the following to
perform excellently, except

24 / 120

One of the following is not a
type of interview _____

25 / 120

Any act of disrespect
against the court by the
reporter is called
of the court

26 / 120

The most outstanding
difference between news
writing and poetry or novel
is which of these? _____

27 / 120

Open-ended questions
result in When a reporter
uses which of the following
ways to phrase his question
and achieve the desired
result in addition to other
benefits ____

28 / 120

The press theory that
guides the Western world is

29 / 120

A reporter that is motivated
by getting on the front page
means _____

30 / 120

In criminal law, the
is the accuser?

31 / 120

If you were a broadcast
editor which of these would
you consider when
selecting your news stories

32 / 120

reigns in a state where
there is no law?

33 / 120

To give the news a sense of
immediacy, the broadcast
newsis item should be
written in
tense, in order to give the
news a sense of immediacy
and currency.

34 / 120

When journalists argue for
legislation to assist them to
source information, they are
actually asking for

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The reporter must not
editorialize. This means

36 / 120

If a news medium presents
news in a way to arouse a
quick and excited reaction,
it is said to engage in

37 / 120

To become a specialist
reporter, one needs a Ph.D
degree in the area of
coverage. YES/NO

38 / 120

The disaster started with a
building flash Next, a
shattering roar that led to a
crumbling wall, then
breaking glass, and death
This is an example of

39 / 120

Someone who has been
exposed to hatred, ridicule
and contempt by a
publication, can sue for

40 / 120

In addition to his personal
style and the prevailing
style of the particular period
he is operating in, another
style the journalist must
contend with is _______

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A geographical area such
as town, or a subject area
such as science and
technology are examples of
a reporter’s

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Crime reporters are
encouraged to work closely
with which agency of

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Prize was instituted to
reward journalists who
excel in investigative
journalism, etc

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When should a reporter
conduct an interview?

45 / 120

Poland, Hungary, Romania,
Czech Republic, Slovenia,
Yugoslavia, are countries
part of the world?

46 / 120

Usually cannot have all the
details as at press time?

47 / 120

The technical language
used in the media industry
is called _____

48 / 120

Lull periods are a
challenges for the
journalist; but an
imaginative report can turn
to which of these for his
story ____

49 / 120

The factors that determine
news values include some
of these…

50 / 120

If an accused agrees to
plead for guilty in return for
a lesser sentence this is

51 / 120

Opponents of press
freedom are known as the

52 / 120

The obnoxious
_of 1984 was enacted by
General Buhari to curtail
press freedom

53 / 120

Update is a type of

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A reporter should always
know that an accused is
entitled to

55 / 120

Offensive and provocative
dressing by female
journalists in court premises
is not necessarily an act of
contempt of the courts.

56 / 120

Broadcasters should avoid
complex sentence; instead
they should chhose

57 / 120

The writing rule ‘use the
inverted pyramid forms
when writing news’ means

58 / 120

Education, Politics,
Business, Economy
Science and Technology
are examples of

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Interview in journalism
parlance can be defined as

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To connect the reader back
to the original story, the
reporter uses

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To ensure accuracy in
interviews, the reporter
should do all of these
except ____

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Which of these is an
accurate definition of news?
____ It must

63 / 120

The first step in a typical
court trial process in
America is called

64 / 120

For Crime reporters,
information is sourced from
people involved, account of
the event and

65 / 120

A reporter covering the
court if not careful is almost
likely to commit
of the courts.

66 / 120

There are two types of
Beats: Topical Beat and

67 / 120

The sports council is a
good information source for

68 / 120

In order not to compromise
on the reputation and
credibility of the media
industry, a good reporter
must be ______

69 / 120

Those who oppose the right
of the press to freedom
believe that journalists do
not need
to compel them to work

70 / 120

“The bus overturned at
least three times,” the
police man said “ none of
the twenty passengers was
hurt, luckily the car did not
explode to flames,” is an
example of ___

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WHO as a news element
when used in an opening
sentence shows which of
these? _____

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courts fall under superior
courts while the magistrate
courts fall under inferior

73 / 120

The giving and receiving of
transport fares to journalists
in Nigeria is not an ethical
issue. YES/NO.

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One of these is not a
general rule for news
writing and reporting ___

75 / 120

The second_cycle story, the
developing story and the
update are the variants of

76 / 120

In the Nigerian judicial
system, there are superior

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One of these is not a
motivating factor for
journalists to go the extra
mile ____

78 / 120

In Nigeria,
Proscriptions/Closure of
media houses ended with

79 / 120

is regarded as newspaper
without borders?

80 / 120

Watergate scandal led to
the resignation of former
American president

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Political parties are a good
_of information for the

82 / 120

In international
communication parlance
the third world is also
referred to as the

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When a reporter writes a
story that is considered to
be a breaking news his
source is categorized

84 / 120

Age, Animal, Sex, Conflict,
Money, Children Beauty,
Human Interest are
examples of -

85 / 120

A good reporter must abide
by these rules except ____

86 / 120

Is defamation by means of
writing or by any other
permanent form.

87 / 120

In Nigerian law, the
is presumed innocent until
proved guilty

88 / 120

Which of these should a
reporter do if he must
manage his source to
succeed in his reportorial
assignment _____

89 / 120

A media house can be
compelled to publish
as well as payment of
damages as forms of
remedies for defamation

90 / 120

A story written in an
inverted pyramid format
simply means which of
these? ____

91 / 120

In a typical news room, you
are likely to hear which of
these terminologies? ____

92 / 120

A good writer must obey
the rule of precision. This
means _____

93 / 120

---------- is what typically
differentiates a broadcast
copy from advertising copy
and from a public relations

94 / 120

Journalists enjoy press
freedom in the

95 / 120

The reason Inverted
Pyramid format is used in
news writing include which
of these? ____

96 / 120

Some political reporters
cannot remain neutral in
political issues; they are

97 / 120

A poor writing has the
following attributes except

98 / 120

The following, according to
Sonaike (1987) is not a
type of lead ____

99 / 120

Developing stories are
continuing stories;
help to connect parts to the

100 / 120

Some elements of good
writing include____

101 / 120

How does the idiom, ‘dress
how you want to be
addressed’ relate to the

102 / 120

Political reporting is another
area of

103 / 120

Some interviewees may
want to know why you want
to interview them, in such a
case you can do one of the
following _____

104 / 120

According to Melvin
Mencher (2010), a story
must satisfy which of these
to be accepted? _____

105 / 120

The major challenge of
online reporting is

106 / 120

One of these is not a quality
of a good reporter? _____

107 / 120

Which news element is
projected in the following
sentence, ‘A total sum of
N28billion was pumped into
the foreign exchange
market in March this year
alone by the Central Bank
of Nigeria?’ _____

108 / 120

For a reporter to win the
credibility and confidence of
his readers and listeners,
he must adhere to which of
the following virtues?

109 / 120

Advocates for collective
ownership of resources as
a cardinal principle in the
eastern world

110 / 120

The media in the eastern
world are free to express
dissenting views. YES/NO?

111 / 120

A piece of information can
be regarded as news when

112 / 120

Which of the following can
be generally regarded as
poor writing ____

113 / 120

A skilled interviewer should
watch out for the
interviewers emotional tone
level (ETL) by doing which
of the following in the cause
of the interview_____

114 / 120

A benefit or immunity
enjoyed by someone or a
class of people which does
not apply to the general
public is called

115 / 120

When a man/woman
suffers defamation through
the spoken word or gesture,
that is called

116 / 120

News stories that emanate
from events such as
national celebration, budget
speech, special
anniversary, is known as

117 / 120

There is no excuse for a
journalist to do a sloppy job
because he can verify
every fact by reference to
these except ___

118 / 120

An essential part of
professional practice that
deals with matters of right
and wrong and is
associated with morality is

119 / 120

The lead performs several
functions excluding the
following _____

120 / 120

An area assigned to a
reporter as his
responsibility is known as

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