KS2 ICT Quiz - Multimedia Presentations (Questions)

During their KS2 education in ICT children will be exposed to multimedia presentations such as PowerPoint. They will see how multimedia presentations can come in many different forms and have many different uses.

A multimedia presentation is one that uses more than one medium. Text, sound, 'photos, animations, videos and interactive content are all forms that might be combined in the one presentation. 'Multimedia' seems to be a thoroughly twenty-first-century concept - it's so modern that you'd think it appeared in the last few years. You might be surprised to know that people have been discussing 'multimedia' since the 1950s! 'Multimedia' is often used to make presentations more exciting.

See how much you know about the different forms multimedia presentations can take and the different uses they have by playing this quiz.

1. What is meant by 'multimedia'?
[ ] Using pictures in a presentation
[ ] Using exciting animations in a presentation
[ ] Using several different methods in order to communicate information, a message or an idea
[ ] Watching the television and using the Internet at the same time
2. A presentation created using a software package, such as PowerPoint, will be made from what?
[ ] From multiple pages
[ ] From multiple slides
[ ] From multiple notebooks
[ ] From multiple disks
3. Which of the following can be added as a background to a slide?
[ ] A picture as background
[ ] The same background automatically for every slide
[ ] A background that is different from the other slides
[ ] All of the above
4. In a presentation, what are transitions?
[ ] The way slides follow each other
[ ] The way words appear on a slide
[ ] The way hyperlinks appear on the screen
[ ] The last slide in the presentation
5. If you would like to add special effects to the appearance of words or images, what do you need to add?
[ ] Transitions
[ ] Background
[ ] Animations
[ ] Hyperlinks
6. If you wished to be able to view (and use) a website during a presentation, what would you need to add to a slide?
[ ] Graphics
[ ] Background
[ ] Transition
[ ] Hyperlink
7. Which of these is NOT true?
[ ] The speed of animations and transitions can be controlled
[ ] Sounds cannot be added to transitions and animations
[ ] The direction of animations and transitions can be controlled
[ ] The type of animation and transition can be controlled
8. Which of these can you insert into a presentation?
[ ] Clip art
[ ] A sound file directly recorded into the presentation
[ ] A video clip
[ ] All of the above
9. Using too many different animations, sounds, images and other special effects in a presentation is likely to have which negative effect?
[ ] Distract from the presentation's message or meaning
[ ] Make your presentation take less time to show
[ ] Make your audience fall asleep
[ ] Speed up your computer
10. For which of these could you NOT use a multimedia presentation?
[ ] To create a digital quiz
[ ] To show others how to create an origami crane
[ ] To work out the total cost of a surprise birthday party
[ ] For storytelling

 

KS2 ICT Quiz - Multimedia Presentations (Answers)
1. What is meant by 'multimedia'?
[ ] Using pictures in a presentation
[ ] Using exciting animations in a presentation
[x] Using several different methods in order to communicate information, a message or an idea
[ ] Watching the television and using the Internet at the same time
A presentation which uses images, video, animations, sound and text would be one example of multimedia - this interactive quiz is another example
2. A presentation created using a software package, such as PowerPoint, will be made from what?
[ ] From multiple pages
[x] From multiple slides
[ ] From multiple notebooks
[ ] From multiple disks
PowerPoint is a slide show presentation program used to get ideas across
3. Which of the following can be added as a background to a slide?
[ ] A picture as background
[ ] The same background automatically for every slide
[ ] A background that is different from the other slides
[x] All of the above
You may wish to create a presentation in which all the slides share the same design
4. In a presentation, what are transitions?
[x] The way slides follow each other
[ ] The way words appear on a slide
[ ] The way hyperlinks appear on the screen
[ ] The last slide in the presentation
There are lots of different transition effects like one slide covering the current one from the top of the screen, a spinning slide, dissolving slides or slides that push one another off the screen
5. If you would like to add special effects to the appearance of words or images, what do you need to add?
[ ] Transitions
[ ] Background
[x] Animations
[ ] Hyperlinks
By adding animations, you can control how a word or image appears or disappears, or the order in which information appears; you can also use animations for emphasis, or just for fun
6. If you wished to be able to view (and use) a website during a presentation, what would you need to add to a slide?
[ ] Graphics
[ ] Background
[ ] Transition
[x] Hyperlink
When clicked, a hyperlink opens (or jumps to) a website, another file or document, or another slide in the same presentation
7. Which of these is NOT true?
[ ] The speed of animations and transitions can be controlled
[x] Sounds cannot be added to transitions and animations
[ ] The direction of animations and transitions can be controlled
[ ] The type of animation and transition can be controlled
Sound is a very useful addition to a presentation
8. Which of these can you insert into a presentation?
[ ] Clip art
[ ] A sound file directly recorded into the presentation
[ ] A video clip
[x] All of the above
You can provide narration for your presentation by directly recording your voice as you read the information from (or talk about) each slide
9. Using too many different animations, sounds, images and other special effects in a presentation is likely to have which negative effect?
[x] Distract from the presentation's message or meaning
[ ] Make your presentation take less time to show
[ ] Make your audience fall asleep
[ ] Speed up your computer
When creating a multimedia presentation, you should think carefully about the overall effect of your choice of colours, images, sounds and animations - too much variety can be very distracting for your audience
10. For which of these could you NOT use a multimedia presentation?
[ ] To create a digital quiz
[ ] To show others how to create an origami crane
[x] To work out the total cost of a surprise birthday party
[ ] For storytelling
A presentation package could not work out calculations on its own, but it could present the results of calculations by including tables, charts or diagrams