English Language: Middle School: Grades 6, 7 and 8 Quiz - Words Used in Connection with The Media (Questions)

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Try this English quiz on media words to help you understand and spell words which describe media texts such as newspapers, magazines, advertisements, brochures and leaflets.

1. Choose the correct definition for the following term.
Layout
[ ] How language is used in the text
[ ] How persuasive words are used in the text
[ ] How specialist vocabulary is used in the text
[ ] How the design of the page presents the text
2. Choose the correct definition for the following term.
Viewpoint/bias
[ ] What the audience believe
[ ] What the characters believe
[ ] What the reader believes
[ ] What the writer believes
3. Choose the correct definition for the following term.
Target audience
[ ] Intended readership
[ ] People watching the play
[ ] People who would not usually read such a text
[ ] Those who will not read the text
4. Choose the correct definition for the following term.
Emotive language
[ ] Words which make the reader ask questions
[ ] Words which make the reader happy
[ ] Words which persuade the reader to feel pity
[ ] Words which persuade the reader to laugh
5. Choose the correct definition for the following term.
Sub-headings
[ ] All go underneath the main heading
[ ] Follow after useful information
[ ] Repeat the headline fully
[ ] Structure the text into sections using key words
6. Choose the correct definition for the following term.
Columns
[ ] Division of text into one paragraph on a page
[ ] Division of text into one row across a page
[ ] Division of text into several paragraphs on a page
[ ] Division of text into several rows across a page
7. Choose the correct definition for the following term.
Broadsheet
[ ] A boat's jib
[ ] A boat's main sail
[ ] A newspaper which entertains and reports
[ ] A newspaper which reports and informs
8. Choose the correct definition for the following term.
Tabloid
[ ] A newspaper which entertains and reports
[ ] A newspaper which reports and informs
[ ] A table shape
[ ] A writing pad
9. Choose the correct definition for the following term.
Logo and slogan
[ ] A group of words and one word
[ ] Company symbol and memorable catchwords
[ ] Memorable catchwords and company symbol
[ ] One word and a group of words
10. Choose the correct definition for the following term.
A fact and an opinion
[ ] A belief and a true statement
[ ] A belief and an untruth
[ ] A true statement and a belief
[ ] An untruth and a belief
English Language: Middle School: Grades 6, 7 and 8 Quiz - Words Used in Connection with The Media (Answers)
1. Choose the correct definition for the following term.
Layout
[ ] How language is used in the text
[ ] How persuasive words are used in the text
[ ] How specialist vocabulary is used in the text
[x] How the design of the page presents the text
Layout: headlines, columns, pictures, bullet points etc.
2. Choose the correct definition for the following term.
Viewpoint/bias
[ ] What the audience believe
[ ] What the characters believe
[ ] What the reader believes
[x] What the writer believes
Bias: possibly writer/company/editor opinions
3. Choose the correct definition for the following term.
Target audience
[x] Intended readership
[ ] People watching the play
[ ] People who would not usually read such a text
[ ] Those who will not read the text
e.g. a leaflet on lunch box contents might target parents
4. Choose the correct definition for the following term.
Emotive language
[ ] Words which make the reader ask questions
[ ] Words which make the reader happy
[x] Words which persuade the reader to feel pity
[ ] Words which persuade the reader to laugh
Emotive pictures: often used persuasively in leaflets too
5. Choose the correct definition for the following term.
Sub-headings
[ ] All go underneath the main heading
[ ] Follow after useful information
[ ] Repeat the headline fully
[x] Structure the text into sections using key words
Key words showing location of information in text
6. Choose the correct definition for the following term.
Columns
[ ] Division of text into one paragraph on a page
[ ] Division of text into one row across a page
[ ] Division of text into several paragraphs on a page
[x] Division of text into several rows across a page
Columns break up the text on a page
7. Choose the correct definition for the following term.
Broadsheet
[ ] A boat's jib
[ ] A boat's main sail
[ ] A newspaper which entertains and reports
[x] A newspaper which reports and informs
Broadsheets originally were large in format
8. Choose the correct definition for the following term.
Tabloid
[x] A newspaper which entertains and reports
[ ] A newspaper which reports and informs
[ ] A table shape
[ ] A writing pad
Tabloid = condensed: small, concise newspapers
9. Choose the correct definition for the following term.
Logo and slogan
[ ] A group of words and one word
[x] Company symbol and memorable catchwords
[ ] Memorable catchwords and company symbol
[ ] One word and a group of words
Slogan: an apple a day keeps the doctor away!
10. Choose the correct definition for the following term.
A fact and an opinion
[ ] A belief and a true statement
[ ] A belief and an untruth
[x] A true statement and a belief
[ ] An untruth and a belief
Fact: 1066 Hastings. Opinion: ice cream is overrated