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Unformatted text preview: Student name: Student number: UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO AT MISSISSAUGA June 2005 Examination CCT 100H5F Joel Moody Duration - 3 hours No Aids Allowed I. Multiple choice II. Long answer an academic offence for students to possess the It is cell phones. following items at their examination desks: pagers, personal digital assistants or wrist watch computers. If any of these items are in your possession, put them with your belongings at the front of the room before the examination begins. No penalty will be imposed. Please note, students are no longer allowed to petition to RE—WRITE a final examination. Read the instructions and the questions well before answering. Please write legibly . continued on page CCTlOOl-IS Page 2 of 11 I. TRUE/FALSE, MULTIPLE CHOICE [1 x 60 = 60 95] True/False Indicate whether the sentence or statement is true or false. “A” is TRUE while “B” is FALSE. Moore‘s Law states that computer double in capacity and speed about every 6 months. 2. Most viewers enjoy streaming media because of its superior visual quality. 3. The star system is closely tied to the development and promotion of film studios. 4. Early photographic methods were a good suit for the scientific community, especially in the field of biology. 5. Compact disks use a digital format and first arrived on the scene in the early 19805. 6. Packet switching describes the mode of distribution of files over the Internet. 7. Economics of scale work when first copy costs are spread over many subsequent copies. 8. Assembly languages such as HTML are used to make web pages on the internet. 9. The film industry initially was very supportive of VCRs because it provided another venue for their movies, but later they tried to have VCRs outlawed. 10. Most of the large movie studios of the 19305-19405 went out of business as television diffused in the 19505 and 19605. 1 1. One of the most important changes wrought by cable is the idea of narrowcasting, thus pulling viewers away from the special-interest broadcast networks. 12. Film studios began selling materials to television in the 19505 when it became apparent that television was stiff competition for movie theatres. 13. Long-term memory stores data and programs for immediate use. 14. A PC application is a type of computer software. 15. Newspapers emerged as watchdogs of government during the Vietnam War. 16. TCP/IP stands for Typical Computer Protocol / International Protocol. 17. Household electricity in North America operates at 140 Volts and 60 Hertz. 18. Computers play a key role in creating special effects. Continued on page CCTl ODHS Page 3 of 11 19. Corporate Web sites are often used as information clearinghouses for employees. 20. Declines in circulation forcing consolidation, and declines in relative advertising shares are some of the recent changes in newspaper economics. Multiple Choice 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. Today’s personal computers are d generation machines. a. third b. second 0. first d. fourth e. None of the above What is a “peer-to-peer” software program? it allows swapping files among end users It allows swapping files among server machines All of the above None of the above 99-953“? Nonlinear editing refers to a. Movie plot lines that do not make sense b. Cutting and splicing film c. Cutting and pasting film sequences on a computer d. All of the above e. None of the above Identifiz the letter afthe choice that best completes the statement or answers the question. It allows swapping files among server machines and individual users Which of the following is a dominant trend in the newspaper industry? more personal ads consolidation of ownership more in-depth articles microchips in newspaper vending boxes None of the above she-99‘s» Which of the following controversial film by D.W. Griffith is considered the first full- length feature film? a. T he Jazz Singer b. It Happened One Night c. The Great Train Robbery d. Citizen Kane e. None of the above Continued on page 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. CCTlOOHS Page4ofll Low production costs and _ are keys to success in television programming. {VP-.0575” program sponsorship 3D technologies game show genre ratings None of the above Which of the following were major genres in both silent films and "talkies?" 99-957?” action/adventure musicals animation film noir None of the above What was the role of the Great Depression in terms of the emerged state of the movie industry? a. b. c. d. It contributed to the propagation of numerous small production studios It contributed to the concentration of movie production decisions in the hands of the numerous rich producers It undermined the state of the industrial strength It contributed to the concentration of movie production decisions in the hands of the few None of the above Music on the Internet was facilitated by a. b. c. d. 6. Multimedia PCs with CD drives Long Playing records and turntables Napster Internet telephony None of the above What was the first programming on early cable systems? 9999's» old radio shows upstart sports leagues, like the XFL movie stations like HBO broadcast programming from distant cities None of the above Continued on page 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. CCTIOOI—IS Page 5 of 11 What is characteristic of the silent film era from 1903 to I927? Directors had to be more creative Shorter films Primitive story line All of the above None of the above .099?!» The Hollywood "studio system" a. was modeled on a similar system in TV production b. consisted of a stable of actors, directors and writers under contract to a single studio c. led to the creation of hundreds of small studios around the US. d. began it's decline with the introduction of FM radio e. None of the above One of the problems that is slowing the adoption of streaming technology is: big producers, like Disney, are not interested in streaming most computers sold today do not have modems for now, images can only be streamed in black and white the picture is grainy andjerky None of the above EDP-PST?” In the television industry, as in many other media forms, financial benefits are derived from a. group ownership b. joint operation agreements c. group ownership and advertising revenues d. advertising revenues e. None of the above Independent film makers Usually produce films for much less than the major studios Are neither Liberal nor Conservative Invest an average of about $50-$60 million in advertising per film Are extremely unorganized and still losing organization None of the above 99-957?” Continued on page 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. CCTIOOHS Page 6 of 11 How was newspaper content affected by competition from radio? a. b. c. d. e. Newspapers added news analysis and interpretation Newspapers offered a net reduction in topics covered in depth Newspapers offered increased amounts of raw data about political events and markets Most daily newspapers closed operations. None of the above Which group of current program genres originated in the early days of television? 99-917!” westerns, sitcoms, and variety shows westerns, cartoons, and science fiction hospital shows, sitcoms, and science fiction westerns, sitcoms, and science fiction None of the above Video news releases have flourished when FED-PF"? more people get their news from papers and magazines there are more cable channels everyone watched the main networks the Internet began to include video None of the above The ENIAC computer had which type of component in its main processing unit? 999.65» mechanical spindles electrical relays transitor relays silicon wafers None of the above About what percentage of all films are produced by the top eight movie studios? a. b. c. d. B. 50 25 75 90 None of the above Continued on page 4]. 42. 43. 44. 45. CCTI OOHS Page”! ofll Which of the following TV genres was NOT copied from the movies? 99-937!” science fiction news action adventure westerns None of the above What can be said about the evolution of search engines? EDP-PETE” Some of them have been transformed into portals They became obsolete All of them have been transformed into portals They compete with major news channels None of the above What is the definition of a Webcast? a. b. A form of broadcast production that incorporates secure video and audio on the Internet A form of broadcast production that incorporates streaming animation and video on the Internet A form of broadcast production that incorporates video and analog audio on the Internet A form of broadcast production that incorporates streaming video and audio on the Internet None of the above Who creates ratings for films in the United States? 99-95:"? the Federal Communication Commission the MPAA the FBI the filmmakers None of the above Which of the following is a free consumer operating system in competition with Microsoft? 3. Linux b. Apple OX 10 c. HP-UX d. Snoopy e. None of the above Continued on page 46. 47. 48. 49. 50. CCTIOOI—IS Page 8 of 11 The computer was invented in the 18205, but it was not developed until more than 100 years later. What triggered its development? World War I the Cold War arms race the 1890 census the rush to put a man on the moon None of the above 931.097!” After you complete your order with the Chippy-Choc dessert company, you search your computer files and discover some "cookies" you definitely did not order. What are these not-so-tasty treats? a. crumbs from last night's snack b. multimedia advertisements c. tiny computer programs that track your Web activity d. computer viruses e. None of the above The first talking picture, The Jazz Singer, caused what upheavals in motion picture production? a. there was greater emphasis on storyline and dialogue b. new actors/actresses became popular and movies began to emphasize storyline and dialogue 0. people abandoned listening to the radio in favor of going to the movies d. many actors/actresses fell out of favor as new ones came into popularity e. None of the above Newspapers enjoy an advantage over other print media in competing for __ ads. a. national b. software c. automobile d. local e. None of the above Dynamic HTML allows for more advanced control of Web pages with subliminal messages text graphics All of the above None of the above 99-957!” Continued on page 5]. 52. 53. 54. 55. CCTIOOHS Page 9 of 1 I What is the major attribute that does not qualify a program as a file sharing program? a. Sharing computer programs b. Sharing videos c. Sharing movies (1. All of the above e. None of the above PR professionals use webcasts to distribute more balanced opinion to supplement VNRs and SMTs as a replacement for the old fashioned press release to talk to consumers who lack televisions None of the above 9999‘s One barrier to the distribution of digital television is: few shows can be produced in digital format most homes have analog sets digital signals are line of sight even digital programming has analog sound All of the above 999.0“? The first two generations of computers were limited by the complexity of their wiring, which was hand made. Which innovation of Third Generation computers solved this problem? a. parallel processing b. transistors c. vacumn tubes d. mercury diodes e. None of the above When was the peak of movies' cultural influence? a. 19305 b. 19505 c. 19203 d. 19905 e. None of the above Continued on page 56. 57. 58. 59. 60. CCTlOOl—IS Page 10 of 11 Historically, which group was most responsible for guiding the development of computer technology? a. the US. Commerce Department b. the Canadian military c. multi-national corporations (1. professors of computer science at MIT e. None of the above What is/are 0&Os? a. in the Internet industry, Web pages that are Original & Optimized b. in broadcasting, a station Owned & Operated by a network c. in the DBS industry, Overhead & Operating costs d. in the cable industry, an Owner & Organizer e. None of the above What is the "cell" in a cellular mobile phone network? a. the area in which a cellular radio signal can reach a customer b. the new area code assigned to most mobile users 0. the power source for the mobile phone d. the place you end up if you steal mobile phones e. None of the above What is an advantage of the MiniDV format for film makers? a. Uses inexpensive tape b. Has better resolution than analog cameras 0. Transfers images to a personal computer d. All ofthe above e. None of the above ICANN and ISOC represent: a. New Web browser plug-ins b. Internet organizations 0. New protocols for the Internet d. Web enabled cell phone technologies e. None of the above Continued on page CCTlOOl—IS Page 11 of 11 II. LONG ANSWER [40%] Answer the following question in the booklet provided. NQIES Write in full sentences (not point form). The answer must be: - an argumented and reasonably detailed explanation - clear - relevant - developed beyond the sentence Write about one communication technology that has had a major cultural impact. The development of the technology may have occurred in any historical period. Include in your essay a description of the historical and cultural context of the development of this technology, and explain why the technology was successful. One of the evaluation criteria will be originality of choice of technology. Continued on page ...
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