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Unformatted text preview: Student name: Student number: UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO AT MISSISSAUGA December 2006 Examination CCT lOOHSF Joel Moody Duration - 3 hours No Aids Allowed I .. Multiple choice II ,. Long answer TOTAL : /100 it is an academic offense for students to possess the following items at their examination desksr cell phones, pagers Of any kind, lPODs, MP3 players, wristwatch computers, personal digital assistants (e..g., palm pilots) or any other device that is electronic. if any of these items are in your possession now, please ensure they are turned off and put them with your belongings at the front (or side) of the room before the examination begins - no penalty will be imposed. A penalty WILL BE imposed if any of these items are kept at your examination desk. Please note, students are no longer allowed to petition to RE-WRITE a final examination. continued on page Z 10.. ll, 12.. 13. 14. CCI lOOHSE Page 2 of9 Read the instructions and the queStions well before answering. Please write legibly. I. TRUE/FALSE, MULTIPLE CHOICE [l x. 50 50 °’o] True/False Indicate whether the sentence or statement is true or false. “ ” is TRUE while “B” is FALSE The FCC froze television licenses in 1948 in order to prepare for color television. AM is short for amplitude modulation, which means that sound is carried in variations of fiequency. The Michigan Mining and Manufacturing company produced magnetic tape that improved sound fidelity. The basis for Alexander Graham Bell's telephony patent was Morse Code. Video blogs emerged in the aftermath of the tsunami that devastated the Indian Ocean region. Fiber optics is useful for video transmission, but because voice and data are wave signals, they cannot be converted into laser light. Long-term memory stores data and programs for immediate use. TV's Golden Age fought a Winning battle to make television artful and informative. The Telecommunications Act of 1996 allowed local phone companies to offer cable and long-distance services. Newspapers peaked as a mass medium around the time of'World War II. Using computer technology for editing and better low-cost digital cameras aided small filmmakers. The movie industry imposed selfregulation to avoid government censorship. Radio stations program music to capture the broadest general audience. DHTML is a stripped-down version ofhypertext markup language and is intended for wireless devices, Continued on page 3 16. 17, 18.. 19. 20. 21., 22. 23. CCT-l OOHSP Page 3 of 9 Radio networks experienced a rapid acceleration of growth after I'V's initial burst of popularity. Classical music, the most popular music in the 19305 and 1940s, had an immediate - impact on recorded music. Simple movie players that showed short films fora nickel, known as Nickelodeons, first arrived in New York City at the time of the United States Civil War. Persistence of'vision occurs when a brief afterimage is left on our cornea. Short-term memory stores data and programs after a computer is turned off. Ironically, radio broadcasts had no effect on record sales. Multiple Choice Identify the letter“ of the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question. What does a DNS do? a. It translates web addresses that people use into addresses the Internet uses. b. It translates addresses the Internet uses into web addresses that people use. 0. It produces a list ofways to search the Internet Via Boolean logic. d. It lets users send instant messages back and forth. e. None of the above Music on the Internet was facilitated by _. a, long-playing records and turntables b. multimedia PCs with CD drives 0. Bill Gates d Internet telephony 6. None ofthe above Beginning in 1996, the key trend in radio has been a. tremendous consolidation of ownership b. more small, family-owned stations featuring local news and events c. the rise ofdigitized radio Dls d. an explosion ofhip—hop formats e. None ofthe above Continued on page if 24. 25. 26.. 27.. 28. 29. CCI lOOHSP Which of the following is not a characteristic ofthe Internet? a. Access to the Internet is not restricted by geographical border. b. There is no single controlling authority. 0. Internet content can be categorized according to domains. d. Content on the web is not protected by copyright. c. None of'the above Which of'the following was not a goal ofthe Sin—Pym rules? a. Stimulating competition between independent producers 13.. Promoting diversity of content Page 4 of'9 c. Preventing networks from producing programs they broadcast during prime time d. Strengthening the industry through vertical integration e. None ofthe above What was the first interactive multimedia device? a. The telephone b. CD-ROM c. The Internet d. The telegraph e. None of the above Recording companies have to pay for a. advertising music promoters to push their songs to radio stations. making a music video All of the choices None of'the above 9909* Why did FCC Chairman Newton Minnow call American television a "vast wasteland" in 1 96 1 ? a Because celluloid film was extinct. Because people were taping shows with VCRs. Because an oligopoly had led to lack of diversity in programming. ‘0. c. (1. Because there was not a lot of educational programming. e. None of the above What was the VCR‘S main effect on the film industry? a. The decline of'Hollywood films b. - The decline of viewers ofHollywood films 0. The increase of independent theaters. d. The diversification ofthe market ofHollywood films e. None of'the above Continued on page 5 CCI IOUHSF Page 5 of9 30“ What is a common carrier? A telecom provider that serves a local, or common, area An internet provider that offers different telecom services in one package Satellite technology that allows digital information to spread everywhere A company that must provide telecom services on an equal basis, without having financial interest in the content 6. None ofthe above 9*.“ ST?” 31 . What is the most common activity on the Internet? a. Paying games by. Surfing the web c. Checking e-mail d. Financial transactions e. None of‘the above 32. Which age group do producers now consider their most lucrative audience? People age 26-35 Children and their parents Teenagers and people in their early twenties People age 65 and over None Of'the above SPF-7499‘? 33. The musical genre that adapted most quickly to FM radio markets was A hip-hop bluegrass classical rock and roll None ofthe above 9999‘?” 34. ' is the principle that everyone should have access to telephone service Natural monopoly Rate of return Universal service Common carrier None of'the above 99105793 35. The years between 1926 and 1955 in the radio industry can be characterized as W. a. the Jazz Age 1), the age of'radio networks c.‘ evolving toward computerized formats d.‘ dominated by disk jockeys e None ofthe above Continued on page {0 CCTlOOI—ISP ' _ Page 6 of9 36. Some recording artists do not like KaZaa or Gnutella because a. they dislike companies that use CDs instead ofvinyl records 13. they might receive less in royalty fees 0.. they worry that too few people will hear their music _.d they resent industry control over their music 6. None of the above 37.. All of the following were needed to create what we now know as a modern radio except a. WEAF's commercial model of'programming b. David Sarnoffs vision for radio future 0.. Lee De Forest's vacuum tube d. Thomas Edison’s transistor 6.. None ofthe above 38.. What does the Motion PictureAssociation ofAmerica do? a. It pressures universities to restrict online film exchanges. b. It seeks to enforce strict laws against film piracy c. It establishes the rating system that applies to films. d. All of the choices e. None of the above 39.. What was the first application of radio technology? a. Wireless telegr aphy b Broadcasting of presidential addresses 0.. News services (1. The radio music box e. None ofthe above 40.. When was the peak of'rnovies' cultural influence? a. 19405 b. 1950s 0 . 19605 d. 1970s e. None of the above 41.. A _ is a legal privilege to use, sell or license creative works. a. patent b. copyright c. trademark d. syndication e- None ofthe above Continued on page a 42. 46. CC"! I OGHSF Page 7 of9 Why is digital compression important to the transmission ofmultimedia? a. Most multimedia is uploaded from DVDS. b. Compression reduces the bandwidth needed to transmit video and audio. c. Compression conveys all of the information in the original signal. (1. Multimedia is automatically compressed by home modems. 6. None ofthe above . Although the Internet is a decentralized system, the private sector exerts control over the network through a. competition with traditional media and telecommunication companies b. segmentation of'audiences using the advertising c. corporatization ofthe Net and use of copyrights and patents (1. advertisement that influences the users of" new technologies a None of'the above The first two generations of computers wer e limited by the complexity of their wiring Third— —gener ation computers solved this problem by using__ mercury diodes parallel processing transistors vacuum tubes None of'the above 0999‘?» Syndicatiou is best defined as _ reruns ownership of’television by a small group ofcorporations rental or licensing ofrnedia content the reason for moral decay in America None ofthe above 9990‘s. Why was the Telecommunications Act of 1996 significant? 21. It extended the philosophy of government regulation b. It established standards for the content for new media 0. It deregulated telecommunications and let marketplace competition reign. d. It made media monopolies legal. e. None of the above Continued on page X 4’7. 48‘. 49” 50 CCI 100H5P The effect of illegal file sharing has been _r. a. artists recording more music 1). a sharp rise in the number of computers being sold c, decreases in CD sales d.‘ increased record sales e None of the above When recording on magnetic tape, the tape head a reads signals from magnetic particles on the tape by discharges X-rays c. scratches a mark into the tape Page 8 of'9 d. freezes the polarity and magnetic field strength ofthe particles on the tape e. None ofthe above About What percentage ofall films are produced by the top eight movie studios? a 25 percent b. 50 percent c. 75 percent d. 90 percent e. None ofthe above In the 19905, how did newspaper coverage come to resemble television? a. By lowering newsstand prices 13. By publishing longer, more analytical stories c.‘ By adding more graphics and color d By increasing classified advertising e. None of'the above Continued on page Ci CCI‘I OOHSE Page 9 of 9 II. LONG ANSWER [50%] Answer ONE of the following questions in approximately 500 (five hundred) words. NOTES Please write only within the lined space provided: Write the letter of the question answered on the front of the booklet provided” Write in full sentences (not point form) Budget roughly 90 minutes for this section. Give yourself sufficient time to review and edit, at least for clarity of meaning The answer must be: i. an argumented and reasonably detailed explanation ii. clear iii“ relevant (on topic) iv.‘ developed beyond the sentence A. Use the SMCR model to describe what happens when you watch TV. 3 What are microwave systems, and how did they inspire the idea of satellites? ...
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