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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What was the primary weakness of Bill's father?
(a) His inability to trust friends and family.
(b) His inability to trust friends.
(c) His inability to trust anyone.
(d) His inability to trust family.
2. How are fathers who abandon their children punished?
3. What kind of a problem does Bill Moyers of PBS have?
(a) A credibility problem.
(b) A financial problem.
(c) An overexposure problem.
(d) An ethical problem.
4. How does Bill describe CNN's coverage?
(a) Broad and shallow.
(b) Detailed and not shallow.
(c) Detailed, but shallow.
(d) Broad, but not shallow.
5. What have secularists made nearly impossible to exist?
(a) Laws defending religion.
(b) Laws encouraging religion.
(c) Public freedom of religion.
(d) Private freedom of religion.
6. Which celebrity debated with Bill on why the Taliban was attacked after 9/11?
(a) Phil Donahue.
(b) Susan Sarandon.
(c) George Clooney.
(d) Rosie O'Donnell.
7. Which cable channel aired a series that depicted felons as rock stars?
8. How does the ACLU label those who dispute them?
(a) As the "Republican right."
(b) As the "Christian right."
(c) As the "Conservative right."
(d) As the "Religious right."
9. What point about the media does Bill make at the beginning of Chapter 4?
(a) The media is biased.
(b) The media is not a politician's friend.
(c) The media is unbiased.
(d) The media is not a parent's friend.
10. Where does Bill think the television and Internet access should be in a house with children?
(a) In the garage.
(b) In each child's room.
(c) In the family room.
(d) In only the oldest child's room.
11. How does Bill find the country compared to the way it was a hundred years ago?
(a) It is similar, but some parts have changed.
(b) It is very similar.
(c) It is mostly similar.
(d) It is hardly recognizable.
12. According to Bill, what is considered "oppressive" in public schools?
(a) The teaching of history.
(b) The curriculum in schools located in wealthier neighborhoods.
(c) The competitive games in gym class.
(d) The teaching of morality.
13. According to Bill in Chapter 2, what should people not allow to define who they are?
(a) Their job.
(b) Their mistakes.
(c) Their friends.
(d) Their financial situation.
14. Why does Bill consider himself a threat to the mainstream media?
(a) He is attacked both consistently and personally.
(b) He is attacked personally, but not consistently.
(c) He is not attacked consistently or personally.
(d) He is attacked consistently, but not personally.
15. According to Bill, what kind of advantage do people of privilege have in finding friends?
(a) It depends on how privileged they are.
(b) They have no advantage.
(c) They have a slight advantage.
(d) They have a distinct advantage.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Bill think is an example of something that the government does well?
2. How does Bill describe many of the adults in the United States?
3. According to Bill, what types of images and sounds flood television and radio?
4. How long before the Malvo sniper case did INS refuse to deport Malvo when they had the chance?
5. As stated in Chapter 4, what has led to the decline of the network news ratings?
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