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Class VII Civics Question Bank
Q1. The various ways through which we communicate in society is known as Media
Q2. Media is the plural form of the word Medium
Q3. The form of media that reaches millions of people (or the masses) is known as Mass media
Q4. Newspaper and magazine constitute print media.
Q5. TV and Radio constitute electronic media.
Q6. Changes in technology helps media in many ways :- 1) to reach more people 2) improves quality of sound and images 3) changes the way we think about our lives 4) make ourselves members of the global world 5) allows us to hear and see news and programmes from other parts of the world
Q7. Mass media is constantly thinking of ways to make money because :-------------1) it has to get back the for the recurring costs involved to run the media company eg rent, salary, R & D costs, etc money invested to set up the media company
Q8. In a democracy, media plays an important role in providing :--1) news 2) discussing events taking place in the country and in the world
Q9. Balanced report means a report that discusses all points of a particular story
Q10. An independent media means that no one should control and influence its coverage of news..
Q11. Censorship means the process by which media is controlled by the government, when any news, dialogues, lyrics or scene is prevented from being shared with the larger public.
Q12 Censorship is imposed when the government thinks :- 1) The film, a scene or a song is not fit for the public viewing 2) When any book is said to contain ‘insulting’ remarks on any famous citizen
Q13.What are the three ways in which the media loses its independence :- 1) by Censorship 2) by not reporting against those who give advertisements 3) when they focus only on one side of a story
Q14. ‘Setting of an agenda’ by the media means that the media plays an important role in shaping our thoughts.
Q15. Examples of how media influence our thoughts and ‘sets an agenda’ :-
1)promoting views that Colas are unsafe 2) Highlighting Anna Hazare’s movement against corruption
Q16. Examples of how media fails to focus on issues concerning the general public :-
1)Scarcity of drinking water 2) slums are demolished in cities 3) unemployment of urban youth
Q17. Local media is the media that is run by local groups and is concerned only for the local people.
Q18. Examples of local media :- 1) Community Radio 2) Documentary Films 3) local newspaper like ‘Khabar Lahriya”
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