4 March 2009

Level II, periods one and three —

1. Test

2. Pick up progress report

3. Work on finishing current film projects

Test for Level One, Period Two: You may highlight this test and paste it into a word document. You may copy and paste answers. Or, you may also find the test on the class gmail.com page. See Words to Pixels for gmail username and password. Then follow instructions after adding name, period and date.


Name ————————————-




Send answers to smallfilms@gmail.com

Mass Comm Test 4 March 2009 remember to find your answers in Words to Pixels, Where the Answers Lie.


  1. What is a news reader? Define. Example “Google Reader” is one.
    1. What does the news reader do?
    2. Name one other popular news reader, or news aggregator?
    3. What could you do with a news reader?
  2. Name three of first five sites on “Words to Pixels” blogroll.
  3. What is Full Frame?
    1. In what city does it take place?
  4. Name the six corporations that control the U.S. media
  5. What is “Scratch”?
  6. What college did Steve Jobs drop out of, and why?
  7. What is “surface computing”?
  8. Who said, “The basis of our governments being the opinion of the people, the very first object should be to keep that right; and were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter.”
  9. Did “Wall.E” win an Academy Award for Best Song?
  10. What is an MDS robot?
  11. Who is Nexi?
  12. What was the Whole Earth Catalog?
    1. Finish this phrase: “Stay hungry, stay…”
  13. Who is Rupert Murdoch?
  14. Who owns (hint – see 4 February 2009) most of National Geographic television?
  15. Besides being a free alternative to Microsoft Office, Google.docs allows you to do something “in real time” with your classmates. (see tutorial for answer)
  16. For 25 points — Set up a personal blog page on WordPress and type to URL here: ______________________________________________________
  17. For five bonus points, this test was easier to take on the Internet, true or false: ­_____________

2 Responses

  1. Mr. Shear,
    hi. I’m looking at the test and i tried to used the control+F search and all that did was search on the page. is that what is suppose to do? do i search for the ansers on google and such?

  2. hey mr shear
    kevin again, i sent you my test… very unsure about it. very unsure about if it actually sent or not. let me know

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