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Among early experimenters, the inventor who managed to successfully commercialize a radio invention was:
A)James Maxwell
B)Heinrich Hertz
C)Gugliemo Marconi
D)none of the above

Lee DeForest's invention of the __________ became the basis for all radio transmission.
A)crystal set
C)fleming valve

Radio's development between 1890 and 1910 was seen as a great advance for __________ communications.

This company was not a leader in radio development before World War I.
A)English Marconi
B)Radio Corporation of America
C)General Electric

As a result of America entering World War I:
A)development in radio ceased
B)radio transmissions ceased operations
C)Lee Deforest was forced into bankruptcy
D)the Navy took complete control over all radio operations in the U. S.

Which is not a reason why radio broadcasting became popular in the United States after 1920?
A)thousands of people were trained in radio during the war and welcomed the development of radio broadcasting
B)improvements in radio technology during the war gave radio better reception and broadcast range
C)radio receiving sets became small, portable, inexpensive and easy to use
D)business realized it might make money in broadcasting

Early radio development suffered from:
A)confusion over patent rights
B)chaos because of radio interference
C)both of the above
D)neither of the above

According to the authors, which of the following was not a major influence to shape radio broadcasting during the 1920s?
A)the development of radio advertising
B)the beginning of radio networks
C)the evolution of radio regulation
D)all were important in shaping radio broadcasting

Which of the following reasons did not contribute to the development of chain broadcasting?
A)economies of scale in producing programs
B)government regulation mandated higher quality programs
C)advertisers were able to increase the size of the audience for their programs and messages
D)networking allowed rural listeners to hear high quality programs

The _________________ successfully dealt with the problems of radio interference.
A)Radio Act of 1912
B)Radio Act of 1927
C)Communications Act of 1934
D)none of the above laws

Which was not one of the assumptions Congress made regarding radio with the passage of the Radio Act of 1927?
A)the radio spectrum was a national resource
B)government censorship was forbidden
C)individuals could own frequencies
D)licenses would operate in the public interest

According to the authors, the Radio Years represent which period?
A)1900 - 1916
B)1917 - 1930
C)1930 - 1948
D)1950 - 1970

The person responsible for inventing FM broadcasting was:
A)David Sarnoff
B)Edwin Armstrong
C)Lee DeForest
D)William Paley

Which of the following inventors was not directly connected with the development of television?
A)Philo Farnsworth
B)Vladimir Zworykin
C)Paul Nipkow
D)Lee DeForest

The development of commercial television was interrupted by World War I.

The UHF band:
A)was developed for experimental television broadcasts
B)was allocated by the FCC in the Sixth Report and Order
C)includes television channels 2 through 13
D)all of the above are true

One effect of television on radio during the 1950s was:
A)network programming on radio declined
B)radio advertising became more dependent on local spots
C)records appealing to specific age groups were played on radio
D)all of the above were effects television had on radio

Which of the following innovations did not occur during the 1950s?
A)color television was introduced
B)videotape was used in television broadcasting
C)UHF stations went on the air
D)communication satellites started broadcasting

Television news coverage grew slowly during the 1950s.

The purpose of the Prime Time Access Rule was:
A)to stimulate better network television programming during prime time
B)to increase the diversity of network television programming
C)to encourage local or non-network programming
D)to discourage people from watching so much television

The Telecommunications Act of 1996 has:
A)generally increased competition in television broadcasting
B)caused consolidation in the radio industry
C)deregulated the telephone companies
D)all of the above

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