REC 100 Midterm

  1. William Shakespeare lived during the _____ period.
  2. Which one of Edison's inventions eventually led to motion pictures?
  3. Internet uplaoding and downloading with file sharing has made the _____ shop almost extinct.
    record (not "music")
  4. A traveling entertainer in the Middle Ages was called a
  5. CD sales have plummeted due to the adoption of the
  6. Archaeologists say music is at least how many years old?
  7. Satirical plays in ancient Egypt poked fun at the
  8. Modern orchestras developed during what period?
  9. 19th century Vaudeville evolved into this popular style of US musical theatre:
  10. The "concept" of a story that motivates the characters to behave in a certain way is called what?
  11. Medieval theatre was performed outdoors in the
    Inn Yard
  12. Greek tragedies were staged in Roman what?
  13. In 1927, Philo Farnsworth patented a key component in the development of what?
  14. Feasts, fairs, tournaments, and banquets were popular forms of entertainment in when?
    Middle Ages
  15. The earliest forms of music, dance, and drama were commonly a part of what kind of ceremony?
  16. Roman baths were all male or not?
    all gender!
  17. Marconi was the first one to experiment with radio or not?
  18. Did the Middle Ages extend from the 5th to 10th century?
  19. Did Edison help develop radio?
  20. Ancient Egypt had sophisticated or primitive instruments?
  21. What is the order of media forms from most popular to least popular?
    TV, radio, recorded music, video games, theatre
  22. What performers were in the Roman "baths"?
    poets, musicians, dancers, professional entertainers
  23. In what era was Vaudeville in?  Who started it?
    Victorian era; European immigrants
  24. What's the difference between a story's theme and genre and an example of each.
    • Genre is the category it fits under (i.e.: romance)
    • Theme is what motivates the characters in the story (i.e.: the great journey)
  25. The microphone acts as what in a radio transmission system to convert sound into electrical signals?
  26. Which "director" is responsible for all sound and content of all on-air broadcasts?
    Program director
  27. What is it called when radio broadcasts convert the audio signal to an intermediate radio signal for broadcasts?
  28. Armstrong made a super-______ radio circuit to make radio receivers more sensitive and powerful.
  29. David Sarnoff managed what company to bring radios into the homes of everyone?
  30. The chief engineer at a radio station does what?
    maintains the transmitter
  31. What were early "wireless" transmissions created by?
    a spark
  32. The Sales Manager at a radio station sells what?
    Advertising time
  33. What happens to the signal in satellite radio before being transmitted to a communications satellite?
    it's digitized
  34. What component distributes radio broadcast signals over a wide area?
  35. Which "director" has a hand in picking the music played on air?
    Music director
  36. Who is the self-proclaimed "Father of Radio"?
  37. Does the tuner in on a radio ALSO convert the RF signal back into IF signals along with picking the station?
  38. Did Edison develop the first audion tube?
  39. Does the sound mixer work with the DJ at a radio station?
  40. Do most radio stations nowadays still use turntables and "cart" machines to do their programming?
  41. What did the earliest "wireless" systems do?
    transmit telegraph signals
  42. David Sarnoff was said to have the fastest fist in the industry because of what?
    his excellent telegraph skills
  43. What did DeForrest contribute to radio?
    introduced audion tube to allow broadcasting of sound
  44. What did Marconi contribute to radio?
    developed wireless telegraphy (point-to-point)
  45. What did Armstrong contribute to radio?
    developed "regeneration" to make signal stronger and clearer
  46. What did Sarnoff contribute to radio?
    made radio sets for the public and turned RCA into an industrial giant; saw potential of point-to-masses broadcasting
  47. What did Tesla contribute to radio?
    created Tesla Coil to create a spark, realized it create a measurable electro-magnetic wave
  48. Which American inventor's early work led to the development of the CRT?
    Philo Farnsworth
  49. Who calls the shots in a studio TV production for the camera ops on the floor?
  50. In episodic TV, most scenes are shot with a ______ camera.
  51. Most of today's TV cameras ______ the analogue picture to digital.
  52. What TV production technique allows images from multiple cameras to be edited on the fly?
  53. What does the Floor director do?
    coordinates the personnel working in the studio
  54. What type of display do modern TVs not use anymore?
  55. What in a TV converts light to electrical signals?
  56. is all of today's TV broadcast digitally?
  57. the sine wave model is plotted over what?
    360 degrees of a circle
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REC 100 Midterm