Welcome to our weekly media literacy quiz. This quiz will test your knowledge of the past week’s events with a focus on facts, misinformation, bias, and general media literacy. Please share and compare your results.
Media Literacy = the ability to critically analyze stories presented in the mass media and to determine their accuracy or credibility.
Media Literacy Quiz for the Week of Jan 27 copy
Test your knowledge with 7 questions about current events, media bias, fact checks, and misinformation.
Rules: No Googling! Use reasoning and logic if you don't know.
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Hey, interesting quiz.
I have some ideas/suggestions: Add an optional response to each question: “I don’t know” (or skip/pass). I did the quiz and I got a 3/7 because: I had only read about four of the stories (one of which I got wrong) and the remaining three I just randomly guessed (and happened to get all wrong).
Would be a lot better in quizzes in general to discourage guessing. A good option for that would be to penalize being wrong, i.e. give one minus point for wrong answers. But this only works well if you’re allowed to pass questions.
With the current system I got 3/7 but might’ve equally* likely gotten 6/7. With my proposed system I would’ve gotten 3/4. Or with penalties but no skipping -1/7.
Actually, this could probably be improved with correct answers giving 2 points rather than 1 (alternatively passing could give -1 rather than neutral**). Then I would’ve gotten 5/14 with my suggested system (+6 for three correct, -1 for one incorrect, 0 for 3 skips).
*) Almost, one of the questions had more options than two.
**) But the obvious downside to this is that guessing and being wrong would be equal, leading to guessing being optimal. So giving 2 points for correct answers, 0 for guessing and -1 for being wrong sounds optimal to me.
Phooey, got 4 out of 7 this week, after the first two weeks got perfect scores!!