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Rush Limbaugh & The Republican Revolution
1. At the height of his popularity, Rush Limbaugh drew a national weekly audience
A. 500,000
B. 1 million
25 million
2. How many radio stations were carrying his program at the peak of his appeal?
A. ll0
3. Limbaugh combined news and a show business approach into a new amalgamation
known as
A. infotainment
B. news business
C. sho-news
D. reality radio
4. Limbaugh's critics compared him to a previous radio personality named
A. Edward R. Murrow
B. Fr. Charles Coughlin
C. Howard Stern
D. Don Imus
5. Limbaugh's self-proclaimed title is
A. the Conservative Conqueror
B. the Most Dangerous Man in America
C. the Pontiff of Political Patter
D. the King of Pomp
6. In terms of his formal education, Limbaugh is
A. a journalism graduate of the Univ. of Missouri
high school dropout
a dropout at Southeast Missouri State
a graduate of the Univ. of Nebraska
7. Throughout the 1970s, Limbaugh worked at four radio stations
A. and was fired at each one because he had conflicts with the management
B. and left each one because of offers for significantly higher salaries
C. and at three television stations
D. simultaneously because they were all owned by the same manager
8. Following his short tenure at four radio stations, Limbaugh held a PR job and a longer
stint at a radio station where he began to establish his reputation. His public relations job
and his return to radio took place in
A. Kansas City
B. Minneapolis
Oklahoma City
St. Louis
By 1984, Limbaugh found success in Sacramento by virtue of his ability to use which
characteristic in every issue?
A. profanity
C. humor
After Limbaugh burst onto the national scene through the EIB network, his fans took
on the self-proclaimed nickname of
A. Compassionate Conservatives
B. Moral Majority
C. Dittoheads
D. Neocons
11. The EIB acronym stands for
A. Entertainment and Information Broadcasts
Excellence in Broadcasting
Excelling in Informational Broadcasts
Exposing Inaccurate Broadcasts
12. The CBS television network tried to hire Limbaugh
A. a political commentator
in 1994
B. a TV ratings
for the evening news
a member of its Board of Directors
a co-anchor
13. Limbaugh's media success also extended to print with the publication
A. the Limbaugh Letter
B. the National Review
Human Events
the National Inquisitor
print success extended to publishing with his first book, titled
A. The Way Things Ought To Be
B. That's The Way Things Are
C. Oops! I Did It Again
D. Talking Straight
14. Limbaugh's
15. The Rush Limbaugh Forum was
an online chat room for Limbaugh's followers
a political talk show he hosted on TV
a political forum he sponsored during the 1994 elections
a private foundation that Limbaugh created for conservative causes
16. Although he had broad appeal, Limbaugh's primary audience and core constituency
A. White lower- and middle-class
B. White middle-class women
C. Conservatives of all colors
D. Upper income business executives
Critics of Limbaugh say that the popular talk show host makes
numerous factual errors. On the following questions, Limbaugh's
statements are listed first, followed by the facts in the case. Identify
the facts that were presented in your text.
17. With respect to the Iran-Contra investigation, Limbaugh defended the Reagan
Administration by stating that no one connected with the administration had been
indicted. The evidence shows:
A. that he was close to correct, with only one staff member indicted
B. that a total of 14 were indicted and 11 convicted
C. that Reagan himself, like Nixon before him, was aware of the wrongdoings
D. that the Contra rebels were cheated out of their payments to lobbyists
18. With respect to Pres. Clinton's Whitewater investment deal, Limbaugh said the New
York Times ignored the story. The evidence shows:
A. that the Times was the newspAper_lb4loriginally broke the story
B. that the Times covered the story, although they put it on the back pages
C. that the Times did not carry the story but did write editorials about the scandal
D. that Clinton's good relations with the press discouraged funher news coverage
19. With respect to HUD public housing projects, Limbaugh said there were no budget
cuts. In reality, the HUD
A. maintained the same level of funding it had provided in the previous two years.
B. cut the budget from $3.7 billion to $573 million
C. construction of public housing actually increased under Reagan
D. cut the budget, but only minimally because more people became employable
20. Limbaugh's greatest political achievement occurred in the 1994 elections when
A. he was credited with being the person most responsible for the election of
conservative candidates
B. he was elected to Congress by a landslide vote
C. he was appointed as White House Press Secretary
D. he received the endorsement of Newt Gingrich in Limbaugh's first bid for offrce
The 9/11 Attacks
Zf . eftfrougf, it would be criticized later, The New York Times at the time of the attacks
on the Twin Towers made journalistic history by
a. being responsible for saving the lives of 600 WTC employees
b. winning the top news award from SPJ, the Society of Professional Journalists
c. receiving seven Pulitzer Prizes for its initial coverage
d. accurately predicting that terrorist attacks would take place in New York City
22.Thatsame year in television news, the Edward R. Murrow Award was
a. given to CBS for its excellent coverage
b. not given to any network, marking the first time judges refused to recognize a network
c. jointly given to ABC. CBS. NBC and CNN
d. not given out because the Murrow headquarters was located in the WTC
23. When newspapers and TV failed to provide an explanation as to "why" the 9/11
terrorists carried out their attacks,
a. Pres. Bush took to the television airwaves to give his version of events.
b. the void was filled by magazinejournalists'
c. the terrorists provided the explanation in their suicide notes.
d. foreign journalists took the initiative in providing answers.
24. When the mainstream media failed to fulfrll its informational role, the public mostly
turned to
a. Internet sources.
b. talk radio hosts
c. late night TV commentators
d. intemational news wire services
25. Amanifesto originally issued by Osama bin Laden in 1998 became easily accessible
a. on Web sites by 2001..
b. on foreign language radio in the U.S.
c. on reproductions distributed by U.S. Islamic groups
d. through CIA and FBI sources
26. Susan Sontag, who wrote a published essay in The New Yorker that cited the
grievances against the U.S. by Islamic extremists,
a. won accolades from her colleagues in the journalism profession.
b. was severely denounced by other colleagues in various publications.
c. was arrested by U.S. government agents on charges of treason.
d. was fired by the magazine for using anonymous Middle East sources.
27.Yice President Dick Cheney went to the airwaves to make the connection between
Iraq and al-Qaeda by
a. producing secret documents found in Baghdad.
b. by revealing secret tapes of conversations between Saddam Hussein and bin Laden
c. stating that the lead 9/11 hiiacker had met
a senior Iraqi agent in Czechoslovakia
testiffing publicly before Congress during the televisedglll Commission hearings
28. The news organizationthat challenged Cheney's allegations and said no evidence
such connections existed was
a. Slate, the online magazine
b. The Washington Post
c. NBC News
d. nowhere to be found; no one challenged the Vice-President
29.In a shocking revelation in January 2004, treasury secretary Paul O'Neill said that
a. had seriously thought about attacking Iraq eight months before the events of 9/11.
b. had made secret deals with oil companies to take over Iraqi facilities
c. had made secret deals with Haliburton Inc. to manage Iraq rebuilding programs
d. had made unauthorized budget increases to the military without Congressional
30. In the wake of inadequate mainstream press explanations on the causes of the
conflict, praise instead went to
a. Internet sources and bloggers.
b. Websites such as Salon magazine
c. YouTube
d. both a and b, but not c
e. a. b. and c

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