Chapter 4 (Broadcast Equipment)

Question 1 of 26

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What is another name for the dynamic microphone?

Select one of the following:

  • condenser

  • pressure

  • capacitor

  • PZM

Question 2 of 26

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The dynamic microphone's sound-generating element is constructed of a diaphragm, a permanent magnet, and a voice coil. Into which of these is a small electrical current induced during use?

Select one of the following:

  • diaphragm

  • magnet

  • coil

  • none of the above

Question 3 of 26

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In what way does a condenser microphone differ from the dynamic microphone?

Select one of the following:

  • The condenser microphone needs a power supply, and the dynamic microphone doesn't.

  • The dynamic microphone has a diaphragm, and the condenser microphone doesn't.

  • The dynamic microphone has better sound quality than the condenser microphone.

  • The condenser microphone is bidirectional, and the dynamic microphone is omnidirectional.

Question 4 of 26

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True 5.1 surround sound is accomplished by adding what to the basic stereo setup of left and right front channels?

Select one of the following:

  • a single rear or surround channel

  • both left and right rear or surround channels

  • both left and right rear or surround channels plus a center front channel

  • both left and right rear or surround channels plus a center front channel plus a bass channel

Question 5 of 26

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Which microphone pickup pattern picks up sound on all sides?

Select one of the following:

  • hyper-cardioid

  • cardioid

  • omnidirectional

  • bidirectional

Question 6 of 26

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Which microphone would probably be most appropriate for conducting an interview in the sidelines at a football game?

Select one of the following:

  • unidirectional

  • omnidirectional

  • bidirectional

  • parabolic

Question 7 of 26

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Which microphone would probably be most appropriate for picking up a sportscaster announcing at a baseball game?

Select one of the following:

  • cardoid

  • nondirectional

  • bidirectonal

  • omnidirectional

Question 8 of 26

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Which of the following is most likely to exaggerate the bass sounds of a person's voice?

Select one of the following:

  • feedback

  • proximity effect

  • multiple-microphone interference

  • bass roll-off

Question 9 of 26

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What is the purpose of a shock mount?

Select one of the following:

  • to reduce plosive sounds

  • to keep the announcer's head at least 12 inches away from the microphone

  • the isolate the microphone from the mechanical vibrations

  • to prevent static electricity discharges

Question 10 of 26

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Which type of microphone stand can be farthest away from a person and still allow the person to be close to the microphone?

Select one of the following:

  • boom stand

  • floor stand

  • desk stand

  • shock mount

Question 11 of 26

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Which stereo miking technique uses two microphones crosses (like swords) at a 90-degree angle to each other

Select one of the following:

  • split-pair miking

  • mid-side miking

  • M-S miking

  • X-Y miking

Question 12 of 26

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A microphone is a transducer, which means it can pick up sound equally well in all directions.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 13 of 26

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Which type of microphone uses small, multiple sound-generating elements within a single microphone housing?

Select one of the following:

  • ribbon mic

  • wireless mic

  • stereo mic

  • boundary mic

Question 14 of 26

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A microphone's pickup pattern is exactly the same thing as a microphone's polar response

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 15 of 26

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A pop filter attaches directly to the head of the microphone

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 16 of 26

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Which microphone would be best at picking up sound when the sound source is a considerable distance from the microphone?

Select one of the following:

  • lavaliere microphone

  • PMZ

  • RF microphone

  • parabolic microphone

Question 17 of 26

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Sound picked up from the rear of a microphone is 90 degrees off-axis

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 18 of 26

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When testing a microphone's level, what should you do?

Select one of the following:

  • Say the word "testing" over and over again

  • Read the first several lines of your copy

  • Count from 1 to 50

  • Blow into the microphone as hard as you can

Question 19 of 26

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Microphone impedance refers to a microphone's ability to create an output signal.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 20 of 26

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Which term describes a "screech" that occurs when sound is picked up by a microphone, amplified, fed back through a speaker, and picked up again, over and over?

Select one of the following:

  • proximity effect

  • multiple-microphone interference

  • feedback

  • bass roll-off

Question 21 of 26

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Which of the following is not a way that microphones are commonly classified?

Select one of the following:

  • their sound-generating element

  • their size

  • their pickup pattern

  • their impedience

Question 22 of 26

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Which stereo miking technique splits a pair of omnidirectional or cardioid microphones to the left and right of center about 3 to 10 feet apart?

Select one of the following:

  • Left/Right miking

  • M-S miking

  • X-Y miking

  • A-B miking

Question 23 of 26

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Which microphone has a wire spiral embedded in a circular diaphragm as part of its sound-generating element?

Select one of the following:

  • dynamic microphone

  • ribbon microphone

  • moving coil microphone

  • regulated phase microphone

Question 24 of 26

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Multiple-microphone interference can be avoided if the microphones employed are at least three times as far from each other as they are from the sound source.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 25 of 26

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Which of the following is not another term for a wireless microphone?

Select one of the following:

  • FM microphone

  • RF microphone

  • radio microphone

  • PZM

Question 26 of 26

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Fill the blank spaces to complete the text.

The purpose of the microphone is to change energy into energy.

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