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Television History

written by: steffiebuzz
 
Television is the most popular and one of the greatest 20th century inventions. By taking this quiz you will learn about the history of TV-set design, TV program development and marketing.

Question 1:

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Originally, the first televisions were not completely electronic. The display screens consisted of a small motor with a spinning disc and a neon lamp, which worked together to give a small blurry reddish-orange picture. This period before 1935 is known as which era of the development of television?
Disc Television Era
Neon Television Era
Mechanical Television Era
Old Television Era


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Question 2:

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On this date, Scottish engineer John Logie Baird made the first public demonstration of a mechanical television apparatus to some members of the British Royal Institution.
April 1,1930
April 7, 1927
January 23, 1926
January 13, 1928


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Question 3:

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In the United States, there was no public advertising for the sale of television sets until 1939.
False
True


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Question 4:


In this country, all television broadcasting came to a complete halt during World War II, until programming was resumed on June 7, 1946.
England
France
Germany
United States

Question 5:


After WW II and the Great Depression, fearing the possible outbreak of WW III, people in the US were afraid to spend their savings, thus bringing sales of television sets to a virtual halt.
False
True

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After World War II, Germany did not resume the production of television sets until 1956.
True
False


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Question 7:

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Using a spinning mechanical color wheel, Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS) presented the first color television system for commercial use. In what year did the US Federal Communications Commission approve CBS color television for commercial broadcasting?
1939
1954
1950
1949


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Question 8:


In 1954, Radio Corporation of America introduced the first all-electronic color TV set -- the CTC-100, boasting a 12-1/2" screen. What was its retail price?
$100
$500
$1,000
$250

Question 9:

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Which of the following statements related to the development of television is not true?
On June 1946 WRGB, CBS affiliate television station, aired its first commercial for Gilette which sponsored the boxing match between Joe Louis and Cassius Clay
The first successful public television broadcast was on January 1928, USA.
The first Network Television Broadcast was on June 1939
The world's first remote television news broadcast was at Capitol Building in Albany, NY, on August 1928.


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Question 10:

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In what year was the first night-televised baseball game broadcast in the United States?
1950
1941
1951
1961


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