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PRE-TEST JOURNALISM

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  • Q1

    Examine the lead paragraph driven from PDInqurer and answer which news category does the lead fall into.

    MANILA, Philippines — The mayor of Los Baños, Laguna who was killed inside the municipal hall last December 3 suffered three gunshot wounds from a caliber 5.56 firearm, according to the Philippine National Police (PNP) Crime Laboratory.

    Crime and Punishment

    Disasters and Tragedies

    Religion

    Health

    60s
  • Q2

    Examine the lead paragraph driven from PDInqurer and answer which news category does the lead fall into.

    MANILA, Philippines — The Muntinlupa City government opened on Thursday its own molecular laboratory to boost its capacity for COVID-19 testing.

    Crime and Punishment

    Money

    Health

    Conflicts

    60s
  • Q3

    MANILA, Philippines — The tail-end of a frontal system will bring scattered rains to the eastern section of Northern Luzon while the rest of Luzon will have isolated rain showers on Monday due to the northeast monsoon or “amihan” according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa).

    Science

    Weather

    Entertainment

    Food and Drinks

    60s
  • Q4

    MANILA, Philippines — Consumers beware: It may not be real honey that you are buying.

    Researchers from the Department of Science and Technology’s Philippine Nuclear Research Institute (PNRI) have found that at least three of four honey brands being sold in the Philippines are not pure or are entirely fake.

    Group Stories

    Religion

    Money

    Food and Drinks

    60s
  • Q5

    DAVAO CITY, Philippines —The young “lumad” (indigenous) woman killed in an encounter last month between the military and the communist New People’s Army (NPA) is remembered as wanting badly to change the injustice she saw around her.

    Jevilyn Cullamat, the youngest daughter of Bayan Muna Rep. Eufemia Cullamat, was a shy yet diligent girl who took to heart all her responsibilities at home and in the farm, her cousin Pablito Campos IV recalls.

    Group Stories

    Science

    The Underdog

    Money

    60s
  • Q6

    MANILA, Philippines — Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana on Sunday maintained that the communist rebels could never be sincere in engaging in peace talks as they have been amassing some P1 billion annually from extortion.

    Entertainment

    Money

    Human Interest

    Famous People

    60s
  • Q7

    TOKYO — The Japanese government has decided to stipulate in law its goal of achieving virtually zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, The Yomiuri Shimbun has learned.

    Personal Impact

    The Underdog

    Novelty

    Science

    60s
  • Q8

    MANILA, Philippines — Pope Francis has appointed Capiz Archbishop Jose Ad-vincula as one of his 13 new cardinals, according to the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP).

    Group Stories

    Religion

    The Underdog

    Food and Drinks

    60s
  • Q9

    the first paragraph tells the most important facts of the news story. Sometimes it is called slant or angle.

    Background

    Lead

    Details or Particulars

    Support Lead

    60s
  • Q10

    The lead used when the reason is more prominent or unique than what had happened.

    Where Lead

    Who Lead

    What Lead

    Why Lead

    60s
  • Q11

    The ________ helps the news writer to free flowingly tell the story while on the other side, it helps the readers to easily get along with the story.

    Inverted Pyramid Approach

    Transition-Quote Formula

    Lead

    Transition Words

    60s
  • Q12

    This portion explains or complements the main lead. Normally, its length is twice the main lead in the typewritten form.

    Background

    Main Lead

    Details or Particulars

    Support Lead

    60s
  • Q13

    This is the traditional form of news writing. The most important facts are placed at the beginning. The details and the background are woven into the succeeding paragraphs, in descending importance.

    News Writing

    The Inverted Pyramid Approach

    What Lead

    Transition-Quote Formula

    60s
  • Q14

    A short, forceful word or expression. It is rarely used.

    Staccato Lead

    Punch Lead

    Parody Lead

    Quotation Lead

    60s
  • Q15

    Below are the good tips for writing a good lead except for one

    Use short, simple declarative sentences instead of complex and compound-complex ones.

    Avoid repetition of phrases, clauses and similar grammatical constructions.

    Write whatever you want in the lead

    Never use an important or unusual word twice in the same sentence.

    60s

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