Feature, Column & Editorial Writing Past Papers


Subject: Feature, Column & Editorial Writing (Theory & Practice)

Time Allowed: 15 Minutes

Maximum Marks: 10

NOTE: Attempt this Paper on this Question Sheet only.  Please encircle the correct option. Division of marks is given in front of each question. This Paper will be collected back after expiry of time limit mentioned above.


Part-I Encircle the right answer, cutting and overwriting are not allowed. (10)

1. Which phrase describes a feature?
(a) A hard news story
(b) Any story that informs the reader
(c) Asoft news story
(d) Any short newspaper article
2. What is a lead ?

(a) The main ideas of a feature story
(b) A piece of information that attracts and keeps the reader’s interest
(c) Apoint in the story where the reader loses interest
(d) The angle of a story
3. What is the soft news?
(a) News that is based on opinions, not facts
(b) News that is entertaining or interesting
(c) News that is circulated on the internet not on paper
(d) Advice column
4. Your choice of source depends on
(a) The source’s expertise
(b) The source’s popularity
(c) The source’s availability
(d) The source’s height and weight
5. What Is editorial ?
(a) An opinion piece that uses the pronoun “I”
(b) The process when an editor works with unfinished story
(c) Apart of the working process
(d) The job that reporters get after they are promoted


Subject: Feature, Column & Editorial Writing (Theory & Practice)

Time Allowed: 2 Hours 45 Minutes

Maximum Marks: 50



Part-II Give short notes on following, each question carries equal marks. (20)

Q#1: Educational values of feature.

Q#2: Importance of column writing.

Q#3: Difference between structure of news story for radio and newspaper.

Q#4: Write a short note on editorial cartoon.


Part-III Give detailed answers, each question carries equal marks. (30)

Q#1: Editorial reflects the policy of newspaper organization. Write a detail not on it.

Q#2: Why feature is considered as the “Show Window” of any newspaper? Give strong arguments and also write down different types of features.

Q#3: What is the difference between an opinion article and an editorial?

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