Gender and Media Past Papers


Subject: Gender and Media

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. A friend nods in agreement at something you’ve said. This is an example of
a) Feedback in interpersonal communication
b) Feedback in Mass communication
c) Noise in interpersonal communication
d) Encoding in interpersonal communication
2. Media sends important messages about
a) Women’s place
b) Women’s roles
c) Women’s lives
d) All of the above
3. Which of the following is not attributed to men?
a) Aggressive
b) Dominant
c) Compassionate
d) Independent
4. The perception of being a male or a female refers to which of the followings?
a) Masculinity
b) Sex
c) Gender
d) Femininity
5. To understand news, it is necessary to understand the ________ in which news are contextualized.
a) Mainstreaming
b) Frame
c) Concept
d) Aspect
6. Being unable to concentrate on what your mother is saying because you are upset about something that happened with a friend is an example of
a) Transmission noise
b) Psychological noise
c) Physical noise
d) Geographical noise
7. The word sex refers to the biological differences between men and women, whereas “gender” refers to the:
a) Intellectual aspect
b) Physical aspect
c) Socio-psychological aspect
d) Economic aspect
8. Media is more relentless with
a) Men
b) Women
c) All of the above
d) None of the above
9. Women experience _______ effect very often in media organizations.
a) Glass ceiling
b) Glass walls
c) Glass cliff
d) Glass bars
10. Women’s involvement in news industry can improve the ________ of women in media.
a} Status
b) Representation
c) Presentation
d) Portrayal

Subject: Gender and Media
Time Allowed: 2 Hours 45 Minutes
Maximum Marks: 50

Part-II Give short answer, each question carries equal marks. (20)
Q#1: Rapport Talk Vs. Report Talk
Q#2: Men as the gate keeper of communication
Q#3: Women as marginalized Group
Q#4: Speech Codes.
Q#5: Gender portrayal in print media

Part-III Give detailed answers, each question carries equal marks. (30)
Q#1: Mass media have the ability to transfer the salience of items on their news agendas to the public agenda, Discuss.
Q#2: TV is a social agent and there is a need to study the effects of TV exposure. Explain
Q#3: What is communication process? Describe the types and existence of “Noise” in the communication pr