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1. Connection speed affects:  (p. 323)

a. audio quality

b.  file types allowable

c. microphone techniques

d. computer choice

2.  The faster the connection speed: (p. 323)

a. the lower the audio quality

b. the higher the audio quality

c. the more file formats you can send

d. the more compression required

3. Which of the following is not a way to improve audio quality in Internet audio: (p. 324)

a. improving connection speed

b. increasing the size of the files

c. increasing sampling rate

d. compression

4.  There is one basic type of digital file format used in Internet audio. (p. 325)

a. true

b. false

5.  Downloadable nonstreaming formats: (p. 325)

a. utilize the principle of buffering

b. require that the user first download the entire file and store it on the computer’s

hard disk.

c. require specific server software

d. is incredibly fast to download

6.  ISDN made it possible to produce a recording session in real time between studios across town or across the country.   (p. 327)

a. true

b. false

7. All internet audio including MP3 is at or near CD quality. (p.323)

a. true

b. false

8. Reducing the size of internet audio files may improve the quality. (p323)

a. true

b. false

9. Sound design is the process of creating the: (p. 328)

a. sound effects

b. music

c. audiotography

d. overall sonic character of a production

 10. The pitch of a sound refers to its: (p329)

a. highness or lowness

b. strength or weakness

c. loudness or quietness

d. tonal quality or color

 11. Timbre refers to a sound’s: (p. 199)

a. highness or lowness

b. strength or weakness

c. loudness or quietness

d. tonal quality or color

 12. One of the following characteristics is unlikely to be associated with slow tempo: (p. 199)

a. monotonous

b. controlled

c. agitated

d. dignified

13. Indirect narration: (p. 190)

a. describes what is being seen or heard

b. describes something other than what is being seen or heard

c. is narration recorded off-mic

d. is narration that is voiced over what is being seen or heard

14. In speech, the nonverbal sound can carry the primary meaning. (p. 334)

a. true

b. false

 15. In speech, meaning can be communicated through pace. (p. 334)

a. true

b. false

 16. By placing inflection on certain words, a speaker may: (p. 334)

a. change the sentence meaning

b. change the sentence syntax

c. change the sentence grammar

d. change the sentence structure

 17. Narrative sound: (p. 202)

a. emanates from and duplicates a sound source as it is

b. adds more to a scene than what is apparent

c. provides a verbal context to what is being seen or heard

d. provides factual rather than emotional information

 18. When sound parallels Picture: (p.330)

a. Neither the aural or the visual element is dominant

b. The visual element leads the aural element

c. The aural element follows the visual element.

d. The focus is always on the visual element

 19. When sound and picture define effect: (p.331

a. The aural and visual elements are equal

b. The aural and visual elements are different yet complimentary

c. The visual element defines the effect

d. The effect is always the same.

Define the following Key Terms:

Connection speed

streaming formats

Sampling rate

nonstreaming formats

File manipulation


File formats