1. Remote is a synonym for: (p. 239)

a. recording at a long mic-to-source distance

b. a production that takes place over a far-flung distance

c. a production that takes place away from the studio

d. a production that is not live or live-on-tape

2. Which of the following is not a type of on-location recording? (p. 239)


b. EFP

c. AGC

d. DNG

3. In a stand-up report from the field, to get a more realistic sense of the talent in relation to the sonic environment, the microphone usually recommended is: (p. 247)

a. omnidirectional

b. bidirectional

c. cardioid

d. shotgun

4. An easy, extremely portable way to control the input/output feeds of several microphones on location is through a: (p. 242)

a. mic mixer

b. console

c. RPU

d. microphone splitter box

5. In electronic news gathering, the only reference you usually have to monitor the sound quality is (are): (p. 246)

a. near-field monitors

b. the master VU (or ppm) meter

c. the oscilloscope

d. headphones

6. The inverse square law states that: (p. 248)

a. as the distance from a sound source doubles, loudness decreases in proportion to the component of that distance

b. as the distance from a sound source doubles, loudness increases in proportion to the square of that distance

c. as the distance from a sound source doubles, loudness decreases relative to the ratio of the distance from the microphone to the sound source

d. as the distance from a sound source doubles, loudness decreases in proportion to the square of that distance

7. In field recording, the recommended way to ensure a proper boost in level when loudness falls below the desired VU reading is to use automatic gain control (AGC). (p. 248)

a. true

b. false

8. If one microphone is used for the reporter and another mic is used to pick up background sound, a good way to control the audio balance between the two is to: (p. 252)

a. use an equalizer

b. use a limiter on the reporter’s mic and a compressor on the background mic

c. overdub

d. use split-track recording

9. Mix-minus is: (p. 253)

a. a program feed in which sound is being returned via a foldback or IFB system minus the principal talent’s voice

b. a foldback or IFB system one-way feed in which the director delivers cues to the production personnel

c. another term for the standard stereo configuration of L+R minus L-R

d. a surround-sound mix minus the surround channels

10. In miking a podium speaker, which of the following arrays is often sufficient? (p.257)

a. one omnidirectional microphone

b. one cardioid or supercardioid microphone

c. two coincident cardioid or supercardioid microphones

d. two near-coincident cardioid or supercardioid microphones

11. Which one of the following is a type of multiple? (p. 259)

a. splitter

b. Y-adapter

c. press bridge

d. automatic microphone mixer

12. When using multiple open microphones, one problem is comb filtering. An indicator of comb filtering is: (p. 259)

a. a distant, washed out sound

b. feedback before the PA system is loud enough for the audience to hear it

c. no sound due to 180-degree phase cancellation

d. a thin, hollow sound

13. In crowd miking at a sports event, . an X-Y stereo pair is often used: (p. 261)

a. true

b. false

14. In mixing sports events, it is essential that which three main elements be in proper aural balance? (p. 261)

a. director’s cues, announcer(s), crowd

b. director’s cues, announcer(s), action sounds

c. cues from the remote truck, announcer(s), crowd

d. announcer(s), crowd, action sounds

15. In miking sports events for stereo, the only element(s) that is (are) usually in discrete stereo is (are) the: (p. 261)

a. announcer

b. crowd

c. action

d. crowd and action

16. Which of the following is not a reason surround sound has been produced only for selected major sporting events? (p.274)

a. logistics

b. expense,

c.lack of technical expertise

d. limited audience capable of receiving surround sound

17. Radio sports audio is usually more dependent on the announcer’s word pictures that television sports audio.

a. true

b. false