Do you think you know TV? Just because you're a fan of Mike the Situation or even Dr. House doesn't mean you know everything there is to know about television. Tune into our TV Gone Global quiz and see if you're really spending too much time in front of the "boob tube."
In which year was the first "balloon" satellite communication?
Which network was the first to use satellites to broadcast its programming?
What is a DTH receiver?
Direct to House
Direct to Home
Direct to Household
Direct to Highway 57
Which of the following statements best describes why TV satellite communication benefits rural areas?
Because of satellite TV, rural areas are now able to receive broadband.
Because of satellite TV, rural areas gained the ability to receive TV programming that it was not able to receive by standard methods.
Because of satellite TV, local advertisers can compete with national stores.
Because of satellite TV, people in rural areas now have the ability to receive overseas TV signals.
Which of the following shows was the first to be broadcast live around the world?
"Days of Our Lives"
Ali/Frazier Thrilla in Manila
CBC Evening News with Walter Cronkite
Which war was considered TV’s first "live" war?
Persian Gulf War
"American Idol" was the spin off from which British television show?
Which satellite relayed the first live television transmission between the United States and Europe?
How many people watched Elvis Presley's Aloha from Hawaii concert on Jan. 14, 1973?
Which of the following was the first live satellite broadcast of a sporting event?
Super Bowl 1
1972 Winter Olympics
Chicago Cubs vs. Philadelphia Phillies
Which current television program is the most popular in Europe?
Because of globalization, which of these television shows became the most watched series in American television history?
"I Love Lucy"
How many communications satellites are there orbiting the Earth?
less than 50
more than 200
How many people watched Neil Armstrong walk on the moon in 1969?
Which media mogul was directly responsible for the globalization of television in the late '80s and early '90s?
Which of the following statements best describes why "The Cosby Show" was so popular overseas?
"The Cosby Show" was able to speak to a broad cross section of world viewers.
Bill Cosby portrayed a fun-loving father that resonated with many people.
"The Cosby Show" was able to attract global advertisements.
Bill Cosby has always been a popular entertainer overseas.
How many hours of American TV programming are shown in Europe?
Which of the following American talk show hosts is popular in the Middle East?
Which of the following terms describes how the United States uses television and movies to influence public opinion in the Middle East?
Which of the following statements best describes how foreigners view America and its popular culture?
While American television shows have become popular overseas, foreign opinions of America itself have soured.
Many foreigners say American TV is a true representation of life in the United States.
American television shows have become popular overseas, and foreigners look favorably on America, as well.
While American television shows are popular overseas, most viewers know it is not an accurate depiction of life in the United States.