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Journalism and Mass Communication Objective Questions (DMCQ)
Q 1. Who was the founder of the newspaper ‘The Madras Courier’?
(A) Vallabhbhai Patel
(B) Mohare Hanamanthraya
(C) Jawaharlal Nehru
(D) Richard Johnson
Correct Answer: (D) Richard Johnson
Explanation: The Madras Courier is a 233-year-old news brand and it is the first newspaper in Madras, launched on October 12, 1785, by Richard Johnston, who had earlier that year inspired The Daily Universal Register, the forerunner of The Times, London.
Q 2. Who launched in 1858 a Bangla weekly ‘The Madras Courier’?
(A) Mohare Hanamanthraya
(B) Robert Knight
(C) Richard Johnson
(D) Iswar Chandra vidyasagar
Correct Answer: (D) Iswar Chandra vidyasagar
Explanation: Iswar Chandra Vidyasagar proposed the publication of a weekly newspaper Somprakash partly with the objective of providing employment for a deaf scholar. The newspaper hit the stands in 1858 but the deaf scholar never joined it. The entire responsibility of editing and publishing the newspaper vested in Vidyabhusan.
Q 3. In 1875, Robert Knight founded ………………………
(A) The Calcutta Chronicle
(B) The Calcutta Gazette
(C) The Calcutta Gazette
(D) The Statesman
Correct Answer: (D) The Statesman
Explanation: The Statesman, English-language daily newspaper published in Kolkata and, with the Times of India and The Hindu, generally regarded as one of the most influential in India. It was established in 1875 by Robert Knight as an outgrowth of an earlier paper, The Friend of India (founded 1817).
Q 4. Who was the founder of the newspaper “The Hindu”(1878)?
(A) Kasturi Ranga Iyengar
(B) Jogendra Nath Bose
(C) Dinabandhu Mitra
(D) Robert Knight
Correct Answer: (A) Kasturi Ranga Iyengar
Explanation: The Hindu, an English daily newspaper, is one of the oldest newspapers of India which launched in 1878 as a weekly newspaper before becoming a daily newspaper in 1889. Subramania Iyer became the first editor.
The Hindu Newspaper is published by THG Publishing Private Limited. 52.04% of THG Publishing Private Limited is owned by Kasturi & Sons Limited. The remaining 47.96% shares of THG Publishing Private Limited is split among among G. Narasimhan, G. Kasturi, S Parthasarathy and S Rangarajan families who all are great grandsons of S. Kasturi Ranga Iyengar.
Q 5. Lokmanya Tilak started the newspaper ‘Kesari’ in …………
Correct Answer: (A) Marathi
Explanation: Kesari is a Marathi newspaper which was founded in 1881 by Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak, a prominent leader of the Indian Independence movement.
Q 6. Lokmanya Tilak started the newspaper ‘Maratha’ in………………
Correct Answer: (A) English
Explanation: Bal Gangadhar Tilak in 1881 founded a newspaper named kesari which was used as a mouthpiece for the Indian national freedom movement. For the initial six years, Lokmanya Tilak was the editor of the ‘Mahratta’ while Gopal Ganesh Agarkar was the editor of the ‘Kesari’. since 14th September 1891, Tilak became the legal owner of both the newspapers.
Q 7. ‘The Spectator’ was an English-language newspaper published from ………….
Correct Answer: (A) Madras
Explanation: The Spectator was an English-language newspaper published from Madras between 1836 and 1859. It is the first daily newspaper to be published from the city.
Q 8. The Press Council of India was established in the year ……….
Correct Answer: (D) 1966
Explanation: The Press Council of India was first set up in the year 1966 by the Parliament on the recommendations of the First Press Commission with the object of preserving the freedom of the press and of maintaining and improving the standards of press in India. The present Council functions under the Press Council Act 1978.
Q 9. ………………is a constitutional, quasi judicial body which acts as a supervisory body of the press.
(A) The present Press Council of India
(B) All India Muslim League
(C) Indian national congress
(D) Theosophical Society
Correct Answer: (A) The present Press Council of India
Explanation: The present Council functions under the Press Council Act 1978. It is a statutory, quasi judicial body which acts as a watchdog of the press. It adjudicates the complaints against and by the press for violation of ethics and for violation of the freedom of the press respectively.
Q 10. The All India Muslim League was formed in Dhaka in ………
Correct Answer: (B) 1906
Explanation: The Muslim League was founded in 1906 to safeguard the rights of Indian Muslims. The league wanted a separate nation for India’s Muslims because it feared that an independent India would be dominated by Hindus.