Basic Communication and Language Online General Knowledge Questions
1. What is Communication?
Answer: The sharing of information.
2. What are the two types of Communications?
Answer: Interpersonally (between individuals) and through communications systems that transmit messages between large numbers of people.
3. Give an example of ‘hybrid system’?
4. What is the main goal of United State’s Electronic Communications Systems?
Answer: To earn profit.
5. What was the name of early Mesopotamian writing system?
6. Which was the first writing system?
7. Early writing systems became increasingly phonetic. Phonetic means:
Answer: Using symbols to represent individual speech sounds instead of objects.
8. Write the name of a language in which each character stands for a word or part of a word?
9. About 500 B.C., the ancient Greeks developed a fast method of sending message from city to city. What is the name of that communication system?
Answer: Visual telegraph.
10. The ancient Romans got news from a handwritten sheet. That is called:
Answer: Acta Diurna (Daily Events).
11. What was the chief writing material of ancient period?
12. Which religion exerted a powerful influence on communications systems throughout the Middle Ages?
13. Who invented movable type printer in the 1000’s?
Answer: Bi Sheng (China).
14. Who was the inventor of movable type printer in Europe?
Answer: Johannes Gutenberg.
15. Which was the first printing press in Europe?
Answer: Gutenberg’s press.
16. Who developed the first known system of writing:
17. The early Greeks wrote on tablets with a pointed tool. What was it called?
18. Who invented the use of the alphabet for writing?
Answer: The Semites.
19. Where was the printed news sheets called ‘Corantos’ appeared?
Answer: Netherlands, England and other trading nations.
20. Which was considered as the first true newspaper?