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Yellow Journalism Quiz Questions

William Randolph Hearst, American newspaper mogul

William Randolph Hearst, American newspaper mogul (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

1. When was Joseph Pulitzer born?
a) 14 January 1844
b) 10 April 1847
c) 23 August 1849
d) 30 December 1845

2. When was William Randolph Hearst born?
a) 4 February 1874
b) 29 April 1863
c) 15 July 1859
d) 11 November 1855

3. When did Joseph Pulitzer buy New York World?
a) 1872
b) 1875
c) 1867
d) 1883

4. Who sold New York World to Joseph Pulitzer?
a) Stephen Crane
b) Julian Hawthorne
c) Jay Gould
d) Arthur Brisbane

5. Which cartoon series did Richard Felton Outcault create for Sunday World?
a) Believe it or Not
b) The Yellow Kid
c) Phantom
d) Tarzan

6. When did William Randolph Hearst buy New York Journal?
a) 1895
b) 1900
c) 1898
d) 1902

7. For how much did William Randolph Hearst sell New York Journal?
a) One cent
b) One dime
c) One nickel
d) One shilling

8. Who continued to draw the Yellow Kid for Sunday World after Richard Felton Outcault left?
a) Bernhard Gillam
b) Elmer Simms Campbell
c) George Benjamin Luks
d) Saul Steinberg

9. Which war did the newspapers of Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst espouse?
a) Spanish-American War
b) Russo-Japanese War
c) Crimean War
d) Boer War

10. Whose assassination was blamed on William Randolph Hearst’s yellow journalism?
a) Abraham Lincoln
b) James Abram Garfield
c) William McKinley
d) John Kennedy

Yellow Journalism Quiz Questions with Answers

Editorial cartoon by Leon Barritt, 1898. Newsp...

Editorial cartoon by Leon Barritt, 1898. Newspaper publishers Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst, full-length, dressed as the Yellow Kid (a popular cartoon charicture of the day), each pushing against opposite sides of a pillar of wooden blocks that spells WAR. This is a satire of the Pulitzer and Hearst newspapers role in drumming up USA public opinion to go to war with Spain. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

1. When was Joseph Pulitzer born?
b) 10 April 1847

2. When was William Randolph Hearst born?
b) 29 April 1863

3. When did Joseph Pulitzer buy New York World?
d) 1883

4. Who sold New York World to Joseph Pulitzer?
c) Jay Gould

5. Which cartoon series did Richard Felton Outcault create for Sunday World?
b) The Yellow Kid

6. When did William Randolph Hearst buy New York Journal?
a) 1895

7. For how much did William Randolph Hearst sell New York Journal?
a) One cent

8. Who continued to draw the Yellow Kid for Sunday World after Richard Felton Outcault left?
c) George Benjamin Luks

9. Which war did the newspapers of Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst espouse?
a) Spanish-American War

10. Whose assassination was blamed on William Randolph Hearst’s yellow journalism?
c) William McKinley

Originally posted 2016-06-14 00:02:05.

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