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Genre Test

Rob Miller | Tuesday September 27, 2011

Categories: A Level, Eduqas (WJEC) A Level, WJEC A2, WJEC A2 Media Studies, WJEC AS, WJEC AS Media Studies, Film, Key Concepts, Genre

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  • Genre Revision Test.doc
  • Genre Test Answers.doc

1. What does the word genre literally mean?  1 mark

2. How does the concept of genre help audiences understand media texts?  2 marks

3. Give three ways audiences can identify genre.  3 marks

4. Using two examples, identify how can genre be understood in terms of narrative themes and structure.  4 marks

5. What are generic codes and conventions?  1 mark

6. Explain the difference between Iconography and Intertextuality.  2 marks

7.  What is the difference between a hybrid genre and a sub genre?  2 marks

8. Give two examples of hybrid genre TV programmes and film?  4 marks

9. What is Reality TV? Name two programmes that can be classified as belonging to this genre.  3 marks

10. Name two TV genres, with two examples, which rely on the concept of stereotyping. What purpose does it serve?  3 marks

11. Detail three narrative themes that often recur in the Horror genre.  3 marks

12. List five codes and conventions associated with the Action genre.  5 marks

13. What are the three main newspaper genres?  3 marks

14. Give five differences two of the above print genres can be identified by.  5 marks

15. Give three binary oppositions that often encode dominant preferred meanings for audiences in the Western genre.  3 marks

16. What is Genre Marketing?  3 marks

17. Name five identifiable features of the Classic Hollywood film text.  5 marks

18. Name four different genres of website?  4 marks

19. Briefly describe the relationship between genre and TV scheduling.  3 marks

20. Name three films for discussion between 2006 and 2011 that you find hard to define in terms of genre classification   3 marks


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