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Question 1: ________ and media studies are often the key targets in media discourse, although the defenders of these subjects argue that the representations of such disciplines are often inaccurate.
Social structureSystems theoryTalcott ParsonsSociology

Question 2: [citation needed] The pass rate by students has consistently risen for past two decades and ________ is attributed to rising pass rates.
McGill UniversityDuke UniversityCornell UniversityGrade inflation

Question 3: ________ has reduced both the breadth and depth of stories covered by mass media.
BlogNewspaperMedia biasConcentration of media ownership

Question 4: In the UK, there is now an annual ________ every August when GCSE and A-level results are released.
Moral panicPre-Code HollywoodSatanic ritual abuseAntisemitism

Question 5: [citation needed] Comparisons between examination questions are often produced as evidence of dumbing down (in ________ as syllabus has been continuously cut during the past year.
MathematicsMathematical logicGeometrySet theory

Question 6: For example, an ________ equation would be compared to a recent question about a "real life" problem).
Algebraic structureMathematicsVector spaceAlgebra

Question 7: Dumbing down is viewed either as a pejorative term for a perceived over-simplification of, amongst other things, education, news and ________, or as a statement of truth about real cultural trends in education and culture.
Closed captioningTelevisionVideoMechanical television

Question 8: ________ discusses how the practices of dominant groups in society are legitimised to the disadvantage of subordinate groups.
Social structureCritical theoryPierre BourdieuSociology

Question 9: These lead to the argument that ________ contributes to 'dumbing down'.
VideoClosed captioningMechanical televisionTelevision

Question 10: The 2005 film ________ portrays a society 500 years in the future massively dumbed down by low-IQ people enthusiastically outbreeding the most intelligent parts of society.
Beavis and Butt-headMike JudgeIdiocracyOffice Space

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