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Question 1: Long-running television series ________ routinely alludes to mainstream media properties, as well as the commercial content of the show itself.
Bart SimpsonThe SimpsonsThe Simpsons MovieThe Simpsons (franchise)

Question 2: Many cultural critics have dismissed this as merely a symptom or side-effect of mass ________, however alternate explanations and critique have also been offered.

Question 3: By contrast, ________ refers to the cultural mainstream of more local or pre-industrial societies.

Question 4: Heavily influenced by ________, this collection of ideas permeates the everyday lives of the society.
PublishingMass mediaInternetNews media

Question 5: Defining 'popular' and '________', which are essentially contested concepts, is complicated with multiple competing definitions of popular culture.
CultureHuman rightsFamilySlavery

Question 6: As a result, it comes under heavy criticism from various non-mainstream sources (most notably religious groups and countercultural groups) which deem it superficial, ________, sensationalist, and corrupted.

Question 7: The ________ mines the work of scientists and scholars and conveys it to the general public, often emphasizing elements that have inherent appeal or the power to amaze.
News mediaNewspaperJournalism ethics and standardsDefamation

Question 8: Popular culture changes constantly and occurs uniquely in place and ________.
Gregorian calendarGeologic time scaleTimeIslamic calendar

Question 9: For example, certain currents of pop culture may originate from, (or diverge into) a ________, representing perspectives with which the mainstream popular culture has only limited familiarity.
Social stratificationIdeologySubcultureSociology

Question 10: In Rosenberg and White's book Mass Culture, MacDonald argues that "Popular culture is a debased, trivial culture that voids both the deep realities (sex, ________, failure, tragedy) and also the simple spontaneous pleasures.
BurialDeath and cultureDeathImmortality

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