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Television in South Africa: Quiz


Question 1: In 1986, the SABC's monopoly was challenged by the launch of a subscription-based service known as ________, backed by a consortium of newspaper publishers.
Canal+Desperate HousewivesGrey's AnatomyM-Net

Question 2: Many imported programmes were dubbed into Afrikaans, the first being the British series ________, known in Afrikaans as Blitspatrollie.
Shepherd's BushLondonWimbledon, LondonThe Sweeney

Question 3: In common with most of Western Europe, South Africa used the ________ system for colour television, being only the second terrestrial television service in Africa to launch with a colour-only service.

Question 4: Initially, the proposal was for two television channels, one in English and ________, aimed at white audiences, and another, known as TV Bantu, aimed at black viewers.
Zulu languageDutch languageAfrikaansTswana language

Question 5: The Zulu-language comedy 'Sgudi 'Snaysi achieved SABC's highest viewing figures in the late 1980s, and was shown in Zimbabwe and ________.

Question 6: It also saw the new medium as a threat to ________ and the Afrikaner volk, giving undue prominence to English, and creating unfair competition for the Afrikaans press.
Zulu languageTswana languageAfrikaansDutch language

Question 7: Owing to South Africa's ________ policies, the British Actors' Equity Association started a boycott of programme sales to South Africa.
Jim Crow lawsRacial segregationSouth Africa under apartheidRacism

Question 8: This article is part of the series:
History of South AfricaCulture of South AfricaSouth Africa under apartheidCulture of Africa

Question 9: The opposition United Party pointed out that less economically advanced countries in Africa had already introduced television[9], while neighbouring Southern ________ had introduced it as early as 1961.
RhodesiaZimbabweRhodesian Bush WarRhodesian Army

Question 10: The drama series Shaka Zulu, based on the true story of the Zulu warrior King ________, was shown around the world in the 1980s, but this was only possible because the SABC had licensed the series to a US distributor.
MfecaneShakaSouth AfricaZulu Kingdom

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