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Question 1: In 1981, UPI launched the first ________ data transmissions by a news agency.
NASASatelliteGeocentric orbitSpace Race

Question 2: In 1951, United Press offered the first ________ (TTS) service, enabling newspapers to automatically set and justify type from wire transmissions.
TelegraphyComputer terminalTeleprinterASCII

Question 3: Later, UPI was the first news service to provide news to dial-up services and web search pioneers Yahoo! and ________.
ExciteGooglePricewaterhouseCoopers@Home Network

Question 4: Tom Gralish won a ________ and the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award in 1986 after leaving UPI for The Philadelphia Inquirer.
Pulitzer Prize1985 Pulitzer PrizePulitzer Prize for Fiction1999 Pulitzer Prize

Question 5: In 1935, UP was the first major news service to offer news to ________.
RadioTelevision stationMass mediaBroadcasting

Question 6: In 1914, Edward Kleinschmidt invented the teletype, which replaced ________ clickers in delivering news to newspapers.
ISO/IEC 8859-3ISO/IEC 8859-16Morse codeISO/IEC 8859-13

Question 7: The Associated Press - AP - was a publishers' cooperative and could assess its members to help pay for extraordinary coverage of such events as wars, the ________, or national political conventions.
NetballRoller derbyWomen's sportsOlympic Games

Question 8: ________ entered the fray in 1909 when he founded International News Service.
William Randolph HearstMarion DaviesWilliam Jennings BryanFranklin D. Roosevelt

Question 9: Hearst, who owned ________, received a small share of the merged company.
King Features SyndicateFlash GordonDennis the Menace (U.S.)Phantom (comics)

Question 10: In 1952, United Press launched the first international ________ news film service.
Mechanical televisionClosed captioningTelevisionVideo


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