Here’s a little quiz to see how well you know your magazines.
1. Which of the following Beatles’ songs is not also the title of a magazine?
b. Good Day Sunshine
d. Paperback Writer
2. The word ‘UTNE’ in UTNE Reader refers to . . .
a. The states UTah and NEbraska
b. UTterly NEcessary
c Eric Utne
d. University of The North East
3. FHM is an acronym for . . .
a. Fool-Hardy Man
b. Fantasies of His Mind
c. For Him Magazine
d. Free & Healthy Male
4. Which of the following is not a type of periodical?
5. Which one of the following magazines accepts advertising?
a. Consumer Reports
b. Taste of Home
c. Birds & Blooms
d. Reader’s Digest
6. The word magazine derives from a French word meaning . . .
d. to look
7. What is the oldest continuously published magazine in America?
b. The Sporting News
c. Scientific American
8. How many times a year is a bimonthly published?
9. Rolling Stone magazine was founded by . . .
a. Mick Jagger
b. Bob Guccione Jr.
c. Jann Wenner
d. William Randolph Hearst
10. Which of the following is a music magazine from the U.K.?
1d. There is currently no magazine named Paperback Writer.
2c. Eric Utne is the founder of the Utne Reader.
3c. For Him Magazine.
4b. A novel is not a periodical.
5d. Of the four, only Reader’s Digest accepts advertising.
6b. Magazine is a French word meaning ‘storehouse’.
7c. Scientific American has been published continuously since 1845.
8b. A bi-monthly is published every two months, hence 6 times a year.
9c. Jann Wenner founded Rolling Stone magazine.
10c. Q is a music magazine from the UK.
9-10 correct — You must be in the industry.
6-8 correct — You are a true magazine aficionado.
3-5 correct — You’ve been to a newsstand recently.
0-2 correct — You need to go to a newsstand NOW.