passed with flying colors

Untitled-2Congratulations to Christopher Byrne, SIS/MA ’91, winner of this issue’s “final exam.” The Montreal resident will receive a six-month subscription to Politics and Proses Bookstore’s Book-a-Month Gift Program.

Like Christine Lawrence’s students, most people aced this issue’s questions:

1. How did American advertising contribute to major social changes in the twentieth century?

It influence the transition from a producer-directed to a consumer-driven culture.

2. Why is American filmmaker Edwin S. Porter, who made The Great Train Robbery, considered the first narrative filmmaker?

He shot scenes out of order and then used editing techniques to create a story arc.

3. Newspapers owned by William Randolph Hearst and Joseph Pulitzer in the 1880s were criticized for their practice of:

yellow journalism

Check out our November issue for a question from SIS professor Rachel Robinson.