The Streisand Effect
Reading Comprehension Quiz
Why did the Adelmans post a photo of Streisand's house on the Internet?
They wanted to annoy Streisand.
They were documenting coastal erosion.
They were trying to get money from Streisand.
They were selling photos of famous peoples' houses.
How do you know this? Cite evidence from the text to support your response.
Which best describes the author's purpose in the second paragraph?
He is describing how the California Coastal Records Project formed.
He is characterizing Barbara Streisand as a villain.
He is explaining the background of the lawsuit.
He is arguing that the Adelmans should have removed 'Image 3850.'
How did the Adelmans respond to Streisand's demands to remove 'Image 3850'?
They sued Barbara Streisand.
They removed the photo from their site.
They blurred out Streisand's home in their photo.
They snuck into Streisand's home and photographed the inside.
What effect did Streisand's lawsuit have on the viewership of 'Image 3850'?
Fewer people viewed 'Image 3850'
About the same amount of people viewed 'Image 3850'
People stopped viewing 'Image 3850' entirely
Many more people viewed 'Image 3850'
How do you know this? Cite the text in your answer.
With which statement would the author most likely DISAGREE?
Suing people for posting will draw attention to the post.
Streisand sued the Adelmans for 50 million dollars.
Suing people is a good way to hide information from the Internet.
A court ruled that the Adelmans did not violate Streisand's privacy.
Which best explains why the author included the fifth paragraph and chose this style?
He wants to tell a story about a typical day at school.
He wants to change the subject because he is bored with Barbara Streisand.
He wants readers to imagine how the Streisand effect works in their lives.
He wants to inform readers about ways that teachers secretly communicate.
Which best defines the Streisand effect?
Trying to suppress information may draw attention to it.
Suing people is only worthwhile if you win.
Famous people cannot expect privacy.
The best things in life are free.
Why do you believe this? Refer to the text to support your response.
Which event happened LAST?
Barbara Streisand paid the Adelman's legal fees.
The Adelmans took pictures of the coastline.
Barbara Streisand sued the Adelmans.
'Image 3850' was downloaded 420,000 times in a month.
What lesson can readers learn from this text?
Coastal erosion is a serious problem that affects everybody.
Ignoring something unpleasant may be the best way to make it go away.
Everyone is guaranteed total privacy under the law.
The most effective way to stand up for yourself is to silence others.
With which statement would the author most likely AGREE?
Streisand WON in court but FAILED to protect her privacy.
Streisand LOST in court and FAILED to protect her privacy.
Streisand WON in court and SUCCEEDED in protecting her privacy.
Streisand LOST in court but SUCCEEDED in protecting her privacy.
Why did Streisand's efforts to protect her privacy backfire? Use information from the text to explain your answer.
What should Streisand have done if she didn't want a lot of people to see 'Image 3850'? Why would that have been better than her legal strategy?
The Streisand Effect