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Information Literacy Quiz

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Information Literacy Quiz

This quiz determines how well you are able to research information using the library. If you are taking this quiz as part of your class, print out or e-mail the passing certificate to your instructor. Feel free to take this quiz as often as you want until you pass it. Select the single best answer to each question. For comments or questions, contact [email protected] Edu.

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      The ability fo find reliable information

    • B. 

      The ability to read

    • C. 

      The ability to use a computer

  • 2. 
    To find what books a library has, you use a
    • A. 

      Bibliography

    • B. 

      An index

    • C. 

      A library catalog

  • 3. 
    To find materials on the shelf in the library, you need the
    • A. 

      The call number

    • B. 

      The ISBN number

    • C. 

      The title

  • 4. 
    • A. 

      Books

    • B. 

      Journal articles

    • C. 

      Both of the above

  • 5. 
    To locate a book with literary criticisms or biography of Edgar Allan Poe in the library, you perform which search?
    • A. 

      Author: Poe

    • B. 

      Subject: Poe

    • C. 

      Title: Poe

  • 6. 
    To locate good journal articles on a topic, the best way to start is to use a
    • A. 

      A library periodical database

    • B. 

      A library catalog

    • C. 

      The Web

  • 7. 
    Which is NOT true about scholarly journals
    • A. 

      Their articles usually have documentation such as footnotes and references

    • B. 

      their articles are often peer-reviewed

    • C. 

      Their articles are usually authored by journalists

  • 8. 
    Peer-reviewed journal articles are
    • A. 

      Pre-selected for an appropriate reading level

    • B. 

      Written by academic scholars

    • C. 

      Positively rated by book reviewers

  • 9. 
     Which of the following is NOT part of a citation?
    • A. 

      Call number

    • B. 

      Date

    • C. 

      Title

  • 10. 
    A common citation style to be used by students for English classes is
    • A. 

      APA

    • B. 

      MLA

    • C. 

      Turabian

  • 11. 
    An article abstract is
    • A. 

      The full text of an article

    • B. 

      Information about where the article can be found

    • C. 

      A summary of an article

  • 12. 
     Which of the following would NOT be considered a primary source material?
    • A. 

      A 1906 newspaper article of the San Francisco earthquake of that time period

    • B. 

      The results of a study presented by the researchers of the effectiveness of a cancer drug

    • C. 

      A chapter in a book that discusses various economic theories

  • 13. 
    With the Library of Congress (LC) classification system you can pinpoint locations of books or just browse on the shelves, using call numbers to arrange books by
    • A. 

      Author

    • B. 

      Subject

    • C. 

      Title

  • 14. 
    Plagiarism is
    • A. 

      Including other people's ideas in your paper

    • B. 

      Using someone's ideas in your paper, but not citing (crediting) the source

    • C. 

      Directly quoting a source instead of using your own words

  • 15. 
    • A. 

      It includes encyclopedias and dictionaries

    • B. 

      It includes resources for background information

    • C. 

      It includes books that can be checked out