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Big 6 Quiz

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The quiz focuses on the Big6 Research Process. � Using the presentation I gave in class, do the best you can on the next 15 questions.

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    When using the Big6, the first thing you must do is define your task.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    One of the most difficult first steps in beginning a research project is determining how to narrow or focus your topic.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    The Big6 is an information problem-solving process that is widely used in schools and colleges.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    • A. 

      Find out how a paper airplane works.

    • B. 

      Create a model of a lighthouse.

    • C. 

      Write a story about a Native American family.

    • D. 

      Where can I find information on explorers?

  • 5. 
    What is the first step in tackling that research assignment, before you even start to search for information?
    • A. 

      Go ask Jeeves what to do.

    • B. 

      Make sure you know exactly what the task is.

    • C. 

      Go get a snack. It's going to be a long night.

  • 6. 
    Before you start trying to find information, it's a good idea to:
    • A. 

      Tell the librarian what your topic is and check your email while she finds your information.

    • B. 

      Identify a few key words and phrases to use while researching.

    • C. 

      Go get a snack.

  • 7. 
    What is your second Big6 step?
    • A. 

      Plan your research strategy (start thinking about where you will find your information).

    • B. 

      Go on the Internet.

    • C. 

      Use a good search engine.

  • 8. 
    The third Big6 step relates to:
    • A. 

      Location & Access

    • B. 

      Use of Information

    • C. 

      Synthesis & Evaluation

  • 9. 
    What are some of the useful resources you might find in our library or access through the computers there?
    • A. 

      Vertifcal File

    • B. 

      State Books

    • C. 

      Reference Books

    • D. 

      Online Databases/Teacher Websites

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 10. 
    The fourth Big6 step is "Use of Information."  This includes:
    • A. 

      Copying and pasting large sections from websites and passing it off as your writing.

    • B. 

      Reading the information you found, taking notes and citing your resources.

    • C. 

      Evaluate the work already completed.

  • 11. 
    Utilizing the online databases and the websites supplied by the teacher are the most relevant and accurate resources for your research project.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    Citing your resources is important because:
    • A. 

      Your teacher will fail you if you don't do it.

    • B. 

      You should always tell the readers where your information came from so they can tell if it is accurate and so they can find the source for further study.

    • C. 

      It makes your report a page longer and every little bit helps.

  • 13. 
    Synthesis means:
    • A. 

      Pulling all your information together and presenting it in a well-organized manner.

    • B. 

      Making energy from sunlight.

    • C. 

      Combining orders from more than one fast food place.

  • 14. 
    The last step in the Big6 process is:
    • A. 

      To print out your report.

    • B. 

      Handing in your report not more than a week late.

    • C. 

      Evaluating your work and the process you used.

  • 15. 
    Who should do the first evaluation of your report?
    • A. 

      Your teacher.

    • B. 

      You should evaluate your own work so you can make your final product better and so you will better understand what worked well and what you can do better next time.

    • C. 

      The pizza delivery guy.