How Well Do You Know Wikipedia?

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How Well Do You Know Wikipedia? - Quiz

As a free online encyclopedia it has become the most used platform for students and people in general. Another great aspect with this tool is the fact that it covers several languages and can be edited (to a certain extent) by anyone. It is obvious that you too have used this ever popular online tool, but do you know its history? Take our quiz and find out.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    When was Wikipedia launched for the first time?

    • A.

      January 15, 2001

    • B.

      January 15, 2003

    • C.

      January 12, 2001

    • D.

      January 12, 2003

    Correct Answer
    A. January 15, 2001
    Explanation
    Wikipedia was launched for the first time on January 15, 2001.

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  • 2. 

    Who founded it?

    • A.

      Jimmy Nordic

    • B.

      Jimmy Brush

    • C.

      Jimmy Walsh

    • D.

      Jimmy Wales

    Correct Answer
    D. Jimmy Wales
    Explanation
    Jimmy Wales is the correct answer because he is the co-founder of Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia. He played a significant role in the creation and development of the website, along with Larry Sanger. Jimmy Wales has been actively involved in the growth and management of Wikipedia, making it one of the largest and most popular sources of information on the internet.

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  • 3. 

    When was it founded?

    • A.

      In 2013

    • B.

      In 2003

    • C.

      In 2005

    • D.

      In 2000

    Correct Answer
    B. In 2003
    Explanation
    The organization was founded in 2003.

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  • 4. 

    What type of site is it?

    • A.

      A library

    • B.

      A dictionary

    • C.

      An encyclopedia

    • D.

      A book

    Correct Answer
    C. An encyclopedia
    Explanation
    The given answer, "An encyclopedia," is the correct answer because an encyclopedia is a type of site that provides comprehensive and detailed information on a wide range of topics. It typically contains articles written by experts and covers various subjects such as history, science, literature, and more. Unlike a library, which is a physical or digital collection of books, or a dictionary, which focuses on word definitions, an encyclopedia is specifically designed to provide in-depth knowledge and information on a wide range of subjects.

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  • 5. 

    How many awards does it have so far?

    • A.

      2

    • B.

      3

    • C.

      1

    • D.

      6

    Correct Answer
    A. 2
    Explanation
    The answer is 2 because the question is asking about the number of awards it has so far, and out of the given options, 2 is the only number that represents the quantity of awards.

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  • 6. 

    Which laws govern the functioning of Wikipedia?

    • A.

      Laws of commerce

    • B.

      International laws

    • C.

      The US laws

    • D.

      The laws of the US and the State of Virginia.

    Correct Answer
    D. The laws of the US and the State of Virginia.
    Explanation
    Wikipedia is governed by the laws of the US and the State of Virginia because it is based in the US and operates under the jurisdiction of the State of Virginia. These laws outline the legal framework within which Wikipedia must operate, including regulations related to intellectual property, defamation, privacy, and other relevant legal aspects. Compliance with these laws ensures that Wikipedia functions within the legal boundaries and protects the rights and interests of its users and contributors.

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  • 7. 

    How many language edit of this platform exist?

    • A.

      20

    • B.

      30

    • C.

      40

    • D.

      50

    Correct Answer
    A. 20
    Explanation
    There are 20 language edits of this platform.

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  • 8. 

    How many policies regarding regulations of the platform have been introduced since 2014?

    • A.

      30

    • B.

      50

    • C.

      80

    • D.

      100

    Correct Answer
    B. 50
  • 9. 

    Why is Wikipedia not considered a valid source by scholars?

    • A.

      Because it gives fake information

    • B.

      Because it can be modified

    • C.

      Because it has lots of mistakes

    • D.

      Because it is not authoritative

    Correct Answer
    D. Because it is not authoritative
    Explanation
    Wikipedia is not considered a valid source by scholars because it is not authoritative. Unlike scholarly sources, Wikipedia allows anyone to edit and modify its content, making it susceptible to inaccuracies and false information. Scholars prefer sources that have been peer-reviewed and are backed by experts in the field, ensuring the reliability and credibility of the information provided.

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  • 10. 

    Which field has helped the site in terms of credibility?

    • A.

      The educational field

    • B.

      The business field

    • C.

      The architectural field

    • D.

      The medical field

    Correct Answer
    D. The medical field
    Explanation
    The medical field has helped the site in terms of credibility because it is a highly respected and trusted field. The information and expertise provided by professionals in the medical field adds credibility to the site's content. Additionally, the medical field is known for its rigorous research and evidence-based practices, which further enhances the site's credibility.

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