Library Skills: Quiz On Types Of Information Sources! Trivia Questions

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Library Skills: Quiz On Types Of Information Sources! Trivia Questions

Some people think that a source is a source and as long as it is an authoritative source everything should be alright. Well, it seems that even amongst authoritative sources some have more weight than others and that's the case with primary and secondary sources of information. So, can you tell me the difference between the two? Take our quiz and find out now.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Overall, how many types of sources are there?
    • A. 

      5

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      4

  • 2. 
    What's a good example of a type of source?
    • A. 

      Scholarship

    • B. 

      Wikipedia

    • C. 

      CNN

    • D. 

      National Geographic

  • 3. 
    What are examples of user-generated content?
    • A. 

      Instagram

    • B. 

      Facebook

    • C. 

      Wikipedia

    • D. 

      Ancestry.com and find a grave

  • 4. 
    What's an example of a tertiary source?
    • A. 

      A University Textbook

    • B. 

      A video of an event

    • C. 

      A scholarly journal

    • D. 

      A writer's notes

  • 5. 
    What's an example of a primary source?
    • A. 

      The accounts written by people who were directly involved with an event

    • B. 

      Pictures of an event

    • C. 

      Descriptions of an event

    • D. 

      An interpretation of what was said during an event

  • 6. 
    What's an opinion piece?
    • A. 

      It's an article usually published in a newspaper/magazine that mainly reflects the reader's opinion

    • B. 

      It's an article usually published in a newspaper/magazine that mainly reflects the general opinion

    • C. 

      It's an article usually published in a newspaper/magazine that mainly reflects the author's opinion

    • D. 

      It's an article usually published in a newspaper/magazine that mainly reflects a biased opinion

  • 7. 
    What is recentism bias?
    • A. 

      It's a phenomenon where an article has an inflated or imbalanced focus on past events.

    • B. 

      It's a phenomenon where an article has an inflated or imbalanced focus on possible future events.

    • C. 

      It's a phenomenon where an article has an inflated or imbalanced focus on recent events.

    • D. 

      It's a phenomenon where an article has an inflated or imbalanced focus on false events.

  • 8. 
    What's breaking news?
    • A. 

      It's an event still widely covered on billboards

    • B. 

      It's an event still widely covered on social media

    • C. 

      It's an event still widely covered in the internet

    • D. 

      It's an event still widely covered in the press

  • 9. 
    What's an example of a questionable source?
    • A. 

      A publication expressing non accurate views

    • B. 

      A publication expressing old views

    • C. 

      A publication expressing extremist views

    • D. 

      A publication expressing biased views

  • 10. 
    How many related meanings are attributes to the word source?
    • A. 

      3

    • B. 

      4

    • C. 

      5

    • D. 

      2

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