Copyright Quiz: Test Questions! Trivia

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Copyright Quiz: Test Questions! Trivia

What do you know about copyright laws? This quiz can provide information; however, you will need to know about United States copyright rules and who gets protected, what is legal and what is not, what teachers are permitted to do in copyright situations, and what is in violation of copyright laws. With this quiz, knowledge of copyright laws can be your trademark. Go for it.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    According to U.S. Copyright law, work that is immediately protected by copyright laws must be:
    • A. 

      Tangible

    • B. 

      Creative

    • C. 

      Fictional

    • D. 

      Both a and b

  • 2. 
    Which of the following items is not protected by copyright laws:
    • A. 

      An innovative chart in a math book

    • B. 

      A poster published by a text book company showing a chart and creative descriptions of the photosynthesis process

    • C. 

      A Body Mass Index (BMI) chart in a doctor’s office

    • D. 

      A picture of your class taken by School Photos Inc. on “picture day”

  • 3. 
    Mr. Smith, a chemistry teacher, may legally do the following:      
    • A. 

      Make copies of all the charts and diagrams listed in the chemistry textbook to give to the students in Chemistry Club

    • B. 

      Ask the principal for permission to copy a section out of the chemistry textbook and upon permission, make copies for each of the 30 students in his chemistry class.

    • C. 

      Write a letter informing the author of a textbook that he will be copying five chapters from the textbook for three of his students who are struggling with the material.

    • D. 

      Ask the author of a textbook permission to copy a chapter from his/her textbook and upon permission, make copies for each of the 30 students in his chemistry class

  • 4. 
    Ms. Jackson is a teacher and wants to make copies of three chapters out of a short, four-chapter book to use in her geometry class. Which of the following acts shows Ms. Jackson is violating copyright laws?
    • A. 

      Gaining permission from the author to make copies of the three chapters before copying them and handing them out to her students.

    • B. 

      Citing the title of the book, author, publisher, and copyright date at the end of her copies before she hands them out to students.

    • C. 

      Making one copy of the chapters for her own, personnel use to assist her in planning a two-week unit for her students.

    • D. 

      Instead of making copies for each student, Ms. Jackson finds six copies of the book at a local yard sale. She purchases all six copies and has her students work in small groups, sharing the books in class.

  • 5. 
    Which of the following does not constitute “fair use”, allowing teachers to make copies of copyrighted material:
    • A. 

      Spontaneously making copies of a copyrighted source for a specific educational purpose to use for that day in class only

    • B. 

      Copying 2 paragraphs from a book that contains 25 chapters

    • C. 

      . making copies of a writing manual so students do not have to purchase the book from the publisher

    • D. 

      A teacher makes a copy of a small section of a book for students to use in addition to their other material. Students would not be required to purchase the book even if the teacher did not make copies of the section.

  • 6. 
    Which of the following acts is not a violation of the “fair use” policy teachers must obey, thus a teacher may make a photocopy without violating copyright laws.
    • A. 

      A teacher making copies of a few paragraphs for her students from a lengthy textbook

    • B. 

      A teacher making copies each year for her students of a few chapters of an instruction manual

    • C. 

      A teacher cuts and pastes selections from two English text books, making a new text for her school’s English department that each high school student must purchase.

    • D. 

      A college professor feels terrible that his students spend hundreds of dollars on textbooks each semester so he provides students with copies of web articles, text selections, and charts that he compiled from other sources instead of making them purchase a textbook for his class.

  • 7. 
    Miss Witts, an English teacher, may make a photocopy of a poem for each of her students if:
    • A. 

      The poem is less than 250 words

    • B. 

      The poem is less than 500 words

    • C. 

      The poem can fit on one page

    • D. 

      The poem is published in a book

  • 8. 
    A teacher may photocopy a textbook or document in an enlarged print for a student who is diagnosed with a visual impairment.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    A teacher ordered a novel for students to read during the first few weeks of school. The novel has not arrived yet. The teacher may not make copies of the first 2 chapters of the novel for students to read and complete assignments.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    A teacher uses a copy machine to enlarge a picture of Snoopy from the Sunday comics and traces it for her bulletin board. This act is not in violation of any copyright laws.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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