Quiz: The Dewey Decimal System! Trivia

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Dewey Decimal System Quizzes & Trivia

The Dewey Decimal System is a proprietary library classification system introduced by Melvil Dewey in 1876 as a means of being able to order books by subject. It is used widely in the United States of America and in a number of other countries. The way it works is by placing books on the shelf by subject using numbers from 000 to 999 and using decimal points for more detail. What do you know about it?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    In what section of the Dewey Decimal System are the fiction books?
    • A. 

      The 500 section.

    • B. 

      The reference section.

    • C. 

      The 000 section.

    • D. 

      The 800 section.

  • 2. 
    What is the Dewey Decimal System?
    • A. 

      A way of putting books back onto the shelf.

    • B. 

      The way books are organize in the many libraries.

    • C. 

      A way to sort books.

    • D. 

      A way of putting books in ABC order.

  • 3. 
    What kind of books are in the reference section?
    • A. 

      Encyclopedias, comic books, novels, and atlas.

    • B. 

      Atlas, Almanacs, encyclopedias, and dictionaries.

    • C. 

      Magazines, fiction, and nonfiction books.

    • D. 

      Encyclopedias and altases.

  • 4. 
    What is the 800 section called?
  • 5. 
    What is a dictionary?
    • A. 

      An information book.

    • B. 

      A book with lots of words.

    • C. 

      A book of maps.

    • D. 

      An online book.

  • 6. 
    Who invented the Dewey Decimal System?
    • A. 

      Big Bird

    • B. 

      Hanah Montana

    • C. 

      Melville Dewey

    • D. 

      Ronald McDonalds

  • 7. 
    How many sections or categories are there in the Dewey Decimal System?
    • A. 

      Ten

    • B. 

      Eight

    • C. 

      Nine

    • D. 

      000

  • 8. 
    What Internet browser do you use to browse the Internet?
    • A. 

      Internet Explorer

    • B. 

      Natori

    • C. 

      Safari

    • D. 

      Camino

    • E. 

      Firefox

  • 9. 
    Where could you find a book about wild animals?
    • A. 

      In the library.

    • B. 

      In the 500 section.

    • C. 

      On the shelf.

    • D. 

      In the 800 section.

  • 10. 
    What kind of information does an encyclopedia have?
    • A. 

      Information on many different topics.

    • B. 

      Information only on people.

    • C. 

      Information only about animals.

    • D. 

      Information about the planets.