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This quiz will assess students on the concepts of the Dewey Decimal System.


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  • 1. 

    The Dewey Decimal System groups books into _____ main categories.

    • A.

      10

    • B.

      2

    • C.

      1000

    Correct Answer
    A. 10
    Explanation
    The Dewey Decimal System groups books into 10 main categories. This system was developed by Melvil Dewey in 1876 and is widely used in libraries to organize books based on subject matter. Each category is further divided into subcategories, allowing for a more specific classification of books. By using this system, libraries can easily locate and retrieve books for patrons based on their interests or research needs.

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  • 2. 

    The Dewey Decimal System call number can be found on:

    • A.

      The spine label of the book.

    • B.

      The title page of the book.

    • C.

      The back cover of the book.

    Correct Answer
    A. The spine label of the book.
    Explanation
    The Dewey Decimal System call number can be found on the spine label of the book. This is because the Dewey Decimal System is a classification system used in libraries to organize books by subject. The call number, which consists of a combination of numbers and letters, is typically printed on a label that is attached to the spine of the book. This allows library users to easily locate and retrieve books based on their assigned call numbers. The title page and back cover of the book may contain other important information, but they do not typically display the Dewey Decimal call number.

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  • 3. 

    Why is the Dewey Decimal System useful to libraries?

    • A.

      It helps the public find their own books

    • B.

      It puts books into groups according to their subject.

    • C.

      It means that most public and school libraries are organized in a similar way

    • D.

      All of the Above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the Above
    Explanation
    The Dewey Decimal System is useful to libraries because it helps the public find their own books by organizing them into different subject groups. Additionally, it ensures that most public and school libraries are organized in a similar way, making it easier for people to navigate and locate books. Therefore, all of the given options are correct explanations for why the Dewey Decimal System is useful to libraries.

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  • 4. 

    You would like to find a book about the stars.  Which Dewey Decimal System category would you look in?

    • A.

      200-299 Religion

    • B.

      700-799 Art & Leisure

    • C.

      500-599 Natural Science

    Correct Answer
    C. 500-599 Natural Science
    Explanation
    The Dewey Decimal System is a classification system used by libraries to organize books. In this case, the question is asking for a book about the stars. The most appropriate category would be Natural Science, which includes topics related to astronomy, physics, and other scientific disciplines. The other options, Religion and Art & Leisure, do not directly relate to the subject of stars.

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  • 5. 

    You would like to find a book about steam powered trains. Which Dewey Decimal System category would you look in?

    • A.

      500-599 Natural Science

    • B.

      200-299 Religion

    • C.

      600-699 Using Science & Technology

    Correct Answer
    C. 600-699 Using Science & Technology
    Explanation
    The Dewey Decimal System is a classification system used in libraries to organize books by subject. In this case, the person is looking for a book about steam powered trains, which falls under the category of "Using Science & Technology" (600-699). This category is specifically for books that provide information and knowledge about utilizing various scientific principles and technologies, making it the most appropriate category to find a book about steam powered trains.

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  • 6. 

    You would like to find a book about learning Spanish. Which Dewey Decimal System category would you look in?

    • A.

      400-499 Language

    • B.

      700-799 Art & Leisure

    • C.

      100-199 Philosophy

    Correct Answer
    A. 400-499 Language
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 400-499 Language. In the Dewey Decimal System, books are categorized by subject. The 400-499 range is specifically dedicated to language-related topics, including books on learning different languages. Therefore, if you are looking for a book about learning Spanish, you would find it in the 400-499 category.

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  • 7. 

    You would like to find a book about Abraham Lincoln. Which Dewey Decimal System category would you look in?

    • A.

      200-299 Religion

    • B.

      900-999 History & Geography

    • C.

      400-499 Language

    Correct Answer
    B. 900-999 History & Geography
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 900-999 History & Geography. This category in the Dewey Decimal System is specifically designated for books on history and geography. Since Abraham Lincoln is a historical figure, it is logical to search for a book about him in this category.

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  • 8. 

    You would like to find a book about poems. Which Dewey Decimal System category would you look in?

    • A.

      600-699 Using Science & Technology

    • B.

      200-299 Religion

    • C.

      800-899 Literature

    Correct Answer
    C. 800-899 Literature
    Explanation
    The Dewey Decimal System is a classification system used by libraries to categorize books. In this case, the question asks for a book about poems, which falls under the category of literature. The 800-899 range in the Dewey Decimal System is specifically designated for literature, including poetry. Therefore, if you were looking for a book about poems, you would find it in the 800-899 category.

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