# Do We Know John Dewey?

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

• 1.

### The Dewey Decimal System groups books into _____ main categories.

• A.

10

• B.

2

• C.

1000

A. 10
Explanation
The Dewey Decimal System groups books into 10 main categories.

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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.

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 call number is a unique identifier assigned to each book in the library, and it is typically printed on a label and attached to the spine of the book. This allows library staff and patrons to easily locate and organize books according to their subject matter. The title page and back cover of the book may contain other information, but the call number is specifically found on the spine label.

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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

D. All of the Above
Explanation
The Dewey Decimal System is useful to libraries because it helps the public find their own books, as it organizes books into groups according to their subject. Additionally, it ensures that most public and school libraries are organized in a similar way, making it easier for users to navigate different libraries. Therefore, all of the above reasons make the Dewey Decimal System 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

C. 500-599 Natural Science
Explanation
The correct answer is 500-599 Natural Science because the Dewey Decimal System categorizes books about natural science, which includes subjects like astronomy and stars, in this range. The other options, Religion and Art & Leisure, do not cover the topic 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

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 category 600-699, "Using Science & Technology," would be the most appropriate choice for finding a book about steam powered trains. This category encompasses books related to applied sciences and technology, which would likely include books about the history, mechanics, and operation of 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

A. 400-499 Language
Explanation
The Dewey Decimal System is a classification system used by libraries to organize books by subject. In this case, the question is asking for a book about learning Spanish, which falls under the category of language. The 400-499 range in the Dewey Decimal System is specifically designated for books about language, making it the correct category to look for a book about learning Spanish.

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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

B. 900-999 History & Geography
Explanation
The Dewey Decimal System is a classification system used in libraries to organize books by subject. In this case, the question asks for a book about Abraham Lincoln, who was a historical figure and a president. Therefore, the correct category to look in would be 900-999, which is the History & Geography category. This category includes books about historical events, biographies, and geographical studies.

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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

C. 800-899 Literature
Explanation
In the Dewey Decimal System, books are categorized based on their subject matter. The category 800-899 is specifically designated for literature. Since poems are a form of literature, it would be logical to look for a book about poems in this category. The other categories, 600-699 for science and technology and 200-299 for religion, are not relevant to the subject of poems.

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