Evaluating Internet Resources Pretest

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Evaluating Internet Resource Quizzes & Trivia

This quiz assesses a student's basic knowledge of evaluating web sites as research resources.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which domains are the most reliable?
    • A. 

      .gov and .edu

    • B. 

      .net and .gov

    • C. 

      .com and .net

    • D. 

      .org and .com

  • 2. 
    The .org domain web sites:
    • A. 

      Are always non-profit organizations that are reputable.

    • B. 

      Contain only advocacy group web sites with various agendas.

    • C. 

      Must be evaluated carefully, because this domain contains both very reputable non-profits and advocacy groups with agendas.

    • D. 

      Always contain reliable information.

  • 3. 
    If the web site has an author and looks professional:
    • A. 

      You should expect good research.

    • B. 

      You should research the author, look at the domain, check for errors, and look for bias.

    • C. 

      You should look at the domain.

    • D. 

      You should research the author only.

  • 4. 
    Subscription databases:
    • A. 

      Are generally more reliable for research than web sites found through Google

    • B. 

      Do not need to be critically evaluated because the content is reviewed through an editing process

    • C. 

      Are available through the PA Library website

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 5. 
    Web sites found through a search engine (Google):
    • A. 

      Are always a good source for research.

    • B. 

      Are never a good source for research.

    • C. 

      May be good for research, but must be critically evaluated because anybody can publish almost anything online.