Evaluating Internet Resources/whelan

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Evaluating Internet Resources/whelan

This quiz is designed to assess a students' basic knowledge of assessing Internet web sites as research resources.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      .gov and .edu

    • B. 

      .net and .gov

    • C. 

      .com and .net

    • D. 

      .org and .uk

    • E. 

      .

  • 2. 
    The .com domain web sites are______________?
    • A. 

      Commercial enterprises and other mixed sites.

    • B. 

      Government institutions

    • C. 

      Educational institutions

    • D. 

      Non-profit organizations

    • E. 

      Personal web sites

  • 3. 
    The .org domains
    • A. 

      Are always non-profit organizations that are reputable.

    • B. 

      Contain reputable non-profit organizations with reliable information always.

    • C. 

      Contain only advocacy group web sites with political agendas

    • D. 

      Must be evaluated well because this domain contains both very reputable non-profit organization web sites and advocacy groups with hidden agendas

  • 4. 
    If the web site has an author and looks professional
    • A. 

      You should expect good research

    • B. 

      You should research the author only

    • C. 

      You should look at the domain

    • D. 

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

  • 5. 
    Internet Web sites
    • A. 

      Are always a good source of research

    • B. 

      Must be critically evaluated because anyone can publish almost anything on the Internet.