Library: Trivia Questions Test On Evaluating Sources! Quiz

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Library: Trivia Questions Test On Evaluating Sources! Quiz

Evaluating sources is defined as doing research work on a difficult or complex task which credibility depends upon the reliability of the information. The sources or medium through which we get information. This is a quick simple quiz to check declarative knowledge of sources in research. So, let's try out the quiz. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    You have in your hands a copy of a speech given by important person X who was a key player in the history you are examining. It is a:
    • A. 

      Valid source

    • B. 

      Invalid Source

    • C. 

      Reliable source

    • D. 

      Primary source

    • E. 

      Secondary source

  • 2. 
    If several pieces of evidence lead you to the same conclusion, they may be said to ___________ each other.
    • A. 

      Corroborate

    • B. 

      Collaborate

    • C. 

      Rely upon

    • D. 

      Validate

    • E. 

      Approximate

  • 3. 
     _________ refers to who produced your document or where it came from.
    • A. 

      Validity

    • B. 

      Reliability

    • C. 

      Proximity

    • D. 

      Bias

    • E. 

      Ethos

  • 4. 
    ________ refers to the perspective or possible agenda of the document or witness. It may or may not affect validity.
    • A. 

      Proximity

    • B. 

      Validty

    • C. 

      Reliability

    • D. 

      Pathos

    • E. 

      Bias

  • 5. 
    • A. 

      It is a primary source.

    • B. 

      It is a reliable source.

    • C. 

      It is a secondary source.

    • D. 

      It has high proximity.

    • E. 

      It is not biased.

  • 6. 
    What is the difference between a scholarly article & a popular article?
    • A. 

      A scholarly article is written for a scholarly audience, while a popular article is typically written for the general public or a non-specialist audience.

    • B. 

      A scholarly article is one assigned by a course instructor, while a popular article is one recommended by your peers.

    • C. 

      No difference. They're the same thing!

    • D. 

      A scholarly article is at least 5000 words long, while a popular article is typically 140 characters or less.

  • 7. 
    Which of the following is NOT a common criterion for evaluating a source for inclusion in course paper or bibliography?
    • A. 

      Currency

    • B. 

      Fun

    • C. 

      Authority

    • D. 

      Perspective or bias

  • 8. 
    When determining if a site is reliable one should look for an author listed.
    • A. 

      True 

    • B. 

      False 

  • 9. 
    • A. 

      Http://reputableinformation.edu

    • B. 

      Http://reputableinformation.com

    • C. 

      Http://reputableinformation.org

    • D. 

      Http://reputableinformation.gov  

  • 10. 
    Another strategy to determine the reliability of a website is to look for a date of publication or a date when the information was lasted updated
    • A. 

      True 

    • B. 

      False 

  • 11. 
    If you find information on a website that has a URL of .org, you need to determine if the information being provided is bias before incorporating it into your paper. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False