Test Your Knowledge On Evaluating Websites! Trivia Quiz

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Do you know why should you evaluate websites? We evaluate websites to make sure that the content is reliable and has credibility. To assess the websites you choose, you must look for accuracy, authority, objectivity, currency, and website coverage. A website that contains these variables is trustable. Even if a source comes up as the first article after putting the words into the search bar, it may not be reliable. You must check out this quiz and learn everything about evaluating websites.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    You have a research assignment to write a paper on the Civil War. The teacher wants only true facts in the paper. You get on the Internet and begin to search for information. Why should you evaluate the websites you find before beginning the research paper?
    • A. 

      To get a better grade from your teacher

    • B. 

      To improve your spelling skills

    • C. 

      To improve your reading skills

    • D. 

      To make sure the information is valid

  • 2. 
    Who can make a web page?
    • A. 

      Anyone

    • B. 

      Only teachers

    • C. 

      Only those with web design degrees

    • D. 

      Only professionals

  • 3. 
    In order to trust a web site, make sure it has ____________________ information so that you can figure out how to get in touch with the author should you have questions.
  • 4. 
    The date found at the bottom of the home page tells the visitor when the site was last ____________________________.
  • 5. 
    If the web site has been recently updated, what does that tell the visitor?
    • A. 

      What the current date is

    • B. 

      The the author cares about the information being current

    • C. 

      That all the links still work

    • D. 

      Both B & C are correct answers.

  • 6. 
    You should be able to tell why a site exists and what information it's trying to provide.
  • 7. 
    If a website has a lot of ads on it, the site may show bias.
  • 8. 
    If you don't find the information you need on the home page, what should you do?
    • A. 

      Give up and get a library book.

    • B. 

      Check out another web site

    • C. 

      Follow the links from the home page to other pages in the site. The information may be "further back" in the site than just on the home page.

    • D. 

      Refresh the page. Maybe the information will show up after that.

  • 9. 
    If a web site author has a bias, it means they have a professional degree in designing web sites.
  • 10. 
    From our other reading about web addresses: If a web address ends in .com, what kind of site does that mean it is?
    • A. 

      Non-commercial

    • B. 

      Commercial

    • C. 

      Both B & C are correct

    • D. 

      None of the above are correct

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