Finding Reliable Internet Sources

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Internet Quizzes & Trivia

Test students' preliminary understanding of reliable web sources.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    If you are searching for information on drug abuse statistics in Wayne County, what would be the best phrase to type into Google?
    • A. 

      "What are drug abuse statistics in my county?"

    • B. 

      "Wayne County Drug Abuse"

    • C. 

      Drugz statisticks

    • D. 

      Drug Abuse

    • E. 

      "Drug Abuse Statistics Wayne County Georgia"

  • 2. 
    Which of the following would NOT be a good reliable source on homelessness in the state of Georgia?
    • A. 

      An Atlanta-Journal Constitution article on homelessness in Atlanta.

    • B. 

      Resources from the Georgia Coalition to End Homelessness website.

    • C. 

      "Homelessness in 2008 in Georgia" by Boake Moore from ezine.com.

    • D. 

      The Wikipedia entry for "homelessness."

    • E. 

      Information from the State Interagency Homeless Council page on the ga.gov website.

  • 3. 
    Which of the following url ending would indicate the LOWEST level of research reliability?
    • A. 

      .gov

    • B. 

      .edu

    • C. 

      .com

    • D. 

      .org

  • 4. 
    What piece of information is MOST important to record about information you find on the internet?
    • A. 

      Author

    • B. 

      Title

    • C. 

      Date Published and Date Accessed

    • D. 

      URL

    • E. 

      All of the Above

  • 5. 
    What is the best way to quickly check whether an author has used accurate facts in their article?
    • A. 

      Make sure they have other internet sources listed.

    • B. 

      Do a quick search to see if other articles say the same things.

    • C. 

      Make sure they have many sources listed to support their work, and that their sources are reliable, non-internet sources.

    • D. 

      Use common sense to decide if they sound professional enough to lie.

    • E. 

      Do a Google search on the author to make sure that they graduated from college.