Gen/201 Chapter 10 Quiz

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  • 1. 
    Your text recommends locating credible information in which of the following sources?  Check all that apply. 
    • A. 

      Books

    • B. 

      Google

    • C. 

      Journal articles

    • D. 

      Facebook

    • E. 

      Newspapers and magazines

    • F. 

      Encyclopedias, archives, and historical documents

    • G. 

      Wikipedia

    • H. 

      Databases

    • I. 

      Commercial web sites

    • J. 

      Course resources

  • 2. 
    • A. 

      The author is not credible.

    • B. 

      The author is credible.

    • C. 

      The site is an .edu site, so its author must be credible.

    • D. 

      While it is a .edu site, it is difficult to determine the author's credentials.

    • E. 

      The bias in the article is overbearing, flagrant, and unjustified, making it not credible.

    • F. 

      While the article is biased in support of capital punishment, its bias is not flagrant or unjustified.

    • G. 

      There is not a publication date, and the publication dates of the sources used are not current.

    • H. 

      The article is current, and the sources cited are also current.

  • 3. 
    Your text recommends two courses of action when approaching Wikipedia and its use.  What are those recommendations?  Check the two that apply. 
    • A. 

      Ask your instructor about his or her preference for the use of Wikipedia before using it.

    • B. 

      Avoid Wikipedia as a credible source.

    • C. 

      Write for Wikipedia to ensure the accuracy of information.

    • D. 

      Investigate your university's electronic resources first before resorting to Wikipedia.

  • 4. 
    To avoid plagiarism, check what strategies are recommended by your text. 
    • A. 

      When taking notes, use your own words and cite the source.

    • B. 

      If you use the words an author verbatim, enclose the words in quotation marks and use an in-text citation.

    • C. 

      Use direct quotes often as credible evidence needs to be used at all time.

    • D. 

      When using your own words when summarizing an author, do not worry about crediting the author.

    • E. 

      Track and organize your information so that you know where it came from.

    • F. 

      Quotation marks do not need to be used when quoting if you have cited the source.

    • G. 

      When in doubt, cite it out.

    • H. 

      Ask your instructor questions if you have them.

  • 5. 
    • A. 

      You will become a more informed employee.

    • B. 

      Using credible information helps you become more adept at using information in general.

    • C. 

      It makes you look like a smarty pants and ensures you will receive a management position.

    • D. 

      Using better information will improve your ability to communicate.