Grade 12 Information Literacy Evaluation

20 Questions | Total Attempts: 336

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Information Literacy Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 
    You find a sentence in a book that you would like to include in your report. What must you do with this information to give credit to the author?
    • A. 

      Change the author’s words with your own words and include the author’s name.

    • B. 

      Place the information in quotation marks and include the author’s name and page number.

    • C. 

      Write down the information just like it is in the book without the author’s name.

    • D. 

      Replace a few words in the author’s sentence with your own.

  • 2. 
    You are a member of the school speech and debate team. You will be debating genetic engineering and want to have the most convincing information. In order to narrow your search to the most accurate and timely information from a scientific viewpoint what resource would you use?
    • A. 

      Science encyclopedia

    • B. 

      A book about genetic engineering

    • C. 

      A recent article in a news magazine about genetic engineering

    • D. 

      Articles about genetic engineering from a science journal

  • 3. 
    You must prepare a presentation for your school’s Veterans Day assembly using only primary sources. Which of the following is an example of a secondary source and could not be used in your presentation?
    • A. 

      A soldier’s discharge papers filed at a county courthouse

    • B. 

      A soldier’s journal

    • C. 

      A chapter in a history book that highlights a particular soldier’s life

    • D. 

      A map of a battlefield

  • 4. 
    • A. 

      Skim the chapters

    • B. 

      Flip through the book

    • C. 

      Use the table of contents

    • D. 

      Use the book’s index

  • 5. 
    You are searching for basic information about the country, Russia. Given the sources below, select the best place to begin your search.
    • A. 

      Print or online encyclopedia

    • B. 

      Internet search engine, such as Google

    • C. 

      Newspaper database

    • D. 

      School library online book catalog

  • 6. 
    If a reporter for a major media organization admitted to copying another journalist’s work and using it as his own, the media organization will take action, often firing the reporter. Why are media organizations concerned with intellectual property rights? From the items below choose the incorrect reason why media organizations are concerned with intellectual property rights.
    • A. 

      The media wants to keep all the new materials and ideas away from the public.

    • B. 

      Copyright and respect for original work increases the sharing of ideas.

    • C. 

      Rules protecting intellectual property allows for fair competition in the media marketplace.

    • D. 

      The market for media exists only when the rights of the creator are defended.

  • 7. 
    You have been given an assignment in your literature class to paraphrase the ideas in a passage from an American author. From the choices below, choose the sentence that best describes the process of paraphrasing.
    • A. 

      Paraphrasing means to restate the idea of the excerpt or passage by changing a few words with synonyms.

    • B. 

      Paraphrasing means to restate the idea of the excerpt or passage in your own words.

    • C. 

      Paraphrasing means to use the exact words of the excerpt or passage and cite the authors name in parentheses.

    • D. 

      Paraphrasing means to use the exact words of the excerpt or passage and use quotation marks.

  • 8. 
    "Being an expert on a particular subject..." is one definition for:
    • A. 

      Accuracy

    • B. 

      Objectivity

    • C. 

      Currency

    • D. 

      Authority

  • 9. 
    All libraries arrange books using the Dewey Decimal system.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Which choice of Boolean Operator and search terms will result in hits only about beaches in Hawaii?
    • A. 

      Beaches AND Hawaii

    • B. 

      Beaches OR Hawaii

    • C. 

      Beaches NOT Hawaii

  • 11. 
    You are trying to find information on a college library database webpage. There are hundreds of different databases to choose from. Which of the following choices would be most effective to find the information you need?
    • A. 

      Using the College Library webpage "meta-search engine" feature

    • B. 

      Using a commercial search engine, like Yahoo, to identify the best databases

    • C. 

      Take turns trying different databases to find the best one

  • 12. 
    You need to locate a large selection of resources about 18th century British poets. Which of the following choices would be most useful?
    • A. 

      An Annotated Bibliography of famous poets prepared by a college English professor

    • B. 

      The "British Poet" entry on Wikipedia

    • C. 

      The online book catalog of the local public library

  • 13. 
    What limiter do you need to select when searching a journal database to insure that your hits are complete articles?
    • A. 

      Full-text only

    • B. 

      Boolean only

    • C. 

      Primary documents only

  • 14. 
    You are researching information about the founding fathers in a book about United States history. In one part of the text you read: "For complete list of birthdates of the founding fathers, see Addendix B." Where do you look in the book to find that list?
    • A. 

      The back of the book

    • B. 

      In the lower right hand side of the book

    • C. 

      In the introduction of the book

  • 15. 
    • A. 

      MLA (Modern Language Association)

    • B. 

      APA (American Psychological Association)

    • C. 

      CMOS (Chicago Manual of Style)

    • D. 

      Ask the professor which to use

  • 16. 
    Your teacher asks you write an essay about the assigned novel, using a piece of literary critcism to develop a thesis about the book. Which resource below would have literary criticism?
    • A. 

      Newsweek magazine book review section

    • B. 

      Amazon.com book reviews

    • C. 

      Twaynes Authors Online

  • 17. 
    You are doing a research paper about weight loss drugs. Which resource is most likely be an unbiased source?
    • A. 

      "Teen health and wellness" - a database purchased by the school district

    • B. 

      "BuyTopTenDietPills.com" - a website

    • C. 

      "People" - a magazine

  • 18. 
    Turning in the same research paper to two different teachers is not considered plagiarism.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    Your search for information about Pro Wrestling resulted in over 20,000,000 hits. How to you evalauate a website to decide if it contains useful information? Please check all that apply:
    • A. 

      Authority

    • B. 

      Currency

    • C. 

      Good Music

    • D. 

      Accuracy

    • E. 

      Color scheme

    • F. 

      Bias

    • G. 

      Flashy graphics

  • 20. 
    What is a wiki?
    • A. 

      A website that contains an online personal journal with reflections, comments and often hyperlinks provided by the writer

    • B. 

      A website that allows visitors to make changes, contributions or corrections

    • C. 

      A group of World Wide Web pages usually containing links to each other and made available onine by an individual, company or organization