Grade 6 Information Literacy Evaluation

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Grade 6 Information Literacy Evaluation - Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    You need to find out the longitude and latitude of Sydny, Australia. Which reference source do you use?

    • A.

      Almanac

    • B.

      Atlas

    • C.

      Dictionary

    • D.

      Encyclopedia

    Correct Answer
    B. Atlas
    Explanation
    An atlas is a reference source that contains maps, including maps of different regions and countries. It provides detailed information about the geography of various places, including longitude and latitude coordinates. Therefore, if you need to find out the longitude and latitude of Sydney, Australia, an atlas would be the most suitable reference source to use.

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  • 2. 

    You need to locate a book in your school library about the Civil War for a report. Which library resource would be the most helpful?

    • A.

      The library OPAC (Online Card Catalog)

    • B.

      Google

    • C.

      Encyclopedia Database

    Correct Answer
    A. The library OPAC (Online Card Catalog)
    Explanation
    The library OPAC (Online Card Catalog) would be the most helpful resource for locating a book about the Civil War in the school library. The OPAC is a digital catalog that allows users to search for books, periodicals, and other materials available in the library's collection. It provides information about the availability, location, and call number of each item, making it easier to find the specific book needed for the report. Google and Encyclopedia Databases may provide general information about the Civil War, but they may not have specific information about the books available in the school library.

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  • 3. 

    Your school library uses the Dewey Decimal system to organize nonfiction books. How are the nonfiction books arranged on the shelves?

    • A.

      Alphabetical order by title

    • B.

      Numerical order by Dewey Decimal number

    • C.

      Numerical order by the year of publication

    Correct Answer
    B. Numerical order by Dewey Decimal number
    Explanation
    The Dewey Decimal system is a classification system used to organize nonfiction books in libraries. It assigns a unique number to each book based on its subject matter. The numbers are arranged in numerical order on the shelves, making it easier for library users to locate books on specific topics. This system allows for efficient browsing and retrieval of nonfiction books based on their subject classification.

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  • 4. 

    You need to find a book about ancient Rome. What kind of search should you do in the library online catalog?

    • A.

      Title search for Ancient Rome

    • B.

      Author search for Ancient Rome

    • C.

      Subject search for Ancient Rome

    Correct Answer
    C. Subject search for Ancient Rome
    Explanation
    To find a book about ancient Rome in the library online catalog, you should do a subject search for Ancient Rome. This type of search will yield results that are specifically related to the subject of ancient Rome, including books, articles, and other resources that cover various aspects of ancient Roman history, culture, and society.

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  • 5. 

    Everyone in your science class has to create an informational pamphlet on animals. Your topic is giraffes. Select the website below that has the most authority on giraffes.

    • A.

      Www.ourgiraffes.org A site created by scientists studying mammals

    • B.

      Www.lincoln.k12.mi.us/turner A site about zoo animals created by Mr. Turner’s sixth graders

    • C.

      Www.visitsandiegozoo.org A site created by supporters of the San Diego Zoo

    • D.

      Www.safaripictures.com A site created by a tourist visiting Africa on safari

    Correct Answer
    A. Www.ourgiraffes.org A site created by scientists studying mammals
    Explanation
    The website www.ourgiraffes.org is the most authoritative on giraffes because it is created by scientists studying mammals. Scientists have expertise and knowledge in their respective fields, so a website created by them would be reliable and trustworthy when it comes to providing accurate and credible information about giraffes.

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  • 6. 

    These are 4 fiction books that can be found in your library. Select the correct order in which these books would be found on the library shelves.

    • A.

      Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling, Dreamland by Sarah Dessen, The Alchemist by Michael Scott, Moon over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool

    • B.

      Dreamland by Sarah Dessen, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J. K. Rowling, The Alchemist by Michael Scott, Moon Over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool

    • C.

      Moon over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool, The Alchemist by Michael Scott, , Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J. K. Rowling,Dreamland by Sarah Dessen

    • D.

      The Alchemist by Michael Scott, Moon Over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J. K. Rowling, Dreamland by Sarah Dessen

    Correct Answer
    B. Dreamland by Sarah Dessen, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J. K. Rowling, The Alchemist by Michael Scott, Moon Over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool
    Explanation
    The correct order in which these books would be found on the library shelves is Dreamland by Sarah Dessen, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling, The Alchemist by Michael Scott, Moon Over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool.

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  • 7. 

    Which of the following is NOT a reason for citing your information sources (Works Cited).

    • A.

      Citing gives credit to the author or the first person of the idea.

    • B.

      Citing shows that you have researched the idea.

    • C.

      Citing allows another person to identify the complete work that you used.

    • D.

      Citing tells the reader where to purchase the complete work that you used.

    Correct Answer
    D. Citing tells the reader where to purchase the complete work that you used.
    Explanation
    Citing your information sources is important for several reasons, including giving credit to the author or the first person of the idea, showing that you have researched the idea, and allowing another person to identify the complete work that you used. However, citing does not necessarily tell the reader where to purchase the complete work that you used. The purpose of citing is to provide the reader with enough information to locate the original source, whether it be a book, article, website, or any other form of media.

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  • 8. 

      Your teacher wants you to write a report about a natural disaster. Choose the correct order of the steps from the choices below. A. Make a list of questions about your topic that you would like to learn. B. Decide upon a natural disaster topic. C. Find information about your topic. D. List what you already know about your topic.

    • A.

      A, B, C, D

    • B.

      B, D, A, C

    • C.

      D, A, C, B

    • D.

      B, A, C, D

    Correct Answer
    C. D, A, C, B
    Explanation
    The correct order of the steps is D, A, C, B. First, you need to list what you already know about your topic (D). Then, make a list of questions about your topic that you would like to learn (A). After that, find information about your topic (C). Finally, decide upon a natural disaster topic (B). This order ensures that you start with prior knowledge, then gather new information, and finally choose a specific topic to focus on.

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  • 9. 

    You are unsure of how to check out materials in the school library. Which source would not provide information explaining the library’s checkout procedures?

    • A.

      Read the school newsletter

    • B.

      Read a pamphlet describing the library’s rules and procedures

    • C.

      Ask the librarian

    • D.

      Read the information signs at the checkout desk

    Correct Answer
    A. Read the school newsletter
    Explanation
    The school newsletter may not provide information explaining the library's checkout procedures because it typically focuses on general news and updates about the school, rather than specific details about library procedures.

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  • 10. 

    You are using recipes from this book in your report. You must include it in your bibliography. Given this title page who would be the book&rsquos publisher?

    • A.

      Fiesta!

    • B.

      Fiesta! Cooking Up a Mexican Party

    • C.

      Cooking Press, Inc.

    • D.

      Juan Pablomesa

    Correct Answer
    C. Cooking Press, Inc.
    Explanation
    The book's publisher would be Cooking Press, Inc. This can be inferred from the information provided in the title page, where "Cooking Press, Inc." is mentioned as the publisher of the book.

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  • 11. 

    A list of names, places and subjects included in a book or series of books (such as an encyclopedia), which are listed in alphabetical order and which gives the pages and volumes on which each item is listed is called:

    • A.

      Contents

    • B.

      Appendix

    • C.

      Index

    Correct Answer
    C. Index
    Explanation
    An index is a list of names, places, and subjects included in a book or series of books, arranged in alphabetical order. It provides the page numbers and volumes where each item can be found. An index helps readers easily locate specific information within a book or series by referring to the corresponding page numbers listed next to each item.

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  • 12. 

    A group of World Wide Web pages usually containing links to each other and made available online by an individual, company, or organization is called a:

    • A.

      Wiki

    • B.

      Website

    • C.

      Blog

    Correct Answer
    B. Website
    Explanation
    A group of World Wide Web pages usually containing links to each other and made available online by an individual, company, or organization is called a website. A website is a collection of web pages that are accessible through the internet and can contain various types of content such as text, images, videos, and links. It is a common platform for individuals, companies, and organizations to share information, promote products or services, and interact with users.

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  • 13. 

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

    • A.

      Wiki

    • B.

      Website

    • C.

      Blog

    Correct Answer
    C. Blog
    Explanation
    A website that contains an online personal journal with reflections, comments, and often hyperlinks provided by the writer is called a blog. Blogs are commonly used by individuals to share their thoughts, experiences, and expertise on various topics. They allow for interaction with readers through comments and often include hyperlinks to other relevant websites or sources. Unlike a wiki, which is a collaborative platform for creating and editing content, a blog is typically authored by a single individual or a small group.

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  • 14. 

    A website that allows visitors to make changes, contributions, or corrections is called a:

    • A.

      Wiki

    • B.

      Website

    • C.

      Blog

    Correct Answer
    A. Wiki
    Explanation
    A website that allows visitors to make changes, contributions, or corrections is called a wiki. A wiki is a collaborative website that enables users to add, modify, or delete content collectively. It allows for easy editing and updating of information by multiple users, making it a popular platform for collaborative knowledge sharing and crowd-sourced content creation. Examples of well-known wikis include Wikipedia, where users can contribute and edit articles, and Wikia, which allows users to create and edit fan-based content.

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  • 15. 

    You are working on a research project about gerbils. What tool would you use to narrow down your search so that you do not get results about hamsters, guinea pigs or other rodents?

    • A.

      SmashMash

    • B.

      Google

    • C.

      Advanced Search

    Correct Answer
    C. Advanced Search
    Explanation
    To narrow down the search results and focus specifically on gerbils, the most suitable tool to use would be Advanced Search. This feature allows users to apply filters and specify their search criteria, such as excluding certain keywords or specifying the desired type of content. By utilizing Advanced Search, the researcher can avoid getting results about hamsters, guinea pigs, or other rodents, and instead obtain more targeted and relevant information specifically related to gerbils.

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  • 16. 

    What is the name of the search technique which uses the terms, "and", "or" OR "not" to narrow down a topic during an online search?  

    • A.

      Google

    • B.

      Boolean

    • C.

      OPAC

    Correct Answer
    B. Boolean
    Explanation
    Boolean is the name of the search technique which uses the terms "and", "or", or "not" to narrow down a topic during an online search. This technique allows users to combine keywords and specify the relationships between them to retrieve more specific and relevant search results. By using Boolean operators, users can include or exclude certain terms, search for multiple keywords simultaneously, or find variations of a word. This technique is commonly used in search engines, databases, and online libraries to refine search queries and improve the accuracy of the results.

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  • 17. 

    When evaluating a website for research purposes, what are things that you should be looking for?

    • A.

      Authority

    • B.

      Currency

    • C.

      Purpose

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    When evaluating a website for research purposes, it is important to look for authority, currency, and purpose. Authority refers to the credibility and expertise of the website and its authors. Currency refers to the timeliness and relevance of the information provided on the website. Purpose refers to the intention behind the creation of the website and whether it aligns with the research objectives. Considering all of these factors ensures that the website is reliable, up-to-date, and relevant for the research being conducted.

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  • 18. 

    The words at the top of the page of a dictionary or encyclopedia, which tell the first and last entry on a page are called:

    • A.

      Guide words

    • B.

      Alphabetical Order

    • C.

      Limiters

    Correct Answer
    A. Guide words
    Explanation
    Guide words are the words at the top of a page in a dictionary or encyclopedia that indicate the first and last entry on that page. They serve as a helpful reference for quickly locating specific words within the book. By providing the range of words included on a page, guide words assist users in navigating through the content efficiently.

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  • 19. 

    A magazine and a professional journal are the same thing.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    A magazine and a professional journal are not the same thing. While both may contain articles and information, a magazine is typically aimed at a general audience and covers a wide range of topics, often including entertainment and lifestyle articles. On the other hand, a professional journal is more focused and targeted towards professionals in a specific field, providing in-depth research, analysis, and industry-specific information. Therefore, the statement that a magazine and a professional journal are the same thing is false.

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  • 20. 

    What is plagiarism?

    • A.

      Copying another's words without giving them credit in your Works Cited

    • B.

      Copying and pasting information from a website without paraphrasing

    • C.

      Changing a few words, but keeping the same sentence structure

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    Plagiarism refers to the act of using someone else's words or ideas without giving them proper credit. This can include copying another person's words without acknowledging them in the Works Cited, directly copying and pasting information from a website without paraphrasing, or even changing a few words while keeping the same sentence structure. In all these cases, the original source is not properly credited, which constitutes plagiarism.

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