Assessment And Information Literacy Quiz Questions

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This quiz is designed to help high school seniors evaluate their ability to find, evaluate and use information.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The first step in the research process is:
    • A. 

      To search Google for interesting websites

    • B. 

      To define the task of the research project.

    • C. 

      To ask the librarian for help.

    • D. 

      To search the library catalog for useful books.

    • E. 

      To write an outline of your research project.

  • 2. 
    Using Wikipedia 
    • A. 

      Is encouraged because it is a reliable information source.

    • B. 

      Is never allowed in academic research.

    • C. 

      Is allowed in academic research because it can be accurately cited.

    • D. 

      Is allowed to gather background information.

    • E. 

      Demonstrates the use of excellent information skills.

  • 3. 
    A Boolean operator
    • A. 

      Is a dark green Star Wars alien.

    • B. 

      Is an Apple computer operating system.

    • C. 

      Allows users to filter unreliable websites.

    • D. 

      Refines database searching.

    • E. 

      Is a symbol used in html code.

  • 4. 
    To evaluate website accuracy and reliability, which of the following are most important?
    • A. 

      Authority, purpose, interface, URL

    • B. 

      Interface, date, references, URL

    • C. 

      Authority, purpose, date, references

    • D. 

      Date, references, purpose, URL

    • E. 

      References, URL, authority, purpose

  • 5. 
    A primary source is
    • A. 

      The first reference book written on a subject.

    • B. 

      The most important work written on a subject.

    • C. 

      A work written by a direct descendant.

    • D. 

      The only acceptable research source.

    • E. 

      Written by someone who experienced the subject.

  • 6. 
    Scholarly journal articles are written
    • A. 

      By Mr. Souza's AP English students.

    • B. 

      For a general audience.

    • C. 

      By lower division college students.

    • D. 

      By experts in a subject.

    • E. 

      By free lance reporters

  • 7. 
    What are most likely the best resources for a research report on the impact of the Internet on television viewing? Choose two.
    • A. 

      Periodical database

    • B. 

      World Book Encyclopedia

    • C. 

      Website found using a Google search

    • D. 

      Wikipedia

    • E. 

      Reference book on the history of American pop culture

  • 8. 
    What are most likely the best resources for a research report on how the writings of Nathaniel Hawthorne reflected the Puritan background of his ancestors? Choose two. 
    • A. 

      Wikipedia

    • B. 

      World Book Encyclopedia

    • C. 

      Website found using a Google search

    • D. 

      Online literary database

    • E. 

      Reference book on the history of the Puritans

  • 9. 
    In order to correctly cite a free website, which of the following are needed? Choose three. 
    • A. 

      Title

    • B. 

      Author

    • C. 

      Search engine used

    • D. 

      Date updated

    • E. 

      IP address

  • 10. 
    Following MLA format, which of the following are correct ways to cite information within the text of an essay or research paper? Choose two. 
    • A. 

      Including the cited author's name within a sentence example: "According to Mike Souza ..."

    • B. 

      Placing a list of cited authors at the beginning on an essay.

    • C. 

      Placing the cited author's name and page of text in parentheses after information cited. example: (Carter, 245)

    • D. 

      Placing the cited author's name and page of text in parentheses before the cited information.

    • E. 

      The author does not need to be cited in the text if there is a citation on the works cited page

  • 11. 
    What does a tilde (~) in a URL indicate?
    • A. 

      The information on the page is reliable.

    • B. 

      The webpage is government-endorsed.

    • C. 

      The page is a personal webpage.

    • D. 

      The webpage is under construction.

    • E. 

      The webpage contains adult content.

  • 12. 
    How are "wild cards" used?
    • A. 

      To replace one or more letters in a search term.

    • B. 

      To include synonyms for a search term.

    • C. 

      To eliminate synonyms for a search term.

    • D. 

      To narrow a search term.

    • E. 

      As a placeholder in an online template.

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