Information Literacy Assessment - Int 109

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Information Literacy Assessment Quizzes & Trivia

Students will be assessed on their current knowledge as it relates to information literacy. The objective of this results of this exam will assist the professor in the best deciding on what subjects of information literacy will need more exposure than others.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Information literacy is best described as:
    • A. 

      The ability to read complex documents

    • B. 

      The ability to locate, evaluate

    • C. 

      The ability to summarize information you read

    • D. 

      And use information effectively

    • E. 

      The ability to search the "free web" for information

  • 2. 
    To locate a book on the shelf in the library you need:
    • A. 

      The title of the book eliminating the initial article (a, an, or the)

    • B. 

      Call number

    • C. 

      Author's Name

    • D. 

      ISBN number

    • E. 

      The year book was published

  • 3. 
    When searching the Internet, each underlined word or phrase is
    • A. 

      A keyword search

    • B. 

      A standard command

    • C. 

      A subject search

    • D. 

      A link to another web site or web page

    • E. 

      An advanced search

  • 4. 
    The broadest search available in an electronic database (online catalog, subscription database) is:
    • A. 

      Author search

    • B. 

      Keyword search

    • C. 

      Subject search

    • D. 

      Title search

    • E. 

      Search using a comma

  • 5. 
    Information you find on the Internet comes from:  
    • A. 

      Comes from many varied sources such as business, the government, or private citizens

    • B. 

      is far more reliable than books and magazines, is required by law to be accurate, timely, and appropriate, and is factual because the Internet is constantly monitored by world educational organizations

  • 6. 
    An example of a biased Web site would be
    • A. 

      An airline listing future flights for advance reservations

    • B. 

      A national news site giving weather reports

    • C. 

      A college library allowing access to its reference material

    • D. 

      A drug company promoting a drug they produced

  • 7. 
    To broaden a search, you would use the Boolean operator:
    • A. 

      And

    • B. 

      Or

  • 8. 
     To narrow a search without eliminating a term, you would use the Boolean operator:
    • A. 

      Also

    • B. 

      And

    • C. 

      Or

    • D. 

      And not

    • E. 

      Not

  • 9. 
    When searching a periodical index, you may wish to see the abstract of an article. AN ABSTRACT is defined as
  • 10. 
    A magazine CITATION will usually show you:
    • A. 

      Summaries of current non-fiction books

    • B. 

      Choice of subject or keyword search

    • C. 

      Author, title, date, number of pages

    • D. 

      Full-text listing of a magazine article

  • 11. 
    A ~(tilde) in the URL (address of a web page) indicates that the page is:
    • A. 

      A page from a college or university

    • B. 

      A personal page

    • C. 

      A page evaluated for accuracy

    • D. 

      A government page

  • 12. 
    If you are unable to locate information on your topic, you may be using the wrong keyword/subject heading. A good way to proceed would be to
    • A. 

      Try another computer

    • B. 

      Stick with very broad terms and ideas

    • C. 

      Try to use a synonym in place of the keyword/subject word you were searching

    • D. 

      Give up and change your whole topic, then try again

  • 13. 
    If you don't know anything about your topic, the best way to get started is to find background information in
    • A. 

      Any current biography

    • B. 

      A print or electronic encyclopedia article

    • C. 

      The vertical file

    • D. 

      The fiction book section

  • 14. 
    When searching a database, a truncation symbol can be placed at the end of a word stem in order to:
    • A. 

      Retrieve records with alternative endings (i.e. teen, teens, teenager)

    • B. 

      Ensure uniformity in the search

    • C. 

      Abbreviate the search

    • D. 

      Execute the search

  • 15. 
    Which is potentially the most current or up-to-date source of information on any topic?
    • A. 

      An article from a CD-ROM database

    • B. 

      A reference book

    • C. 

      An article or information from a World Wide Web site

    • D. 

      A hard copy of a magazine

  • 16. 
    When using the Internet as an information source, it is important to remember:
    • A. 

      Sites on the "free web" are all checked for accuracy

    • B. 

      All web sites are archived in the Invisible Web

    • C. 

      "Authority" is the most important criteria for judging a web site

    • D. 

      Sites on the 'free web' are better to use so you don't have to remember a login or password

  • 17. 
    Criteria you should use to evaluate an information web site include all of the following EXCEPT
    • A. 

      Currency

    • B. 

      Brevity

    • C. 

      Accuracy

    • D. 

      Authority

  • 18. 
    If you decide to use information from a website for your research project:
    • A. 

      You can assume that all of the data or text is copyrighted

    • B. 

      You do not have to give credit to your sources since information on the web is not copyright protected

    • C. 

      You only have to cite text sources

    • D. 

      You may use the text or graphics freely unless they are specifically labeled as being copyrighted

  • 19. 
    Plagiarism is:
    • A. 

      Using the ideas of another person in your work instead of using only your own ideas

    • B. 

      Including the ideas of another person in your writing and failing to cite them properly

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