Information Literacy Assessment Trivia Questions

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Information Literacy Assessment Quizzes & Trivia

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    You need to access the library databases but you are not on campus.  What username and password do you use?
    • A. 

      Your library barcode and pin

    • B. 

      Your social security number and birthdate.

    • C. 

      Your last name and first name

    • D. 

      The username and password provided by the library staff

  • 2. 
    What steps should you follow in the research process?
    • A. 

      Refine your topic, determine your sources of information, locate your information, use your information, write your paper, evaluate your work.

    • B. 

      Determine your sources of information, refine your topic, locate your information, use your information,evaluate your work, write your paper.

    • C. 

      Refine your topic, locate your information, determine your sources of information, use your information, write your paper, evaluate your work

    • D. 

      Determine your sources of information, locate your information, use your information, refine your topic,write your paper, evaluate your work

  • 3. 
    Your search resulted in too few hits.  To broaden your search terms you:
    • A. 

      Use the Boolean operator AND

    • B. 

      Add dates to your search

    • C. 

      Add additional terms to you search

    • D. 

      Use the Boolean operator OR

  • 4. 
    The Journal of Wildlife Management is 
    • A. 

      Targeted toward hunters.

    • B. 

      For zoo keepers

    • C. 

      A business journal

    • D. 

      A professional journal for researchers in the field of biology.

  • 5. 
    You have been given a research assignment on topic you know little to nothing about.  The best place to begin is
    • A. 

      Google.

    • B. 

      Your instructor.

    • C. 

      An encyclopedia.

    • D. 

      Wikipedia.

  • 6. 
    A list of sources used in writing a paper is called
    • A. 

      An abstract.

    • B. 

      A bibliography.

    • C. 

      A footnote.

    • D. 

      The catalog.

  • 7. 
    You have found a great source, but your library doesn't have it in their collection.  You
    • A. 

      Give up on it and try to find something else.

    • B. 

      request the material through interlibrary loan.

    • C. 

      Go to a bookstore and try to find it there.

    • D. 

      Ask your instructor if they have it.

  • 8. 
    What is an abstract?
    • A. 

      Information in an encyclopedia.

    • B. 

      A book lover.

    • C. 

      The information found in a bibliography.

    • D. 

      A summary of an article.

  • 9. 
    The article in the database is not full text. You may be able to find it full text in another database by using
    • A. 

      Wikipedia.

    • B. 

      A Style Manual.

    • C. 

      Citation Machine.

    • D. 

      Article Linker.

  • 10. 
    Which of the following is an example of the most reliable source of information?
    • A. 

      Wikipedia article on epilepsy.

    • B. 

      My aunt Betty - she had an epileptic dog

    • C. 

      Canine Epilepsy Foundation.

    • D. 

      A neighbor who has had dogs forever.

  • 11. 
    Style manuals, such as the APA and MLA refer to
    • A. 

      A call number system used in libraries.

    • B. 

      Guides for writing papers and citing sources used.

    • C. 

      Fashion databases.

    • D. 

      High fashion shoe designers.

  • 12. 
    One of your sources had in it a great statement.  You
    • A. 

      Use quotation marks around it and cite it properly.

    • B. 

      Go ahead and include it in your paper. No one will know the difference.

    • C. 

      Go ahead and include it and just make up a citation. No one will know.

    • D. 

      Just rearrange the words and hope no one finds out.