Information Literacy Quiz By Librarian Dotson

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Information Literacy Quizzes & Trivia

This quiz will allow you see how information literate you are.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    You are following the research process as you study Jacques Cousteau. Which research step are you on if you are asking "What is the best way for me to make notes and organize the information I've collected about Jacques Cousteau?" 
    • A. 

      Questioning

    • B. 

      Planning

    • C. 

      Locating and Gathering

    • D. 

      Sorting, Sifting, and Organizing

    • E. 

      Synthesizing

  • 2. 
    • A. 

      Planning

    • B. 

      Locating and Gathering

    • C. 

      Sorting, Sifting, and Organizing

    • D. 

      Sythesizing

    • E. 

      Evaluating

  • 3. 
    You are following the research process as you study water pollution. Which research step are you on if you are asking "How will I present the information I’ve gathered and share what I’ve learned about water pollution? What type of project or product should I create? PowerPoint presentation? PhotoStory? WindowsMovieMaker video? Glogster poster? Wiki encyclopedia? Other?"
    • A. 

      Questioning

    • B. 

      Locating and Gathering

    • C. 

      Sorting, Sifting, and Organizing

    • D. 

      Sythesizing

    • E. 

      Evaluating

  • 4. 
    You are following the research process as you study endangered mountain gorillas. Which research step are you on if you are asking "What is my essential question? Is my topic broad enough so that I can find enough information? Do the focus questions I’ve created support my essential question: Why are mountain gorillas endangered?”   
    • A. 

      Questioning

    • B. 

      Planning

    • C. 

      Sorting, Sifting, and Organizing

    • D. 

      Synthesizing

    • E. 

      Evaluating

  • 5. 
    You are following the research process as you study geothermal energy. Which research step are you on if you are asking "Where can I find the resources I want to use, and how can I find the information I need in each resource? Am I gathering information about geothermal energy responsibly?"  
    • A. 

      Questioning

    • B. 

      Planning

    • C. 

      Locating and Gathering

    • D. 

      Synthesizing

    • E. 

      Evaluating

  • 6. 
    You are following the research process as you study the state of Oregon. Which research step are you on if you are asking "What possible resources might provide information related to my questions about Oregon? Should I use books? Encyclopedias? Magazines? Subscription databases? Websites? Atlases? Which are the best resources to use? Which are reliable?"  
    • A. 

      Questioning

    • B. 

      Planning

    • C. 

      Locating and Gathering

    • D. 

      Sorting, Sifting, and Organizing

    • E. 

      Evaluating

  • 7. 
    You are researching the state of Montana. What would be the best resource to use to find a map of Montana’s physical features, which include mountains, plains, and rivers?
    • A. 

      Atlas

    • B. 

      Dictionary

    • C. 

      Encyclopedia

    • D. 

      Thesaurus

  • 8. 
    You are writing a creative story, and your character must run down an alley. However, you think run is a dull, overused word. Which resource would you use to find a more specific and interesting word that is similar to run?
    • A. 

      Atlas

    • B. 

      Dictionary

    • C. 

      Encyclopedia

    • D. 

      Thesaurus

  • 9. 
    You are doing research on Thomas Jefferson, a Founding Father of the United States. What resource would provide you with a brief summary of Jefferson’s life, including important events and contributions he made?
    • A. 

      Atlas

    • B. 

      Dictionary

    • C. 

      Encyclopedia

    • D. 

      Thesaurus

  • 10. 
    Your teacher keeps mentioning personification in your language arts class, but you don’t remember what it means. You decide to look it up in the dictionary. Using the guide words at the top of each page, on which page of the dictionary will you find the definition of personification?
    • A. 

      Patch - pathogen

    • B. 

      Peculiar - pedometer

    • C. 

      Persnickety - peso

    • D. 

      Projector - promise

  • 11. 
    You are using the nonfiction book The Pros and Cons of Solar Power for your research on solar energy. However, the book keeps mentioning an array and you have forgotten what this means. What feature in the book might provide you with a definition of array?
    • A. 

      Glossary

    • B. 

      Index

    • C. 

      Table of contents

    • D. 

      Title page

  • 12. 
    • A. 

      Appendix

    • B. 

      Glossary

    • C. 

      Index

    • D. 

      Title page

  • 13. 
    It is important to evaluate the information you read on a website because anyone can publish false or misleading information on the Internet.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Which of the following is not a criteria for evaluating information on a website:
    • A. 

      Appropriateness

    • B. 

      Authority

    • C. 

      Bias

    • D. 

      Currency

    • E. 

      Popularity

  • 15. 
    When you look at a website’s purpose and ask yourself “Does the information exist because someone wants to inform me, persuade me, entertain me, or sell me something?” then you are evaluating the website for:
    • A. 

      Authority

    • B. 

      Bias

    • C. 

      Currency

    • D. 

      Detail

  • 16. 
    When you evaluate a website for authority, you are checking to see who the author is and if this person is qualified to write about the topic you are reading about. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    When you evaluate a website for currency, you are checking to see how much is cost to create the website.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    If a website is biased, its purpose is to inform the reader. The website provides balanced information or facts from all perspectives and rarely includes opinions.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    Plagiarism is the use of another’s original words, music, photos, videos, or ideas as though they were your own.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    A bibliography is:
    • A. 

      A book about a person's life written by another person

    • B. 

      A book about a person's life written by that person

    • C. 

      A complete list of difficult words with their definitions used in a research paper or project

    • D. 

      A complete list of all resources used to write a paper or create a project

  • 21. 
    Which of the following entries would be listed last in a bibliography?
    • A. 

      “Global Warming.” World Book Kids. 2010. World Book. Web. 3 February 2010.

    • B. 

      Likens, Gene E. “Water pollution.” World Book. 2005 ed. Print.

    • C. 

      Lazar, Deborah. “Oil Spills.” Science Weekly. 15 December 2000. Sirs Discoverer. Web. 14 May 2010.

    • D. 

      Fanning, Karen. “Earth’s Dwindling Resources.” Junior Scholastic. 13 April 2009: 12+. Sirs Discoverer. Web. 3 July 2010.

  • 22. 
    Which of the following entries would be listed last in a bibliography?
    • A. 

      “Water Sense for Kids.” Water Sense. Environmental Protection Agency. 26 July 2010. Web. 5 August 2010.

    • B. 

      Knight, M. J. Why Should I Turn Off the Tap? Collingwood, Ontario: Saunders Book, ã2009. Print.

    • C. 

      Enote, Jim. “The Wonders of Water.” National Geographic Explorer! Sept. 2009: 24-27. Print.

    • D. 

      “The Water Cycle.” Water Kids. Water Education Foundation. 15 July 2010. Web. 10 August 2010.

  • 23. 
    Which of the following will save you time and increase your chances of only looking at websites relevant to your research?
    • A. 

      Opening the websites in your Internet search results list in the order that they appear.

    • B. 

      Randomly opening websites in your Internet search results list in no particular order.

    • C. 

      Skimming and scanning the summaries of your Internet search results before clicking on and opening a website.