Information Literacy Quiz Questions And Answers

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Information Literacy Quizzes & Trivia

This quiz is to assess the student's information literacy understanding. The questions are based upon the lessons in An Introduction to Information Literacy.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Would you say that a paper on "computers" is a well defined topic?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    Abstracts from a journal article provide a means to find keywords and ideas to focus a research theme?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Writing a paper on the hiistory of he Roman Empire, all 500 plus years, would be a well focused research topic?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    You want to write a paper on the "social issues facing special needs Asian-American adolescents in contemporary rural schools."  Is this a focused research topic?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Writing a paper on "the Early Christian Church" is too broad a topic?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    A research paper regarding "non-drug therapies for tennis-elbow injuries in pre-adolescent girls" be considered a focused research topic? It does specify a particular gender, age group and malady.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Framing the research topic in the form of a question can help focus the researcher's thoughts.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Humanities researchers often consort books and other older materials.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Researchers in the sciences work in journals.  They often need the latest information.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Books for a research project can be found through the library's online catalog and online databases such as eBrary or EBSCOhost eBooks.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    The databases Newsbank and Lexis-Nexis provide access to newspapers from around the world.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    By listening and reading carefully a researcher can find keywords and important concepts for their class projects in the popular news media.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    Is this statement correct? You could build your whole research paper on articles from the Encyclopedia Britannica.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    The Gale Encyclopedia of Childhood and Encyclopedia of Childhood and Adolescence, are subject specific reference books  found in the Library. The works would be an excellent places to find background information.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    What limiter used in Google.com's advanced search screen will return only educational websites?
    • A. 

      .edu

    • B. 

      .org

    • C. 

      .gov

    • D. 

      .com

  • 16. 
    Subject specific dictionaries and encyclopedia offer verifiable background information important to the process of gathering background information.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    The database LexisNexis Academic, available through the library's website, provides access to newspapers and magazines.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    The New York Times is a resource student researchers can use to find background information.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    The database World News Digest, found in database Facts On File, condenses information from a wide variety of news resources.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    What limiter used in Google.com's advanced search screen will return only government  websites?
    • A. 

      .edu

    • B. 

      .org

    • C. 

      .gov

    • D. 

      .org

  • 21. 
    The term "popular" refers to a writing style used in magazines.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    "Popular" articles are written by journalists in a way accessible to the general reader.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    Trade journals focus on the business or technological side of a profession.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    Trade journals tend to be "highly factual" written by journalists "deeply immersed in their subjects."
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    Most scholarly journals are published by academic institutions or professional organizations.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False