Information Literacy Skills 1

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Information Literacy Quizzes & Trivia

This is a pre-unit assessment of information literacy and reasearch skills.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Is the following sentence fact or opinion?  You must type fact or opinion in the space.Smoking is bad for your health.
  • 2. 
    Citation: Johnson, Terry. "Working Dogs Help Save Lives." Dog Fancy. 24 June 2007: 75-77In the citation above, what is Dog Fancy?
    • A. 

      Chapter of a book

    • B. 

      Publishing company

    • C. 

      Title of a magazine

    • D. 

      Title of an article

  • 3. 
    Is the following sentence fact or opinion?  You must type fact or opinion in the space.People shouldn't smoke in their homes.
  • 4. 
    Is the following sentence fact or opinion?  You must type fact or opinion in the space.Smoking can cause lung cancer.
  • 5. 
    You have used a search engine to locate Web sites on drug and alchol abuse among teenagers.  Below are some Web sites that your search retrieved.  Read over the site descriptions and choose the ones that would best meet your information need.
    • A. 

      www.addictionscare.com -- a 24-hour hotline for help in your community

    • B. 

      Www.teen.drugabuse.gov -- Describes how different drugs affect the brain.

    • C. 

      Www.teenscenezeen.org -- Teen drug and alcohol abuse information

    • D. 

      Www.teendrugabusers.us -- Provides help for parents with troubled teens.

  • 6. 
    Which term means lack of bias or prejudice?
    • A. 

      Coverage

    • B. 

      Objectivity

    • C. 

      Currency

    • D. 

      Accuracy

    • E. 

      Authority

  • 7. 
    Citation:Gertz, Bill.  Business Cycles in the United States Economy.  New York: Viking, 1999.This MLA-style citation refers to what type of resource?
    • A. 

      Book

    • B. 

      Chapter within a book

    • C. 

      Encyclopedia article

    • D. 

      Newspaper

    • E. 

      Periodical article

  • 8. 
    If you are assigned to write a persuasive paper on the merits of the European Union, a topic with which you are unfamiliar, which of the following is the best starting point for basic background information?
    • A. 

      A book entitled, Comptetion Law and Industrial Policy in the EU (376 pages)

    • B. 

      A recent USA Today article entitled, "U.S. and European Union Call Truce on Trade War -- for Now." (453 words)

    • C. 

      World Book Encyclopedia (either print or online version)

    • D. 

      Journal of European Economic Development

    • E. 

      Website sponsored by the Coalition for Independent European Nations.

  • 9. 
    Go to the link below.  Which of the choices below shows the title of the page or document?http://www.aclu.org/crimjustice/gen/35904res20020304.html
    • A. 

      American Civil Liberties Union

    • B. 

      U.S News and World Report

    • C. 

      Second Amendment

    • D. 

      Because Freedom Can't Protect Itself

    • E. 

      ACLU Position

  • 10. 
    If you wanted to search for a topic that has several synonyms (for example, young people, adolescents, teenagers, teens) which Boolean operator would you use when typing your search terms?
    • A. 

      Adj

    • B. 

      And

    • C. 

      Near

    • D. 

      Not

    • E. 

      Or

  • 11. 
    Which of the following is NOT a Boolean operator?
    • A. 

      And

    • B. 

      Or

    • C. 

      Not

    • D. 

      Same