Information Literacy Skills

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Information Literacy Quizzes & Trivia

This quiz determines how well you are able to research information using the library. Feel free to take this quiz as often as you want until you pass it. Select the single best answer to each question. For comments or questions, contact: [email protected] Edu


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    In English class your group is creating a pamphlet about child abuse, and this pamphlet will be distributed in your school and community. Select the correct order for these research steps: A. Evaluate and record information from a variety of resources. B. Organize information and create a rough draft version of your pamphlet. C. Locate appropriate resources. D. Create a final version of the pamphlet. E. Review the success of your research and final pamphlet. F. Determine the focused topic of your research.
    • A. 

      C, F, A, B, E, D

    • B. 

      F, B, A, C, E, D

    • C. 

      C, F, B, A, D, E

    • D. 

      F, C, A, B, D, E

  • 2. 
    If you were searching for the book Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone which search type would you choose?
    • A. 

      All fields

    • B. 

      Title

    • C. 

      Author

    • D. 

      Subject

  • 3. 
    You're writing a paper on Indira Gandhi, and your teacher told you that Gandhi is mentioned in a book that you have. What part of the book will direct you to the right pages for the passage(s) on Indira Gandhi?
    • A. 

      Footnotes

    • B. 

      Bibliography

    • C. 

      Index

    • D. 

      Title Page

  • 4. 
    Using a symbol such as *, #, or $ in the middle or at the end of a search term (example: racis$) so that variations of the term (examples: racism and racist) will be retrieved in your search is known as:
    • A. 

      Truncation

    • B. 

      Annotation

    • C. 

      Summation

    • D. 

      Paraphrasing

  • 5. 
    Consider the topic below as possible for a three-page research paper. Indicate whether the statement would be a Good Topic for this paper, a Topic Too Broad for this paper, or a Topic Too Narrow for this paper. Explain the impact of the Internet on education. Choose the best answer.
    • A. 

      Too Narrow

    • B. 

      Too Broad

    • C. 

      Good Topic

  • 6. 
    Which one of these resources would most likely have a current article on steroid use in professional baseball?
    • A. 

      A school library catalog

    • B. 

      A science database such as Science Direct

    • C. 

      A newspaper database such as Newspaper Source

  • 7. 
    What term describes information created during the time period in which the person of interest lived or the event took place? Examples include initial reports of scientific research, legal documents, speeches, correspondence, diaries, and interviews.
    • A. 

      Primary source

    • B. 

      Secondary source

    • C. 

      Tertiary source

  • 8. 
    "Being an expert on a particular subject..." is one definition for:
    • A. 

      Accuracy

    • B. 

      Coverage

    • C. 

      Authority

    • D. 

      Objectivity

  • 9. 
    You read on the Web that Mad Cow Disease may have been found in the United States. How might you best determine the truth of this statement?
    • A. 

      Look up the topic on the website from the American Council on Beef.

    • B. 

      Discuss the news with friends who might have heard about Mad Cow Disease.

    • C. 

      Search for "Mad Cow Disease" on the U.S. Department of Agriculture website.

    • D. 

      Check the official F.B.I. website for information the government might not release to the public.

  • 10. 
    You are completing your research paper on the devastation of the Amazon rainforest caused by logging. You locate a statistic from a recent newsletter created by the Lumberjacks of the Great Northwest. Which of the following best reflects the credibility of this source?
    • A. 

      This is a credible source because there is a clear author.

    • B. 

      This is a credible source because there are images and graphs.

    • C. 

      This is not a credible source because the author is likely to be biased.

    • D. 

      This is not a credible source because there are misspellings.

  • 11. 
    When you produce an original creation (poem, video, song, etc.), how soon is it copyrighted?
    • A. 

      After you apply for copyright through the U.S. Copyright Office

    • B. 

      After you hire a lawyer to help you apply for copyright

    • C. 

      After you submit a fee and a copy of your original creation to the U.S. Copyright Office

    • D. 

      Immediately

  • 12. 
    You are creating a video for your science class, and you want to include a sound clip from a popular song. How much of the song can you use without violating copyright?
    • A. 

      No more than 9 seconds

    • B. 

      Up to 10% of the song length, but no more than 30 seconds

    • C. 

      There is no time limit because the song is being used for a classroom assignment.

  • 13. 
    What is the definition of intellectual freedom?
    • A. 

      The prevention of plagiarism by students.

    • B. 

      The right of every individual to both seek and receive information from all points of view without restriction.

    • C. 

      The limiting of access to ideas and information that some people find objectionable or dangerous.

  • 14. 
    In your geography class each student has been assigned a foreign country.  As part of your project you are to draw a map of your assigned country and include your country’s geographic features (rivers, mountains, etc.) and its bordering countries. Which resources would be the best ones to use?
    • A. 

      Dictionary and newspaper

    • B. 

      Atlas and encyclopedia

    • C. 

      Thesaurus and atlas

    • D. 

      Encyclopedia and almanac

  • 15. 
    When using information from a web site for a research paper, the most important question is:
    • A. 

      Is this a well-designed site?

    • B. 

      Can I order products from this site

    • C. 

      Who is the author of this information and is it accurate?