Information Literacy Tutorial - Pre/Post Test

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Information Literacy Quizzes & Trivia

What do you know about resources for locating information? Take our quiz and find out!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The Internet always provides the most reliable information available.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    Which of the following Web addresses is most likely to take you to the U.S. Department of Education's Web site?
    • A. 

      Www.ed.gov

    • B. 

      Www.education.com

    • C. 

      Www.highered.com

  • 3. 
    Which of the following would be the best source of information for a research paper on the history of Medieval England?
    • A. 

      An article from U.S. News and World Report

    • B. 

      The book Medieval Foundations of England

    • C. 

      The movie Braveheart

  • 4. 
    Books are the best sources for:
    • A. 

      Locating detailed information on a person or place

    • B. 

      Locating information on current events

    • C. 

      Locating pictures of famous works of art

  • 5. 
    What is the best way to find a journal article on a given topic?
    • A. 

      Page through print issues of journals

    • B. 

      Search the web using Google or Yahoo

    • C. 

      Search a database like ProQuest or EBSCOhost

  • 6. 
    You are searching a database for information on working mothers. Using the term "working mothers", you find more than 2,000 articles. Would you:
    • A. 

      Type the question, "How many working mothers are there in the United States?"

    • B. 

      Narrow (limit) your search by adding another term such as "child care".

    • C. 

      Start reading through all 2,000 articles.

  • 7. 
    Relevance, currency and reliability are important criteria for evaluating sources of information.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Which of these things is not part of a book citation? 
    • A. 

      Title of the book

    • B. 

      Date of publication

    • C. 

      Color of the book cover

    • D. 

      Author's name

  • 9. 
    When searching for resources, adding a place name or time period to a general topic will narrow (decrease) the number of results.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Which of these criteria is least important when evaluating an article?
    • A. 

      Currency of information

    • B. 

      Author of the article

    • C. 

      Number of pages in the article