Methacton H.S. Library Orientation

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Methacton H.S. Library Orientation - Quiz

Please complete this quiz as part of your library orientation. Include your first and last name so that you are given proper credit for completing it. You may retake the quiz as needed to get a passing grade. A passing grade of 70 percent is required! You must print the quiz certificate and hand it into your English teacher in order to be given credit.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What type of books are kept in the downstairs part of the library?

    • A.

      Fiction

    • B.

      Nonfiction

    • C.

      Reference

    • D.

      Cliff Notes

    Correct Answer
    C. Reference
    Explanation
    The downstairs part of the library is where reference books are kept. These books are typically used for research and provide factual information on various subjects. They are not meant to be read cover to cover like fiction or nonfiction books, but rather to be consulted for specific information or to support academic work.

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  • 2. 

    The checkout period for fiction and nonfiction books is:

    • A.

      Two days

    • B.

      Two weeks

    • C.

      One week

    • D.

      Unlimited

    Correct Answer
    B. Two weeks
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Two weeks." This means that both fiction and nonfiction books can be checked out for a period of two weeks. This allows borrowers enough time to read and return the books without feeling rushed.

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  • 3. 

    Almost all of the materials in the library can be checked out by students. Which of the following materials can NOT be checked out by students?

    • A.

      Magazines

    • B.

      Newspapers

    • C.

      Encyclopedias

    • D.

      Nonfiction

    Correct Answer
    B. Newspapers
    Explanation
    Newspapers cannot be checked out by students because they are typically considered reference materials that need to be available for all students to access. Unlike books and magazines, newspapers are often updated daily and contain current information that may be relevant to multiple students at the same time. Therefore, they are kept in the library for everyone to read and cannot be taken out of the library.

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  • 4. 

    What is the call number of a book in the biography section?

    • A.

      R

    • B.

      GN

    • C.

      B

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. B
    Explanation
    The call number of a book in the biography section is represented by the letter "B". The call number is a unique identifier that helps in locating and organizing books in a library. Each section of the library is assigned a different letter or combination of letters as a call number. In this case, the biography section is assigned the letter "B" as its call number.

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  • 5. 

    True or False: You need a permission slip to come to the library after school.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because you do not need a permission slip to come to the library after school. Students are generally allowed to go to the library after school without any additional permission.

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  • 6. 

    What is the first thing you should do when coming to the library during the school day (lunch, study hall, homeroom)?

    • A.

      Reserve a table

    • B.

      Check out books

    • C.

      Sign in at the front desk

    • D.

      Grab a computer before they are all taken

    Correct Answer
    C. Sign in at the front desk
    Explanation
    When coming to the library during the school day, the first thing you should do is sign in at the front desk. This is important because it helps the library staff keep track of who is using the library and for how long. It also ensures that you are aware of any library rules or policies that may be in place. Signing in at the front desk is a common practice in many libraries to maintain order and provide a safe and organized environment for everyone.

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  • 7. 

    What do you need in order to check out a book from the library?

    • A.

      Public library card

    • B.

      Library password

    • C.

      Driver's license

    • D.

      Student ID card

    Correct Answer
    D. Student ID card
    Explanation
    To check out a book from the library, you need a student ID card. This card serves as proof of your affiliation with the educational institution and grants you access to the library's resources. It helps the library staff identify you as a valid borrower and track the books you have borrowed. Without a student ID card, you may not be eligible to borrow books from the library.

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  • 8. 

    True or False: The computers in the downstairs part of the library are used for classes only.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because it states that the computers in the downstairs part of the library are used for classes only. This implies that these computers are specifically designated for educational purposes and are not available for general use or other activities.

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  • 9. 

    What is the most important thing to bring with you when you come to the library during the school day?

    • A.

      Class schedule

    • B.

      Backpack

    • C.

      Social security number

    • D.

      Signed pass or passbook from teacher

    Correct Answer
    D. Signed pass or passbook from teacher
    Explanation
    The most important thing to bring with you when you come to the library during the school day is a signed pass or passbook from your teacher. This is important because it shows that you have permission to be in the library and it helps the librarian keep track of who is using the library at any given time. Without a signed pass or passbook, you may not be allowed to enter the library or use its resources.

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  • 10. 

    Fiction books in our library are separated into genre classifications or types of fiction. Which of the following is NOT one of the classifications?

    • A.

      Historical Fiction

    • B.

      Young Adult

    • C.

      Self-Help

    • D.

      Mystery

    Correct Answer
    C. Self-Help
    Explanation
    The given question asks us to identify the classification of fiction books that is NOT included in the library. The options provided are Historical Fiction, Young Adult, Self-Help, and Mystery. The correct answer is Self-Help because it is not a genre classification of fiction books. Self-Help books typically fall under the non-fiction category as they aim to provide guidance and advice for personal improvement, rather than being fictional stories.

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  • 11. 

    What time does the Methacton library usually close on Tuesdays and Thursdays?

    • A.

      4:00 p.m.

    • B.

      3:30 p.m.

    • C.

      3:00 p.m.

    • D.

      2:30 p.m.

    Correct Answer
    A. 4:00 p.m.
    Explanation
    The Methacton library usually closes at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

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  • 12. 

    True or False: It is OK to come to the library to print out a paper when you are in between classes, even if you don't have a pass.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    It is not okay to come to the library to print out a paper when you are in between classes without a pass. This suggests that there are rules or policies in place that require students to have a pass in order to use the library facilities during certain times.

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