Dewey Decimal Shelving Practice Test

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Do you know where you could find science, fiction, or any other category book in a library? Take this Dewey decimal shelving practice test to know your understanding of the arrangement of books in a library. Not everyone enjoys reading books, but the ones that do, are usually found in the libraries. The knowledge of the Dewey decimal system works in both scenarios, whether you are managing the shelves or looking for some category. The result of the quiz will reveal how well you know about the arrangement of books on the library shelves.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Who devised the Dewey Decimal System?
    • A. 

      Huey Dewey

    • B. 

      John Dewey

    • C. 

      Louie Dewey

    • D. 

      Melvil Dewey

  • 2. 
    Which books fit under the 600s category?
    • A. 

      Computer Science, Information & General Works

    • B. 

      Science

    • C. 

      Technology

    • D. 

      Philosophy & Psychology

  • 3. 
    If you are looking for a book on President George Washington, which section do you need to search?
    • A. 

      Biography

    • B. 

      Series

    • C. 

      Fiction

    • D. 

      Non-fiction

  • 4. 
    Arrange these call numbers in shelf order. 734.8267.9599.1
    • A. 

      734.8267.9599.1

    • B. 

      267.9599.1734.8

    • C. 

      599.1734.9267.9

    • D. 

      267.9734.8599.1

  • 5. 
    What do the letters under the number refer to?
    • A. 

      Illustrator

    • B. 

      Book level 

    • C. 

      Author's last name

    • D. 

      Publisher

  • 6. 
    The number section of the Dewey Decimal System arranges books according to
    • A. 

      Color

    • B. 

      Title

    • C. 

      Subject

    • D. 

      Author's Name

  • 7. 
    What do you search for while looking for the call number of a book in the library?
    • A. 

      Shelves

    • B. 

      Dictionary

    • C. 

      Card Catalog

    • D. 

      OPAC

  • 8. 
    Which book will you find under the 900s category?
    • A. 

      History & Geography

    • B. 

      Religion

    • C. 

      Social Sciences

    • D. 

      Philosophy and Psychology

  • 9. 
    Classification puts____ things together.
    • A. 

      Wrong

    • B. 

      Different

    • C. 

      Similar

    • D. 

      Unusual

  • 10. 
    Categories are written as
    • A. 

      Tens

    • B. 

      Hundreds

    • C. 

      Thousands

    • D. 

      None of the above

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