Information Literacy Assessment: Quiz

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Information Literacy Assessment: Quiz

Do you know anything about literary information? Do you think you could pass this quiz? Every spring semester, students are encouraged to participate in a pre and post literary assessment, which was created to determine confidence with individual information literacy modules. This review is the sort of high stakes testing that is so controversial in America. Take this quiz and see if you understand the literature.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following is NOT a service provided by CWI Library?
    • A. 

      Purchase of books on request.

    • B. 

      A book mailing service with postage paid both ways.

    • C. 

      An online chat help service.

    • D. 

      Proofreading of papers and presentations.

  • 2. 
    How is the information available from the Library different than what you find in a Google search?
    • A. 

      The Library doesn't have an online search.

    • B. 

      The Library only has books, while Google searches everything available online.

    • C. 

      The Library provides access to screened, reliable resources, while Google searches whatever is free online.

    • D. 

      I have to go to the Library to use their information, while Google can be accessed from anywhere.

  • 3. 
    Your professor gives you the assignment to find journal articles on global warming. Where do you think you would be most successful? 
    • A. 

      Web search

    • B. 

      Magazine

    • C. 

      Research database

    • D. 

      Books

  • 4. 
    CWI Library can get me any book or article on the planet, with very few exceptions.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    What link on the following website would be the best to determine whether it's a reliable source? Click to view the website: http://truefoodsmarket.com/organic-food/ 
    • A. 

      FAQ

    • B. 

      Blog

    • C. 

      Organic Food 101

    • D. 

      About Us

  • 6. 
    Librarians can help me figure out if a website is a reliable source for a class project.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    You did an article search for “comparison of the economies of China and the United States in the 1970s” but you’re not finding anything related. What should you do next?
    • A. 

      Assume the Library doesn’t have anything on my topic.

    • B. 

      Try the search again with only the key terms "China," "United States," and "economy."

    • C. 

      Search for Google.

    • D. 

      Try the search again and add more search terms.

  • 8. 
    You're searching for information about gun control. Review the following websites from your search results and determine which is the most reliable.
    1. Pew Center - http://www.people-press.org/2014/12/10/growing-public-support-for-gun-rights/​
    2. NSSF Blog - http://www.nssfblog.com/in-the-debate-over-gun-control-go-armed-with-the-facts/
    3. DoSomething - https://www.dosomething.org/facts/11-facts-about-guns
    4. PolicyMic - http://mic.com/articles/24124/7-gun-control-facts-that-are-actually-myths​
    • A. 

      Pew Center

    • B. 

      NSSF Blog

    • C. 

      DoSomething

    • D. 

      PolicyMic

  • 9. 
    Search CWI Library for the book, Fast Food Nation. What is the call number you would use to find this book on the shelf?
    • A. 

      TX 945.3 .S355 2005

    • B. 

      TX 353 .H52513 1999

    • C. 

      TX 353 .K55 2007

    • D. 

      TX 716 .A1 J36 2008

  • 10. 
    Let’s say you’re doing a paper and need articles on the dangers of texting and driving. You go to the Library website and conduct an article search for: texting and driving How many results do you find? Hint: look for the count at the top of the results list.
    • A. 

      Fewer than 1,000

    • B. 

      Between 1,000 and 5,000

    • C. 

      Between 5,001 and 10,000

    • D. 

      More than 10,000

  • 11. 
    Which set of three criteria is the most important to consider when evaluating a website to use for an academic project?
    • A. 

      Navigation, structure, and format.

    • B. 

      Layout, graphics, and publisher.

    • C. 

      Bias, integrity, and cost.

    • D. 

      Authority, purpose, and currency.

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