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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.

    Correct Answer
    D. Proofreading of papers and presentations.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is proofreading of papers and presentations. This service is not provided by CWI Library. The other options, such as purchase of books on request, a book mailing service, and an online chat help service, are all services that are provided by CWI Library.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    C. The Library provides access to screened, reliable resources, while Google searches whatever is free online.
    Explanation
    Need help? Review the Information Literacy Tutorial “Introduction” video.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. Research database
    Explanation
    Need help? Review the Information Literacy Tutorial "Article Search” video on the Locating Information tab.

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  • 4. 

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

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Need help? Review the Introduction tab of the Information Literacy Tutorial. Still not sure? Check out the “Services” page of our website at http://cwidaho.cc/current-students/services.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    D. About Us
    Explanation
    The "About Us" link on the website would be the best to determine whether it's a reliable source. By clicking on this link, you can find information about the website, its purpose, and the people or organization behind it. This can help in assessing the credibility and expertise of the source in providing reliable information about organic food.

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  • 6. 

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

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Librarians are trained professionals who have expertise in evaluating the reliability and credibility of sources. They can assist students in determining if a website is a reliable source by assessing factors such as the author's credentials, the accuracy of the information provided, and the website's domain. Therefore, it is true that librarians can help students figure out if a website is a reliable source for a class project.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    B. Try the search again with only the key terms "China," "United States," and "economy."
    Explanation
    If you are not finding anything related to your article search, the best next step would be to try the search again with only the key terms "China," "United States," and "economy." By narrowing down your search to these essential terms, you can eliminate any extraneous information that may be hindering your results and focus on finding relevant articles specifically related to the economies of China and the United States.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Pew Center
    Explanation
    The Pew Center is the most reliable source for information about gun control because it is a reputable research organization that conducts surveys and studies on various topics, including public opinion on gun rights. Their website provides detailed reports and analysis based on rigorous research methods, making it a credible source of information. On the other hand, the other websites listed may have biases or may not provide accurate and reliable information on gun control.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. TX 945.3 .S355 2005
    Explanation
    The call number TX 945.3 .S355 2005 is the correct call number to find the book "Fast Food Nation" on the shelf in the CWI Library.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    D. More than 10,000
    Explanation
    The given correct answer is "More than 10,000". This suggests that there are a large number of articles available on the dangers of texting and driving. The answer implies that there is a significant amount of research and information on this topic, indicating that it is a widely studied and recognized issue.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    D. Authority, purpose, and currency.
    Explanation
    When evaluating a website for an academic project, it is crucial to consider the authority, purpose, and currency of the information provided. Authority refers to the credibility and expertise of the website's author or publisher. Purpose relates to the intention behind the website's creation, ensuring that it aligns with academic standards. Currency refers to the timeliness and relevance of the information, ensuring that it is up-to-date and reliable. These three criteria are essential in determining the reliability and suitability of a website for academic research.

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