Information Literacy Quiz Questions & Answers

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Information Literacy Quizzes & Trivia

Adelphi University students take this quiz after completing the online Information Literacy Tutorial.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following are important considerations when developing a topic for a research assignment:
    • A. 

      It is broad enough that you can find enough information on the subject

    • B. 

      It is focused enough that you are not overwhelmed with too much information

    • C. 

      The topic is interesting to you

    • D. 

      All of these

  • 2. 
    Where is a good place to start when you don't know much about your topic of research?
    • A. 

      Encyclopedias and reference materials

    • B. 

      Scholarly articles

    • C. 

      Newspapers and magazines

    • D. 

      Google

  • 3. 
    After brainstorming for keywords for your topic, what should you do with those keywords?
    • A. 

      Create a search phrase using connector words AND, OR, and NOT between search terms

    • B. 

      Type the keywords into an online source and click search. While reviewing the results find more or better search terms that may be important. Refine the keywords and search again.

    • C. 

      Select a relevant library database the covers your topic and use your keywords for searching

    • D. 

      All of these

  • 4. 
    Why is it a good idea to use different words to describe similar ideas when beginning research?
    • A. 

      It will broaden your search, giving you results you might have missed with only one word

    • B. 

      Different researchers might use different words to describe the same idea

    • C. 

      Your research field might use pre-defined terms that you will need to include when searching

    • D. 

      All of these

  • 5. 
    It is best to formulate your thesis statement before you begin any research
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    How long does it typically take for scholarly literature to be available about an event?
    • A. 

      About an hour after the event

    • B. 

      It could take day to weeks after the event

    • C. 

      It could take months to years after the event

    • D. 

      None of these

  • 7. 
    • A. 

      Diaries and letters from the 1880s published in a recent book that is a collection of diaries and letters from the 1800s

    • B. 

      A recently published history book that cites diaries and letters from the 1880s

    • C. 

      A newspaper article published in the 1880s that reports an event in the 1880s

  • 8. 
    Where would you find  peer-reviewed analysis of research related to a topic?
    • A. 

      Blog

    • B. 

      Newspaper article

    • C. 

      Encyclopedia

    • D. 

      Scholarly article

  • 9. 
    Choose the resource that has details about an event when it happened
    • A. 

      Book

    • B. 

      Scholarly article

    • C. 

      Newspaper

    • D. 

      Encyclopedia

  • 10. 
    Searching the catalog by keyword or subject is essentially the same thing.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    What information is needed to find a print book in the library?
    • A. 

      Call number

    • B. 

      Location

    • C. 

      Status

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 12. 
    What is a library catalog?
    • A. 

      A source to purchase library furniture

    • B. 

      A resource that includes the materials a library owns

    • C. 

      A database to find journal articles

  • 13. 
    Library online databases contain which of the following?
    • A. 

      Citations

    • B. 

      Abstracts

    • C. 

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 14. 
    There is only one way to access the library databases from the library home page.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    Reading the abstract of an article first can save you time because:
    • A. 

      You can determine if the article is relevant for your needs and then decide to read it or find another

    • B. 

      The abstract tells you where to locate the article

    • C. 

      So you don't have to read the entire article

  • 16. 
    If you don't see a link for a full text copy of an article, how can you get it? Select any that apply from the answers below:
    • A. 

      You can't. You can only get the citation and abstract

    • B. 

      Click the "Connect to Article" icon to see if the article is in a different library database

    • C. 

      Request the article through Interlibrary Loan

    • D. 

      Ask a librarian for help

  • 17. 
    Which search would return fewer results?
    • A. 

      Teenage AND pregnancy

    • B. 

      Teenage OR pregnancy

  • 18. 
    Which Boolean operator do you use to search for synonyms of a word (for example, adolescent, teen, youth)?
    • A. 

      AND

    • B. 

      OR

    • C. 

      NOT

  • 19. 
    If you search using the truncated word motiv* which forms of the word would you get in your search? Check all that apply.
    • A. 

      Motivate

    • B. 

      Option2

    • C. 

      Motive

    • D. 

      Motivator

  • 20. 
    All library databases have options to help you refine your search results
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    What is a Subject heading for a book in the book catalog?
    • A. 

      Subject headings are specific pre-defined terms (like tags) that will lead you to other books on that same subject

    • B. 

      The Subject heading is the title of the book

    • C. 

      The Subject heading tells you where the book is located in the library

    • D. 

      The Subject heading summarizes the book for you

  • 22. 
    Why do we cite sources? Choose any that apply.
    • A. 

      To avoid plagiarism

    • B. 

      To help connect your readers with the information you used so they can view the resource

    • C. 

      Because it is part of my assignment requirements

    • D. 

      To credit the individual(s) for their work

  • 23. 
    All I need to cite a website is the URL (http://xxxxxx or www.xxx)
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    What information is missing from this citation of a journal article?  Endo, Tetsuya, Susan Bryant, and David M. Gardiner. "A Stepwise Model System for Limb Regeneration." 270 (2004): 135-145. Academic Search Complete. Web. 28 Feb. 2012.
    • A. 

      Volume and Issue Number

    • B. 

      Title of Journal

    • C. 

      Title of Article

    • D. 

      Page numbers used

  • 25. 
    • A. 

      It may not format the citation correctly

    • B. 

      The information from an online database may not export correctly

    • C. 

      The citation tool may not be up to date on the lastest citation changes