Non Fiction Shelving

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Fiction Quizzes & Trivia

This is a test that will determine your ability to shelve Non-fiction material.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    When I am shelving books I should always look at the books on either side of the one I just put on the shelf to check and see if it is in the right place?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 2. 
    Books located in the Non-Fiction areas of the library have spine labels with two lines.The first line has a number, the second line has the first three letters of the authors last name.Example: 800               VULNon-fiction spine labels are placed on the shelves in order by number. This number is called the Dewey Decimal number, or call number.Which one shows the call labels in the correct order from smallest to largest?
    • A. 

      520 TAL, 523 MOR, 616 ABE, 610 CLA

    • B. 

      610 CLA, 616 ABE, 520 TAL, 523 MOR

    • C. 

      520 TAL, 523 MOR, 610 CLA, 616 ABE

  • 3. 
    Non-fiction books are placed on the shelves in numerical order according the Dewey Decimal number.When the whole number of several Dewey Decimal numbers are the same,they are placed in order according to the numbers to the right of the decimal number.1. Compare the numbers in columns.2. The lowest number in a column comes first.2. At the end of the number the 0 is invisible4. Nothing, or 0 comes before anything else in a column.5. When two numbers are exactly alike, put in order by the Author's last name.Which spine label comes last in the following? 796.030 DAB796.32 DAB796.331 DAB796.14 DAB
    • A. 

      796.14 DAB

    • B. 

      796.331 DAB

    • C. 

      796.32 DAB

    • D. 

      796.030 DAB

  • 4. 
    • A. 

      745.5 ADA

    • B. 

      745.5 DRA

    • C. 

      745.5 ABA

    • D. 

      745.5 CAR

  • 5. 
    For Non-fiction books what does the second line of the call number is the first three letters of what?808ALA
    • A. 

      The authors first name.

    • B. 

      The title of the book.

    • C. 

      The authors last name.

  • 6. 
    When shelving non-fiction books you shelve by the authors last name first then by number
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    When Shelving the non-fiction section the numbers must be in order from highest to lowest.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    When shelving non-fiction books the longest number goes last.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    If two Dewey numbers are exactly the same how do you organize them?
    • A. 

      By which ever number is longer.

    • B. 

      By the authors first name.

    • C. 

      By the title of the book.

    • D. 

      By the authors last name.