Information Literacy - Source Evaluation Skills

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Information Literacy Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 
    You need to know how current the information is in a book. Where can you find the date of when the book was published?
    • A. 

      Index

    • B. 

      Title page

    • C. 

      Back of title page

    • D. 

      Book cover

    • E. 

      Don't know.

  • 2. 
    Which sentence demonstrates the author's opinion about the topic rather than fact?
    • A. 

      The Great Barrier Reef is the largest structure ever made by living organisms.

    • B. 

      People should be willing to give money to help save the Great Barrier Reef.

    • C. 

      The Great Barrier Reef is the only living thing on earth visible from space.

    • D. 

      The Great Barrier Reef is a popular tourist destination.

    • E. 

      Don't know.

  • 3. 
    • A. 

      Www.addictionscare.com.au -- A 24-hour alcohol addiction hotline

    • B. 

      Www.teendrugabuse.org -- Describes how alcohol affects the teen brain

    • C. 

      Www.teenscenezeen.org -- Explains how to say "no" to alcohol at a party

    • D. 

      Www.teendrugabusers.gov.au -- Provides help for parents with troubled teens

    • E. 

      Don't know.

  • 4. 
    You have found several websites that you could use for your assignment on the Great Barrier Reef. Which question will not help you evaluate the sites?
    • A. 

      Who is the author of the site?

    • B. 

      How many people have used the site?

    • C. 

      When was the site last updated?

    • D. 

      Is the author an expert on the subject?

    • E. 

      Don't know.

  • 5. 
    In order to make sure the information on a website is current, you need to find which of the following?
    • A. 

      The date you read the information and the date the site was created.

    • B. 

      The author of the website.

    • C. 

      The date the website was created and the date the information was updated.

    • D. 

      The name of the author and the date you read the information.

    • E. 

      Don't know.

  • 6. 
    What helps you judge if a website's information is accurate?
    • A. 

      There are spelling mistakes.

    • B. 

      The sources of photographs and data are identified.

    • C. 

      Common sense tells you the information is false.

    • D. 

      Quotations are used but no source is given.

    • E. 

      Don't know.

  • 7. 
    Dwarf minke whales visit the Reef every year in June and July. This sentence is best described as:
    • A. 

      Opinion

    • B. 

      Rumour

    • C. 

      Fact

    • D. 

      Belief

    • E. 

      Don't know.

  • 8. 
    You are working on an assignment about the Great Barrier Reef. You come across a statistic about the size of the reef. What would be the best resource to use to verify the accuracy of this statistic?
    • A. 

      World Book Online

    • B. 

      A Google Search

    • C. 

      Wikipedia

    • D. 

      A book about coral reefs of the world.

    • E. 

      Don't know.

  • 9. 
    Which term means lack of bias or judgement?
    • A. 

      Accuracy

    • B. 

      Authority

    • C. 

      Objectivity

    • D. 

      Currency

    • E. 

      Don't know.

  • 10. 
    Which would have the most reliable information?
    • A. 

      .gov

    • B. 

      .com

    • C. 

      .org

    • D. 

      .net

    • E. 

      Don't know.

  • 11. 
    What does .com represent?
    • A. 

      Community

    • B. 

      Communism

    • C. 

      Communion

    • D. 

      Commercial

    • E. 

      Don't know.