English Composition I Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Develop keywords so you can:

    • A.

      Use them in your paper to describe your topic

    • B.

      Save time

    • C.

      Use them to find research materials in databases and catalogs

    • D.

      Meet the requirements for your project

    Correct Answer
    C. Use them to find research materials in databases and catalogs
    Explanation
    Keywords are important tools in research as they help to describe the topic of the paper and save time. By using keywords, researchers can easily locate relevant research materials in databases and catalogs. These keywords act as search terms and enable researchers to narrow down their search and find the most relevant and reliable sources for their project. Additionally, using keywords also helps researchers meet the requirements of their project by ensuring that they include the necessary information and cover all relevant aspects of their topic.

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  • 2. 

    Primary research documents are

    • A.

      Documents with the word primary in them

    • B.

      Original materials and first-hand accounts of events

    • C.

      Documents you find first in your research

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Original materials and first-hand accounts of events
    Explanation
    Primary research documents refer to original materials and first-hand accounts of events. These documents are created by individuals who directly experienced or witnessed the events being documented. They provide firsthand information and insights into the subject matter, making them valuable sources for research. This can include diaries, letters, interviews, surveys, photographs, and other artifacts that capture the primary information needed for research purposes.

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  • 3. 

    A database search on your topic produced 1000 results. What course of action would be appropriate?

    • A.

      Narrow search results by entering additional keywords to your search

    • B.

      Expand your search by unchecking the full-text limiter

    Correct Answer
    A. Narrow search results by entering additional keywords to your search
    Explanation
    To effectively handle a large number of search results, it would be appropriate to narrow down the search by entering additional keywords. This will help to refine the search and make the results more specific and relevant to the topic. By adding more keywords, the search engine will filter out irrelevant information and provide a more targeted set of results. This approach can save time and effort by focusing on the most relevant information.

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  • 4. 

    What types of sources are included in the “CQ Researcher” database?

    • A.

      In-depth reports on social issues

    • B.

      Popular articles

    • C.

      EBooks

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. In-depth reports on social issues
    Explanation
    The "CQ Researcher" database includes in-depth reports on social issues. This means that it provides comprehensive and detailed information about various social topics. It does not include popular articles or eBooks.

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  • 5. 

    You can search for materials in the library catalog by

    • A.

      Author

    • B.

      Title

    • C.

      Keyword

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "All of the above" because searching for materials in the library catalog can be done by any of the mentioned options: author, title, or keyword. This means that users can search for books by the author's name, the title of the book, or by using relevant keywords related to the subject matter. By providing multiple search options, the library catalog allows users to find materials using different criteria depending on their specific needs and preferences.

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  • 6. 

    If you incorporate the exact words or phrase of an author into your paper, do you need to punctuate it with quotation marks?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes
    Explanation
    When incorporating the exact words or phrase of an author into a paper, it is necessary to punctuate it with quotation marks. This is done to indicate that the words or phrase belong to the original author and are not the writer's own. Quotation marks help to differentiate between the writer's own ideas and the direct quotation, ensuring proper attribution and avoiding plagiarism.

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  • 7. 

    When you cite a source in the text of your papers, you must create an entry for that source in your bibliography (also called a “works cited” or “reference” list).

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    When citing a source in the text of a paper, it is necessary to create an entry for that source in the bibliography. The bibliography serves as a comprehensive list of all the sources used in the paper, allowing readers to easily locate and verify the information. Without including the source in the bibliography, it would be difficult for others to find and reference the original work. Therefore, the statement is true.

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  • 8. 

    You are conducting research on the topic of zip lines and safety.  Which of the following sources might provide the best (unbiased and objective) information on the topic?

    • A.

      A blogger’s account of his/her zip line vacation experience

    • B.

      An advertisement from a zip line company

    • C.

      A U.S. government report on industry regulations

    • D.

      None of the above

    • E.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. A U.S. government report on industry regulations
    Explanation
    A U.S. government report on industry regulations would provide the best unbiased and objective information on the topic of zip lines and safety. This source is likely to have conducted thorough research and analysis, ensuring that the information provided is accurate and reliable. Government reports are typically based on extensive data collection and are not influenced by personal opinions or commercial interests, making them a trustworthy source for obtaining unbiased information on industry regulations and safety standards.

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  • 9. 

    A research paper about usage trends for social media technologies requires support from only recently published articles:

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    For a research paper about usage trends for social media technologies, it is important to rely on recently published articles as social media technologies are constantly evolving and changing. Using recently published articles will ensure that the information and data used in the research paper are up-to-date and reflect the current trends and developments in the field.

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  • 10. 

    Peer reviewed articles

    • A.

      Make excellent resources for any college-level assignment

    • B.

      Should rarely be used on college-level assignments

    • C.

      Make poor resources for any college-level assignment

    • D.

      Can be found in magazines in the grocery store

    Correct Answer
    A. Make excellent resources for any college-level assignment
    Explanation
    Peer-reviewed articles undergo a rigorous process of evaluation by experts in the field before they are published. This ensures that the information presented is accurate, reliable, and up-to-date. College-level assignments require credible and scholarly sources, and peer-reviewed articles meet these criteria. They provide in-depth analysis, research findings, and critical insights, making them valuable resources for academic work. Their use demonstrates a thorough understanding of the subject matter and enhances the credibility and quality of the assignment.

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