Evaluating Websites Quiz: MCQ!

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Evaluating Websites Quiz: MCQ!

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    When is Wikipedia a valid source for research?
    • A. 

      Wikipedia is never a valid source.

    • B. 

      If the Wikipedia entry has footnotes and references listed.

    • C. 

      If the article seems well-researched and well-written.

  • 2. 
    Which answer below is NOT a criterion for deciding if a website is reputable and should be used?
    • A. 

      The website includes several links to other reputable websites.

    • B. 

      An author is listed.

    • C. 

      The website ends in .gov.

  • 3. 
    Which of the websites below BEST illustrates bias? You can open each website in a separate tab to answer this question.
    • A. 

      Greenpeace.org

    • B. 

      CDC.gov

    • C. 

      Time.com

  • 4. 
    Which website below would you be LEAST likely to use for academic research?
    • A. 

      Personal blog.

    • B. 

      Corporate website.

    • C. 

      CNN news blog.

  • 5. 
    Which website would you NOT use for research?
    • A. 

      A website with extensive references but no author listed.

    • B. 

      Website with the company as the author but no person listed.

    • C. 

      Website with information that is not recent.

  • 6. 
    Which of the choices is the BEST way to evaluate a website's content?
    • A. 

      References are listed, along with links to supporting information.

    • B. 

      Website is designed well and easy to navigate.

    • C. 

      Date is current.

  • 7. 
    Which are the criteria for deciding if the page's author is credible?
    • A. 

      Author has academic credentials supporting the article.

    • B. 

      Author has several links to .com websites.

    • C. 

      Author is writing about an innovative idea.

  • 8. 
    Which of the following choices is an example of currency of information?
    • A. 

      The publishing date is this year.

    • B. 

      The publishing date is missing.

    • C. 

      Publishing date links to current information.

  • 9. 
    If a website's content is written in a way that is dense and complex, then the website's content...
    • A. 

      Can still be questionable based on other ways to test the website.

    • B. 

      Is accurate because the writing is on an academic level.

    • C. 

      Is questionable because it's difficult to understand.

  • 10. 
    What is one way you can tell if an article on a website is academic?
    • A. 

      The author has the appropriate credentials.

    • B. 

      The article is long and well-written.

    • C. 

      The author has written other articles.

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