Research Hints

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4th grade level quiz on research skills including internet searching, Boolean, plagiarism, copyright and more!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A Boolean search uses the words
    • A. 

      And, or, not

    • B. 

      Always, sometimes, never

    • C. 

      Except, if.....then

    • D. 

      Cool, rad, awesome

  • 2. 
    Before using information, you should check to see if it is
    • A. 

      Up-to-date, accurate, a fact, or an opinion.

    • B. 

      Funny and makes you laugh.

    • C. 

      Available on videotape

    • D. 

      Written in Spanish.

  • 3. 
    Before doing research, you should
    • A. 

      Understand your assignment.

    • B. 

      Decide what you already know and what you still need to find out.

    • C. 

      Have an idea of what the end assignment should look like.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 4. 
    When using information from a website for a school project, the best question to ask yourself is
    • A. 

      Can I order products from this site?

    • B. 

      Are these pictures, graphs, and charts colorful enough?

    • C. 

      Is this site cool?

    • D. 

      Who is the author of this information and is it accurate?

  • 5. 
    When doing a Boolean search on the internet, using the word AND
    • A. 

      Narrows your search.

    • B. 

      Confuses the computer.

    • C. 

      Allows you to exclude a word you are searching for.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 6. 
    When doing a Boolean search on the internet, using the word OR
    • A. 

      Gives you more specific information about the words you search for.

    • B. 

      Confuses the computer.

    • C. 

      Gives you information about all of your search terms.

    • D. 

      Earns you a piece of pizza.

  • 7. 
    When using information from a website for a research project
    • A. 

      You must pay to use the information.

    • B. 

      You may use the text word-for-word and say that you wrote it.

    • C. 

      You must cite your source and give credit to the author.

    • D. 

      You must have the author write your paper for you.

  • 8. 
    When doing a Boolean search on the internet, using the word NOT
    • A. 

      Narrows your search and eliminates a term or idea.

    • B. 

      Finds only pictures.

    • C. 

      Takes you to a new search engine.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 9. 
    Plagiarism is stealing someone else's work.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    What makes a source of information a good source of information?
    • A. 

      It is current (up-to-date).

    • B. 

      It is accurate (true).

    • C. 

      It relates to the topic.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 11. 
    Copyright provides ownership over a piece of written, audio, video, or artistic work to the creator.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    Another word for a website's URL is
    • A. 

      Place in the library

    • B. 

      Mascot

    • C. 

      Publisher

    • D. 

      Address