Research Information And Fluency

6 Questions | Total Attempts: 46

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  • 1. 
    Which of the following is NOT an example of an extension in a URL?
    • A. 

      .com

    • B. 

      .gov

    • C. 

      .npr

    • D. 

      .edu

  • 2. 
    You can better your search results on the Web by?
    • A. 

      Using several different search engines.

    • B. 

      Sticking to your topic and being careful with your keywords.

    • C. 

      Becoming familiar with using reliable Web resources such as National Geographic, CNN, and the Library of Congress.

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 3. 
    Critically evaluating the author of a web site is important because
    • A. 

      Web authors are less than professional.

    • B. 

      Web author are biased

    • C. 

      Anyone can publish on the web. There's no guarantee that when you're reading is fair and has gone through standard fact-checking and editorial reviews.

    • D. 

      Printed information is always more accurate than information found on the web.

  • 4. 
    The usefulness of a website is judged by
    • A. 

      When it was last updated.

    • B. 

      The ease with which the user can navigate the site.

    • C. 

      Its correct use of proper grammar and spelling.

    • D. 

      The integrity of its links and pages (no broken links or pages "under construction.")

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 5. 
    Besides just critiquing the website and author, what else must one keep in mind when assessing a website?
    • A. 

      Did it meet your needs and requirements?

    • B. 

      Did the content provide you with complicated research and an impressive set of various data results?

    • C. 

      Was all the information suitable and only to be found on this website?

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 6. 
    Any information gathered during your research that is not considered to be public information NEEDS to be cited.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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