Research Skills

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Research Quizzes & Trivia

This quiz is to test student knowledge on research. It is geared toward 8th grade Language Arts.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is wrong with the following works-cited entry?Bruce, Sterling. Shaping Things. Cambridge: MIT P, 2005
    • A. 

      The date of publication should be first

    • B. 

      There should not be a comma between the first and last name

    • C. 

      The title of the book should be in quotes, not underlined

    • D. 

      The author's name should appear in directory style (last name first and first name last)

  • 2. 
    What is missing from this basic parenthetical citation?   Kale, a leafy green that is akin to the cabbage, is considered by nutritionists to be " the most impressive and versatile green" (46) because of its many health benefits.
    • A. 

      The author of the cited information

    • B. 

      The date of the cited information

    • C. 

      The page number of the cited information

    • D. 

      The source of the cited information

  • 3. 
    Which of the following is the best plan for doing research?
    • A. 

      Find a subject, determine what you need, set a schedule, browse sources, and determine goals.

    • B. 

      Browse sources, find a subject, determine goals, determine what you need, and set a schedule.

    • C. 

      Determine goals, find a subject, browse sources, determine what you need, and set a schedule.

    • D. 

      Determine what you need, find a subject, browse sources, determine your goals, and set a schedule

  • 4. 
    A working bibliography requires students to create
    • A. 

      A works-cited page

    • B. 

      Source cards and note cards

    • C. 

      An outline

    • D. 

      Nothing

  • 5. 
    Using the single key word searches will
    • A. 

      Return the best and most results

    • B. 

      Narrow down your search

    • C. 

      Will provide you with the exact information you need

    • D. 

      Return the most results but include lots of unneeded information

  • 6. 
    To narrow down a search on-line or using an electronic card catalog
    • A. 

      Use "AND"

    • B. 

      Use "OR"

    • C. 

      Use "quotation marks"

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 7. 
    Field research allows students to create primary sources through
    • A. 

      Experimenting and recording observations

    • B. 

      Creating and administering surveys

    • C. 

      Arranging and conducting interviews

    • D. 

      All of the above