Scholarly Versus Popular Information Quiz

9 Questions | Total Attempts: 1434

SettingsSettingsSettings
Popular Quizzes & Trivia

Quiz to test a student's understanding of the differences between scholarly and popular information.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Articles written by university professors in a given field are
    • A. 

      Popular

    • B. 

      Scholarly

  • 2. 
     A 15 page article with a list of references will be found in a
    • A. 

      Popular magazine

    • B. 

      Newspaper

    • C. 

      Scholarly journal

  • 3. 
    Identify the type of information based on the article citation:Mendez, Tessa. "Thin ice, shifting geopolitics: the legal implications of Arctic ice melt." Denver Journal of International Law and Policy 38.3 (Summer 2010): 527(21). Academic OneFile. 
    • A. 

      Scholarly

    • B. 

      Popular

  • 4. 
    Identify the type of information based on the article citation: Larkin, M. (2002). Are amusement park rides bad for the brain? The Lancet Neurology, 1(5), 274-274.
    • A. 

      Scholarly

    • B. 

      Popular

  • 5. 
    Identify the type of information based on the article citation: Rosenthal, Elisabeth. "Are we cooking the planet? Millions of stoves in developing nations in Africa and Asia are a surprising--and growing--cause of global warming." New York Times Upfront 21 Sept. 2009: 18+. Academic OneFile.
    • A. 

      Scholarly

    • B. 

      Popular

  • 6. 
    What does "peer-reviewed" or "refereed" mean?
    • A. 

      Magazine editors approve the articles before they go to publication

    • B. 

      Members of the general public contribute to edits of articles

    • C. 

      Experts in that particular field have read and approved the article for publication

  • 7. 
    Are the articles in Time magazine peer-reviewed?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 8. 
    Which publication is NOT considered a scholarly journal?
    • A. 

      International Journal of Mid East Studies

    • B. 

      Scientific American

    • C. 

      School Library Journal

    • D. 

      Journal of Accounting and Economics

    • E. 

      Journal of Biological Chemistry

  • 9. 
    Which characteristic is NOT common to scholarly publications?
    • A. 

      Field-specific jargon or technical language

    • B. 

      Bibliography or works cited

    • C. 

      Glossy photos and advertisements

    • D. 

      Abstract (summary of article)

    • E. 

      Written by expert in the field

Back to Top Back to top