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Learn How To Set Library Books - Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which one shows the words in correct alphabetical order?

    • A.

      Debt, deadly, defeat, decide, demand

    • B.

      Deadly, defeat demand, decide, debt

    • C.

      Deadly, debt, decide, defeat, demand

    Correct Answer
    C. Deadly, debt, decide, defeat, demand
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "deadly, debt, decide, defeat, demand". This is the correct alphabetical order because the words are arranged in ascending order based on the first letter of each word. "Deadly" starts with the letter "d", "debt" starts with the letter "d", "decide" starts with the letter "d", "defeat" starts with the letter "d", and "demand" starts with the letter "d". Therefore, this arrangement follows the correct alphabetical order.

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  • 2. 

    Which one shows the words in correct alphabetical order?

    • A.

      Park, peak, perfume, plant, pony

    • B.

      Perfume, park, plant, pony, peak

    • C.

      Peak, perfume, park, plant, pony

    Correct Answer
    A. Park, peak, perfume, plant, pony
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "park, peak, perfume, plant, pony" because it follows the correct alphabetical order. The words are arranged in ascending order starting from "park" and ending with "pony".

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  • 3. 

    Which word comes first alphabetically?

    • A.

      Grape

    • B.

      Football

    • C.

      Hour

    • D.

      Intern

    Correct Answer
    B. Football
    Explanation
    In alphabetical order, the word "football" comes before "grape," "hour," and "intern."

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  • 4. 

    When I am shelving books I should always look at the books on either side of the one I just put on the shelf to check and see if it looks right?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    When shelving books, it is important to look at the books on either side of the one just put on the shelf to ensure that it is placed correctly. This helps maintain the organization and neatness of the shelves. By visually checking the alignment and arrangement of the books, any errors or discrepancies can be identified and corrected promptly. This practice also ensures that the books are easily accessible and visually appealing to library users. Therefore, the statement "True" is the correct answer.

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  • 5. 

    Which Dewey number comes first?

    • A.

      311.126

    • B.

      311.116

    • C.

      311.07

    • D.

      311.094

    Correct Answer
    C. 311.07
    Explanation
    The Dewey Decimal System is a classification system used in libraries to organize books by subject. In this system, numbers are arranged in a hierarchical order, with the most general subjects assigned lower numbers and the more specific subjects assigned higher numbers. In this case, the numbers 311.126, 311.116, 311.07, and 311.094 are given. To determine which number comes first, we compare the numbers from left to right. The number 311.07 is the lowest because it has the smallest value in the first digit after the decimal point. Therefore, 311.07 comes first in the Dewey Decimal System.

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  • 6. 

    The first thing I should do when I have been given some books that need to be put away is...

    • A.

      Put them in alphabetical order

    • B.

      Sort them according to what section of the library they go in

    • C.

      Ask another student for help

    Correct Answer
    B. Sort them according to what section of the library they go in
    Explanation
    When given books that need to be put away, the first thing to do is to sort them according to what section of the library they go in. This ensures that the books are organized and placed in their designated areas, making it easier for library users to find them. Putting them in alphabetical order may not be the most efficient method as books in a library are typically categorized by subject or genre rather than by title. Asking another student for help is not mentioned as a necessary step in the given situation.

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  • 7. 

    What section of the library would a book with these spine labels go in? R                        REF 955.1                 351.4 FEL                    LAM

    • A.

      Paperback

    • B.

      Reference

    • C.

      Nonfiction

    Correct Answer
    B. Reference
    Explanation
    The book would go in the Reference section of the library because it has a spine label that starts with "R" and is followed by a number, which is a common labeling system for reference books. Additionally, the word "Reference" is listed as one of the categories for the book.

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  • 8. 

    What is the correct order on the shelf for these books?

    • A.

      FIC MCK, FIC MAN, FIC MON

    • B.

      FIC MON, FIC MCK, FIC MAN

    • C.

      FIC MON, FIC MAN, FIC MCK

    • D.

      FIC MAN, FIC MCK, FIC MON

    Correct Answer
    D. FIC MAN, FIC MCK, FIC MON
    Explanation
    The correct order on the shelf for these books is FIC MAN, FIC MCK, FIC MON.

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  • 9. 

    What is the correct order on the shelf for these books?

    • A.

      551.234 KLI, 551.234 LAM, 551.234 PRO

    • B.

      551.234 LAM, 551.234 KLI, 551.234 PRO

    • C.

      551.234 PRO, 551.234 KLI, 551.234 LAM

    Correct Answer
    A. 551.234 KLI, 551.234 LAM, 551.234 PRO
    Explanation
    The correct order on the shelf for these books is 551.234 KLI, 551.234 LAM, 551.234 PRO.

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  • 10. 

    What is the correct order on the shelf for these books?

    • A.

      673.441 ASP, 673.451 DEL, 673. 654 ARP

    • B.

      673. 654 ARP, 673.441 ASP, 673.451 DEL

    • C.

      673.451 DEL, 673.441 ASP, 673. 654 ARP

    Correct Answer
    A. 673.441 ASP, 673.451 DEL, 673. 654 ARP
    Explanation
    The correct order on the shelf for these books is 673.441 ASP, 673.451 DEL, 673. 654 ARP.

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  • 11. 

    When shelving this book 338.020977, this book should be placed behind which book.

    • A.

      338.0021

    • B.

      338.003

    • C.

      338.020973

    • D.

      338.0183

    Correct Answer
    C. 338.020973
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 338.020973 because it is the closest number to 338.020977. When shelving books, they are typically arranged in numerical order, so the book with the closest number should be placed behind the given book.

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  • 12. 

    When shelving this book 629.130092, this book should be placed behind which book.

    • A.

      629.1323109

    • B.

      629.045

    • C.

      629.13092

    • D.

      629.0460228

    Correct Answer
    D. 629.0460228
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 629.0460228. In the Dewey Decimal Classification system, numbers are arranged in a hierarchical order. The number 629.130092 represents a specific book about a person or biography in the field of engineering. The number 629.0460228 represents a more specific book about the design and construction of rockets and missiles. Therefore, when shelving the book 629.130092, it should be placed behind the book with the number 629.0460228.

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  • 13. 

    When shelving this book 001.94203, this book should be placed in front of which book.

    • A.

      001.9420947

    • B.

      001.940975

    • C.

      001.9409

    • D.

      001.94

    Correct Answer
    A. 001.9420947
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 001.9420947 because it is the closest number to 001.94203. In library classification systems, books are usually arranged in numerical order, so the book with the closest number should be placed in front.

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  • 14. 

    T or F - A book with the call number 303 AND would come before a book with the call number 303 BEC

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    A book with the call number 303 AND would come before a book with the call number 303 BEC because in library classification systems, the call numbers are typically arranged in alphanumeric order. In this case, the call number 303 AND would come before 303 BEC because the letter "A" comes before the letter "B" in alphabetical order. Therefore, the statement is true.

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  • 15. 

    T or F - A book with the call number 457.09 BER would come before a book with call number 457.1 BER

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    A book's call number is a unique identifier used to organize and locate books in a library. In this case, the call number consists of two parts: the number 457 and the decimal point followed by a second number. When comparing call numbers, the numbers before the decimal point are considered first. In this case, 457.09 comes before 457.1 because 09 is a smaller number than 1. Therefore, a book with the call number 457.09 BER would indeed come before a book with the call number 457.1 BER.

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  • 16. 

    Pick the list of books that are in the correct order.

    • A.

      222 CAC 397.1 FIC 409.992 ALL 409.991 ABE

    • B.

      109.395 BER 109.3 BLA 109.44 CAC

    • C.

      229 SHE 229.1 SAC 229.109 SAN 229.8 SAB

    • D.

      Option 4

    Correct Answer
    C. 229 SHE 229.1 SAC 229.109 SAN 229.8 SAB
    Explanation
    The correct answer is the list of books in Option 4. The books are arranged in ascending order based on their call numbers, which are numerical values assigned to each book to indicate its placement on the shelf. In this case, the call numbers start with 229 and are followed by decimal numbers in increasing order. Therefore, 229 SHE comes first, followed by 229.1 SAC, 229.109 SAN, and finally 229.8 SAB.

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  • 17. 

    Choose all the lists that are in the correct order.

    • A.

      100 CAC 100.01 CAB 200.901 LAS 200.93 LAN

    • B.

      457.081 AST 457.07 AND 458 BEC 500 SHE

    • C.

      750 LED 779.887 AND 779.9 ABB

    • D.

      Option4

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. 100 CAC 100.01 CAB 200.901 LAS 200.93 LAN
    C. 750 LED 779.887 AND 779.9 ABB
    Explanation
    The correct answer is the first list: 100 CAC 100.01 CAB 200.901 LAS 200.93 LAN, followed by the second list: 750 LED 779.887 AND 779.9 ABB. These lists are in the correct order because they follow a numerical and alphabetical sequence. The numbers and letters are arranged in ascending order, with the decimal numbers coming after the whole numbers.

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  • 18. 

    Select the lists of author's last names are in the correct alphabetical order?

    • A.

      ABBOTT ALLAN ACHEY BOOTH

    • B.

      BERENSTAIN MUNSCH SEUSS

    • C.

      BOURGEOIS BROWN COLIN

    • D.

      HILL HILE POLAND YATES

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. BERENSTAIN MUNSCH SEUSS
    C. BOURGEOIS BROWN COLIN
    Explanation
    The correct answer is BERENSTAIN, MUNSCH, SEUSS, BOURGEOIS, BROWN, COLIN. The last names are listed in alphabetical order from left to right.

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  • 19. 

    What section of the library does this book go in? 92 BLO

    • A.

      Fiction

    • B.

      Reference

    • C.

      Nonfiction

    Correct Answer
    C. Nonfiction
    Explanation
    This book would go in the Nonfiction section of the library because it is categorized under the number 92. This number is typically used for biographies, which are considered nonfiction books.

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  • 20. 

    What section of the library does this book go in? 920 FRO

    • A.

      Fiction

    • B.

      Nonfiction

    • C.

      Reference

    Correct Answer
    B. Nonfiction
    Explanation
    This book belongs in the Nonfiction section of the library because it is categorized under the Dewey Decimal Classification number 920, which is typically assigned to biographies and autobiographies.

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  • 21. 

    True or false: the library and location designations on the spine label can be ignored when shelving materials.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The library and location designations guide patrons and library staff when searching for or shelving materials -SO YOU MUST PUT BOOKS BACK PROPERLY

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  • 22. 

    When shelving this book 940.5312092, this book should be placed behind which book.

    • A.

      940.5302

    • B.

      940.530207

    • C.

      940.5303

    • D.

      940.5312

    Correct Answer
    D. 940.5312
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 940.5312 because when shelving books, they are arranged in numerical order. In this case, the number 940.5312 comes after 940.5303 and before 940.530207, making it the correct placement for the book 940.5312092.

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