Information Literacy Quizzes & Trivia

We live in a highly technological world that's vastly different from the one our parents and grandparents knew. The main difference can be summed up in just one word: information. Put simply, there is now more information out there than ever before, as users of amazing websites such as Wikipedia will know. Are you information literate? Can you assimilate and process data?

Do you understand how information is transforming our modern lives? You can prove it by taking on our Information Literacy quizzes. We have lots of questions, all you have to do is select the correct answer from a range of multiple choice options. You'll be asked questions about the history of information literacy, as well as how it's defined today, and how it's taught in our schools and colleges. The fun tests are about to begin.

This quiz is to assess the student's information literacy understanding. The questions are based upon the lessons in An Introduction to Information Literacy.

Questions: 92  |  Attempts: 1755   |  Last updated: Oct 9, 2017
  • Sample Question
    Would you say that a paper on "computers" is a well defined topic?

This quiz determines how well you are able to research information using the library. Feel free to take this quiz as often as you want until you pass it. Select the single best answer to each question.

Questions: 15  |  Attempts: 804   |  Last updated: May 3, 2017
  • Sample Question
     Which of the following best describes “information literacy”?

Adelphi University students take this quiz after completing the online Information Literacy Tutorial.

Questions: 25  |  Attempts: 593   |  Last updated: May 17, 2018
  • Sample Question
    Which of the following are important considerations when developing a topic for a research assignment:

Information Literacy means the ability to know how and when to use information, as well as able to identify, locate, and evaluate that information for the issue or problem at hand. This quiz has been created to test your...

Questions: 10  |  Attempts: 352   |  Last updated: Jun 23, 2019
  • Sample Question
    What is the term for an online resource that shows what materials a library owns? CHECK ONLY ONE ANSWER.

Answer the following questions to the best of your ability

Questions: 20  |  Attempts: 293   |  Last updated: Apr 26, 2016
  • Sample Question
    You are assigned a broad topic to research. Before you can narrow your topic to a manageable one, you must take certain steps, which are listed below. Which of the following lists the steps in the correct order (first to last)? A. Write down things I need to learn more about the broad topic B. Write down what I already know about the broad topic C. Read about the broad topic




Information Literacy Questions & Answers


Which of the following is not true of the reference collection in a library?
Originally, reference materials should stay in the library which means that they cannot be checked out. This means that the answer to this question in C. It should be noted, however, that there are some areas wherein this is allowed. There are also
Which of the following would not be considered primary source material?
The only one of these three options that can be considered primary source material is the newspaper account given at the time. This contemporaneous article may not be totally accurate, but the journalist will have been in the best position to check f
What is a Boolean search?
A search that allows more than an answers to more that one questions
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