Information Literacy Quiz Answers

                     

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Question 1 of 21
Information literacy includes skills in navigating research, as well as an understanding of _.
how information is created
the Dewey decimal system
who the primary information creators are
exactly how much information exists

how information is created

Question 2 of 21
Aaron plans to do some research on the Industrial Revolution in the university library’s archives. How would what he finds there differ from research on the same topic in a general library’s collection?
The materials are more likely to be digital than materials in a general library collection.
The materials were all created by scholars who studied the Industrial Revolution.
Some of the relevant materials were created during the Industrial Revolution.
There are many more copies of archival materials than materials in a general library collection.

Some of the relevant materials were created during the Industrial Revolution.

Question 3 of 21
Margot travels frequently for work. Why might she choose to use an online library to conduct research for a project she’s working on?
She needs to use books written by an author who’s still living.
Only online libraries have free books.
She can access the books remotely.
She only needs books in the public domain.

She can access the books remotely.

Question 4 of 21
A train derailed outside of Philadelphia on Monday. Based on the information cycle, where would you read about this story on Tuesday?
internet
reference book
newspaper
academic journal

newspaper

Question 5 of 21
How can Wikipedia be helpful when you’re conducting college research?
It can help you identify keywords and concepts to research elsewhere.
It can be referred to for unbiased information on any topic.
It can be used as primary source material.
It can be used as a sole source since it’s so comprehensive.

It can help you identify keywords and concepts to research elsewhere.

Question 6 of 21
How are social media sites today being used as a trusted source of information?
They’re used to connect classmates and coworkers.
They’re used to share personal videos.
They’re used to update communities about natural disasters.
They’re used by organizations to push a political agenda.

They’re used to update communities about natural disasters.

Question 7 of 21
Nan is a school administrator trying to estimate how many school-age kids will be living in her district in five years. What type of research resource should she use to help her find the answer?
maps
statistical database
objects and artifacts
materials collections

statistical database

Question 8 of 21
As a visually literate researcher, which action can help establish the credibility of an image?
Find an image with an online search.
Identify the images needed.
Evaluate the image source.
Put the image in context.

Evaluate the image source.

Question 9 of 21
Felicity wants to use some photos of the New York City skyline in her presentation. What type of images should she look for to ensure she can use them without permission?
images in the public domain
images from a library’s archives
images from the Library of Congress
images that appear in Google search

images in the public domain

Question 10 of 21
For a class assignment, Nelson needs to use a periodical source that has been peer reviewed. Which source should he use?
newspaper
trade journal
general magazine
scholarly journal

scholarly journal

Question 11 of 21
What is true about general magazines?
The articles are peer reviewed.
They’re written by professional journalists.
They are considered primary sources.
They contain a bibliography.

They’re written by professional journalists.

Question 12 of 21
Who would find mind mapping the most helpful?
Someone who needs to refine the direction of their research.
Someone who wants to organize the research they’ve already conducted.
Someone who doesn’t know what research topic to start with.
Someone who is an expert in their research topic.

Someone who needs to refine the direction of their research.

Question 13 of 21
Which Boolean search term broadens your search?
and
both
or
not

or

Question 14 of 21
What type of search terms can help you find similar or related terms grouped together?
free language terms
subject headings
authority headings
keywords

authority headings

Question 15 of 21
If you aren’t able to find enough source material when you start researching a topic, you should consider _ your topic.
narrowing
giving up
expanding
abandoning

expanding

Question 16 of 21
Malik’s instructor is requiring that students use two primary sources for their end-of-semester project. What sources should he choose?
autobiography and biography
news article and diary
diary and description by a witness
magazine article and encyclopedia

diary and description by a witness

Question 17 of 21
Cecily is searching for sources for a paper she’s writing on the Mediterranean diet. In what circumstance would she choose a popular publication as a source?
She needs a bibliography to refer to.
She wants to use peer-reviewed information.
She is unfamiliar with the jargon in the field.
She needs credible citations.

She is unfamiliar with the jargon in the field.

Question 18 of 21
Dylan wants to use a sentence from a history book in his paper. What action would be considered plagiarism?
Using the sentence with quotation marks around it.
Just changing the word order of the sentence.
Restating the sentence in his own words.
Crediting the original source of the sentence.

Just changing the word order of the sentence.

Question 19 of 21
What usage of copyrighted materials would be a violation of the fair use doctrine?
criticism
marketing
teaching
news reporting

marketing

Question 20 of 21
Kara is working on a group research project and needs to create an annotated bibliography based on the bibliography created by another team member. What does she need to add?
a description of the sources
the authors of the sources
the publishers of the sources
the names of the sources

a description of the sources

Question 21 of 21
For a work of art, what is contained in an image caption that is not present in an image citation?
the item’s owner
the title of the work
the dimensions
the artist’s name

the dimensions


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