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Information Literacy

20.  using the Internet and the search skills you’ve learned in Information Literacy, answer the following question. You may wish to use search engines, meta-search engines, or virtual reference collections discussed in the study unit. When did the U.S. purchase Alaska and how much did it cost?
A. 1867, $7.2 million
B. 1959, $7.2 billion
C. 1912, $7.2 million
D. 1967, $7.2 billion
19. Which one of the following sections of EDSeek is most helpful in providing possible keywords related
to your topic?
A. Browse Publications
B. Subject Guide Search
C. Home
D. Help
18. Access the Library of Congress library catalog at http://catalog.loc.gov and read the Basic Search Tips.
Then, find the information to answer the question. Who is listed as the publisher for the individual books in
the Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris?
A. Ace
B. Penguin
C. McGraw Hill
D. Harcourt
17. Access the Library of Congress library catalog at http://catalog.loc.gov and read the Basic Search Tips.
Then, find the information to answer the question. What is the page count on the 2001 edition of the book
The Life of Pi?
A. 319
B. 417
C. 375
D. 340
16. Using the Internet and the search skills you’ve learned in Information Literacy, answer the following
question. You may wish to use the search engines, meta-search engines, or virtual reference collections
discussed in the study unit. What U.S. city is listed as the cleanest?
A. Cheyenne, Wyoming
B. San Francisco, California
C. New York, New York
D. Charlotte, North Carolina
15. Using the Internet and the search skills you’ve learned in Information Literacy, answer the following
question. You may wish to use the search engines, meta-search engines, or virtual reference collections
discussed in the study unit. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, what is the most populated city in the
United States?
A. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
B. New York, New York
C. San Francisco, California
D. Los Angeles, California
14.  use the World Factbook through the Virtual Reference Room to determine which of the following is
listed as an official language of Canada.
A. Canadian
B. German
C. Spanish
D. French
13. Which of the following sets of Dewey Decimal call numbers is in the correct order?
A. 004. 15 KWA, 010. 1 ABR, 100.01 PRO, 100.1 BLU
B. 100. 1 BLU, 010.1 ABR, 004. 15 KWA, 100.01 PRO
C. 010.1 ABR, 004.15 KWA 100.01 PRO, 100.1 BLU
D. 100.01 PRO, 100.1 BLU, 010. 1 ABR, 004. 15 KWA
12. At www.pennfoster.edu, identify the website for the school’s accrediting body, which is listed by the
U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency.
A. www.detc.org/
B. www.pde.state.pa.us/pdi_internet/site/default.asp
C. www.iacet.org/
D. www.css-msa.org/
11. On the EDSeek database, which of the following is not listed under the tools?
A. Return to Library
B. Logout
C. Change Databases
D. Dictionary
10. What is an effective truncation method for searching the Internet?
A. Reading all the hits from your first search
B. Using an asterisk (*)
C. Using several synonymous terms in the search
D. Entering one or two related words
9. In which section of the Penn Foster library is the link “Evaluating Information on the Web”?
A. Subject Guides
B. EDSeek
C. Guidebooks and Tips
D. Virtual Reference Room
8. What would you type into a search engine for a quick way to get the definition of mensa?
A. allintitle:mensa
B. mensa organization
C. define:mensa
D. info:mensa
7. Access the Library of Congress library catalog at http://catalog.loc.gov and read the Basic Search Tips.
Then, find the information to answer the question. Under the 1951 edition of The Catcher in the Rye, what
is listed as the publishing city?
A. New York
B. Chicago
C. Philadelphia
D. Boston
6. Under the thesaurus on the Penn Foster Library, what is a synonym for the word impending?
A. Later
B. Never
C. Distant
D. Ominous
5. In the keyword search on EDSeek’s Home Page, enter the following statement: NASA* AND Mars*.
Based on the results from this search, choose the best answer to this question. Which of the following is
listed under the related subjects list?
A. Space exploration
B. Milky Way
C. Solar system
D. Hubble telescope
4. Scholarly journal articles are written by
A. professional writers.
B. reporters.
C. lower division college students.
D. experts in a subject field.
3. Access the Library of Congress library catalog at http://catalog.loc.gov and read the Basic Search Tips.
Then, find the information to answer the question. Under the subject headings for Harry Potter and the
Goblet of Fire, which is not listed as a subject?
A. Wizards
B. Magic
C. Schools
D. Dark Arts
2. Use one of the sources available in the Almanacs and Yearbooks section to identify the approximate time
of sunrise in Anchorage, Alaska, on December 25, 2015. (Hint: Check the source’s Astronomy section.)
A. 9:45 am
B. 10:15 am
C. 11:30 am
D. 8:10 am
1. which of the following is not a listed document type? A:diary B:book review C:report D:article