1. Which of the following sentences about Wikipedia is true?
A. You should never use Wikipedia during a research project because its information is usually wrong.
B. Wikipedia’s content can be edited anonymously by anyone at any time, making it an unreliable source.
C. You should never use Wikipedia during a research project, even for background research.
D. All of the content on Wikipedia is written in a biased point of view.
2. Wikipedia should not be used for background research because
A. it asks you to contribute $3 every time you use it.
B. it is a free and open resource that contradicts more scholarship resources.
C. of potential inaccuracies and bias.
D. of possible page crashes on an iPhone.
3. One of The Five Pillars of Wikipedia is
A. Wikipedia is written from a neutral point of view.
B. Wikipedia relies on peer reviewed articles.
C. Wikipedia may contain articles that are considered false.
D. Wikipedia articles adhere to very strict rules
4. Sequoya needs to narrow down her search. One of the steps she should take to accomplish this is to
A. complete a broader search in Google.
B. email her instructor for specific exam and project specifications.
C. review her course textbook, study guide, lesson notes, and webinars.
D. consult with friends and relatives on social media
5. Deshaun is determining which sources are most appropriate for his research project. Which step of research process is he on?
A. Step 2: Find and Retrieve Materials
B. Step 4: Organize Your Information
C. Step 1: Choose and Refine Your Topic
D. Step 3: Evaluate Your Sources
6. Which of the following documents are considered primary sources?
A. Encyclopedias and biographical dictionaries
B. Raw data, diaries, letters, manuscripts, and original accounts
C. Academic journal articles and books published by scholars
D. Books primarily concerned with the creative process
7. Wikipedia vandalism occurs when someone
A. edits the project (or entry) in a malicious manner that is intentionally disruptive.
B. forgets a citation on a Wikipedia entry.
C. deletes a page of Wikipedia.
D. copies and pastes the entry into their research paper
8. Aaron is researching to discover how many homes in the United States have an Internet subscription but no cable TV subscription. Which of the following types of sources should Aaron consult?
A. Social media
B. Statistical sources
C. Periodical/trade journal
9. Jasmine is checking if her sources are valid and reliable. Which step of research process is she on?
A. Step 1: Choose and Refine Your Topic
B. Step 2: Find and Retrieve Materials
C. Step 3: Evaluate Your Sources
D. Step 4: Organize Your Information
10. Which of the following is a good example of narrowing a topic by asking more targeted questions?
A. When researching the population decline of polar bears, you decide to research the size differences of the various species of bear.
B. When researching the average household income of the United States, you decide to look up the world average household income.
C. When researching the average amount of television watched among 55- to 60-year-olds, you search for the highest-rated shows on cable television.
D. When researching the health effects of drinking soda, you decide to research the effects of drinking only diet soda
11. The final step of the research process is to
A. cite your sources.
B. organize your information.
C. find materials.
D. choose a topic
12. News channels (CNN, FOX, MSNBC, local news) are best used for
A. subject-specific information.
B. statistical information.
C. original quotes, ideas, video recordings.
D. biographical information
13. Jasmine would like to create her own primary resource. What could she do to accomplish this?
A. Read a biography by someone who lived during a certain time period and write a report
B. Interview a professional in the area she is interested in researching
C. Call her friend
D. Read an entry in Wikipedia
14. Ben is interested in using a source that provides information on current and developing trends and identifying experts on a topic. Which source should he use?
B. Social media
C. Periodical/trade journal
D. Statistical sources
15. Social networking websites, such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, are best suited for which of the following types of research?
A. Identifying emerging trends in a particular field that may generate ideas for a research project or paper
B. Getting leads on current topics, developing trends, and subject matter experts
C. Acquiring facts and statistical information
D. Acquiring information on original research
16. The primary purpose of the Information Literacy course is to
A. teach you how to search Google.
B. familiarize you with ways to conduct research.
C. familiarize you with Wikipedia.
D. teach you how to cut and paste
17. For which of the following research paper topics might you do research on Biography.com?
A. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), a law that protects disables citizens against discrimination
B. Eli Whitney, inventor of the cotton gin
C. World War II
D. Sickle cell anemia, a degenerative blood disorder
18. The research process begins with
A. asking your friends how to do research.
B. conducting a search on the Internet.
C. selecting a topic.
D. borrowing a book from your local library
19. The US Bureau of Economic Analysis is an example of a/an
A. statistical source.
D. trade journal.
20. Evidence left behind by participants or observers is an example of what kind of resource?