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The Active Reader, 2e: Chapter 9

Instructions: For each question, click on the radio button beside your answer. When you have completed the entire quiz, click the 'Submit my answers' button at the bottom of the page to receive your results.

Question 1:


a) being able to locate quality sources in a modern library
b) being able to assess the reliability of sources
c) being able to integrate words, ideas, and information smoothly into your own work
d) being able to document sources using discipline-specific conventions
e) They are all equally important.

Question 2:


a) it reveals what aspects of a topic you are most drawn to exploring
b) it identifies what you’ll need to learn about your topic
c) it provides a narrowed, manageable focus
d) it yields key words for a search strategy
e) it guides which direction your essay will take
f) all of the above

Question 3:


a) websites
b) databases
c) journals
d) the Library of Congress Classification System

Question 4:


a) It is an on-line citation manager.
b) It is a good example of a useful database.
c) It is very useful for university research.
d) It helps professors grade essays.

Question 5:


a) Databases offer comprehensive, indexed access to the published literature in a given field.
b) The Internet gives access to copious information, but the information is compiled indiscriminately with no restrictions, no filters, and no guarantee of quality control.
c) Databases are restricted to users identified as members of a library’s clientele.
d) Internet search engines bring up sites rated by popularity, word frequency counts, and number of links to other sites.
e) Databases give organized access to indexed research beyond the scope of standard search engines.
f) Search engines like Google pull more information, whereas databases yield quality information.
g) all of the above

Question 6:


a) knowledgeable authors have reviewed material before publication.
b) all authors are from the same university.
c) only collaborative research is included.
d) all of the above

Question 7:


a) grading criteria
b) the method of research
c) an abstract
d) answers B and C

Question 8:


a) resistant, reputable, recent, and relevant
b) reputable, reliable, recent, and relevant
c) reputable, resistant, recorded, and recent
d) recorded, reputable, reliable, and recent

Question 9:


a) No one assumes responsibility for the website content.
b) The website authors are not from North America.
c) The authors created the site themselves.
d) all of the above

Question 10:


a) True
b) False