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LiONiL: Library Instruction Online for Information Literacy

Module 4: Evaluating/Critical Thinking

Module 4 Quiz

I. The following characteristics best define which type of publication?

  1. articles are reviewed by the editor.
  2. articles may or may not be signed by the author.
  3. articles do not include author's credentials or affiliation.
a. Magazine
b. Scholarly Journal

II. Novels or speeches are examples of:

a. Primary Sources
b. Secondary Sources

III. Which of the following three website descriptions contains a particular point of view or bias?

a. Friends of Tobacco is a grass-roots organization dedicated to preserving an essential part of America's history and future. We believe that when any of our freedoms are taken away, all of our freedoms are at risk. Some people want that. Some people want to tell us that we can not enjoy ourselves after dinner, at work, in our cars, or in the privacy of our own home. If these people did not exist, we would not need to....
b. Welcome to the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). NARA, an independent Federal agency, is America's national recordkeeper. Our mission is to ensure ready access to the essential evidence that documents the rights of American citizens, the actions of Federal officials, and the national experience.
c. The mission of Burt County Museum is to collect, preserve and develop appreciation of the history of Burt County and artifacts associated with that history and to educate the public in connection therewith.