Information Literacy Quiz

·         Information Literacy Quiz

Take the following quiz to see if you are:

Somewhat Savvy (0-5 points)
Moderately Savvy (6-10 points)
Downright Nerdy (10+ points)

1. List 4 major search engines and a major directory.

2. What is a blog?

3. Why might you use quotation marks when conducting a search?

4. URL is an acronym for…

5. Identify three Boolean search terms.

6. How do you find the owner or publisher of a Web site?

7. Identify these extensions and what they represent:

.org     .com

.sch      .k12

.edu     .gov

.ac      .net

.mil     .co

8. How do you find out who is linked to your school’s Web site?

9. What clues in a Web address might indicate you are on a personal Web site?

10. How would you conduct a search for the following: a list of Web sites of all the academic institutions in South Africa? (Hint: South Africa’s country code is .za)

11. How do you find the history of any given Web site?

12. How would you conduct a search for the following: US higher education Web sites that contain the word turtle?

13. How do sites get to the top of a result list in Google?

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