Information Competency Quiz

Understanding the Ethical, Legal, and Socio-Political Issues Surrounding Information and Information Technology


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1) Everything on the Internet is freely available for anyone to download and/or copy for his/her own use.

2) The section of Copyright Law that allows libraries and educational institutions to use copyrighted works is called:
Public Domain
Fair Use
Chicago Protocol
None of the above

3) When you visit some Web sites, the Web server sends a small piece of information, called a "cookie," to your web browser. What can cookies NOT BE used for?
Storing the password and user ID you have submitted for the site
Remembering the options you have selected at the site
Tracking your movements on the website
Deleting everything from your hard drive

4) A student should provide full citations to the sources used in a research paper in order to:
Give credit to the author
Allow somebody else to find the sources
Lend credibility to the research paper
All of the above

5) In a research paper you should provide citations for all of the following sources except:
Your own ideas
Internet sources
Congressional hearings

6) Students can copy most information from a U.S. government site without permission.

7) Cookies can track:
Which websites you've visited
Where you go within a particular website
Your newsgroup postings
All of the above

8) It is not necessary to provide citations for materials taken from the web.

9) To find out how to cite sources properly, consult:
A Style Manual
An Encyclopedia
A Periodical Index
All of the above

10) Which of the following information should your citation for a website include?
Author (if available), title of the webpage, title of the complete work (if applicable), date created (if available), the complete URL, date visited
Author, title, publisher, year copyrighted
Permission from the website's author for you to cite the work
You may not use web resources for research papers

Where are you studying?
Spanish translation of the CUNY Information Competency Tutorials was made possible by a grant from the CUNY Office of Compliance and Diversity, Diversity Projects Development Fund. Prof. Josť Diaz, Hostos Community College and Prof. George Thorsen, Queensborough Community College translated these modules into Spanish.  The Hostos Community College Instructional Technology support center staff migrated all of the IL Competency modules into a new, more attractive format as part of a Perkins Grant to provide 24/6 online tutorial resources to students. A special thanks goes to Hostos Community College and George Rosa, Elkin Urrea, and Carlos Victoria for their work on the migration and design.