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1. Many people enjoy using newgroups . What is a newsgroup?
a. a kind of newspaper.
b. a TV station that gives the news.
c. a discussion group on the Internet.
d. a list of E-mail addresses on the Internet.
2. Some newsgroups are moderated. Moderated means
a. A person reviews and puts up the discussion topics for everyone in the group.
b. People can discuss anything they want.
c. People are allowed to discuss only unemotional topics.
d. One person answers the discussion group's questions.
3. The moderator posts the articles that we will discuss. What does post mean?
a. to mail to the group on the Internet
b. to view on the Internet for the newsgroup
c. to publish messages on the Internet for newsgroup discussion
d. to chat with other members of the group on the Internet
4. What is a newsgroup article?
a. a large discussion forum.
b. a document you put on your homepage.
c. a newsgroup topic, question, or answer.
d. words like a, an, and the.
5. How might newsgroups relate to your research?
a. You probably won't find any new information there.
b. You can get a lot of new information from all of the people you communicate with.
c. You can easily find out the qualifications of the members of the newsgroup.
d. You may be able to get new information from experts in your research area.
6. What is the difference between a newsgroup and a chat group?
a. A newsgroup is a real time exchange of the information you want. A chat group exchanges unimportant information.
b. A newsgroup discussion can last for weeks and you do not have to be on line every minute. A chat group takes place in real time.
c. A newsgroup sends your information to thousands of people, but a chat group sends information only to you.
d. A newsgroup discusses the news of the world. A chat group discusses personal information.
7. How does E-mail differ from newsgroups and chat groups?
a. E-mail is sent from one person to another. Newsgroups and chat groups are sent to thousands of people.
b. E-mail is sent to thousands of people, but newsgroups and chat groups are private.
c. E-mail is useful for research, but newsgroups and chat groups aren't.
d. E-mail is for reading and writing, newsgroups and chat groups are for talking.
8. The first thing to do is to browse for newsgroups. What does browse groups mean?
a. It means to choose more specific articles.
b. It means to choose an article and answer it.
c. It means to write your own article and publish it.
d. It means to look at many discussion articles in a leisurely way.
9. What is the most important reason to read the thread of a discussion topic?
a. to choose a topic for discussion
b. to look at the topics that are available
c. to post an article about the topic you chose.
d. to find out what other people have already said about the topic.
10. What is a newsgroup archiving system?
a. a list of authors who are discussing a topic
b. a collection of old newsgroup discussions saved for future reference
c. a special room in the library
d. a posting in the newsgroup
11. When you are doing research, why would you want to read author profiles?
a. to find out whether or not the person who wrote the article E-mailed it
b. to find out whether or not the person who wrote the article posted it
c. to find out whether or not the person who wrote the article is an expert on your research topic
d. to find out what newsgroups the person who wrote an article is interested in
12. How can you find out if a person who wrote an article is really an expert?
a. That information is easily available on the author profile page.
b. That information is not available from the newsgroup.
c. That information is always available in his/her articles.
d. A person who writes an article is usually an expert in the field.
13. Many universities have on line library catalogs. What does on line mean?
a. cards in a drawer
b. in the reference room
c. in a computer system
d. a traditional system
14. What is the Library Catalog?
a. the interface catalog
b. the Internet computer catalog
c. The library's internal catalog
d. The Iowa State University library catalog.
15. What is a serial?
a. a book
b. an index
c. a magazine or newspaper
d. a catalog.
16. What should you do first to find articles in academic journals?
a. use indexes and abstracts on the library on-line catalog
b. search the Internet newsgroups
c. search in the reference room of the library
d. use Alta Vista on the WWW.
17. What information is available in View Full Record?
a. a special book
b. an index of abstracts
c. the call number
d. a bibliography
18. How can you find books about your research topic in the library?
a. use the Library Catalog on line
b. use indexes and abstracts
c. use the periodical room
d. go to the shelves of the library
19. When you are looking for information on the on-line library catalog, what are three ways to search?
a. a book, an index, and a catalog
b. an index, an abstract, and a computer
c. a bibliography, keyword, and computer
d. key word, title, and author
20. What is a bibliography?
a. a library where you do research
b. a list of books and articles you use to write a research paper
c. a short summary of your research paper
d. a list of topics covered in your research paper