Checking the validity of information on the Internet

Average rating : Published by EMOSULLIVAN on May 11th, 2014
A Quiz I have made for my I.T class

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Question 1
What is the internet?

A controlled space where information is regulary checked
A public space where anybody can write their opinions
A private space
Question 2
Who is ultimately responsible for evaluating and controlling the information on the internet?

Parents
The Government
The Internet User
Question 3
Which site could be taken as an example of a collective effort to provide information?

Wikipedia
Facebook
Ebay
Question 4
Why is information on Wikipedia sometimes considered not to be reliable?

Because people publish conspiracy theories there
Because the information hasn't always been checked by experts in the field
Because people give only their opinions, never facts
Question 5
What does Wikipedia's disclaimer warn about?

Internet bullying
Computer viruses
It can't garantee that its articles are 100% accurate
Question 6
Which of these is NOT one of the criteria set out by the site eduscol for the effective use of the internet?

Evaluation
Validation
Compensation
Question 7
For which internet users is it often most difficult to evaluate the information?

Old people
Inexperienced users
Teenagers
Question 8
What is a good way of checking the information you find?

Cross-referencing
Trusting yourself
Don't check, everything is true!
Question 9
A reputable website will normally...?

Not have any links
Give links to other sites
Will be badly written
Question 10
What can teachers do to help students?

Only allow them to use books instead of the internet
Provide a list of pre-selected sites for research
Encourge them to use sites like newshound, the onion etc

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Author : EMOSULLIVAN
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