Computer Science: Middle School: Grades 6, 7 and 8 Quiz - Information (Reliability, Validity and Bias) 2 (Questions)

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The concept of information is closely related to notions of communication, control, data, form, instruction, knowledge, meaning, perception and representation.

To hone your computer science skills, try our second quiz on reliability, validity and bias of information.

1. Many websites contain 'biased' information because .......
[ ] some people set out to deliberately mislead
[ ] the authors have avoided personal opinion
[ ] the authors have carefully checked their facts
[ ] websites are created by people
2. Many websites contain 'biased' information.
[ ] Caused because people interpret facts in different ways
[ ] This can always be avoided
[ ] This is always deliberate
[ ] This is usually easy to spot
3. People rarely check the validity of websites because .......
[ ] anti-virus software stops suspicious sites
[ ] information on the web is just as reliable as any book
[ ] it isn't really necessary these days
[ ] validating websites takes longer than just searching
4. Which do you think gives the least biased information?
[ ] A site ending .co.uk
[ ] A site ending .com
[ ] A site ending .gov.uk
[ ] A site ending .org
5. When evaluating a website you should .......
[ ] not believe anything you read
[ ] not trust anything created more than five years ago
[ ] think critically about what you view
[ ] trust anything written by a teacher
6. The quickest way to find a resource on the www is .......
[ ] to enter a specific url in the address bar
[ ] to get someone else to look for you
[ ] to randomly access sites
[ ] to use a search engine with a keyword
7. Search engines are useful because .......
[ ] they always find something interesting to view
[ ] they always find what we are searching for
[ ] they are free to use
[ ] they search millions of websites for what we want to find
8. Search engines can create long lists of 'hits'. A hit is .......
[ ] a site containing all the information being searched for
[ ] a site containing at least one of the keywords entered
[ ] a site containing reliable sources of information
[ ] a site containing some of the information you require
9. Search engine results can be made more specific by .......
[ ] using fewer keywords and linking them with 'and'
[ ] using fewer keywords and linking them with 'or'
[ ] using more keywords and linking them with 'and'
[ ] using more keywords and linking them with 'or'
10. Different search engines .......
[ ] always produce different search results
[ ] often produce different search results
[ ] produce the same results just in a different order
[ ] usually produce exactly the same results
Computer Science: Middle School: Grades 6, 7 and 8 Quiz - Information (Reliability, Validity and Bias) 2 (Answers)
1. Many websites contain 'biased' information because .......
[x] some people set out to deliberately mislead
[ ] the authors have avoided personal opinion
[ ] the authors have carefully checked their facts
[ ] websites are created by people
2. Many websites contain 'biased' information.
[x] Caused because people interpret facts in different ways
[ ] This can always be avoided
[ ] This is always deliberate
[ ] This is usually easy to spot
People rarely make objective assessments of the 'facts'
3. People rarely check the validity of websites because .......
[ ] anti-virus software stops suspicious sites
[ ] information on the web is just as reliable as any book
[ ] it isn't really necessary these days
[x] validating websites takes longer than just searching
4. Which do you think gives the least biased information?
[ ] A site ending .co.uk
[ ] A site ending .com
[x] A site ending .gov.uk
[ ] A site ending .org
Well at least we hope so!
5. When evaluating a website you should .......
[ ] not believe anything you read
[ ] not trust anything created more than five years ago
[x] think critically about what you view
[ ] trust anything written by a teacher
Don't just accept what you see as 'true'. Question it
6. The quickest way to find a resource on the www is .......
[x] to enter a specific url in the address bar
[ ] to get someone else to look for you
[ ] to randomly access sites
[ ] to use a search engine with a keyword
If you know the url it will take you straight there
7. Search engines are useful because .......
[ ] they always find something interesting to view
[ ] they always find what we are searching for
[ ] they are free to use
[x] they search millions of websites for what we want to find
8. Search engines can create long lists of 'hits'. A hit is .......
[ ] a site containing all the information being searched for
[x] a site containing at least one of the keywords entered
[ ] a site containing reliable sources of information
[ ] a site containing some of the information you require
A keyword being found does not mean success!
9. Search engine results can be made more specific by .......
[ ] using fewer keywords and linking them with 'and'
[ ] using fewer keywords and linking them with 'or'
[x] using more keywords and linking them with 'and'
[ ] using more keywords and linking them with 'or'
10. Different search engines .......
[ ] always produce different search results
[x] often produce different search results
[ ] produce the same results just in a different order
[ ] usually produce exactly the same results
No search engine has information on every website