Week 2 Quizzes

Media Quiz

Complete the quiz on the assigned media for the week. You have three hours to complete this quiz. You have an unlimited number of attempts to complete this quiz.  However, the system does not take your best score.  Instead, it only counts your most recent attempt.  That means that if you are happy with your score you should not attempt the quiz again as it might result in a lower score. Quizzes are due on Day 7, but it is recommended that you try to finish them on Days 5 and 6.

The quiz will cover the following media items:

  1. Eidos84. (2010, Nov. 27). Peter Singer’s ethics [Video file]. Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gVViICWs4dM
  2. Free Republic. (2004). Keyes vs. Obama – Debate two – Transcript! [Transcript]. Retrieved from http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1253974/posts
  3. Juliot37. (2009, October 10) Slavoj Zizek in Examined Life [Video File]. Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGCfiv1xtoU
  4. MontyPython. (2008, Nov. 14). Argument clinic [Video file]. Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQFKtI6gn9Y  
  5. NBC News. (2012, January 13). Martin Luther King Jr. on NBC’s Meet the Press in 1965 [Video file]. Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fAtsAwGreyE  
  6. Stopexecutions. (2008, July 14). Alan Keyes v. Barack Obama debate on death penalty [Video file]. Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3Afr-zI8Ys

 
1. King would agree with which of the following claims about Communism? (Points : 1)       It is a satisfactory ideology for non-violent movements

      The tenets of Communism are alien to those of non-violence

      Communist leaders in his movement were important in changing society

      The Russian Communist leaders were evil people

      None of the above

Question 2.
2. Zizek defines ideology as: (Points : 1)       What the Russians did under Communism

      A creation of those in power

      The usual and wrong way of perceiving reality

      Found in a dumpsite

      None of the above

Question 3.
3. Zizek defines disavowal as: (Points : 1)       Necessary to change the way we exploit the resources of the earth

      The impetus that will lead humans to a higher form

      The tendency to not do anything even when one knows one should

      a and b

      b and c

Question 4.
4. Singer claims which of the following about ethics? (Points : 1)       One must think only of oneself

      Ethics can only exist in a religious framework

      One must learn to think from the position of others

      Ethics are relative

      None of the above

Question 5.
5. King claims that the following are things that must occur before he will stop leading his revolution: (Points : 1)       There must be absolutely equal and unhampered voting rights for African-Americans

      The end of police brutality in the South

      There must be some action with a view towards poverty

      All of the above

      a and b

Question 6.
6. Singer claims that this is one of the outcomes of studying ethics: (Points : 1)       One becomes smarter

      One begins to question conventional morality

      One is able to justify one’s actions

      One becomes a better person

      All of the above

Question 7.
7. President Truman claimed that the march from Selma was: (Points : 1)       Important for equality

      Dangerous

      Silly

      Dramatic

      Unjust

Question 8.
8. Singer claims that the meaning of life is found in this: (Points : 1)       Attaching oneself to significant issues and making life a little bit better than it would be without you.

      Focusing on gaining as much power as possible

      One’s religious faith

      Family and friends

      All of the above

Question 9.
9. Zizek would agree most with which of the following statements about ecology? (Points : 1)       Humans are disturbing the primordial harmony of nature.

      Humans ought to change their actions

      Nature is the unfathomable mother of humanity

      Nature is a dangerous entity that is the result of numerous catastrophes

      None of the above

Question 10.
10. Singer uses this example to illustrate his ideas about helping others. (Points : 1)       A child standing next to a fire

      A child drowning in a shallow pond

      A runaway trolley car

      Animals being equal

      None of the above

Library Quiz

Complete the quiz on the assigned Library tutorials for the week. You have two hours to complete this quiz. You have an unlimited number of attempts to complete this quiz.  However, the system does not take your best score.  Instead, it only counts your most recent attempt.  That means that if you are happy with your score you should not attempt the quiz again as it might result in a lower score. Quizzes are due on Day 7, but it is recommended that you try to finish them on Days 5 and 6.

The quiz will cover the following tutorials.

  1. Ashford University. (2013). Evaluating web resources[Presentation slides]. Ashford University Library, Ashford University, San Diego, CA. Retrieved from http://www.slideshare.net/AshfordLibrary/evaluating-web-resources-15991614
    • This tutorial will enhance student understanding of how to evaluate web resources when conducting research.
  2. Ashford University. (Producer). (2013).Searching for articles[Video file]. Ashford University Library, Ashford University, San Diego, CA. Retrieved from  http://ashford.mediaspace.kaltura.com/media/Searching+for+Articles/0_0np68ppk
    • This tutorial will enhance student facility in searching for articles that relate to their topic of research
    • 1. What allows the database to search more effectively? (Points : 1)       Entering multiple terms into the search boxes

            Entering long phrases into the search boxes

            Using the clear button

            Entering individual terms into the search boxes

            None of the above

      Question 2. 2. Most databases include which of the following: (Points : 1)       Advanced search page

            Search boxes

            Dropdown menu

            Other options to modify search results

            All of the above

      Question 3. 3. If the website ends in “.org” the website is: (Points : 1)       Non-profit

            For-profit

            Biased

            A and B

            B and C

      Question 4. 4. Placing terms in quotation marks does the following (Points : 1)       Keeps the terms together

            Makes more articles link to the terms

            Searches them as a phrase

            a and b

            a and c

      Question 5. 5. In ProQuest, clicking on this link shows a summary of the article (Points : 1)       Review

            The title

            Preview

            Getting Research Help

            None of the above

      Question 6. 6. When examining the author, you should do which of the following: (Points : 1)       Think about whether or not you agree with her opinion

            Look for academic degrees of the author

            Not look for previous employment

            Focus on the style of writing

            None of the above

      Question 7. 7. In order to determine bias on a website one can: (Points : 1)       Learn more about the author of the website by searching it using Google.

            Think about the relationship between the organization, what they do, and what the website says.

            Look for alternate sources of information that might have a differing view

            All of the above

            a and b

      Question 8. 8. When determining whether a website is reliable, you should consider the: (Points : 1)       Source

            Purpose

            Topic

            a and b

            b and c

      Question 9. 9. Good websites have information that is: (Points : 1)       Supported with opinions

            Supported with evidence and data

            Difficult to understand

            Aligned with one’s own views

            All of the above

      Question 10. 10. When utilizing terms on opposite sides of the “OR” option in ProQuest, the system will: (Points : 1)       Search for articles that contain one or the other of the terms

            Search for articles that contain both terms

            Search for articles that do not contain the search terms.

            All of the above

            None of the above