Eng 122 week 1 quiz (all correct)


ENG 122 week 1 Quiz

All correct

Question 1.                

Which of the following BEST describes the primary goal of a research project?

To prove your idea is the best

 To bring a conversation to a close

 To win a debate on an issue

 To push a conversation forward



Question 2.                

Which of the following BEST describes the purpose of a thesis?

To respond to one or more researchers’ positions

 To prove a point

 To present a straightforward definition of the topic

 To cite relevant evidence to support your argument



Question 3.                

When you contribute to a research conversation, which of the following skills is NOT strictly necessary?

Demonstrating careful thinking and attentive reading

 Presenting the only voice of original ideas and research

 Reviewing the work of others

 Drawing inferences and conclusions based on credible evidence



Question 4.                

Researchers are LEAST likely to want to know which of the following from their sources?

How other researchers have framed their questions

 What existent data proved useful in previous research

 Popular opinions on their topic

 False starts other researchers have taken



Question 5.                

Scholarly work guarantees all of the following characteristics, EXCEPT:

Credible arguments

Accurate information not subject to debate

 Criticism of other researchers’ work

 Important methods used to interpret evidence



Question 6.                

A keyword search in the library’s databases functions exactly like a regular Google web search.





Question 7.                

To assess research needs, a researcher should begin with WHICH ONE of the following elements?

Develop an initial set of research questions

 Review theories relevant to the research question

 Find background, exhibit, argument, and method (BEAM) sources

  Write a draft of the thesis statement




Question 8.                

To meet research deadlines, which of the following criteria is MOST useful?

Open-ended research questions

 Expertise in the field of study

 A narrow focus

 A broad view of a topic



Question 9.                

What is the best way to describe the concept of a “community of thinkers”?

Insistence of the truth of one’s own beliefs on a subject

 Exchange and contribution of ideas among critical thinkers

 Discussion within groups of like-minded individuals

 Heated debates where one side clearly wins the argument



Question 10.              

Which of the following is NOT considered a viable criterion for evaluating sources?


 Relevance of subject matter

 Ease with which it was found online

 Expertise of author


Question 11.              

When starting your search for peer reviewed scholarly sources, which of the following types of databases is your BEST choice?

A subject-specific database

 A field-specific database

 A general-purpose database

 A basic Google search


Question 12.              

Course textbooks are useful resources for all of the following reasons, EXCEPT:

They provide a short overview of the topic.

 They help researchers understand the specialized language of a field.

 They feature the most recent academic debates on the topic.

 They give readers a general sense of the important topics in the field.


Question 13.              

Which of the following DOES NOT describe a characteristic of news, trade, and popular sources?

They may be subject to editorial review or review by industry practitioners.

 They make assertions without always providing readers with verification of evidence.

  They are written primarily to educate or entertain.

 They use a broad citation system to document sources.



Question 14.              

Which of the following is NOT a reason why student researchers often struggle to find resources?

They discover that no resources exist on their topic of interest.

 They search randomly for general information.

 They are unfamiliar with Google Scholar and other library databases.

They are unaware of differences between academic and popular sources.


Question 15.              

When writing a thesis paragraph, you should AVOID

explaining the significance of your thesis.

 claiming other authors’ ideas as your own.

 establishing your own perspective in a scholarly debate.

 articulating your thesis as a response to established research.



Question 16.              

Researchers understand that their research may provide the following element for future generations:

The final and definitive answer to a problem

 Absolute truth

 The end of the need for research on the subject

Extension, revision, or refutation of their work



Question 17.              

Which of the following is UNLIKELY to help the reader find BASIC information on a topic?

Consulting encyclopedias

 Referring to subject guides

 Reading dictionaries

 Searching academic databases



Question 18.              

Choose the best thesis statement.

People should always keep their dogs restrained because it is the law.

Although dogs require exercise for optimal health, owners should always keep their dogs restrained to protect the animal from accidental injury and the public from attack.

  Dogs are animals and not fashion accessories so they should be allowed to run free.


Question 19.              

The majority of your research should be conducted

via the World Wide Web.

 via Ashford Library databases.

 via the Google search engine.

 via the Bing search engine.




Question 20.              

The concept of “search construction” allows researchers to do all of the following, EXCEPT:

Find synonyms for key words

 Identify potential search terms

 Specify relationships between key terms

 Keep their searches as broad as possible












Approximately 250 words