Practice Analyzing and Interpreting a Reference Book

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A reference book is:

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1. Let's say you have a statistical question such as: How much rainfall does Los Angeles get on average per year? What type of reference book could you use to find that information?

2. In an encyclopedia, a cross reference...

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combination will test your understanding of reference books and will focus on the definitions of various types.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will focus on the following topics:

  • The definition of an encyclopedia's cross reference
  • Characteristics of reference books
  • What a map legend is

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information given about reference books
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as reference book, cross reference, and map legend
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the characteristics of reference books

Additional Learning

If you would like to learn more about this topic, review the lesson called Practice Analyzing and Interpreting a Reference Book. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn in more detail about various types of reference books
  • Get a better understanding of when and how you would use a map legend
  • Discuss the difference between an almanac and a dictionary
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