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1. Where is the headquarter of Patent Information system in India?
(a) Pune
(b) Mumbai
(c) Nagpur
(d) Delhi

2. What is India: a reference annual
(a) Yearbook
(b) Almanac
(c) Guidebook
(d) Handbook

3. Indian Books in Print are published from
(a) Tamil Nadu
(b) Chennai
(c) Bombay
(d) New Delhi

4. World of learning is published by
(a) Asian Events
(b) Keesing’s
(c) Europa Publications
(d) Harper and Row

5. Indian National Bibliography first appeared in
(a) 1947
(b) 1957
(c) 1967
(d) 1937

6. Which service demands the creation of a user profile?
(a) CAS
(b) Information retrieval
(c) SDI
(d) Reference service

7. Reference and information service is most relevant to___
(a) Referral service
(b) SDI
(c) CAS
(d) Retrospective searching

8. The term “Information service” is an improvised name of___
(a) Administration
(b) Documentation
(c) Bibliography
(d) Reference service

9. CAS is defined as a___
(a) Process of dissemination of information
(b) Process of information
(c) Process of dissemination of current information
(d) Simple information service

10. Which Librarian used the word ‘Reference Interview’ for the first time?
(a) S.R. Ranganathan
(b) Margaret Hutchins
(c) Margrette Mann
(d) D.J. Foskett

11. Who is regarded as father of bibliography?
(a) Paul Otlet
(b) Conrad Gesner
(c) J.C.Brunet
(d) A.C.Foskett

12. Who among the following was honoured with “Nobel Prize” for his substantial contribution in Documentation?
(a) S.C.Bradford
(b) David William
(c) Eric De Grolier
(d) Henri La Fontaine

13. Who is the first person that used decimal fraction notation for arrangement of books on shelves?
(a) Melvil Dewe
(b) S.R.Ranganathan
(c) D.J.Fosket
(d) Krishan Kumar

14. How many zones have been recognized by Dr. S.R.Ranganathan in an array?
(a) Three
(b) Four
(c) Five
(d) Seven

15. What is the basis for the formation of Cutter Book Number?
(a) Name of the author
(b) Year of publication
(c) ISBN
(d) Book Number

Library Classification Multiple Choice Questions

16. Who is the author of ‘Prolegomena to Library Classification?’
(a) Melvil Dewey
(b) Krishan Kumar
(c) S.R.Ranganathan
(d) W.A.Borden

17. An idea that can be fitted in any basic subject is known as:
(a) Isolate
(b) Array
(c) Schedules
(d) Main class

18. A systematic or utilitarian arrangement of members of an array is called:
(a) Lamination
(b) Notation
(c) Common Isolates
(d) Helpful Sequence

19. Who propounded that, ‘There are five fundamental categories’?
(a) Girja Kumar
(b) W.A.Borden
(c) Melvil Dewey
(d) S R Ranganathan

20. In DDC, area notation for India is:
(a) 45
(b) 73
(c) 54
(d) 64

21. DDC is now looked after by:
(a) ALA
(b) LA
(c) IFLA
(d) OCLC

22. Who enunciated the five fundamental categories?
(a) Benjamin A. Custer
(b) Paul Otlet
(c) S.R.Ranganathan
(d) W.C.Sayers

23. Who enunciated the subject classification?
(a) J.D.Brown
(b) Benjamin A.Custer
(c) S.R.Ranganathan
(d) W.C.Sayers

24. Colon classification was first published in___
(a) 1905
(b) 1931
(c) 1933
(d) 1944

25. Phoenix schedules are part of which classification?
(a) CC
(b) DDC
(c) UDC
(d) LCC

Important Questions for Library and Information Science

26. Sear’s List of Subject Headings is mainly used for___
(a) Small and medium libraries
(b) Special libraries
(c) Academic libraries
(d) College libraries

27. The word classification comes from the Latin word___
(a) Classes
(b) Classis
(c) Clauses
(d) Fiction

28. Who is the Editor-in-Chief of the 22nd edition of DDC?
(a) Joan S. Mitchell
(b) Julianne Beall
(c) Giles Martin
(d) Winton R. New

29. In which year DDC 23rd Edition was published?
(a) 2000
(b) 2011
(c) 2003
(d) 2010

30. The first edition of DDC was published in the year___
(a) 1875
(b) 1876
(c) 1874
(d) 1896

31. Who devised Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) system?
(a) S.R.Ranganathan
(b) Melvil Dewey
(c) Tim Berners- Lee
(d) Vint Cerf

32. The Dewey Decimal Classification(DDC) divides human knowledge into___
(a) 100 basic categories
(b) 10 basic categories
(c) 90 basic categories
(d) 99 basic categories

33. Name the type of book for which Chain Cross Reference Entry is to be prepared.
(a) Composite book
(b) Reference book
(c) Text book
(d) All of these

34. Pick out the odd one from the following kinds of entries in a dictionary catalogue recognised by AACR-2.
(a) Main entry
(b) Added entries
(c) References
(d) Title entry

35. OPAC stands for
(a) Online Public Access Classification
(b) Online Public Access Catalogue
(c) Online Publishing and Catalogue
(d) Online Production of Computers

LIS Quiz Unit Wise Test

36. What is a collection of terms or records in MARC called?
(a) Notation
(b) Accession
(c) Data Base
(d) Collation

37. What is the other name of added entries?
(a) Title entry
(b) Hanging indention
(c) Joint author entry
(d) Secondary entries

38. The two vertical lines in Card Catalogue is known as:
(a) Hanging indention
(b) Indention
(c) Heading line
(d) Access point

39. The chief types of catalogues are –
(a) alphabetic, classified and alphabetico – classed catalogue
(b) subject, alphabetic and divided catalogue
(c) title, dictionary and subject catalogue
(d) none of these

40. Who gave the term Modes of formation of subjects?
(a) J. Martin
(b) S.R. Ranganathan
(c) D.J. Foskett
(d) S.C. Bradford

41. Library catalogue cards are filed in specially designed drawers called___
(a) Charging tray
(b) Catalogue cabinet
(c) Display rack
(d) Filing equipment

42. Rules for dictionary catalogue were devised by___
(a) A. Pannizzi
(b) C.C. Jewet
(c) S.Lubetzky
(d) C.A.Cutter

43. The three card systems introduced by Ranganathan are: (i) Register card (ii) Check card iii) ___?
(c) Ledger card
(d) Classified Index card

44. Who invented the Dictionary catalogue?
(a) S.R.Ranganathan
(b) C.A.Cutter
(c) D.B.Krishna Rao
(d) Krishan Kumar

45. AACR 2 is a code meant for a___
(a) Dictionary catalogue
(b) Alphabetic catalogue
(c) Name catalogue
(d) Subject catalogue

46. The function of a “See also reference” is to ___
(a) Direct the user from one name heading or uniform title to another that is related to it
(b) Direct the user of a catalogue from a form of the name of a person
(c) Direct the user of a catalogue from a form of a corporate body
(d) None of these

47. Cataloguing of documents by some central organization is called___
(a) Subject cataloguing
(b) Centralized cataloguing
(c) Cataloguing- in- source
(d) None of these

48. CIP means___
(a) Cataloguing-on-publication
(b) Cataloguing-in-publication
(c) Classification-on-publication
(d) Classification-in-publication

49. In the beginning, CIP programme was started by___
(a) British Library
(b) Library of Congress
(c) British Museum
(d) Imperial Library

50. “A situation where a number of independent libraries share the work of producing a catalogue for their mutual benefit” is called___
(a) Co-operative cataloguing
(b) Centralized cataloguing
(c) Subject cataloguing
(d) Pre-natal cataloguing

51. A Union catalogue is a___
(a) Catalogue listing in one sequence, the holdings or part of the holdings of two or more libraries
(b) Tool for the location of a given document
(c) Total document resources of libraries in a given geographical region
(d) Useful source for obtaining bibliographical information.

52. The library catalogue is a –
(a) bibliography
(b) bibliographical tool
(c) biographical tool
(d) None of these

53. The early characteristics of National Libraries was that they were
(a) the most beautiful libraries
(b) the focal points of the nation in each country
(c) the biggest buildings
(d) the most frequently visited institutions

54. What type of library is Govt. Hrangbana College Library?
(a) National Library
(b) Public Library
(c) Academic Library
(d) Special Library

55. Professional Associations/ Organisations serve as
(a) a forum for same profession
(b) a forum for canvassing ideas
(c) a forum for people having the same interest
(d) a forum for coordinated efforts

56. Library forms a component of
(a) the history of human civilization
(b) the history of kingdoms
(c) the history of religions
(d) the history of revolutions

57. Which law of Library Science demands that proper attention should be paid to the planning and designing of the library building and to the various items of furniture provided in the building?
(a) Third Law
(b) Second Law
(c) First Law
(d) Fourth Law

58. The right type of planning a library building is vital for
(a) the monumental value of a library
(b) the efficient working of a library
(c) its grandeur and easy identification
(d) accommodating various kinds of reading materials

59. With regard to Laws of Library Science, whose obligation lies in choice of books and choice of staff?
(a) The State
(b) Library Committee
(c) Library Authority
(d) Staff

60. Library items for public areas and staff work-rooms are categorised as
(a) Flexible furniture and equipment
(b) Movable furniture and equipment
(c) Removable furniture and equipment
(d) Temporary furniture and equipment

61. Preferred material for card catalogue cabinets is
(a) Wood
(b) Steel
(c) Aluminium
(d) Combination of wood and steel

62. Systematic library development started in India
(a) before World War I
(b) before World War II
(c) after 1947
(d) after 1950

63. ‘Open Access’ is prominently implied by which law(s) of Library Science?
(a) First and Fifth Laws
(b) Third and Fourth Laws
(c) Second Law
(d) Fifth Law

64. A library building should have
(a) modern design
(b) a beautiful design
(c) a grand design
(d) a functional design

65. In 1998, India International Centre, New Delhi with the support of NISSAT began the work on

66. ‘Weeding out of books’ is implied by which law of Library Science?
(a) Fifth Law
(b) Fourth Law
(c) Third Law
(d) Second Law

67. Maximum use can be made of limited resources through
(a) Library Finance
(b) Library Budget
(c) Library Cooperation
(d) Library Planning

68. The basic record about each document in a library is called
(a) Holdings of a library
(b) Primary record
(c) Accession register
(d) Acquisition record

69. The success of inter-library loan would depend upon
(a) availability of comprehensive and reliable union catalogues
(b) availability of good books
(c) agreement between the concerned libraries
(d) availability of sufficient fund

70. Which law of Library Science strongly recommends efficient charging system?
(a) First Law
(b) Second Law
(c) Third Law
(d) Fourth Law

71. Where did INFLIBNET open its first office?
(a) Gandhinagar
(b) Vadodhara
(c) Ahmedabad
(d) Baroda

72. What are the natural outcome of the need for information support to research and development, business and industry, expanded functions of governments and similar other organizations?
(a) National Libraries
(b) State and District Libraries
(c) University and College Libraries
(d) Special Libraries and information centres

73. Stock verification wherein the accession numbers of the books from the shelves are read by one person and another person checks and tick marks the corresponding accession number in the register is known as
(a) Stocktaking by Accession Method
(b) Stocktaking by Tick Marks Method
(c) Stock verification by Accession Numbers
(d) Stock verification by Accession Method

74. In 1924, an Association was born to cater to the needs of special libraries in India. What was its name?
(a) Association of Special Libaries in India
(b) Association of Special Libaries and Information Bureau
(c) Indian Special Libaries Association
(d) Association of Indian Special Libarians

75. Where is the headquarters of American Library Association situated?
(a) New York
(b) Washington
(c) Chicago
(d) Harvard

76. Stock verification wherein all the books on the shelves and the books out on loan are counted and tallied with the total number of books as per records is known as
(a) Counting Method
(b) Numerical Counting Method
(c) Stocktaking by Tallying Method
(d) Stocktaking by Counting

77. National Bibliographies are
(a) Lists of Books published in a country
(b) One of the selection tools for reading materials
(c) Lists of Periodicals published in a country
(d) Selection tools for audio-visual and other type of non-print materials

78. Which facilitates access to knowledge within, between and among libraries?
(a) Library Catalogue
(b) Telecommunication
(c) Library Membership
(d) Library Cooperation

79. The purpose of Book Selection Card is
(a) to record data relating to approved books
(b) to record data relating to the document under consideration
(c) to record data relating to books-on-order
(d) to record data relating to books received

80. The full form of GOC is
(a) Good Offices Committee
(b) Grand Offices Congress
(c) Grand Offices Committee
(d) Cooperation Offices Committee

81. ‘Browne System’ which is one of the most popular charging systems was devised by
(a) John W. Browne
(b) Edward Browne
(c) Paul W. Browne
(d) Nina E. Browne

82. What establishes a potential borrower as a legitimate member of a library?
(a) Submission of application form for membership
(b) Registration
(c) Certificate from Head of department
(d) Receipt of payment of fees

83. The activity of calling borrowed books back into the library is known as
(a) Call for return
(b) Demand for return
(c) Recall
(d) Call back

84. Where was the Indian Library Association founded?
(a) Delhi
(b) Bombay
(c) Calcutta
(d) Madras

85. What is a generic term that includes a number of beetles found in libraries?
(a) Bookworm
(b) Silver fish
(c) Moths
(d) Termites

86. Strenghthening the structure of weakened volume usually by adding material is called
(a) Resewed binding
(b) Reinforced binding
(c) Re-backing
(d) Recasing

87. A collection of interrelated set of data that gives useful meaning is known as
(a) Information
(b) Knowledge
(c) Datum
(d) Diffusion of information

88. Long range reference service is a special feature of which type of library?
(a) National Library
(b) Academic Libraries
(c) Public Libraries
(d) Special Libraries

89. What are the building blocks which contain the potential information, but only after processing?
(a) Data
(b) Datum
(c) Basic data
(d) Facts

90. What is the name of a reference service finished in a very short time?
(a) Immediate reference service
(b) Ready reference service
(c) On-the-spot reference service
(d) Instant reference service

91. Primary sources of Information are
(a) Unorganised sources
(b) Organised sources
(c) Semi organised sources
(d) Neo-organised sources

92. What is the service for alerting specialists towards latest developments and new publications acquired by the library/ information centre?
(a) Abstracting service
(b) Current awareness service
(c) Indexing service
(d) Selective dissemination of information

93. What is a short treatise on a specific subject?
(a) Review
(b) Indexing Periodical
(c) Monograph
(d) Abstracting Periodical

94. An information service denotes
(a) Traditional approach
(b) Non-traditional approach
(c) Semi-traditional approach
(d) Neo-traditional approach

95. Informal sources of Information are
(a) Live sources
(b) Sources from Societies
(c) Sources from research Organisations
(d) Sources from Consultants

96. A compilation of miscellaneous information in a compact and handy form is called
(a) Manuals
(b) Treatise
(c) Monograph
(d) Handbook

97. In Reference Service, the emphasis is to provide
(a) Documents
(b) Information
(c) Information in anticipation
(d) Latest information immediately

98. Which kind of information service is based on the concept of personal service?
(a) Current awareness service
(b) Abstracting service
(c) Selective dissemination of information
(d) Indexing service

99. A government grant of exclusive privilege which allows making use or selling of a new investment for a term of years is called
(a) Grant
(b) Patent
(c) Charter
(d) Bond

100. Primary sources of Information are also called
(a) Initial information
(b) Beginning of information
(c) Starting point of information
(d) First hand information

101. Information that has been comprehended and evaluated in the light of experience and incorporated into the knower’s intellectual understanding of the subject is known as
(a) Diffusion of Information
(b) Knowledge
(c) Fusion of Information
(d) Datum

102. The approach where all the library activities are automated simultaneously is called
(a) Multi Systems Approach
(b) Link System Approach
(c) Total Systems Approach
(d) Integrated Systems Approach

103. A library in which the collection do not exist on tangible form at a physical location, but are electronically accessible in digital format via computer networks is known as
(a) Web Library
(b) Traditional Library
(c) Virtual Library
(d) Hybrid Library