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Vetting Standards for Freelance Writers Quiz
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Why would you want to apply a Creative Commons license to your work that contains metadata along with basic license disclosures?
Because the presence of metadata in the license makes the license easier to enforce
Because metadata makes Creative Commons-licensed content easier to find
Because the metadata tracks those who ultimately use your work
Because the metadata makes the license more visually appealing
Because the license is not valid without metadata
Which of the following would be a suboptimal place to show the license associated with Creative Commons-licensed content (whether that content is your own or created by other people)?
As a visual frame or subtitle in a video
As an audible bumper in recorded content
On the “About” page of a website
At the very beginning or end of CC-licensed text
Right beneath a CC-licensed image
Which of the following methods is least effective for communicating a correction?
Issuing a notice of the correction across all channels on which the inaccurate content was posted and shared
Personally reaching out (when possible) to everyone who interacted with inaccurate content you shared via social media
Updating a “corrections” section of your website
Personally reaching out (when possible) to everyone who commented on the inaccurate content
Adding a clear and conspicuous update and correction to the original content
You must pay to be vetted on Gigaverse.
Which of the following actions does not present ethical hazards?
Posting distasteful content about your personal life
Not strictly adhering to policies you have established for a group, site, or page you manage
Posting content that might cause harm or endanger others
Sharing unverified information via social media
Posting content that invades others’ reasonable expectations of privacy
Which of the following conditions would not prevent you from using copyrighted content under the fair use exception?
Publishing a complete copy of the copyrighted work (rather than a small portion)
Using the copyrighted work for personal gain rather than education
Making money from the copyrighted work via ad revenue or some other means
Using the copyrighted work in a manner that hampers the owner’s ability to profit from it
Using the copyrighted work to criticize or comment on its creator
Under what conditions will you share copyright with someone else?
When that person writes a review about your work
When that person leaves a comment on your work online
When that person inspired a character described in your work
When that person’s work has been used to create your work
When that person reads your work
Which of the following statements about expedited vetting is false?
Those who get expedited vetting must pay
All of these statements are false
Those who get expedited vetting do not have to successfully endorse at least six other members in order to earn a set of credentials
Those who get expedited vetting are reviewed by admins rather than fellow members
Those who get expedited vetting are more likely to earn credentials
Which of the following online sources cannot be considered to be trustworthy?
Government websites (sites with urls ending in .gov)
All of these sources can be considered to be trustworthy
Work found through blogs or user-generated content sites
Work found through established mainstream publications (with large editorial staffs)
Work found through scholarly databases
Which of the following issues is not a serious warning sign with regard to verification?
The content appears out of context when compared to everything else posted on the creator’s accounts
The content runs contrary to other social media reports, local news reports, or local geography/weather images and reports
The content (such as an image) has been shared elsewhere online before the event in question occurred
The person who posted the content has poor grammar skills
The content was posted to a blog or social media account that is brand new or not associated with a robust digital identity or real person
Which of the following conditions would not probably qualify as a conflict of interest worth disclosing?
The fact that you have been paid to cover a particular subject in your personal blog
The fact that a product you review was sent to you for free from its producer
The fact that an employer or client paid you to write a post for a company blog
The fact that you have have personal ties with a subject you discuss
The fact that you have received gifts perks from a subject you discuss
When might your original work not be copyrighted?
When it is made publicly available online
When it is not published alongside a clear “copyright” symbol
When it is not manually registered with the United States Copyright Office
When it is created as part of a “work for hire” agreement
When it was published over ten years ago
Which of the following actions is allowed with regard to nominating others?
Submitting nominations without thoroughly understanding the requirements
Submitting nominations vouching for your own skills
Submitting nominations before finishing your Gigaverse profile, submitting it for approval, and earning the Complete Profile accomplishment
Submitting nominations without thoroughly reviewing the work in question
Submitting nominations for only one type of skill (e.g. grammar proficiency)
Which of the following details is not easy to check using online tools?
Whether an image has been uploaded to other places online
The location of a person with whom you are speaking by phone
The geography or appearance of a specific location
All of these details are easy to check using online tools
The weather in a given location at a certain point in the past
Which of the following individuals would not have sufficient credentials to be cited in work you create?
An elementary school teacher (for an article on maintaining others’ attention)
A widow (for an article on personal loss)
A self-declared health expert (for an article on dieting)
A government politician (for an article discussing his or her policies)
A psychology professor (for an article on psychology)
Which of the following actions is not required when using someone else’s Creative Commons-licensed work?
Linking back to the work, license holder, and license
Naming the license
Emailing the license holder to obtain final approval
Attributing the license holder
Naming the work, if it has a title
Which of the following actions is not a part of the vetting process?
Careful review of your social media profiles
Careful reviews of your work’s adherence to Gigaverse’s standards
Careful review of the portfolio items you present on your profile
Email exchanges that must be answered within a certain time period
Live conversations via phone, Skype, or Hangouts
How many people must you successfully nominate for endorsement to earn credentials if you go through our peer-review-based vetting process?
If used alone, which of the following methods is not sufficient citation of a source referenced in a video, image, or audio clip?
Offering a caption or bumper in video content that shows how to find the source (title, URL, ISBN, etc.)
Naming the source and how to find it (including the URL) within audio or video content
Including a detailed works cited list (including hyperlinked titles, dates published, etc.) as a written caption below an image or within in a video’s description text
All of these methods would serve as sufficient stand-alone means of citing external sources
Including a fully-functional works cited list (including all information needed to access source content) at the bottom of an infographic
When will you be restricted in the type of Creative Commons license you can apply to your work?
When your work is a work in progress
When your work does not get high enough ratings
When you are not yet a paying member of the Creative Commons community
When your work contains copyrighted or previously-licensed work made by another person
When your work has yet to be approved by admins
Which of the following attributes will not make it easy for others to verify the trustworthiness of your content?
Use of physical signs in photos or video footage to indicate time, date, and location
Clear presentation of contact information
Presentation of content with a “Verified” or “Trusted” badge or watermark
Presentation of content in a predictable manner
Presentation of content in a consistent manner
Which of the following citation methods is unsatisfactory?
The title of the source and its full URL (or ISBN) presented in a Works Cited section at the bottom of an article or post
A reference and link to the source presented in a sentence summarizing information it presents
A reference and link to the source’s main website presented in a sentence summarizing information it presents
A reference and link to the source presented in parenthesis after a quote drawn from the source
All of these methods are satisfactory
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