MCQs on Knowledge Organization and Cataloguing | Library & Information Science

MCQs on Knowledge Organization and Cataloguing | Library & Information Science

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 MCQs on Knowledge Organization and Cataloguing | MCQs on Library and Information Science.


Knowledge organization and cataloging are essential aspects of information management that help organize and make information accessible in the libraries. Here are the 50 MCQs on Knowledge Organization and Cataloguing with answers.


MCQs on Knowledge Organization and Cataloguing

1. Phoenix schedules are used in which classification





Ans: C


2. In which sequence, the entries are arranged in the Classified Catalogue?

A. By specific subject

B.  By class number

C.  By accession number

D. By author-name

Ans: B


3. The first edition of Charles Ammy Cutter's Rule for a Dictionary List was published _________ .....

A. 1876

B. 1888

C. 1892

D. 1894

Ans: A


4. The Lubetz's Report was published in __________.

A. 1994

B. 1965

C. 1956

D. 1953

Ans: B


5. Who wrote the book Rules for a Dictionary Catalogue and it was published in?

A. Melvil Dewey, 1876

B. Ami Cutter, 1876

C. Ranganathan, 1933

D. Richardson, 1906

Ans: B

6. AACR2 and its allied products are published jointly by ALA, CILIP_____?

A.  International Library Association

B. Canadian Library Association



Ans: B


7. The first ISBD standard was produced for the monograph (ISBD(M)) in _____________.

A. 1966

B. 1971

C. 1970

D. 1975

Ans: B


8. What is the full form of AACR?

A. Anglo-American Cataloging Rules

B. Anglo-American Coding Rules

C. Anglo-American Cataloging Receipts

D. None of these

Ans: A


9. Web Dewey 2.0 is an online version of the____

A. Concise Dewey Decimal Classification system

B. Complete Dewey Decimal Classification system

C. Complete Universal Decimal Classification system

D. All the above

Ans: B


10. Presently who owns the copyright of UDC?

A. Paul Otlet

B. Henri La Fontaine

C.  UDC Consortium

D. Both A & B

Ans: C


11. The Catalog Code developed by _________________ for the British Museum Catalog.

A. Charles Darwin

B. Sigmund Freud

C. Alfred Adler

D. Sir Anthony Panizzi

Ans: D


12. The rules of the British Museum were modified by _____________.

A. 1947

B. 1923

C. 1936

D. 1935

Ans: C


13. Anesthesiology is obtained by which mode of formation of subjects?

A. Loose Assemblage

B. Fission

C. Fusion

D. Distillation

Ans: D


14.  The first edition of DDC published in 1876 consisted of____

A. 22 pages

B. 32 pages

C. 42 pages

D. 52 pages

Ans: C

15. Panaji published _____________ rules by the British Museum in 1814 and was approved in 1839.

A. 90

B. 91

C. 92

D. 89

Ans: B


16. The Library Department of the British Museum became part of the new British Library in ___________.

A. 1973

B. 1983

C. 1993

D. 1963

Ans: A


17. The standard size of a catalogue card is

A. 5 inch X 3 inch

B. 4 inch X 3 inch

C. 4 inch X 4 inch

D. 3 inch X 3 inch

Ans: A


18. RDA related to

A. Classification

B. Cataloguing

C. Searching

D. Browsing

Ans: B


19. In _______________it is told that to what extent the author was successful in the purpose of writing the book and also in this brief comparative characteristics of that book with other books related to that subject are told.

A. Descriptive Noting

Choose Option BB. Critical Noting

C. Product Catalog

D. Descriptive Catalog

Ans: D


20. The first major language was the ______________.

A. Catalog Code

B. Italian

C. Japanese

D. French

Ans:  D


21. According to CCC, the choice and rendering of various sections of an entry Determined by

A. Canon of Prepotency

B. Canon of Context

C. Canon of Ascertainability

D. Canon of Recall Value

Ans: A


22. Name catalogue is a variant of

A. Author Catalogue

B. Title Catalogue

C. Joint author Catalogue

D. Subject Catalogue

Ans: A


23. Which is not one of a principles of Facet Sequence?

A. Wall-Picture Principle

B. Whole-Organ Principle

C. Cow-Calf Principle

D. Later-in-Time Principle

Ans: C


24. Which classification scheme is designed to sever as a switching language?

A. Subject Classification (SC)

B. Universal Decimal Classification (UDC)

C. Bibliographic Classification (BC)

D. Broad System of Ordering (BSO)

Ans: D


25. Who made the rules for cataloguing for the first time:

A. Dr.S.R.Ranganathan

B. Thomas Bodley

C. Anthony Pannizzi

D. C.A.Cutter

Ans: C


26. Which physical form of catalogue is mostly used by the libraries -

A. Book Catalogue

B. Shelf Catalogue

C. Guard book catalogue

D. Card Form

Ans: D


27. The Classification Research Group (CRG) London was established in

A. 1950

B. 1951

C. 1952

D. 1953

Ans: C


28. The dynamic theory of library classification, developed by_______

A. W C B Sayers

B. S R Ranganathan

C. Hume

D. CA Cutter

Ans: B


29. 260 tag in MARC format marks

A. The publication information

B. The edition

C. The physical description

D. A topical subject heading

Ans: A


30. Which is not a pre-coordinated indexing system?





Ans: D


31. Who is referred to as the first grammarian of library classification?

A. E C R1chardson

B.  W C B Sayers

C. Melville Dewey

D. SR Ranganathan

Ans: C


32. The first edition of Prolegomena to Library Classification published in?

A. 1933

B. 1934

C. 1936

D. 1937

Ans: D


33. In ____________ the factual details of additional important information are given in relation to the author's qualifications, books, subject, method of reading, level of reading of the book, etc.

A. Critical Commentary

B. Descriptive Noting

C. Inventory Catalog

D. Microform List

Ans: B


34. WorldCat is maintained by

A.  Lake Placid Club

B. Library of Congress



Ans: D


35. Which fixes the place of a subject relative to other subjects in a scheme of classification?

A. Class Number

B. Call Number

C. Book Number

D.  Accession Number

Ans: B


36. The first textbook on classification “Classification, Theoretical’ and Practical” is written by

A. WCB Sayers

B. E C Richardson

C. E W Hume

D. JD Brown

Ans: B


37. _______________ is a type of hybrid list in which both alphabetical and hierarchical types are adopted in the same part.

A. Alphabetical-Classified Catalog

B. Inventory Catalog

C. Product Catalog

D. Descriptive Catalog

Ans: A


38. According to ________ rule the entries in the alphabetical part should be arranged completely alphabetically.

A. EH2

B. EH4

C. Eh70

D. EH1

Ans: A


39. “Statistics for librarians” is obtained by which mode of formation of subjects?

A.  Clusters

B. Fusion

C. Loose Assemblage

D. Distillation

Ans: C


40.  A person who designs a scheme of library classification is called.............

A. Classifications

B. Classifier

C. Librarian

D. Information officer

Ans: B


41. Lists in which entries are arranged in alphabetical order are called ______________ lists.

A. Microform

B. Alphabetic

C. Descriptive

D. Inventory

Ans: B


42. ___________ type of list is especially useful for libraries that contain ancient handwritten books or manuscripts and prestigious books.

A. Utility

B. Library

C. Alphabetic

D. Microform

Ans: C


43. The Vatican Code was published in?

A. 1931

B. 1996

C. 1965

D. 1985

Ans: A


44. How many sections consist of the main entry according to AACR II?

A. 5

B. 6

C. 8

D. 6

Ans: C


45. __________ has the facility to place the entries of new books at appropriate places and remove the entries of dilapidated and lost books if required.

A. Hospitality

B. Mobility

C. Accessibility

D. None of these

Ans: C


46. In ______________ list the entries can be imprinted on microfilm or microfish and can be used with the aid of a readern.

A. Descriptive

B. Inventory

C. Microform

D. Library

Ans: C


47. Cataloguing in the publication program was introduced by?

A. British Library

B. Library of Congress

C. National. Library of Pakistan

D. Agha Khan University

Ans: B


48. A _____________ catalog is a type of data storage that holds inventory data for products and variants for single or multiple product catalogs.

A. Inventory

B. Descriptive

C. Product

D. None of these

Ans: C


49. A _________ catalog is a tool that provides readers with information about the material stored in a library.

A. Product

B. Library

C. Inventory

D. Descriptive

Ans: D


50. 'Rules for a Dictionary Catalog' is a book written by ______________.

A. Karl Jung

B. Charles Darwin

C. Margaret Mon

D. Charles Amy Cutter

Ans: D


Cataloging is a crucial component of knowledge organization, especially in libraries and information systems. It involves creating records for individual items to describe and organize them systematically. The primary goal of cataloging is to provide users with access to resources by creating detailed bibliographic records.

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