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  • 1. 
    Which of these tend to be "stop" words for most search engine queries (check all that apply)?
    • A. 

      John

    • B. 

      A

    • C. 

      The

    • D. 

      All

    • E. 

      To

    • F. 

      For

    • G. 

      On

  • 2. 
    Which site can be used to easily  find out which domains have been registered by the same person?
    • A. 

      GoDaddy

    • B. 

      Whoishostingthis

    • C. 

      Whois

    • D. 

      Zotero

    • E. 

      Robtex

  • 3. 
    A directory  is different from a search engine because... (select all that apply)
    • A. 

      The sites are categorised by humans

    • B. 

      Results are listed alphabetically

    • C. 

      You always have to pay to have your site included

    • D. 

      The index is more up-to-date

    • E. 

      They are open source

  • 4. 
    As a website owner, to which of the following do you have to pay a fee to in order to have your pages listed? (select all that apply)
    • A. 

      Google Images

    • B. 

      TinEye

    • C. 

      Yahoo! Directory

    • D. 

      Bing

    • E. 

      Blekko

  • 5. 
    Consider the Google search: fishcakes link:www.myhead.org What results will it return?
    • A. 

      None. It is not a valid Google search

    • B. 

      All pages on www.myhead.org that contain the word "fishcakes"

    • C. 

      Any webpages that contain the word "fishcakes" which is a link to www.myhead.org

    • D. 

      Any webpages that contains the strings "fishcakes", "link" and "www.myhead.org"

    • E. 

      Any webpages that contain the word "fishcakes" and a hyperlink to www.myhead.org

  • 6. 
    Which of these is a social networking site  (check all that apply)?
    • A. 

      Zing

    • B. 

      Facebook

    • C. 

      QZone

    • D. 

      Orkut

    • E. 

      LinkedIn

    • F. 

      Waktube

  • 7. 
    Which of these is or has  an online directory  (check all that apply)
    • A. 

      Yahoo!

    • B. 

      Dmobs

    • C. 

      Dmoz

    • D. 

      Dmegs

    • E. 

      Alexa

  • 8. 
    GTranslate can only work on Windows computers
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    What can you type in the browser address bar to force Google to override localisation and use the google.com search page (check all that apply)?
    • A. 

      Www.google.com/ncr

    • B. 

      Www.google.com/ncp

    • C. 

      Www.google.com.com

    • D. 

      Www.google.com/us

    • E. 

      Www.google.us

    • F. 

      None of these

  • 10. 
    Flagfox is a Firefox extension that tells you the country in which the ISP you are using to get online is based:
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Which of these websites lets you search for photos taken at a specific location?
    • A. 

      Yahoo!

    • B. 

      Picasa

    • C. 

      Flickr

    • D. 

      TinEye

  • 12. 
    What site can be used to easily  find out which company is hosting a prticular domain?
    • A. 

      Robtex

    • B. 

      Whois

    • C. 

      Whohoststhis

    • D. 

      GoDaddy

    • E. 

      Whoishostingthis

  • 13. 
    Which of the following is not a web browser?
    • A. 

      Firefox

    • B. 

      Chrome

    • C. 

      Internet Explorer

    • D. 

      Flash

    • E. 

      Safari

    • F. 

      Opera

  • 14. 
    The Uk is the only country to have an online companies database
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    What is a "Stop" word in the context of Internet search engines?
    • A. 

      If you type one in a query the search engine will stop working.

    • B. 

      These words are always ignored by search engines

    • C. 

      These words are ignored by search engines unless you put a * at the start of the search

    • D. 

      They are ignored by a search engine unless it thinks they are significant

  • 16. 
    If you search for "the who" using Google, you will get different results than if you search for just "who".
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    Firefox is the only browser to have extensions
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    Which of these is a Social networking site?
    • A. 

      Vkontakte

    • B. 

      Assbuch

    • C. 

      Votreespace

    • D. 

      Orbut

    • E. 

      Speedobook

  • 19. 
    Most people who publish stuff online can see who has been reading it.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    Which of these statements is true about Firefox extensions?
    • A. 

      All extensions are written by members of the core Mozilla development team

    • B. 

      90% of Firefox extensions contain malware

    • C. 

      Anyone can create a Firefox extension as long as they pass a Javascript test

    • D. 

      All Firefox extensions are code-reviewed before being published

    • E. 

      If a Firefox extension is marked as experimental then the developer is unknown

  • 21. 
    Which Google operator allows you to search for results appear in a specific type of file?
    • A. 

      Typefile

    • B. 

      File

    • C. 

      Filetype

    • D. 

      Extension

    • E. 

      Typeoffile

  • 22. 
    URL shortening services create a cached version of the website whose address is being shortened.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    Which other search engines does Google power (check all that apply)?
    • A. 

      Bing

    • B. 

      Myspace

    • C. 

      Blekko

    • D. 

      Yahoo!

    • E. 

      AOL

  • 24. 
    What is a disposable email address useful for?
    • A. 

      Registering for sites

    • B. 

      Sending spam

    • C. 

      Hiding from NSA

    • D. 

      Applying for a domain name

    • E. 

      Avoiding viruses

  • 25. 
    When using the encrypted (SSL) Google search, which of the following are protected (check all that apply)?
    • A. 

      Your IP address

    • B. 

      Your search query

    • C. 

      The search results

    • D. 

      The results that you click on

  • 26. 
    Which social networking site is popular in South America
    • A. 

      Orkut

    • B. 

      Vkontakte

    • C. 

      Assbuch

    • D. 

      Orbut

    • E. 

      Zing

    • F. 

      Zong

  • 27. 
    Google does not let you use wildcards in searches?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 28. 
    Which of these filetypes are indexed by Google (check all that apply)?
    • A. 

      MS Word

    • B. 

      MS Excel

    • C. 

      Flash animation

    • D. 

      PDF

    • E. 

      Rich Text format

    • F. 

      Html

  • 29. 
    Carrying out noise searches is always a waste of time
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

    • C. 

      Yes if you're using a encrypted search facility

    • D. 

      Yes if you're searching directly on Facebook

  • 30. 
    Which of these is not a search engine?
    • A. 

      Duck Duck Goose

    • B. 

      Blekko

    • C. 

      Gigablast

    • D. 

      Entireweb

    • E. 

      Bing

  • 31. 
    Which of these statements about LinkedIn is correct (check all that apply)?
    • A. 

      Nobody can ever find out that you've viewed their profile

    • B. 

      Only people who pay a subscription fee can see who has viewed their profile

    • C. 

      Only people who pay a subscription fee can see stop other people from seeing that their profile has been viewed

    • D. 

      You can change your settings to stop people from seeing that you've viewed their profile

    • E. 

      Google never caches LinkedIn profiles

    • F. 

      Bing never caches LinkedIn profiles

  • 32. 
    Which of the following are useful for recording the results of your research (check all that apply)?
    • A. 

      Zotero

    • B. 

      Pen and paper

    • C. 

      Awesome screenshot

    • D. 

      MS Word

    • E. 

      GTranslate

    • F. 

      Quickfox notes

    • G. 

      Fastjot

  • 33. 
    Which of the following statements about Zotero is correct (check all that apply)?
    • A. 

      It can be run as a Firefox extension

    • B. 

      You cannot share your results easily

    • C. 

      It requires a subscription to activate

    • D. 

      It keeps screenshots of the pages that you select

    • E. 

      If the real online page changes then Zotero automatically updates its copy

  • 34. 
    Using Bing, which search query will only return results from facebook.com (check all that apply)?
    • A. 

      Bob smith website:facebook.com

    • B. 

      Bob smith site:facebook.com

    • C. 

      Bob smith facebook.com

    • D. 

      "bob smith" site:facebook.com

    • E. 

      Bob smith filetype:facebook.com

  • 35. 
    What information is it possible to get from a whois search (check all that apply)?
    • A. 

      When a domain name was registered

    • B. 

      The name of the person who registered a domain name

    • C. 

      The address of the person who registered a domain name

    • D. 

      Other domains owned by the registrant

    • E. 

      When the domain name needs to be renewed

  • 36. 
    Which Firefox extension can be useful for validating and assessing websites?
    • A. 

      ShowIP

    • B. 

      IPLogger

    • C. 

      Linkto

    • D. 

      Zotero

    • E. 

      Torbutton

  • 37. 
    On what site might you be looking for #secrets?
    • A. 

      Twitter

    • B. 

      Facebook

    • C. 

      TinEye

    • D. 

      Pipl

    • E. 

      Smokepot

  • 38. 
    Which mapping site is supported by ordinary people who use their own GPS-enabled devices to produce location data?
    • A. 

      Google maps

    • B. 

      Openstreetmap

    • C. 

      Bing maps

    • D. 

      Mapiwiki

    • E. 

      Freemaps

  • 39. 
    Whcih website is arguably the world's most popular "people search engine"?
    • A. 

      Pipl

    • B. 

      Bing

    • C. 

      Facebook

    • D. 

      MySpace

    • E. 

      MyLife

  • 40. 
    Which of these is an advantage of using a disposable email address?
    • A. 

      It is difficult to link together all the sites to which you have signed up

    • B. 

      Disposable email addresses are quick to create

    • C. 

      Messages to disposable addresses are difficult to intercept

    • D. 

      People will assume you're just another spammer

    • E. 

      You can send messages anonymously

  • 41. 
    If a website is archived by the Wayback Machine, a copy of its homepage is taken every week
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 42. 
    Which of these search engines allows you to perform a reverse image search (check all that apply)?
    • A. 

      TinEye

    • B. 

      Google

    • C. 

      Bing

    • D. 

      Bongo

    • E. 

      Blekko

  • 43. 
    Consider the Google search: "blue fish" -cakes  What results will it return?
    • A. 

      Pages containing the word "blue", "fish" and "cakes" in any order

    • B. 

      Pages containing the specific phrase "blue fish" and the word "cakes"

    • C. 

      Pages containing the specific phrase "blue fish" but not the word "cakes"

    • D. 

      Nothing, it is an invalid Google Search

  • 44. 
    Which other search engines does Bing power (check all that apply)?
    • A. 

      Yahoo!

    • B. 

      Google

    • C. 

      Baidu

    • D. 

      Blekko

    • E. 

      DuckDuckGo

  • 45. 
    Which of these is a Russian search engine?
    • A. 

      Yandex

    • B. 

      Spandex

    • C. 

      Yasteq

    • D. 

      Ruugle

    • E. 

      Bingski

  • 46. 
    What should you bear in mind when clicking on a shortened URL?
    • A. 

      It may be a honeypot trap

    • B. 

      Your real IP address might be visible even if you're using a proxy

    • C. 

      You can't see the final destination of the hyperlink you're following

    • D. 

      You're much to likely to get Rickrolled

    • E. 

      It might break any SSL encryption in use

  • 47. 
    What are messages broadcast on Twitter called?
    • A. 

      Chirps

    • B. 

      Chirrups

    • C. 

      Chimes

    • D. 

      Tweets

    • E. 

      Twitterants

    • F. 

      Twits

  • 48. 
    In the context of search engines, what is the best definition of a "filter bubble"?
    • A. 

      The greater emphasis placed on results based personalisation and your previous search history

    • B. 

      The Internet censorship imposed in some countries

    • C. 

      A lack of cognitive bias that results from having access to billions of index websites

    • D. 

      Only clicking on search results that confirm what you already thought was the answer

    • E. 

      An algorithmic blockage that prevents valid sites from being indexed correctly

  • 49. 
    Which Search Engine claims not to push users into a so-called "filter bubble"?
    • A. 

      Google

    • B. 

      Bing

    • C. 

      Blekko

    • D. 

      DuckDuckGo

  • 50. 
    The only Social Networking site used in most countries is now Facebook.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 51. 
    Which of these screenshots shows a Search engine query where the results have been protected by SSL encryption? (check all that apply)
    • A. 
    • B. 

      tes

    • C. 
    • D. 
    • E.