How To Search The Internet Effectively Using Search Engines-pre/Posttest

10 Questions | Total Attempts: 87

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Search Engine Quizzes & Trivia

This will test my students knowledge of how to use a search engine before beginning the instructional module and after the completion of the module.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is a search engine? 
    • A. 

      A tool for searching the entire Internet.

    • B. 

      A tool to find information on your computer.

    • C. 

      A fast browser.

    • D. 

      A tool for searching a specific website.

  • 2. 
    Boolean term ________ searches for all the key terms included in your search string.
  • 3. 
    When searching the Internet, you can exclude words from the search terms. How do you do this?
    • A. 

      You can exclude a word from your search by putting a minus sign ("-") immediately behind the term you want to exclude

    • B. 

      You can exclude a word from your search by putting a minus sign ("-") anywhere in the search string.

    • C. 

      You can exclude a word from your search by not typing it in the search string.

    • D. 

      You can exclude a word from your search by putting a minus sign ("-") immediately in front of the term you want to exclude.

  • 4. 
    Boolean term ________ searches for all the terms included in your search string.
  • 5. 
    Which of these is the correct way to search for a phrase?
    • A. 

      How do I use a search engine?

    • B. 

      “How do I use a search engine?”

    • C. 

      How do I, “Use a search engine?"

    • D. 

      Search engines, "How do I use one?"

  • 6. 
    When searching the Internet, you can add words to the search terms. How do you do this?
    • A. 

      You can add a word from your search by putting a plus sign ("+") immediately in front of the term you want to include

    • B. 

      You can add a word from your search by capitalizing it in the search string.

    • C. 

      You can add a word from your search by putting a plus sign ("+") anywhere in the search string.

    • D. 

      You can add a word from your search by putting a plus sign ("+") immediately behind the term you want to include

  • 7. 
    Within Google, you can search specific sites. These include education, countries, government etcetera. Which format would you use to search for finding government sites for silly laws?
    • A. 

      Silly laws .gov

    • B. 

      Silly government laws

    • C. 

      Silly laws site gov

    • D. 

      Silly laws site:gov

  • 8. 
    When you search the internet, it is possible to get tens of thousands of results. You should think about refining your search after looking through _____ to _____ sites.
  • 9. 
    You have a research paper on George Washington. Create a search string to find an official biography from the US Government.
  • 10. 
    What is the boolean phrase for finding the current time in Atlanta?