Test Your Knowledge About Identifying Concepts For Web Searching!

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Web searchers need to be skilled in identifying the concepts inherent in the search questions. In parsing the question, the searcher will note one or two core concepts and any supportive or descriptive concepts. The searcher can work with these to emphasize a dominant concept, refine by adding supporting concepts, or expand a concept with alternate spellings or word variations. So, let's try out the quiz. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Search Quest: find instructions for making homemade Christmas tree ornaments. How many concepts are involved?
    • A. 

      2

    • B. 

      3

    • C. 

      4

  • 2. 
    Search Quest: treatment for earaches in adults or the elderly. Which of these four concepts should be expanded to allow for alternate spellings or word variants?
    • A. 

      Adults

    • B. 

      Treatment

    • C. 

      Earaches

    • D. 

      Elderly

  • 3. 
    Search Quest: treatment for earaches in adults or the elderly. Which of these four concepts could be dropped?
    • A. 

      Adults

    • B. 

      Treatment

    • C. 

      Earaches

    • D. 

      Elderly

  • 4. 
    Search Quest: to identify reasonably priced small hotels in central Istanbul. Which concept do you think will be the hardest to capture?
    • A. 

      Reasonably priced

    • B. 

      Small

    • C. 

      Central Istanbul

  • 5. 
    • A. 

      The Internet is the creation of webmasters.

    • B. 

      The Internet represents all computers worldwide.

    • C. 

      The Internet is where all information is stored.

    • D. 

      The Internet is a network of networks.

  • 6. 
    • A. 

      .gov

    • B. 

      .edu

    • C. 

      .npr

    • D. 

      .com

  • 7. 
    You can optimize your search results on the Web by
    • A. 

      Using several different search engines.

    • B. 

      Sticking to your topic and resisting distractions

    • C. 

      Becoming familiar with and using reliable Web resources such as National Geographic, LA Times, and the Library of Congress

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 8. 
    • A. 

      The author of the site tells you the information is reliable.

    • B. 

      The author of the site provides contact information and his or her credentials

    • C. 

      The author links to his or her favorite Web sites.

    • D. 

      The author states in bold letters that the site was proofread by a librarian

  • 9. 
    • A. 

      A search engine does not discriminate between good and bad sites

    • B. 

      A search engine displays all Web pages that contain your keywords and may list thousands of unordered results

    • C. 

      A directory is someone’s attempt to categorize the best sites available for a given subject or topic

    • D. 

      All of the above