Web Searching Concepts: Quiz!

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Web searchers need to be skilled in identifying the concepts inherent in the search questions. In parsing the problem, 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 idea, refine by adding supporting concepts, or expand a concept with alternate spellings or word variations. Let's take the quiz.


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

      2

    • B. 

      3

    • C. 

      4

  • 2. 
    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. 
    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. 
    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. 
    What best describes the Internet? 
    • 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. 
    Which one of the following is NOT an example of an extension in a URL?
    • 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. 
    Which of the following is the best indicator that a Web site is reliable?
    • 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. 
    Which of the following statements about search engines and directories is true?
    • 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

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