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Internet Searching - Database - 8 - Quiz

On the Tech Literacy Assessment you'll need to know the following things about databases and searching online. How to search using single and multiple keyword searches Searcing using varied search strategies Using and applying varied Boolean search strategies such as AND, BUT and NOT How to sort and filter and search simple databases Taking this quiz will help you prepare for this test.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which one of the following is NOT an example of a valid domain as part of a URL?

    • A.

      .gov

    • B.

      .npr

    • C.

      .edu

    • D.

      .com

    Correct Answer
    B. .npr
    Explanation
    .gov denotes a government URL, .edu represents and educational institution, and .com stands for commercial. NPR is the acronym for National Public Radio.

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  • 2. 

    You can find what you're looking for quickly by

    • A.

      Using several different search engines.

    • B.

      Using reliable databases, such as the library databases at school

    • C.

      Using search words such as AND, BUT and NOT

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "All of the above" because each of the options listed - using several different search engines, using reliable databases, and using search words such as AND, BUT, and NOT - can help you find what you're looking for quickly. By utilizing multiple search engines, you can access a wider range of information. Reliable databases, like those found in libraries, provide trustworthy sources. And using search words such as AND, BUT, and NOT can help refine your search and narrow down the results. Therefore, all of these methods can be effective for finding information quickly.

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  • 3. 

    What tells you that this site is not the best site to choose for your report on Water Conservation?

    • A.

      The title of the website

    • B.

      The URL

    • C.

      The text included on the page

    • D.

      The colors on the page

    • E.

      All of the above

    • F.

      A, B and C only

    Correct Answer
    F. A, B and C only
    Explanation
    Think about it...what exactly is dehydrated water? And...if I work there, I get free transportation by mule!!

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  • 4. 

    Which of the choices below is the best indicator that a web site is reliable?

    • A.

      You found it on Google.

    • B.

      The author tells you the information is correct and true.

    • C.

      The author of the site provides contact information and their credentials.

    • D.

      There are links to other websites you know.

    Correct Answer
    C. The author of the site provides contact information and their credentials.
    Explanation
    Anyone can publish a website. If the author is willing to publish their contact information, then they're serious about the information being reliable on their published site.

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  • 5. 

    What does this URL tell you about the source of the web page? http://ratu.uscs.edu

    • A.

      The page was posted by an English teacher.

    • B.

      It is most likely part a school's web page.

    • C.

      It is a scholarly article from a teaching magazine.

    • D.

      It came from a library database.

    Correct Answer
    B. It is most likely part a school's web page.
    Explanation
    Remember the previous question about web page extensions? .edu represents educational institutions.

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  • 6. 

    Which of the following is an example of a Boolean search?

    • A.

      Shakespeare sonnets

    • B.

      Shakespeare and sonnets

    • C.

      Sonnets by Shakespeare

    Correct Answer
    B. Shakespeare and sonnets
    Explanation
    The most common Boolean search operators are AND, BUT and NOT.

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  • 7. 

    Which is a good example of doing an effective search on a research topic?

    • A.

      Do a random keyword search on Google, and then browse the results looking for the sites that interest you.

    • B.

      Visit some blogs and read the most current entries relating to your topic.

    • C.

      Formulate research questions, identify your keywords and search for those keywords on a search engine.

    • D.

      Read the Twitter hashtag for your topic.

    Correct Answer
    C. Formulate research questions, identify your keywords and search for those keywords on a search engine.
    Explanation
    Although blogs and Twitter might lead you to some good sources, by searching for factual information, using keyword searches in a search engine or a library database, you'll end up with a better report.

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  • 8. 

    Which is the best search strategy for finding Ernest Hemingway's place of birth?

    • A.

      Hemingway writer birthplace

    • B.

      Hemmingway and birthplace

    • C.

      Where was Hemingway born?

    • D.

      Www.hemingway.com

    Correct Answer
    B. Hemmingway and birthplace
    Explanation
    The best search strategy for finding Ernest Hemingway's place of birth would be to use the keywords "Hemmingway" and "birthplace". This combination of keywords is likely to yield the most relevant results related to Hemingway's birthplace. The other options either include misspellings or do not specifically mention his birthplace, making them less likely to provide accurate information.

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  • 9. 

    What is wrong with this URL? http;/www.smt

    • A.

      The URL has no extension, such as .com or .org.

    • B.

      Each web address should start with http://

    • C.

      There's nothing wrong with the URL.

    • D.

      Both A and B

    Correct Answer
    D. Both A and B
    Explanation
    The given URL "http;/www.smt" is incorrect for two reasons. Firstly, it lacks a proper extension such as .com or .org, which is necessary for a valid web address. Secondly, it has a semicolon (;) instead of a colon (:) after "http", which is incorrect syntax. Therefore, both options A and B are correct in identifying the issues with the URL.

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  • 10. 

    If you want to return to a site you visited 30 minutes ago, what is the best way to get back to that site?

    • A.

      Do another search in Google.

    • B.

      Look at your history and find the link to the site in this list.

    • C.

      Just click on the back button until you get there.

    Correct Answer
    B. Look at your history and find the link to the site in this list.
    Explanation
    The best way to return to a site you visited 30 minutes ago is to look at your browsing history and find the link to the site in the list. By accessing your browsing history, you can easily locate the specific site you want to revisit without the need to perform a new search or navigate through multiple pages using the back button.

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