Hyperlink Like A Pro Quiz!

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Read the excerpts from an awesome article, check out the links, and answer the questions!If you see some *tough words* they will have *asterisks* around them and definitions underneath the question!HOLD "Control" + Click on a link to open it in another tab, and save your quiz tab!

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  • 1. 
    The excerpt below shows a part of the article as it was online with working links!HOLD "Control" + Click on a link to open it in another tab, and save your quiz tab!Read carefully, and follow the links. Then answer the question:How did the author do a good job of using links and evidence to support his claim that people don't need fancy tech to save energy below?If this sounds too simple, then consider the following. Back in 2006, Japan instituted the “Cool Biz” initiative, which encouraged the typically stodgy Tokyo salarymen to switch from wool suits to khakis and polo shirts during the hot summer months, allowing their offices to turn thermostats up several degrees. Initial estimates were that this abated 5 million metric tons of CO2– not too shabby for a bunch of polo shirts! These efforts took on new urgency following the Fukushima disaster earlier this summer – with much of its power supply in question, Tokyo needed to cut energy usage by roughly 15% in one summer to avoid blackouts, clearly far too much far too fast to build new solar or wind farms and distribution *infrastructure*. If taken to the US, these same kinds of simple wardrobe and thermostat changes could allow the Empire State Building to raise its AC by 6 degrees, saving the building roughly $108,000 in cooling costs over the warmest six months of the year. Winter savings are even more significant, at roughly $1.3 million dollars over the coldest six months of the year if people simply dress warmer while in the office. *infastructure*: the basic equipment and structures (such as roads and bridges) that are needed for a country, region, or organization to function properly
  • 2. 
    Check out the whole article with all links together here!http://www.senseandsustainability.net/2011/12/01/can-polo-shirts-save-the-world/ How did the authors use of links help make the article more interesting?HOLD "Control" + Click on a link to open it in another tab, and save your quiz tab! 
  • 3. 
    Check out this awesome article about a teen's prom in Louisiana. It uses hyperlinks too.How does this article use hyperlinks to help support the writing?HOLD "Control" + Click on a link to open it in another tab, and save your quiz tab!http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/04/07/teen-tux-prom-louisiana-tuxedo_n_7020632.html?utm_hp_ref=teen 
  • 4. 
    Here is the quote again with the fact bolded and underlined. In the real article online, you can click on the bold/underlined words, and it takes you to a resource from the author's research that backs up the fact. This is called a HYPERLINK! And is a seamless way to show your sources instead of listing them. Which of the following do you think the hyperlink in the quote could take the reader to? "Think about the first thing you do when you wake up in the morning–right after you hit the snooze button. If you’re like most people, odds are you flip a light switch. You probably follow that by opening the fridge, turning on the TV, or taking a shower. All of these are energy-intensive activities, but how much thought do you give them?"
    • A. 

      A trustworthy government website with facts and numbers on how much energy lights, fridges, tv's, and other home gadgets use.

    • B. 

      Another article that share's someones opinion on wasteful energy

    • C. 

      A paper on the history of energy in houses

  • 5. 
    In the quote from the article below, the author shares opinions, thoughts, and one fact without showing his source and boring us with all of the details.Which sentence in the quote below states a fact that the author could backup with research or evidence from an outside source? 1) Think about the first thing you do when you wake up in the morning–right after you hit the snooze button. If you’re like most people, odds are you flip a light switch. You probably follow that by opening the fridge, turning on the TV, or taking a shower.2) All of these are *energy-intensive* activities, 3) but how much thought do you give them?*energy-intensive*: something that uses a lot of energy 
    • A. 

      Statement 1

    • B. 

      Statement 2

    • C. 

      Statement 3

  • 6. 
    Let's try it again! Here's another paragraph, this time with the hyperlink already shown.Where do you think the real link might take you when you click it?The vast majority of the discussion in popular media covers energy use and climate change as if it were a technological problem. We could cut our emissions if only we invested in solar and wind energy; building a nationwide high speed rail network would remove thousands of cars from the road, cutting millions of tons of emissions per year. While these are all good points, and obviously a major part of the solution, the focus on technological progress loses sight of the *human element* at play. At the end of the day, someone has to flip the light switch responsible for burning the fuel and releasing the emissions warming our planet.*human element*: the way in which human activities has an affect
    • A. 

      A friend's opinion blog post about energy

    • B. 

      Another trusted article about how what people choose to do has an effect on energy costs

    • C. 

      Another tursted article about how solar panels and wind energy would fix all of our energy problems

  • 7. 
    Is this quote from the article an opinion, or fact?Type opinion or fact below.While all of this sounds great, the trick is convincing people to limit their energy use, potentially in the absence of *direct monetary gain.**direct monetary gain*: an increase in money (due to saving, cutting costs, or other methods)
  • 8. 
    Is this quote from the article an opinion, or fact?Type opinion or fact below.Initial estimates were that this *abated* 5 million metric tons of CO2.*abated*: caused something to be smaller (decreased)
  • 9. 
    Is this quote from the article an opinion, or fact?Type opinion or fact below.at some point we need to make the move to a low or *zero-carbon economy.**zero-carbon economy*: a society that is fueled entirely by energy sources other than the burning of coal  
  • 10. 
    Is this quote from the article an opinion, or fact?Type opinion or fact below....but a number of innovative companies are already finding success at doing just that. For example, the Washingon, DC-based OPower works with utilities to help their customers reduce energy use.

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