# Boolean Search Operators Quiz! Trivia

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What we have here is a Boolean search operator quiz trivia. The operators AND, NOT and OR and keywords are used together by a user when they undertake a Boolean search. When you use this search you will get results that have the two keywords. Do you know how to use the search to get the desired results? This quiz will help you check if you are using it or might need a refresher.

• 1.

### Which operator would increase your search results?

• A.

AND

• B.

OR

• C.

NOT

B. OR
Explanation
The OR operator would increase search results because it retrieves documents that contain either one or both of the search terms. This broadens the search and includes more possible matches, resulting in a larger set of search results.

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• 2.

### Boolean search operators can only be used in Google and LinkedIn?

• A.

True

• B.

False

B. False
Explanation
The statement is false because boolean search operators can be used not only in Google and LinkedIn, but also in many other search engines and databases. Boolean search operators such as AND, OR, and NOT are used to combine keywords and refine search results in order to obtain more accurate and relevant information. These operators are widely supported by various search engines and platforms, allowing users to perform advanced searches and retrieve specific information.

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• 3.

### The operator AND...

• A.

• B.

• C.

• D.

B. Restricts or limits your search
Explanation
The operator AND restricts or limits your search. When using the AND operator in a search query, it instructs the search engine to only retrieve results that contain all of the specified search terms. This narrows down the search results and makes them more relevant to the specific topic or keywords being searched. Using AND helps to refine and focus the search, ensuring that the results are more targeted and precise.

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• 4.

### What is the purpose of the NOT operator?

• A.

To expand a search

• B.

To exclude a term or phrase from a search

• C.

• D.

To include only phrases that are searched in search results

B. To exclude a term or phrase from a search
Explanation
The purpose of the NOT operator is to exclude a specific term or phrase from a search. When used in a search query, the NOT operator narrows down the search results by excluding any documents or information that contain the specified term or phrase. This is useful when you want to filter out irrelevant or unwanted results and focus on finding information that does not include a particular term or phrase.

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• 5.

### It is not necessary to use quotations when searching for a phrase or job title on LinkedIn?

• A.

True

• B.

False

B. False
Explanation
To search for specific phrases like a job title you must use quotations

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• 6.

### If I wanted to search for Indian restaurants in Seattle which search string would give me the best results?

• A.

Indian Restaurants OR Seattle

• B.

"Indian Restaurants" AND Seattle

• C.

Indian AND Restaurants AND Seattle

• D.

"Indian rRestaurants Seattle"

B. "Indian Restaurants" AND Seattle
Explanation
The search string "Indian Restaurants" AND Seattle would give the best results for searching Indian restaurants in Seattle. By using the AND operator, it ensures that both the terms "Indian Restaurants" and "Seattle" are present in the search results, narrowing down the search to specifically Indian restaurants in Seattle. This would provide more accurate and relevant results compared to the other search strings provided.

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• 7.

### When searching on Google, you can use the NOT operator?

• A.

True

• B.

False

B. False
Explanation
When searching on Google you can only use - as the NOT operator

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• 8.

### If your search results have to many unrelated topics with the same name what operator would most likely produce a better search?

• A.

AND

• B.

NOT

• C.

OR

B. NOT
Explanation
Using the NOT operator would most likely produce a better search when your search results have too many unrelated topics with the same name. By using the NOT operator, you can exclude specific terms or keywords from your search, which helps to narrow down the results and eliminate the unrelated topics. This allows you to focus on the relevant information and find more accurate search results.

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• 9.

### Using NOT in front of parentheses will exclude everything inside the parentheses? ex. NOT(apples OR Oranges)

• A.

True

• B.

False

A. True
Explanation
By using the NOT operator in front of parentheses, everything inside the parentheses will be excluded. In this case, the expression "apples OR Oranges" inside the parentheses represents a logical OR operation, meaning that either "apples" or "Oranges" (or both) can be true. However, by applying the NOT operator, the result will be the opposite of what is inside the parentheses, excluding both "apples" and "Oranges". Therefore, the statement "Using NOT in front of parentheses will exclude everything inside the parentheses" is true.

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• 10.

### Why is using Boolean Search Strings so important?

• A.

Enables you to find desired data faster

• B.

Makes you a more proficient researcher

• C.

• D.

All of the above

D. All of the above
Explanation
Using Boolean Search Strings is important because it enables you to find desired data faster, makes you a more proficient researcher, and enables you to answer most of your own questions. By using Boolean operators such as AND, OR, and NOT, you can refine your search queries and get more accurate and relevant results. This saves time and helps you become more efficient in your research. Additionally, being able to find answers to your own questions increases your independence and self-sufficiency as a researcher.

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