Nc Computer Skills Quiz - Telecommunications And Internet

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NC Computer Skills Quiz-Telecommunications/Internet


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  • 1. 

    A _________ engine is a software program used by a search site to retrieve web pages from a search database that match certain criteria.

    • A.

      Multimedia

    • B.

      Virtual

    • C.

      Diesel

    • D.

      Search

    Correct Answer
    D. Search
    Explanation
    A search engine is a software program used by a search site to retrieve web pages from a search database that match certain criteria. It allows users to search for specific information or websites by entering keywords or phrases, and then provides a list of relevant results. Search engines play a crucial role in organizing and indexing the vast amount of information available on the internet, making it easier for users to find what they are looking for.

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  • 2. 

    An example of a natural language search engine is:

    • A.

      Ask Jeeves

    • B.

      Google

    • C.

      Yahoo

    • D.

      MSN Search

    Correct Answer
    B. Google
    Explanation
    Google is a prime example of a natural language search engine. It utilizes advanced algorithms and machine learning techniques to understand and interpret user queries in a conversational manner. Google's search engine is designed to provide relevant and accurate results by analyzing the context and intent behind the search query. It is capable of understanding complex sentence structures, synonyms, and natural language patterns, making it an effective tool for users to find information using everyday language.

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  • 3. 

    _________ is a software program that secretly collects information and monitors your actions without your knowledge.

    • A.

      Adware

    • B.

      Freeware

    • C.

      Spyware

    • D.

      Investigativeware

    Correct Answer
    C. Spyware
    Explanation
    Spyware is a type of software program that operates covertly, gathering information and monitoring a user's actions without their consent or knowledge. It is designed to collect personal data, such as browsing habits, passwords, and credit card information, and transmit it to a third party. Unlike adware, which displays unwanted advertisements, or freeware, which is software available for free, spyware operates stealthily and invasively, posing a significant privacy and security risk to users. The term "investigativeware" does not exist and is not a recognized category of software.

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  • 4. 

    ___________ operators-most commonly AND, OR, and NOT-can often be used in keyword searches to refine search criteria.

    • A.

      Google

    • B.

      Boolean

    • C.

      Engine

    • D.

      Intranet

    Correct Answer
    B. Boolean
    Explanation
    Boolean operators, such as AND, OR, and NOT, are commonly used in keyword searches to refine search criteria. These operators allow users to combine or exclude specific keywords or phrases to obtain more accurate search results. By using Boolean operators, users can specify the relationship between keywords and narrow down the search to find the desired information more effectively.

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  • 5. 

    A(n) __________ is a special symbol that is used in conjunction with a part of a word in order to search for variations and plurals of the word.

    • A.

      Asterisk

    • B.

      Wildcard

    • C.

      Ampersand

    • D.

      Value

    Correct Answer
    A. Asterisk
    Explanation
    Asterisk is a special symbol that is used in conjunction with a part of a word in order to search for variations and plurals of the word. It acts as a wildcard character, allowing for flexibility in searching for different forms of a word.

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