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Today, we are lucky to have almost all our answers that we may require at any given time on the internet. How do you conduct your internet search? Do you know all there is to know? Find out below.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    How is a search engine similar to the engine in a car?

    • A.

      It's powered by gasoline

    • B.

      It allows the internet to run smoothly

    • C.

      It allows you to navigate an online highway

    • D.

      It is powered by electricity

    Correct Answer
    C. It allows you to navigate an online highway
    Explanation
    A search engine is similar to the engine in a car because it allows you to navigate an online highway. Just like a car engine helps you navigate and travel on a physical road, a search engine helps you navigate and find information on the internet. It provides a way for users to search for specific content or websites, similar to how a car engine provides the power to move and explore different destinations on a road.

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  • 2. 

    In the phrase, "Internet users have a plethora of search engines to choose from," what does "plethora" mean?

    • A.

      Pleasure

    • B.

      Limited few

    • C.

      Platform

    • D.

      Large Number

    Correct Answer
    D. Large Number
    Explanation
    The word "plethora" means a large number or an abundance of something. In the given phrase, it is used to describe the availability of search engines on the internet. Therefore, the correct answer is "Large Number."

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  • 3. 

    If you want to narrow down the results of an internet search, what's your best course of action?

    • A.

      Add more relevant words to your search

    • B.

      Remove the quotes from around the term you are searching for

    • C.

      Try using a more powerful search engine

    • D.

      Log off the Internet and go to the library

    Correct Answer
    A. Add more relevant words to your search
    Explanation
    Adding more relevant words to your search is the best course of action to narrow down the results of an internet search. By including specific keywords or phrases related to your topic, you can refine the search and get more targeted results. This helps to filter out irrelevant information and focus on finding the specific information you are looking for.

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  • 4. 

    In the phrase, "A bad internet search can return an inordinate number of hits," what  is the best synonym for "inordinate?"

    • A.

      Unrelated

    • B.

      Incorrect

    • C.

      Excessive

    • D.

      Moderate

    Correct Answer
    C. Excessive
    Explanation
    The word "inordinate" means exceeding reasonable limits or excessive. Therefore, the best synonym for "inordinate" is "excessive".

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  • 5. 

    If you wanted to learn aabout George W. Bush's term as governor of Texas--but not his term as U.S. Prsident--what would be the best phrase to search under?

    • A.

      "George W. Bush" + Texas + President

    • B.

      "George W. Bush" Texas Not President

    • C.

      "George W. Bush" + Texas - President

    • D.

      "George W. Bush" -Texas - President

    Correct Answer
    C. "George W. Bush" + Texas - President
    Explanation
    The given answer, "George W. Bush" + Texas - President, is the best phrase to search under if you want to learn about George W. Bush's term as governor of Texas but not his term as U.S. President. By including "George W. Bush" and Texas in the search, you ensure that the results will be related to George W. Bush and his association with Texas. By excluding the term "President" with the minus sign, you filter out any results that pertain to his presidency, focusing solely on his time as governor of Texas.

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  • 6. 

    How does the search  term "Fred Rogers" compare with the search term Fred Rogers, without the quotes?

    • A.

      "Fred Rogers" would return more hits

    • B.

      Fred Rogers (without quotes) would return more hits

    • C.

      They would return an equal number of hits

    • D.

      Neither would return any hits without a plus sign between the words

    Correct Answer
    B. Fred Rogers (without quotes) would return more hits
    Explanation
    The search term "Fred Rogers" is enclosed in quotes, which indicates that the search engine should treat it as a phrase rather than individual words. This means that the search results will specifically look for instances where the words "Fred" and "Rogers" appear together, in that order, and with no other words in between. On the other hand, searching for Fred Rogers without quotes would retrieve results where the words "Fred" and "Rogers" appear separately, in any order, and possibly with other words in between. Since the second option allows for more variations, it is likely to return a greater number of hits.

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  • 7. 

    If you want to conduct the best internet search possible, what should you do before you begon?

    • A.

      Spend a lot of time on the internet.

    • B.

      Look up the history of search engines

    • C.

      Ask your friends about their favorite websites

    • D.

      Learn a bit about the topic you're searching for

    Correct Answer
    D. Learn a bit about the topic you're searching for
    Explanation
    Before conducting an internet search, it is important to learn a bit about the topic you're searching for. This will help you have a better understanding of the subject matter and enable you to conduct a more targeted and effective search. By having some background knowledge, you can refine your search terms and filter out irrelevant information, leading to more accurate and relevant search results.

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  • 8. 

    "Internet Math" uses which two basic math operations?

    • A.

      Addition and multiplication

    • B.

      Addition and subtraction

    • C.

      Subtraction and division

    • D.

      Multiplication and division

    Correct Answer
    B. Addition and subtraction
    Explanation
    "Internet Math" uses addition and subtraction as the two basic math operations. Addition is used to combine numbers or quantities, while subtraction is used to find the difference between two numbers or quantities. These two operations are fundamental in performing various calculations and solving mathematical problems on the internet.

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  • 9. 

    What is the function of the :help and "search tips" links feaured on some search engines

    • A.

      They explain how each particular search engine works

    • B.

      They contain lists of topics featured on each search engine

    • C.

      They contain links to other search engines

    • D.

      Th contain entire libraries if information

    Correct Answer
    A. They explain how each particular search engine works
    Explanation
    The :help and "search tips" links featured on some search engines provide explanations on how each specific search engine works. These links offer guidance and instructions on how to effectively use the search engine's features and functions. They may provide tips on advanced search techniques, filters, operators, and other tools available to refine search results. By accessing these links, users can gain a better understanding of how to utilize the search engine's capabilities to find the most relevant information.

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  • 10. 

    What can you conclude about search engines from the information presented in the moie

    • A.

      Google is the most powerful search engine on the internet

    • B.

      Knowing how to conduct a good, focused search is the most important part of online research

    • C.

      Using internet math is unnecessary on modern search engines

    • D.

      Search engines will never be easier to use than library card catalogs

    Correct Answer
    B. Knowing how to conduct a good, focused search is the most important part of online research
    Explanation
    The given answer suggests that the most important aspect of online research is knowing how to conduct a good and focused search. This implies that search engines play a crucial role in finding relevant information on the internet. The other statements do not provide any conclusive information about search engines.

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