Q014 Search Education #1

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Q014 Search Education #1 - Quiz

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  • 1. 

    Identify the conversion step:  Making "What food does Tyson like best" into a query, we added the words "Percy Jackson".

    • A.

      Add missing info.

    • B.

      Cross out unnecessary words.

    • C.

      Circle key words.

    • D.

      Re-phrase.

    Correct Answer
    A. Add missing info.
    Explanation
    The conversion step in this case is adding missing information. By adding the words "Percy Jackson" to the query "What food does Tyson like best," we are providing more specific information and narrowing down the search. This step helps to refine the query and make it more targeted towards the desired information.

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  • 2. 

    Identify the conversion step:  Making "What's the name of that funny groove under your nose?" into a query, we left out the word "funny".

    • A.

      Cross out unnecessary words.

    • B.

      Circle key words.

    • C.

      Re-phrase.

    • D.

      Add missing info.

    Correct Answer
    A. Cross out unnecessary words.
    Explanation
    The conversion step in this case is to cross out unnecessary words. This means removing the word "funny" from the sentence "What's the name of that funny groove under your nose?" to make it more concise and focused.

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  • 3. 

    Identify the conversion step:  Making "I heard there is an abandoned city in San Francisco Bay" into a query, we changed the words "abandoned city" to "ghost town".

    • A.

      Re-phrase.

    • B.

      Cross out unnecessary words.

    • C.

      Circle key words.

    • D.

      Add missing info.

    Correct Answer
    A. Re-phrase.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Re-phrase. This is because the conversion step involves changing the words "abandoned city" to "ghost town" in order to rephrase the sentence.

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  • 4. 

    Making "Can I make a living tossing pizza?" into a query, we circled (and kept) only one of the words.  Which one?

    • A.

      Pizza

    • B.

      Tossing

    • C.

      Living

    • D.

      Can

    Correct Answer
    A. Pizza
    Explanation
    In this question, the task was to identify the word that was circled and kept from the query "Can I make a living tossing pizza?". The correct answer is "pizza". This means that out of the four words mentioned, the word "pizza" was the one circled and retained.

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  • 5. 

    Makng "My three-year-old cow has blisters on its tongue--what's wrong with it?" into a query, we left out the phrase "three-year-old".  Why?

    • A.

      We thought the cow's age might be unimportant.

    • B.

      Google would ignore the phrase anyway due to the hyphen punctuation.

    • C.

      "Age three" is better than "three-year-old", so we re-phrased.

    • D.

      No one word in the phrase would bring up relevant pages.

    Correct Answer
    A. We thought the cow's age might be unimportant.
    Explanation
    The phrase "three-year-old" was left out because we thought the cow's age might be unimportant.

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  • 6. 

    When you do a Google search, you actually search:

    • A.

      Google's index of the Web.

    • B.

      The Web.

    • C.

      The Internet.

    • D.

      Arpanet.

    Correct Answer
    A. Google's index of the Web.
    Explanation
    When you do a Google search, you are actually searching Google's index of the Web. Google's index is a massive database that contains information about all the web pages that Google has crawled and indexed. When you enter a search query, Google uses its index to quickly find and retrieve relevant web pages that match your search terms. The index includes information about the content of web pages, such as keywords, titles, and descriptions, allowing Google to deliver accurate and relevant search results.

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  • 7. 

    Google indexes the web using:

    • A.

      Software programs called spiders.

    • B.

      Thousands of college-age volunteers.

    • C.

      65,000 dial-up modems.

    • D.

      Wi-fi and infrared routers.

    Correct Answer
    A. Software programs called spiders.
    Explanation
    Google indexes the web using software programs called spiders. These spiders, also known as crawlers or bots, are automated programs that systematically browse the internet, following links from one webpage to another. They collect information about web pages, including their content, structure, and metadata, which is then stored in Google's index. This index is used by Google's search algorithms to provide relevant search results to users. Using spiders allows Google to efficiently and comprehensively index the vast amount of information available on the web.

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  • 8. 

    Google uses a formula to rate the importance of web pages, invented by Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin.  They call this the ______ ________ formula.

    • A.

      Page Rank

    • B.

      Spam Avoidance

    • C.

      Parsing Resistance

    • D.

      Net Value

    Correct Answer
    A. Page Rank
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Page Rank." Google uses a formula called Page Rank, which was invented by its founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, to rate the importance of web pages. This formula determines the relevance and authority of a webpage based on the number and quality of links pointing to it. Pages with higher Page Rank are considered more important and are more likely to appear higher in search engine results.

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  • 9. 

    Google and Facebook both partner with numerous other websites to:

    • A.

      Target you with ads matching your interests and concerns.

    • B.

      Resist compliance with federal warrants and injunctions.

    • C.

      Apprehend and imprison known criminals operating in cyberspace.

    • D.

      Eliminate online hoax sites and reduce the amount of spam.

    Correct Answer
    A. Target you with ads matching your interests and concerns.
    Explanation
    Google and Facebook both partner with numerous other websites to target users with ads matching their interests and concerns. This is a common practice known as targeted advertising, where these companies collect data on users' online activities and preferences to deliver personalized ads. By partnering with various websites, they can gather more information about users' browsing habits and preferences, allowing them to tailor ads specifically to individual users. This helps advertisers reach their target audience more effectively and increases the chances of users engaging with the ads.

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  • 10. 

    The key words in a query are called its:

    • A.

      Terms

    • B.

      Tags

    • C.

      Articles

    • D.

      Entities

    Correct Answer
    A. Terms
    Explanation
    In the context of a query, the key words refer to the specific words or phrases that are essential for understanding and retrieving relevant information. These key words are commonly known as "terms." They help search engines or databases to match the query with relevant documents or data. Therefore, "terms" is the correct answer as it accurately describes the key words in a query.

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