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  • 1. 

    Which of the following is NOT an example of an extension in a URL?

    • A.

      .com

    • B.

      .gov

    • C.

      .npr

    • D.

      .edu

    Correct Answer
    C. .npr
    Explanation
    The options provided are all examples of top-level domains (TLDs) commonly used in URLs. However, .npr is not an extension used in URLs. It is the abbreviation for National Public Radio, which is a media organization and not a TLD.

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  • 2. 

    You can better your search results on the Web by?

    • A.

      Using several different search engines.

    • B.

      Sticking to your topic and being careful with your keywords.

    • C.

      Becoming familiar with using reliable Web resources such as National Geographic, CNN, and the Library of Congress.

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    By using several different search engines, you can increase the chances of finding relevant information that may not be available on just one search engine. Sticking to your topic and being careful with your keywords helps to narrow down the search results and avoid irrelevant information. Becoming familiar with reliable Web resources such as National Geographic, CNN, and the Library of Congress ensures that the information you find is trustworthy and accurate. Therefore, using all of these strategies together can improve the quality and relevance of your search results on the Web.

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  • 3. 

    Critically evaluating the author of a web site is important because

    • A.

      Web authors are less than professional.

    • B.

      Web author are biased

    • C.

      Anyone can publish on the web. There's no guarantee that when you're reading is fair and has gone through standard fact-checking and editorial reviews.

    • D.

      Printed information is always more accurate than information found on the web.

    Correct Answer
    C. Anyone can publish on the web. There's no guarantee that when you're reading is fair and has gone through standard fact-checking and editorial reviews.
    Explanation
    Critically evaluating the author of a web site is important because anyone can publish on the web, which means there is no guarantee that what you are reading is fair and has gone through standard fact-checking and editorial reviews. This highlights the need to assess the credibility and reliability of the information presented on a website, as it may be biased or lack accuracy compared to printed information.

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  • 4. 

    The usefulness of a website is judged by

    • A.

      When it was last updated.

    • B.

      The ease with which the user can navigate the site.

    • C.

      Its correct use of proper grammar and spelling.

    • D.

      The integrity of its links and pages (no broken links or pages "under construction.")

    • E.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    E. All of the above
    Explanation
    The usefulness of a website is judged by a combination of factors. One factor is when it was last updated, as outdated information can make a website less useful. Another factor is the ease with which the user can navigate the site, as a confusing or complicated layout can hinder the user's ability to find what they are looking for. Proper grammar and spelling are also important, as errors can make a website appear unprofessional and decrease its credibility. Finally, the integrity of the website's links and pages is crucial, as broken links or pages "under construction" can frustrate users and make the website less useful. Therefore, all of these factors contribute to judging the usefulness of a website.

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  • 5. 

    Besides just critiquing the website and author, what else must one keep in mind when assessing a website?

    • A.

      Did it meet your needs and requirements?

    • B.

      Did the content provide you with complicated research and an impressive set of various data results?

    • C.

      Was all the information suitable and only to be found on this website?

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Did it meet your needs and requirements?
    Explanation
    When assessing a website, it is important to consider whether it meets your needs and requirements. This means evaluating whether the website provides the information, resources, or services that you were looking for. Simply critiquing the website and author is not enough; you need to assess whether it fulfills its intended purpose for you. The other options mentioned in the question, such as complicated research and unique information, may be important factors to consider, but ultimately, the most important aspect is whether the website meets your specific needs and requirements.

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  • 6. 

    Any information gathered during your research that is not considered to be public information NEEDS to be cited.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    It is important to cite any information that is not considered public because it gives credit to the original source and allows others to verify the information. Citing sources also helps to avoid plagiarism and gives credibility to the research.

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