Search Engines And Strategies

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Search Engine Quizzes & Trivia

This quiz will assess your applied understanding of the following concepts and skills: > how to select and use search engines based on your research objective, and > how to apply advanced search techniques that will eliminate irrelevant results.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Discuss the pros and cons of each of the following types of search engines/directories:  individual, meta and subject. Be certain to include an example of each type of engine/directory in your response. Your response should following the "RAVE" model.
  • 2. 
    You want to find information about Stafford loans on the College Affordability and Transparency website http://collegecost.ed.gov.  Write out the search string you would use to find this topic at the website listed.
  • 3. 
    Your objective is find information about mobile applications that run on both the IOS and Android platforms.  Write the search string that will meet this criteria. 
  • 4. 
    Identify at least three search tips or strategies that you learned from the Google PowerSearching webinars. 
  • 5. 
    Your cousin Maria will be visiting Rhode Island from Europe in November..  Maria has indicated in her e-mails that she would like to visit Federal Hill in Providence.  She has read much about this historic, Italian neighborhood and the different restaurants featuring food from various regions of Italy.  Your cousin particularly likes northern Italian food.  You want to generate a list of potential restaurants now, so you can make reservations well in advance of her visit.     Construct a search string using Boolean operators that will give you a list of restaurants that meet Maria’s requirements.  Print the first page of results, including the search string box with all the keywords and operators visible.
  • 6. 
    Who was the third least-known founder of Apple, who sold his interest in the company for less than $5,000? Construct the search string(s) that will find the name of this person.
  • 7. 
    Find a black and white image of a winter hoarfrost.  What is it? Raise your hand when you have found the image and answer.
  • 8. 
    You want to find information on the debt ceiling from sources other than wikipedia.  How would would construct the search string?
  • 9. 
    Select the two (2) general types of search engines.
    • A. 

      Subject and vortals

    • B. 

      Individual and meta

    • C. 

      Gateways and subject

  • 10. 
    What is the function of "spiders" and "bots"?
    • A. 

      Remove duplicate result entries

    • B. 

      Scan webpages for keywords and links

    • C. 

      Interpret and revise search strings

  • 11. 
    Identify the type of search engine or directory that is best for browsing general topics within a broad category or area of interest.
    • A. 

      Meta search engines

    • B. 

      Individual search engines

    • C. 

      Subject-based directories

  • 12. 
    Search engines use which of the following criteria to rank the results associated with a search statement:
    • A. 

      Frequency of key words and back links

    • B. 

      Combination of graphics and key words

    • C. 

      Credibility of the author

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