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  • 1. 

    Search Engine definition:

    • A.

      A software program or script available through the Internet that searches various types of documents for keywords

    • B.

      A special website available through the Internet that searches various types of documents for keywords

    • C.

      A spider or crawler available through the Internet that searches various types of documents for keywords

    • D.

      A, B and C are wright!!

    Correct Answer
    A. A software program or script available through the Internet that searches various types of documents for keywords
    Explanation
    The correct answer is A software program or script available through the Internet that searches various types of documents for keywords. This definition accurately describes a search engine as a tool that uses software or scripts to search for keywords in different types of documents. It emphasizes the availability of search engines through the Internet, highlighting their online nature.

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  • 2. 

    The first search engine ever developed was _________________ which was used to search for FTP files

    • A.

      Veronica

    • B.

      Jughead

    • C.

      Reggie

    • D.

      Archie

    Correct Answer
    D. Archie
    Explanation
    Archie was the first search engine ever developed that was specifically used to search for FTP files.

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  • 3. 

    The first text-based search engine was:

    • A.

      Veronica

    • B.

      Jughead

    • C.

      Reggie

    • D.

      Archie

    Correct Answer
    A. Veronica
    Explanation
    Veronica was the first text-based search engine. It was developed by the University of Nevada in 1992 and allowed users to search for files on the internet using keywords. Veronica searched the file names and descriptions of files stored on FTP servers, making it an early tool for internet users to find and access information.

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  • 4. 

    What is a search engine spider?

    • A.

      Adware and malware downloaded to your computer.

    • B.

      A program that follows, or "crawls", links throughout the Internet, grabbing content from sites and adding it to search engine indexes.

    • C.

      A programming error.

    • D.

      Something that infects your computer.

    Correct Answer
    B. A program that follows, or "crawls", links throughout the Internet, grabbing content from sites and adding it to search engine indexes.
    Explanation
    A search engine spider is a program that follows, or "crawls", links throughout the Internet, grabbing content from sites and adding it to search engine indexes. It is not adware or malware downloaded to your computer, a programming error, or something that infects your computer. Instead, it is a tool used by search engines to gather information and index web pages for search results.

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  • 5. 

    Why are search engines important?

    • A.

      They sort through information; kind of like a library card catalog.

    • B.

      Makes it easier to find information rather than linking to it yourself.

    • C.

      You can narrow your search down to the exact information you need with a search engine.

    • D.

      All of the above.

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above.
    Explanation
    Search engines are important because they sort through vast amounts of information, similar to how a library card catalog organizes books. They make it convenient to find information by eliminating the need to manually search for and follow links. Additionally, search engines allow users to refine their search queries and obtain precise information. Therefore, all the given statements accurately describe the importance of search engines.

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  • 6. 

    Which of the following is the correct way to search for an exact phrase?

    • A.

      +new york city

    • B.

      "new york city"

    • C.

      (new york city)

    • D.

      Exact:(new york city)

    Correct Answer
    B. "new york city"
    Explanation
    The correct way to search for an exact phrase is by enclosing the phrase in quotation marks. This ensures that the search engine will only return results that include the exact phrase "new york city", rather than individual occurrences of the words "new", "york", and "city" separately.

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  • 7. 

    Which of the following will produce the best results?

    • A.

      New york city

    • B.

      NEW YORK CITY

    • C.

      New York City

    • D.

      It doesn't matter, only special query keywords are case sensitive.

    Correct Answer
    D. It doesn't matter, only special query keywords are case sensitive.
    Explanation
    The answer states that it doesn't matter which format is used (new york city, NEW YORK CITY, New York City) because only special query keywords are case sensitive. This means that the search engine will treat all variations of "new york city" as the same and provide the same results. The case sensitivity only applies to specific keywords that have been designated as such.

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  • 8. 

    What is the easiest way to get a list of definitions for a word, such as the word quiz?

    • A.

      Quiz

    • B.

      Define:quiz

    • C.

      Definition:quiz

    • D.

      What is quiz

    Correct Answer
    B. Define:quiz
    Explanation
    The easiest way to get a list of definitions for a word, such as the word "quiz," is to use the search engine and type "define:quiz." This will prompt the search engine to provide a list of definitions specifically related to the word "quiz."

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