A Trivia Quiz On Google Search!

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Google search provides at least 22 special features beyond the original word-search capability, including synonyms, weather forecasts, time zones, stock quotes, maps, earthquake data, movie showtimes, and sports results. If you want to improve your Google search, you should keep it simple and not use so many words. If you want to know more about Google search, look no further than this quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which of the following will produce the best results?

    • A.

      New york city

    • B.

      New York city

    • C.

      New York City

    • D.

      NEW YORK CITY

    • E.

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

    Correct Answer
    E. It doesn't matter, only special query keywords are case sensitive.
    Explanation
    All the options provided are variations of the same phrase "new york city" but with different capitalization. The correct answer states that it doesn't matter which variation is used because only special query keywords are case sensitive. In other words, when performing a search, the search engine will treat all variations of "new york city" as the same and produce the same results regardless of the capitalization used.

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  • 2. 

    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)

    • E.

      +new +york +city

    Correct Answer
    B. "new york city"
    Explanation
    The correct way to search for an exact phrase is by using quotation marks around the phrase, as shown in the answer "new york city". This ensures that the search results only include the exact phrase "new york city" and not individual words or variations of the phrase.

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  • 3. 

    What is the best way to ensure that pages containing a particular word are excluded from the results? For example, to exclude sites that contain the word Atkins when searching for information on dieting?

    • A.

      Diet NOT atkins

    • B.

      Diet NO atkins

    • C.

      Diet -atkins

    • D.

      Diet exclude:atkins

    • E.

      Diet ignore:atkins

    Correct Answer
    C. Diet -atkins
    Explanation
    The best way to ensure that pages containing a particular word are excluded from the results is by using the syntax "diet -atkins". This syntax tells the search engine to include results that contain the word "diet" but to exclude any results that also contain the word "atkins".

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  • 4. 

    What is the best way to search for a word and to include pages containing words with similar meanings?

    • A.

      Hiking AND similar

    • B.

      Like:hiking

    • C.

      Hiking+

    • D.

      ~hiking

    • E.

      Synonyms:hiking

    Correct Answer
    E. Synonyms:hiking
    Explanation
    The best way to search for a word and include pages containing words with similar meanings is by using the search term "synonyms:hiking". This search term specifically instructs the search engine to look for pages that contain the word "hiking" as well as words that have similar meanings to "hiking".

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  • 5. 

    What is the best way to search for pages containing one of two words? For instance, pages containing the word restaurant and either Indian or Thai?

    • A.

      Restaurant indian OR thai

    • B.

      Restaurant (indian thai)

    • C.

      Restaurant "indian thai"

    • D.

      Restaurant +indian +thai

    • E.

      Restaurant OR:indian thai

    Correct Answer
    A. Restaurant indian OR thai
    Explanation
    The best way to search for pages containing one of two words, in this case, restaurant and either Indian or Thai, is to use the operator "OR". By using the query "restaurant indian OR thai", the search engine will return results that include the word "restaurant" and either "Indian" or "Thai". This allows for a broader search, ensuring that pages containing any of the specified words are included in the results.

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  • 6. 

    What is the best way to search for a term within one particular website. For instance to search for the word blackjack on plentysmart.com?

    • A.

      Blackjack IN www.plentysmart.com

    • B.

      Blackjack site:www.plentysmart.com

    • C.

      Www.plentysmart.com blackjack

    • D.

      Blackjack ON www.plentysmart.com

    • E.

      Blackjack ON site:www.plentysmart.com

    Correct Answer
    B. Blackjack site:www.plentysmart.com
    Explanation
    The best way to search for a term within one particular website is by using the syntax "term site:website.com". In this case, the correct answer is "blackjack site:www.plentysmart.com" because it follows the correct syntax and specifies the term "blackjack" to be searched within the website "www.plentysmart.com". This will narrow down the search results and only display pages or content related to blackjack on the specified website.

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  • 7. 

    How do you include a range of numbers in your search, for example to search for the word olympics, and including pages that have a number between 1980 and 2000 in them? (Works with any numbers, not just dates.)

    • A.

      Olympics date:1980 2000

    • B.

      Olympics 1980..2000

    • C.

      1980:2000 olympics

    • D.

      Olympics "1980 2000"

    • E.

      Olympics 1980 TO 2000

    Correct Answer
    B. Olympics 1980..2000
    Explanation
    To include a range of numbers in your search for the word "olympics" and pages that have a number between 1980 and 2000, you can use the format "olympics 1980..2000". This will instruct the search engine to look for pages that contain the word "olympics" along with any number between 1980 and 2000.

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  • 8. 

    How do you search for all pages that have a link to a particular site, for example all sites that have a link to whitehouse.gov?

    • A.

      Show links"www.whitehouse.gov"

    • B.

      Find links:www.whitehouse.gov

    • C.

      References:www.whitehouse.gov

    • D.

      Link"www.whitehouse.gov"

    • E.

      Link:www.whitehouse.gov

    Correct Answer
    E. Link:www.whitehouse.gov
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "link:www.whitehouse.gov". This is because the "link:" operator is used in search engines to find all pages that have a link to a specific site. By using this operator followed by the URL of the site, in this case, "www.whitehouse.gov", the search engine will display all pages that contain a link to that site.

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  • 9. 

    Let's say you need to know how many dollars are in a British pound. Which of the following queries would you use?

    • A.

      How many dollars in a pound

    • B.

      1 pound in dollars

    • C.

      1 gbp in usd

    • D.

      Pounds to dollars

    • E.

      Any of the above.

    Correct Answer
    E. Any of the above.
    Explanation
    The question is asking which of the given queries would be used to find out how many dollars are in a British pound. All of the given queries are valid and can be used to obtain the desired information. Therefore, any of the above queries can be used to find out the conversion rate between pounds and dollars.

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  • 10. 

    Let's say you need to know how many meters one foot is equal to. Which of the following queries would you use?

    • A.

      Feet to meters

    • B.

      How many meters in a foot

    • C.

      One foot in meters

    • D.

      1 foot in meters

    • E.

      Any of the above.

    Correct Answer
    E. Any of the above.
    Explanation
    The question asks for the query that would be used to find out how many meters one foot is equal to. All of the given options can be used to find this information. "Feet to meters" is a common conversion query format, "how many meters in a foot" is a direct question, "one foot in meters" is a statement asking for the equivalent value, and "1 foot in meters" is a numerical expression. Therefore, any of the above queries can be used to obtain the desired answer.

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