Which Search Hero Are You?

15 Questions | Total Attempts: 92

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Hero Quizzes & Trivia

Answer these 15 true/false questions and see how well you know how to search the Web.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The search box of a subject directory searches within the full text of actual Web sites it refers to in its index.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    You can easily access the content of a database like Dialog by using a general search engine such as Google.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Some of the content on a Web site (e.g. archives) may be stored in a database and displayed only using a search box. This dynamic information is commonly called 'invisible' content.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Google’s results are ranked according to its PageRank algorithm which analyzes the popularity of Web pages through the number and quality of their inbound links.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    When using a search engine, you search the Web directly, in real time.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Typing matrix movie in Google returns only pages that contain the exact expression ‘matrix movie’.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    When you are not sure about the ending of a word you include in your query, or if you are interested in similar words that differ only by their endings, you can use the ? symbol as in electr? equipment.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    It is possible to ask a search engine to limit its results to specific file formats (pdf, xls, doc, ...)
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    RSS is a standard format used to publish frequently updated digital content.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Typing site:www.apple.com iphone yields results from any Web page dedicated to the iPhone, and that links back to the apple.com Web site.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    In Firefox, Ctrl+clicking on a link opens it in a new tab.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    Del.icio.us is a Web site dedicated to recipes.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    Google’s ‘Cached’ link – found below each result – shows a snapshot of the content of the page as it was last seen and indexed by the crawler.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    By default, a Web page without incoming links is not accessible to search engines.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    The best place to search for blogs is Yahoo! News.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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