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Doing Research on the Web Answer Key: Search Tool Scavenger Hunt

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1. What are the date of birth and the birthplace of Edgar Allan Poe?
Search: Google Directory

Answer: Edgar Allan Poe was born in Boston, Massachusetts, on January 19, 1809.

2. In what year did Ireland gain its independence from Britain?
Search: Yahooligans!

Answer: Ireland gained its independence from Britain on December 6, 1921.

3. What movie won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1976?
Search: The Internet Public Library

Answer: Rocky won Best Picture in 1976.

4. What is the tallest building in the world? How tall (in feet) is it?
Search: Ask Jeeves

Answer: Standing at 1667 feet, The Taipei 101 office block in Taipei, Taiwan, is the tallest building in the world.

5. In 1849, people from all over the world—known as 49ers—traveled to California in search of gold. Water was scarce during the trip. Some businessmen in California knew this and began selling water to the 49ers. How much were some 49ers willing to spend on a glass of water?
Search: PBS

Answer: Some extremely thirsty 49ers paid up to $100 for a single glass of water!

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