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Internet Expert Quiz (Print Quiz)

1.

Which one of the following is NOT an example of an extension in a URL?

 

(A)

.gov

 

(B)

.edu

 

(C)

.npr

 

(D)

.com

  

2.

You can optimize your search results on the Web by

 

(A)

using several different search engines.

 

(B)

sticking to your topic and resisting distractions.

 

(C)

becoming familiar with and using reliable Web resources such as National Geographic, LA Times, and the Library of Congress.

 

(D)

all of the above

  

3.

Which of the following is the best indicator that a Web site is reliable?

 

(A)

The author of the site tells you the information is reliable.

 

(B)

The author of the site provides contact information and his or her credentials.

 

(C)

The author links to his or her favorite Web sites.

 

(D)

The author states in bold letters that the site was proofread by a librarian.

  

4.

What does this URL tell you about the source? http://vos.ucsb.edu

 

(A)

It is associated with an educational institution.

 

(B)

It is an English teacherís personal home page.

 

(C)

It is an article from a magazine.

 

(D)

It is from a directory.

  

5.

Which of the following is an example of a Boolean search?

 

(A)

Shakespeare sonnets

 

(B)

Shakespeare AND sonnets

 

(C)

"Shakespeare" with "SONNETS"

 

(D)

Shakespeare (sonnets)

  

6.

Which of the following statements about search engines and directories is true?

 

(A)

A search engine does not discriminate between good and bad sites.

 

(B)

A search engine displays all Web pages that contain your keywords and may list thousands of unordered results.

 

(C)

A directory is someoneís attempt to categorize the best sites available for a given subject or topic.

 

(D)

all of the above

  

7.

Which of the following statements about meta-search engines is NOT true?

 

(A)

Meta-search engines scan multiple search engines simultaneously.

 

(B)

Meta-search engines are a waste of time because they provide very few results.

 

(C)

Meta-search engines provide results based on the keyword(s) submitted.

 

(D)

Meta-search engines can save time, but you shouldn't rely on them exclusively.

  

8.

Critically evaluating content on the Web is important because

 

(A)

Web authors are always less professional.

 

(B)

Web authors are always biased.

 

(C)

anyone can publish on the Web. Thereís no guarantee that what youíre reading is objective and has gone through standard fact-checking and editorial reviews.

 

(D)

printed information is always more accurate than information found on the Web.

  

9.

Which of the following is an example of effective online searching?

 

(A)

Do a random keyword search on a search engine of your choice. Then, quickly browse through all the results listed and find the ones you think have the most useful information.

 

(B)

Formulate research questions, list possible sources of information, identify keywords, and begin your search.

 

(C)

Visit chat rooms and find out what others are saying about your topic.

 

(D)

Post a question about your topic on a message board and read all the responses.

  

10.

Which of the following citations is composed according to the MLA-citation manual and guide for an article in an online magazine?

 

(A)

Doe, Jane. "Fundamentals of Guitar." Guitar Virtuoso 2000. 2 Feb. 2001. <http://www.guitarvirtuoso.com>

 

(B)

"Fundamentals of Guitar," by Jane Doe. http://www.guitarvirtuoso.com, Guitar Virtuoso, 2000.

 

(C)

Doe, Jane. Fundamentals of Guitar. Guitar Virtuoso, 2000. guitarvirtuoso.com

 

(D)

"http://www.guitarvirtuoso.com" Guitar Virtuoso. "The Fundamentals of Guitar." 2000. (2 Feb. 2001).

  
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