Internet Test 3

Unit 4 Practice Using Search Engines & Unit 5 Boolean Operators


Choose the best answer to complete the following questions. Then click ANSWERS at the end of the test to see the correct choices.


1. What is the most important difference between Alta Vista and Yahoo!?

a. Yahoo! is more powerful.

b. Alta Vista is more powerful.

c. Yahoo! is more colorful.

d. Alta Vista is slower.

2. Explain your choice in question 1.

a. Yahoo! is more expensive.

b. Yahoo! provides basic categories to start your search.

c. Alta Vista is a basic program.

d. Alta Vista can use key words and Boolean operators to do searches.

3. If you need to look for information about your major, you should try IxQuick. IxQuick is _____________.

a. an index

b. a directory

c. a search engine

d. a browser

4. I really prefer to use Lycos for my research projects. What is Lycos?

a. a dictionary of key words

b. a directory and search engine

c. a table of contents

d. a browser

5. Use Boolean operators to refine your research. What are Boolean operators?

a. special words that you use to help the search engine find what you want.

b. insects that crawl on the web

c. engines that go on searches

d. a British mathematician and logician

6. Key words are also important in research. What are key words?

a. the most important words in a search.

b. words that the internet likes

c. words that open doors

d. words that you understand best

7. What does "narrow your search" mean?

a. It means to make your key words more specific.

b. It means to use fewer key words.

c. It means to use more key words.

d. It means to repeat the key words.

8. What does "broaden your search" mean?

a. It means to use more specific key words.

b. It means to use fewer key words.

c. It means to use more general key words.

d. It means to click on the box at the bottom of your screen to make the window larger.

9. What do we call the words and, or, not, near?

a. special text that has links to other web sites

b. key words

c. the language used to write documents on the web

d. Boolean operators

10. How does and affect your search?

a. When you use and, the search engine looks for every example of your key words separately.

b. And narrows your search.

c. And indicates how important your search is.

d. When you use and, the search engine looks for every example of your key words together as a phrase.

11. How does or affect your search?

a. When you use or, the search engine looks for every example of your key words.

b. Or includes all of your key words in your search.

c. When you use or, it means that you are not sure which key word you want.

d. When you use or, the search engine looks for either one of your key words.

12. How does not affect your search?

a. When you use not, the search engine looks for every example of your key words.

b. Not broadens your search.

c. Not indicates that your search is not very important.

d. When you use not, the search engine looks for only one or some of your key words.

13. How does near affect your search?

a. When you use near, the search engine looks for all examples of your key words that appear within a few words of each other.

b. Near means that your search will take a very short period of time.

c. Near indicates how your search is progressing.

d. When you use near, the search engine looks for nearby examples of your key words.

14. How do quotation marks affect your search?

a. When you use quotation marks, the search engine looks for every example of your key words.

b. Quotation marks put your search together with another search.

c. Quotation marks tell the search engine to search only for examples of your key words that appear together as a phrase.

d. When you use quotation marks, the search engine looks for some examples of your key words that are far from each other.

15. Why are book marks useful?

a. When you use book marks, you can read better and faster.

b. Book marks make it possible to find an interesting web site again easily.

c. Book marks are networks of books on the web.

d. When you use book marks, a search engine looks for every example of your key words.