Choose the best answer to complete the following questions. Then click ANSWERS at the end of the test to see the correct choices.
1. Click on the hypertext to link with other items. What is hypertext?
a Exciting books.
b. Words and phrases that have links to other web pages.
c. blue words and phrases
d. colorful graphics and photographs
2. Why is Alta Vista more powerful than Yahoo! ?
a. Yahoo! has more interesting graphics.
b. Yahoo! provides basic categories to start your search.
c. Alta Vista is a search engine.
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. What are search engines?
a. Directories of key words
b. Programs that look for web pages related to the key words you type in.
d. A catalog of information that you look through to find web pages.
5. What are the Boolean operators that we used in this minicourse?
a. AND, NOT, OR, NEAR, +. -, " ", ( ).
b. AND, BUT, NOT, OR, +. -, " ", ( ).
c. AND, BUT, OR, NEAR, +. -, " ", ( ).
d. AND, ADJ, NEAR, AND NOT, +. -, " ", ( ).
6. 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. A browser's most important function is _________.
a. to allow you to look at web pages.
b. to allow you to send e-mail.
c. to allow you to type essays.
d. to allow you to draw graphics.
8. What is a URL?
a. It is the name for a newsgroup on the Internet.
b. It is a person's address.
c. It is an address of a web page on the Internet.
d. It is the language used to write web pages on the WWW.
9. What is a glossary?
a. special text that has links to other web sites
b. a group of key words
c. a directory
d. a dictionary
10. Where should you look first to find journal articles in the on-line Library Catalog?
a. Indexes and abstracts.
b. Lists of maps and government documents.
c. The Periodicals Room.
d. The Circulation Desk.
11. A database is ______________.
a. A kind of index.
b. All of your key words in your search.
c. A program used to find information.
d. A collection of information.
12. To be on line means that ____________
a. you are talking on the telephone.
b. you are correct about your ideas.
c. you have decided to use your computer.
d. you are connected to a computer network.
13 If you have access, it means that _____________.
a. you can enter or participate in a program on a computer network.
b. you can enter the computer lab easily.
c. you can register for an Internet course.
d. you can leave the computer program whenever you like.
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.
16. What is a web site?
a. a computer program on your computer.
b. a place on the World Wide Web.
c. an index on the World Wide Web.
d. a browser on the World Wide Web.