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Internet Search Quiz

Each question is worth one point. Select the best answer for each question.
1. Which one of the following methods is most typically used by a directory to compile and update entries in its list of categories?
Please select the best answer.
  A. Robots or spiders
  B. Editors and researchers
  C. The World Wide Web Consortium
  D. The top sites requested by metasearch engines

2. Which one of the following statements best explains how a robot works with a search engine?
Please select the best answer.
  A. The robot creates the interface through which you can enter a search query.
  B. The robot is used to continue searching for you after you have left the search site.
  C. The robot retrieves information from the Web and stores it in a database that can be searched.
  D. The robot is used to send out email alerts when new information is available through the search service.

3. Which one of the following terms best represents another name for a subject page?
Please select the best answer.
  A. Gopher page
  B. Link page
  C. Web catalog page
  D. Collection page

4. Which one of the following pieces of information is typically not shown on a search engine results page?
Please select the best answer.
  A. The name of the author of the document or Web page.
  B. The title of the document or Web page as coded by the person who created it.
  C. The date that the document or Web page was published or last updated.
  D. The total number of references to the keyword(s) in the search engine's database.

5. Which one of the following answers best describes which part of the Internet the vast majority of entries in search engine and directory databases are drawn from?
Please select the best answer.
  A. Usenet
  B. FTP archives
  C. The World Wide Web (WWW)
  D. Wide Area Information Servers (WAIS)


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