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Search Engine Results - Quiz

Each question is worth one point. Select the best answer or answers for each question.

 
1. Which one of the following descriptions best explains the result of using Boolean OR in a search query?
Please select the best answer.
  A. OR excludes unwanted keywords or phrases from the search results.
  B. OR requests that any of multiple keywords or phrases be present in each of the search results.
  C. OR requests that all words or phrases in the query will be present in each of the search results.
  D. OR ensures that the keywords on either side of the OR will be searched for as a phrase.

2. Which one of the following queries best represents an example of grouping of terms?
Please select the best answer.
  A. "potato salad" AND baked
  B. +potato +salad +baked
  C. "potato salad" AND NOT (boil* OR grill*)
  D. What is a recipe for baked potato salad?

3. Which one of the following queries would be the best at finding information on cooking, cookbooks, and cookware in a single query?
Please select the best answer.
  A. cook*
  B. cook AND (ing OR book OR books OR ware)
  C. +cooking +cookware +cookbook +cookbooks
  D. "cookware OR cookbooks OR cookware"

4. Which one of the following statements best describes the results that the query "continuing adult education" AND computer will return?
Please select the best answer.
  A. Documents that contain the phrase continuing adult computer education
  B. Documents that contain either the phrase continuing adult education or computer
  C. Documents that contain only the phrase continuing adult education
  D. Documents that contain the phrase continuing adult education and the word computer

5. Which one of these advanced searching techniques will best help you to find additional references after your initial search?
Please select the best answer.
  A. Searching again while specifying a date range.
  B. Searching the results of the initial search.
  C. Searching for links to a site that is listed in the results of the initial search.
  D. Searching again while specifying a country's domain code.

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