Mar. 22, 2012

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Mar. 22, 2012

How much do you know about web literacy?

Take the following quiz to see if you are:

Somewhat Savvy (0-5 points)
Moderately Savvy (6-10 points)
Downright Nerdy (10+ points)

1. List 4 major search engines and a major directory.

2. What is a blog?

3. Why might you use quotation marks when conducting a search?

4. URL is an acronym for…

5. Identify three Boolean search terms.

6. How do you find the owner or publisher of a website?

7. Identify these extensions and what they represent:
.org     .com     .sch     .k12     .edu     .gov     .ac     .net     .mil     .co

8. How do you find out who is linked to your school’s website?

9. What clues in a Web address might indicate you are on a personal website?

10. How would you conduct a search for the following: a list of Web sites of all the academic institutions in South Africa? (Hint: South Africa’s country code is .za)

11. How do you find the history of any given website?

12. How would you conduct a search for the following: US higher education websites that contain the word turtle?

13. How do sites get to the top of a result list in Google?

2 Responses to “1 Web Literacy Quiz”

  • WILLIAM WEI LEK LIEW

    I agree with you Matthew, Blogs is another source you have available to contact fellow colleagues and share ideas therefore blogs helps in garhering details and ideas, hence we are studying business communication where informations are shared and posted. Messages are then delivered as communication.

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    1. Matthew says:

      I’m not sure there is enough distinction any more between search engines and search directories as they tend to overlap. Really all we are interested in is where do you look to find what you need to know. It may be more revealing to understand the difference between a search site and a web browser. The distinction between the two has important implications in how you view and interact with Internet content, but most people think their browser is a search site like Google, or Bing.

    2. WILLIAM WEI LEK LIEW says:

      I agree with you Matthew, Blogs is another source you have available to contact fellow colleagues and share ideas therefore blogs helps in garhering details and ideas, hence we are studying business communication where informations are shared and posted. Messages are then delivered as communication.

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