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Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Test Your Search Engine Knowledge

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Coverage : Many people have used Google, MSN, Altavista and Yahoo. Did you know there are actually thousands of search engines on the web? No? How much do you really know about search engines?

1. Search engines can be applied to personal computers as well as the World Wide Web. True or false?
a.True
b.False
2. What was the name of the very first search engine program?
a.Aliweb
b.Lycos
c.Archie
d.Google
3. What year was this program created?
a.1988
b.1990
c.1994
d.1997
4. The very first Web search engine was known as Wandex. It was developed by Matthew Gray at which University?
a.Yale
b.Harvard
c.Stanford
d.MIT
5. Google and most other web search engines utilize how many criteria to determine relevancy of result to search terms?
a.More than 50
b.More than 150
c.More than 300
d.More than 1,000
6. In what year did the MSN search engine begin using its own software to provide search results through its site?
a.1990
b.1994
c.1999
d.2003
7. What is the name of the search engine contracted by both MSN and Yahoo! to give search results?
a.Lycos
b.Inktomi
c.Webcrawler
d.Webdexer
8. True or false: There are many pages which are not findable with search engines.
a.True
b.False
9. Search engines operate by Searching, Web Crawling and Indexing. In what order do they do this?
a.Search, Crawl, Index
b.Search, Index, Crawl
c.Index, Crawl, Search
d.Crawl, Index, Search
10. Which of the following is currently the most popular search engine, based on visits?
a.MSN Search
b.Google Images
c.Ask Jeeves
d.AOL search
11. Which of the following search pages is the most popular as a home page?
a.My Yahoo!
b.MSN
c.Univision
d.Google
12. How many searches per day are performed at AOL?
a.91 million
b.60 million
c.28 million

d.16 million

Source: Experrating
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