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

1. Which one of the following statements best describes a disadvantage of searching Newsgroups as a source of information?
Please select the best answer.
  A. Newsgroup search queries use different operators than search queries in directories or search engines.
  B. Most Newsgroups are unmoderated; no single person checks the contents of postings.
  C. You cannot search all Newsgroups at the same time with one search.
  D. Newsgroups are quicker to post new information than most Web sites.

2. Which one of the following statements is not a criteria for judging "the best" search engine?
Please select the best answer.
  A. The size of the search engine's database
  B. The number of pages visited by the search engine's spiders or robots
  C. The number of searches performed each day
  D. The total number of results returned for a simple keyword search

3. Which one of the following qualities is a condition for adding a Web site to a list of key sites?
Please select the best answer.
  A. It has a high popularity ranking.
  B. It has a high degree of interactivity.
  C. It contains information you use on an ongoing basis.
  D. It contains links to other directories and search engines.

4. Which one of the following features of searching services has not been improved upon since the days of the earliest Web directories and search engines?
Please select the best answer.
  A. The number and types of searching options.
  B. The size of directories' and search engines' databases.
  C. The types of Boolean operators available to use in search queries.
  D. The ability of searching software to intuitively evaluate a search query.

5. What is one difficulty that you may encounter in using international searching services and options?
Please select the best answer.
  A. You will not be able to enter search queries in the native language of the site.
  B. Certain sites may require the use of special software to interpret the results.
  C. You must pick a search service with a branch in the country whose Web documents you wish to retrieve from the search results.
  D. English is the official language of the World Wide Web, and all documents you retrieve from the list of search results are only English translations of the originals.

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