2.03.2010

Search Engine Scavenger Hunt


Here's a little drill to see how well your search skills are:


PART I: SEARCH ENGINE TEST DRIVE

Google–Image Search
Find: Babe Ruth's late-1920s baseball bat into which he carved 11 “gunslinger” notches each representing a home run.
Provide URL:


Yelp.com
Find: Indian Food in/near Saint Charles, MO.
Provide URL:


Bing—Travel
Find: Best rates for a flight from STL to LAX. 1 Adult. Depart 2/25. Return 3/2.
Provide URL:


Use the "Wayback Machine"
Find: Saint Louis Cardinals Web Site 1996; 1998; 2000
Provide URL:


Yahoo
Find: Latest News about iPad
Provide URL:


Alta Vista
Translate: Saint Louis Zoo website into Japanese.
Provide URL:


DMOZ Open Directory
Find: Drill down to find a listing for an e-commerce magazine.
Provide URL:


Dogpile
Find: “Who ‘Dat?” And what’s all the fuss about it?
Provide URL:


Ask (Jeeves)
Ask: Where is the SPAM museum?
Provide URL:


Cuil
Search: Eminem. Locate link to Shade 45.
Provide URL:



PART II: GOOGLE LAND
Use Google to find...

Definition of: inchoate
ANSWER:


Calculate: 12 – 45 + 53 * 2.4
ANSWER:


Google Map: Buenos Aires
Provide URL:


Find Video: Taylor Swift and Stevie Nicks on Grammys
Provide URL:


What’s the Saint Charles weather forecast for Friday?
ANSWER:


Use Google Scholar to locate an article about “Media Convergence.” Provide the top result.
ANSWER:


What is 120 pounds in kilograms?
ANSWER:



PART III: PICK YOUR OWN TOOLS
Whether for entertainment or research we use the Web to conduct research and find answers to a variety of questions.

Film
Where is Francois Truffaut from?
Who is his favorite film director?
What is the name of his film about one boy’s escapades in Paris?
Check the Lindenwood and Saint Charles Public libraries to see if they have this film?


Politics
Who wrote the communist manifesto?
Where can I find full text of it online? (Provide URL)


Film
Provide URL of “official” movie site for Children of Men:
Provide link to film detail on IMDB:
Who directed the film?
Find me a link to a PDF copy of the script:
Who wrote the book (by the same title)? 
How much does the film cost on Amazon?


Super Bowl
What number is this years superbowl?
Which teams are playing in the Super Bowl?
Provide links to the official websites of each team--
Team One:
Team Two:
What channel is the game on? What time does it start?


Find Lyrics
Fill in the following lyrics and find which Michael Jackson song they are from.
The foulest ___________ is in the air

The funk of ___________ thousand years

And grizzly ___________ from every tomb

Are closing in to seal your _____________.
Name of Song: ______________________


Find Syllabus
Locate a PDF for a syllabus of “Foundations of the Internet” class and another college.
Provide URL:


Find Template File
Find a business card template for Adobe Illustrator.
Provide URL:


Public Relations
What is website for the Public Relations Society in America?
What is the name of the “student” version of that organization?
Which Saint Louis College hosts a chapter of the student version?


Business
DDB Worldwide, BBDO, TBWA/Chiat/Day, Leo Burnett are all examples of _______________________________.
Find their websites (Provide URL).


Arts/Culture
Who was Martha Graham?
Which “pop diva” was one of her students?
What is the name of the DVD of her work released by Criterion?
What are the three films featured on that DVD?


Geography
Some of the countries where students in this class have lived include: Lebanon, Brazil, Congo, Zimbabwe. 
Find flags for each and past them into this document.

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