Answers to homework problems #2 and 3


Question #2

Question #3

How did Ebola get its name?

  1. Search engine: Bing
  2. Search string: Ebola AND virus AND name
  3. Web site containing answer:https://www.livescience.com/48234-how-ebola-got-its-name.html
  4. Answer: A group of scientists decided to name the virus after a river, after much debate, they decided on naming it after the Ebola River.

What was the birthplace (city) of Robert Koch?

  1. Search engine: yahoo
  2. search string: "Robert" AND "Koch" AND "birthplace" AND "city"
  3. Web site containing answer: http://www.nndb.com/people/618/000091345/
  4. Answer: Clausthal-Zellerfeld, Germany

What country had the largest recorded earthquake?

  1. Search engine: AOL.com
  2. Search string: "largest recorded earthquake" AND "country"
  3. Web site containing answer: https://geology.com/records/largest-earthquake/
  4. Answer:The world's largest earthquake with an instrumentally documented magnitude on May 22, 1960 near Valdivia, in southern Chile.

Who played in the 1978 Superbowl?

  1. Search engine: ask.com
  2. Search string: "1978" AND "Superbowl"
  3. Web site containing answer: http://www.espn.com/nfl/superbowl/history/winners
  4. Answer: Dallas Cowboys and Denver Broncos

Who invented the sticky note?

  1. Search engine: wolframalpha
  2. Search string: "sticky note" and "inventor"
  3. Web site containing answer: https://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=%22sticky+note%22+and+%22inventor%22
  4. Answer: Arthur Fry