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Planning information architecture - Quiz
Each question is worth one point. Select the best answer or answers for each question.
 
1. What is the one primary goal of developing information architecture?
Please select the best answer.
  A. Develop information architecture that complements and enhances the signs and metaphors.
  B. Develop information architecture that adheres to current standards as reflected in Nielsen's Top 100 Sites.
  C. Develop information architecture that users can interpret intuitively so they can use the site effectively.
  D. Develop information architecture that meets the needs of application developers' customized applications for your site specs.

2. Which of the following is not true about organization of information on a Web site?
Please select the best answer.
  A. One of the benefits of the Web is that architects can apply multiple organization systems to the same site content.
  B. When used alone, the database model provides the most flexibility and predictability for users to move fluidly through site content.
  C. Since users have different ways of understanding site organization, and different habits and patterns navigation, multiple methods of locating site content should be included, such as site indices, site maps, and search engines.

3. Which two of the following are correct definitions of organization schemes and structures on Web sites?
Please select all the correct answers.
  A. Organization schemes define relationships between individual content items and groups. The structure provides the pathways that users follow to move from one information item or group to another item or group.
  B. Organization structures establish a logical grouping and ordering of content items that is based on one or more shared characteristics.
  C. Organization schemes establish a logical grouping and ordering of content items that is based on one or more shared characteristics.
  D. Organization structures define relationships between individual content items and groups. The structure provides the pathways that users follow to move from one information item or group to another item or group.


4. Which of the following sets lists the type of organizational system with correct examples of that type?
Please select the best answer.
  A. Schemes: Alphabetical, chronological, hypertext, and database-oriented
Structures: Hierarchical, topical, task-oriented, audience-specific, and metaphor-based
  B. Schemes: Alphabetical, chronological, topical, task-oriented, audience-specific, and metaphor-based
Structures: Hierarchical, hypertext and database-oriented
  C. Schemes: Topical, task-oriented, metaphor-based, hierarchical, hypertext, and database-oriented
Structures: Alphabetical, chronological, audience-specific
  D. Schemes: Hypertext, database-oriented, task-oriented, audience-specific, and metaphor-based
Structures: Alphabetical, chronological, topical, hierarchical

5. Of the following sites, which one is least likely to require a search engine?
Please select the best answer.
  A. Online edition of a newspaper for a major metropolitan area
  B. Site for doctor and dentist referrals serving a tri-state area
  C. Mid-sized record company with several new artists' releases each quarter
  D. Resource site for K-12 teachers and administrators

6. What type of search is it when a user is trying to discover some basic information on a topic?
Please select the best answer.
  A. Known item search
  B. Existence search
  C. Exploratory search
  D. Comprehensive search