1) Which of the following are the STRENGTHS of neurological information on the Internet?


1.Rapidity in which information can be updated.

2.Ease of access to information.

3.Combines text, graphic and video information.

4.Future potential for the development of Neurological resources.

5.All of the above.




2) Which of the following are a WEAKNESS of information on the Internet?


1.Lack of peer review on SOME sites.

2.Potential for MIS-information.

3.Sparse and widely distributed resources.

4.Lack of a CENTRAL INDEX for information.

5.All of the above




3) Computer viruses can be obtained from the following:


1.By viewing a Web page.

2.Opening up an email

3.Downloading a file from the Web or by FTP.

4.Allowing others to visit your own personal Web page that is set-up on your computer.




4) What algorithm would you use to find information, on the Web, about Epilepsy?


1.Use a Web search engine, such as Yahoo.

2.Start with a site, such as the American Academy of Neurology Web Page, that attempts to catalog useful information.

3.Phone the Epilepsy Foundation of America for infomration about their Web page.

4.Use a journal article or text that catalogs Web sites of Medical interest.

5. All of the above.




5) In the field of Neurology, Web pages have been used by:


1.Parent/Patient Disease-related foundations.

2.Professional Organizations

3.University Departments

4.Private Practice Groups

5.All of the above.




6) You have a patient with Ataxia Telangectasia.You would like to gain more informati on on this condition using the internet. Which of the following would be an appropriate approach?


1.Hypertext to On-line Mendalian Inheritance In Man

2.Visit the Ataxia-Telangectasia Website at

3.Use a search engine such as Infoseek or Yahoo to search for Ataxia-Telangectasia related sites.

4.Do a medline search on the subject of Ataxia-Telangectasia, using a search engine such as Network Entrez

5. All of the above




7) You are searching for a Web site on Epilepsy. Which of the following Web sites are associated with the Epilepsy Foundation of America? What in the URL tells you that information?





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Answers For The Above Questions:


Answer Question 1.

5. All of the above. Rapidity of change, ease of access, multimedia, and an unrealized future potential are all strengths of the internet.

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Answer Question 2.

5. All of the above. The internet has much potential, but one must carefully evaluate the source of the information. Additionally, the internet lacks a complete central index. Therefore, information can appear widely distributed and at times challengin to find.


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Answer Question 3.

3. Downloading a file. Recieving email and viewin g Web pages are generally considered safe activities from computer viruses. Many programs are available as shareware on the Internet, and most of them are clean. Be cautious, however, and cleanse downloaded files with a virus protection software before use.


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Answer Question 4.

5. All of the above. Each of the above methods will help you obtai n the address (URL) of a site of interest for you.


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Answer Question 5.

5. All of the above. Web pages can be easily generated, and are used a variety of organizations and individuals.


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Answer Question 6.

5. All of the above. Information on the internet can be found through a variety of ways. Each of the lisited methods will eventually yield an answer for you.


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Answer Question 7.

Either Answers 1, 2, or 3 would be correct. Often, the clue to what is in a site is encoded in the URL. Answer one refers to a Web page on Epilepsy from Washinton University in St. Louis (.wustl.) . Answer two is the Epilepsy Foundation of America (.efa.) homepage. Answer three referes to a Japanese homepage on Epilepsy. Answer four is a site from HotSprings AR and is not a worthwhile site on Epilepsy.



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