The Treasure Hunt
Using your newfound searching and retrieving skills, find at least 10 of
the following items. Keep Notepad open, and in each case, record the
the site where you found the item or answer, and say what the answer is,
for items that have a specific answer.
Use cut and paste to avoid retyping long, inscrutable URLs.
Save this file often since you will need to submit it
when you are finished.
Feel free to skip around and search for the most interesting items first. If you get stuck, don't spend more than 15 minutes looking for something. Move on to an easier item and go back to the other when you've found at least the minimum 10 items.
If you find it difficult to keep this window open, you can print out this page and keep it next to your keyboard.
You can get extra credit for 3 additional items.
- How tall, in feet, is the Empire State Building?
- What is the deadline for summer internship applications
at some New York financial or brokerage firm (JP Morgan, say)?
- Find a page that will give a weather forecast for your hometown, or some
city near your hometown.
- What is your home state's flower (or New Jersey's
if you do not have a home state)?
- What is the fax number for McCarter Theater?
- What is an octothorpe?
- Find a web page about a musical group you like.
- Find a picture of the Mona Lisa.
- Find the homepage of a foreign government.
- Find the homepage of a foreign, non-English newspaper.
- When does the last train of the evening leave New York City for Princeton, and
when would the Dinky arrive on campus?
- Who was the NBA Rookie of the Year in 1993?
- How do you say "homepage" in another language?
- Find the text of any work by Shakespeare.
- How many miles is it from Atlanta to Princeton (by car)?
- What is the price of an airline ticket from New York to Paris?
- What is the current value of Amazon.com stock?
- Find a picture of the Great Wall of China.
- Find a picture of the Eiffel Tower.
- Find a clip from a current movie.
- Find the address and phone number of an Italian restaurant in Philadelphia.
- Find a directory where you can put your resume online.
- What is a Java Bean (not related to coffee)?
- Find the price of one of your current textbooks at amazon.com.
- Find a survey that you can fill out and submit online (but you don't have to
submit it if you'd rather not).
- Send yourself an on-line greeting card (perhaps a belated Valentine).
- Find the homepage of an on-line journal relevant to your (current or anticipated) major.