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Ask passes the second grade test...

     
11:38 pm on Dec 14, 2005 (gmt 0)

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My daughter is in the second grade and she had this homework assignment. She had about five questions and the instructions were to use Google to find the answers. Guess what - Google failed the test.

Using a natural language query, Ask was the only search engine (Google and Yahoo tried first) to consistently return the correct answer on the first page.

If I had to rank them:
Ask
Yahoo
Google
Sorry to MSN, but I thought Ask might be better with this type of query.

Totally unscientific, but it worked for me.