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This document contains reference questions I answered for ipl2. This was done as an assignment for a reference course. Personal client information has been removed in order to protect privacy.

This document contains reference questions I answered for ipl2. This was done as an assignment for a reference course. Personal client information has been removed in order to protect privacy.

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  • Question:what is the best sport in the world.what is the most poppulur sport in the world.grade: 3area: Entertainment/Sportsschool: Yeslength: Other (15)sourceschecked: everywhere where it would be.dontuse: EncyclopediaHello from the ipl2!Thank you for your question about the world’s most popular sport.I was very interested in finding the answer.The answer to your question is soccer is the most popular sportworldwide. I found the answer to this question at two differentwebsites.1) I first found the answer at FactMonster:http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0769918.htmlFactMonster is a website that contains lots of fun informationand homework help for kids. The site gives lots of facts aboutsports around the world. I found the answer to your question bygoing to the FactMonster homepage and typing “world’s mostpopular sport” in the search box (you do not need to use the “”marks).http://www.factmonster.com/2) The next site where I found your answer was ThinkQuest:http://library.thinkquest.org/3903/ThinkQuest is a website that helps teachers and students usetechnology. They have a large collection of useful informationfor kids. I found the answer to your question by going to theThinkQuest Library and typing “world’s most popular sport” in thesearch box.http://www.thinkquest.org/pls/html/think.library?p_instance=8789154664960370
  • This link is quite long and could break, so here is a shortenedversion for your convenience.http://tinyurl.com/3q5237hI hope this answers your question! If you need more help, pleaseemail us again. Thank you for using ipl2!
  • Question:What was the name of Pocahontas child?We have to do an assignment on a person in history. We are thenwriting a report and having a wax museum where people can comeand see us all dressed up.I couldnt find all of their childrens names. I want to be ableto tell the visitors about it when they come to see me.thanksgrade: 5tharea: Historyschool: Yeslength: OnePagesourceschecked: Websitepublic and school libraryGreetings from ipl2!Thank you for your question about the name of Pocahontas’ child.I was very glad to research this question.The answer to your question is Thomas Rolfe. I found the answerto your question from three different sources.1) I first found the answer to your question from the HenricoCounty Virginia History website:http://www.co.henrico.va.us/about-henrico/history/four-faces-of-pocahontas.htmlThis link is quite long and could break, so here is a shortenedversion for your convenience.http://tinyurl.com/6kwgh22Pocahontas lived in the region that became Henrico County,Virginia. This website offers a brief biography of Pocahontas andexplains her importance to American culture. I found the websiteby going to ipl2 For Kids section and typing “Pocahontas” intothe search box (you do not need to use the “” marks).
  • http://ipl2.org/div/kidspace/2) The second place where I found your answer was FactMonster:http://www.factmonster.com/ce6/people/A0839424.htmlFactMonster is a reference website for kids. It provides tons ofuseful information and homework help. The link above gives anencyclopedia entry about Pocahontas. I found your answer by goingto the FactMonster homepage and typing “Pocahontas child” intothe search box.http://www.factmonster.com3) The final place where I found your answer was from theJamestown Rediscovery website:http://www.preservationvirginia.org/rediscovery/page.php?page_id=26This link is quite long and could break, so here is a shortenedversion for your convenience.http://tinyurl.com/lumj8fJamestown Rediscovery is an archaeological project aimed atfinding artifacts from the Jamestown colony, which was once thehome of Pocahontas. The link above provides a biography ofPocahontas. I found this website by going to Ask Kids and typing“Pocahontas” into the search box.http://www.askkids.comI hope that answered your question! If you need anymore help,please email us again. Thank you for visiting ipl2!
  • Question:How Were Women Treated In Acteant Greece? Sorry I Dont Know HowTo Spell Well.area: Otherreason: For My English Project.school: YesGreetings from the ipl2!Thank you for your question about the treatment of women inAncient Greece. I have found some websites that should be helpfulin answering your question.1. The Metropolitan Museum of Art website has an article entitled“Women in Classical Greece”:http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/wmna/hd_wmna.htmThis article describes what life was like for women in AncientGreece and provides a list of further reading. The MetropolitanMuseum of Art is a renowned institution dedicated to preservingart and history, so it should be a reliable source for yourneeds.I found this article by searching Google and using the term“women in Ancient Greece”.https://www.google.com/2. The Canadian Museum of Civilization website has an articleentitled, “Women in Ancient Greece”:http://www.civilization.ca/cmc/exhibitions/civil/greece/gr1100e.shtmlThis link is quite long and could break, so here is a shortenedversion for your convenience.http://tinyurl.com/cm8r7soThis article describes the social status of women in AncientGreece. It includes examples from Greek mythology. The website
  • also provides links to further articles about Ancient Greece. TheCanadian Museum of Civilization was established by the Canadiangovernment to promote interest in other cultures, so it should bea reliable source for your needs.I found this article by searching Google and using the term“treatment of women in Ancient Greece.”https://www.google.com/I hope these sources have answered your question! If you needfurther assistance, please contact us again.Thanks for using ipl2!
  • Question:What started the Boston massacre?AndWhat was The fight all about?AndWhat happened after the Boston massacre?area: Historyreason: For a project about the Boston Massacre.school: YesHello from the ipl2!Thank you for your question about the cause, purpose, and effectof the Boston massacre. I was very pleased to research thisquestion. I was able to find a few websites that should help you.1) The Library of Congress website has an article called “Todayin History: March 5”:http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/today/mar05.htmlThis article contains a description of the massacre, thepreceding causes of the massacre, and the effect the massacre hadon society at the time. The Library of Congress was created toassist Congress in performing its constitutional duties, so youcan be assured that it is a reliable source.I found this website by going to the ipl2 and typing “Bostonmassacre” into the search box.http://www.ipl2.org2) The website Famous American Trials has an article entitled“Boston Massacre Trials”:http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/bostonmassacre/bostonmassacre.htmlThis link is quite long and could break, so here is a shortenedversion for your convenience.http://tinyurl.com/3vzdw5v
  • This website features in-depth information about the BostonMassacre. It includes images, a timeline, and eye-witnessaccounts. The author of this website is a practicing lawyer andlaw professor at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, so itshould be a reliable source.I found this website by going to Boston Online and searching for“Boston massacre”http://www.boston-online.com/Boston Online is a website and search engine that is dedicatedsolely to information about Boston. It is endorsed by the ipl2.3) Another helpful resource is the Boston Massacre HistoricalSociety website:http://www.bostonmassacre.net/index.htmlThis website contains a detailed description of the event,pictures, video, myths, and much more. It is run by the BostonMassacre Historical Society, so it should be a reliable source.I found this website by going to Google and searching for “Bostonmassacre”.http://google.comI hope this answers your question. If you have further questions,please contact us again. Thank you for using the ipl2!
  • Question:Can you tell me how late in the day one can order a bloody mary?Can I drink them after lunch, or is that considered déclassé?area: Otherreason: To avoid social blundersschool: Nosources_consulted: internet.Hello from the ipl2!Thank you for your question about the correct time of day toorder a Bloody Mary. I have found some sites that I believe willhelp answer your question.1. The Eerie Reader website has an article called, “FeaturedDrink: Bloody Mary”:http://www.eriereader.com/topics/food-drink/featured-drink-bloody-maryThis link is quite long and could break, so here is a shortenedversion for your convenience.http://tinyurl.com/7akqwdkThis article contains a wealth of information about the drink:its history, a recipe, and when it is socially acceptable toorder a Bloody Mary. The Eerie Reader is a free, weekly newspaperbased in Eerie, PA. Since newspapers are required to fact checkarticles, you can be sure that this is a reliable source ofinformation.I found this article by searching Google using the term “bloodymary drink history”.http://www.google.com2. The Chicago Tribune website has an article titled, “BloodyMary after dark? Well, why not?”:http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2011-08-18/features/ct-dining-0818-any-time-bloody-mary-20110818_1_bloody-mary-cocktail-hot-dog
  • This link is quite long and could break, so here is a shortenedversion for your convenience.http://tinyurl.com/7cbdcnzThis article makes an argument about the acceptable time to drinka Bloody Mary. The Chicago Tribune is a major newspaper based inChicago, IL. Since newspapers require articles to befact-checked, you can be sure that this is a reliable source ofinformation.I found this article by searching Google using the term "time ofday to order a bloody mary".http://www.google.comI hope these articles have helped answer your question. If youneed any more information, please email us again.Thank you for using the ipl2!