CS 297

Jan. 8, 1997

Work through these exercises. There is nothing that needs to be handed in. Some of the questions asked in these exercises will appear on the quiz. Remember your ``cheat sheet.''

Starting and Configuring Gopher

There are two ways to do this, but we'll just access gopher servers through Netscape Navigator. The second way is by using the gopher application within the Internet folder on the OS/2 desktop

Gopher from a WWW Browser

  1. Start Netscape Navigator.

  2. Netscape Navigator is configured to ``speak'' gopher if a gopher URL is entered. For example, try entering gopher:// (The last period is not part of the URL.) Note that you have to combine the access method, host name, and port (if other than the default) into the URL.

  3. Netscape Navigator in gopher ``mode'' will behave similarly to its www ``mode.'' You can click on links and enter new URLs.

Locations to explore

In each of the following, I give a hostname with a gopher server. You'll have to construct the URL to enter into Netscape Navigator by taking the hostname and prepending the access method for gopher service.

  1. Visit and click on ``Government Docs.'' Answer the following questions.
    1. What session of What Congress passed the Americans with Disabilities Act? How is the act to be cited?

    2. List two objectives of the NAFTA agreement.

    3. How many world constitutions are available?

  2. Visit and choose ``Alphabetic Organization.'' Answer the following questions.
    1. List two publishers of the Bryn Mawr Classical Review.

    2. What is the Dartmouth Dante Project?

    3. What is EDUPAGE? Can online services be held liable for postings they transmit?

  3. Visit and choose ``Economics.'' Answer the following questions.
    1. Using the Foreign Exchange Rates information, How many Italian Lira and Japanese Yen can you get for a dollar?

    2. From the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, list three economic indicators.

  4. Visit Academe This Week at and answer the following questions.
    1. List one new item.

    2. Under Notable Internet Resources, what are the top concerns of Internet users? What is the URL for the complete survey?

  5. Visit the University of Michigan's Electronic Text Archive at and answer the following questions.
    1. Is the manuscript for Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet available? What is the couplet to Sonnet XVIII?

    2. What is the WELL?

    3. How many 'Zine subjects are listed?

  6. Visit the National Cancer Institute's gopher server at and choose the CancerNet gopher. Answer the following questions.
    1. Is psychological stress a risk factor?

    2. What are the characteristics of stage I breast cancer? (Patient information.)

    3. What are the characteristics of stage I prostate cancer?

    4. List three cancer therapies.

Thomas P. Kelliher
Wed Jan 8 11:18:47 EST 1997
Tom Kelliher