EECS 101
Machine Problem 1

Due Date: September 10, 1998

For the first assignment for EECS 101, you will have to search the web for some information. This assignment is like an electronic scavenger hunt. You will have to answer ten questions, which are given below. The best way to complete this assignment is to use the different search engines and search using keyword(s) derived from the questions.

You are to submit the assignment via email. You must mail the assignment to the EECS 101 instruction account. Its email address is:

Submissions to any other account will be ignored and deleted. You do not have to send your answers from your EECS account, but this is preferred. If you submit the assignment multiple times, only the last submission will be graded. Therefore, make sure that you have answers to all ten questions before making a submittal.

All email messages can have some subject heading. The subject heading for this assignment MUST BE "EECS 101 MP1 Submittal". If you email does not have this subject, you will lose points for the assignment. Also you email message MUST include your name, student ID number (social security number), and your lab day, time and number (refer to the EECS 101 home page for your lab number).

Finally, with all answers, you MUST include the exact web address of the page that contains the information you are submitting. This means that you will need to write down the name of the web server (or machine) on which you found the information and the page's location. For example, this page's web address is:


The questions are as follows:

  1. Who won the Noble Prize for Economics in 1979? What universities were they from? (Two persons won the award, give information for both.)
  2. What movie won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1966?
  3. Who won the Darwin Award in 1992?
  4. What is the title and author that was awarded the Caldecott Medal in 1986?
  5. What is the list price of a 1999 Jeep Cherokee Limited with 4 doors and 4 wheel drive? (Note: 1999 price is the same as 1998 price.)
  6. What is the current per night cost of a garden view room at the Polynesian Resort at Walt Disney World during the "regular season"?
  7. Which Beanie Baby was born on September 16, 1995? (Note: Multiple beanie babies were "born" on this date, you only need one of them.)
  8. What is the name of the volcano on the Hawaiian Island of Maui?
  9. The Art Institute of Chicago will be hosting an exhibit on the works of American painter Mary Cassatt. What are the dates of this exhibit?
  10. What is the prerequite course(s) for EECS 371 here at UIC?

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