Alphabetical Order Question

In this post, I would be answering an Alphabetical Order Question, and their answers to the self-understanding of the description.

Question:Arrange the following list in alphabetical order,
 El Paso, Texas
 Saint Nicholas, Belgium
 The Lord of the Rings
 Newark, New Jersey
 XVIIme siècle
 .38 Special
 St. Louis, Missouri
 New York, New York
 1001 Arabian Nights
 The 1-2-3 of Magic
 Albany, New York
 #!%&: Creating Comic Books
 The Hague, Netherlands
 $35 a Day Through Europe
 H20: The Beauty of Water
 Plzen, Czech Republic

My answer is:
 #!%&: Creating Comic Books
 $35 a Day Through Europe
 .38 Special
 The 1-2-3 of Magic
 1001 Arabian Nights
 Albany, New York
 H20: The Beauty of Water
 The Hague, Netherlands
 The Lord of the Rings
 New York, New York
 Newark, New Jersey
 El Paso, Texas
 Plzen, Czech Republic
 Saint Nicholas, Belgium
 St. Louis, Missouri
 XVIIme siècle

Q&A:
a) Did you put The Hague under T or H?
I put The Hague under H. Because ‘The’ word is a definite article in English, so I ignore ‘The’ and put The Hague under H.

b) Did you put El Paso under E or P?
I put El Paso under P. This word ‘El Paso’ is a Spanish word (From Google Translation), the meaning is ‘The Step’. Therefore, ‘El’ means ‘The’, as the reason in Question A, El Paso is under P.

c) Which came first in your list, Newark or New York?
New York came first in my list. The reason is: ‘New’ is a separate word, so in word ‘New York’, there is no longer having any letter after ‘New’, but ‘Newark’ has three more letters (‘ark’) after that. Therefore, New York came first.

d) Does St. Louis come before or after Saint Nicholas?
In my list, St. Louis comes after Saint Nicholas. Also ‘St.’ and ‘Saint’ have same meaning; ‘Saint’ and ‘St.’ are both a noun in English. Therefore St. Louis comes after Saint Nicholas.

e) How did you handle numbers, punctuation, and special characters?
In my list, the special characters always go first; and then it is the punctuation; the number is at last. The reason I did this is I believe in all computer language, it goes in this order.

f) Assuming the italicised terms are book titles, what might be a more useful way to organise this list?
In this case, I believe that in order to create an alphabetical order list, and then create a few sub-lists to help make the information is easier to find. For example: establish a sub-list of all the italics (the book title), when people need to find information about the books, they can query directly in the book sub- list.

g) If the cities represent places you’ve visited and the book titles are ones you’ve read, how could chronology be used to order the list in a more meaningful way?
If the cities represent places you’ve visited and the book titles are ones you’ve read, this means I have a better understanding and easy to control chronology. On the other, there will be some repetitive in those information lists, which it will requires a detailed description of the relationship between the lists and the lists itself (for example: create a document with a brief description of the lists), to ensure that there will be less confusion while using those lists.

This is my opinion. Thank your for your time and leave a comment if you like.

Have a good day!
Alex

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