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  • 1. 

    What is the Internet?

    • A.

      A network of millions of computers

    • B.

      A collection of fiber optic cables

    • C.

      A private network of computers

    Correct Answer
    A. A network of millions of computers
    Explanation
    The Internet is a global network that connects millions of computers worldwide. It allows these computers to communicate and share information with each other. Through the Internet, users can access websites, send emails, download files, and engage in various online activities. It is not limited to a specific geographic location or a private network, but rather encompasses a vast network of interconnected devices, enabling global connectivity and information exchange.

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  • 2. 

    What  makes a network?

    • A.

      Any two or more computers

    • B.

      Any three or more computers

    • C.

      Any two or more computers that can communicate with each other

    Correct Answer
    C. Any two or more computers that can communicate with each other
    Explanation
    A network is formed when two or more computers are able to communicate with each other. This means that they are connected in such a way that they can share information, resources, and services. Simply having two or more computers or having three or more computers is not enough to form a network. It is the ability to communicate that distinguishes a network from a mere collection of computers.

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  • 3. 

    How does your computer become part of the Internet?

    • A.

      It always is part of the Internet

    • B.

      It can't become part of the Internet because it's a client

    • C.

      Anytime it signs onto the Internet, your computer becomes a part of it.

    Correct Answer
    C. Anytime it signs onto the Internet, your computer becomes a part of it.
    Explanation
    When a computer signs onto the Internet, it establishes a connection with the network of networks, allowing it to send and receive data. This connection enables the computer to access resources, communicate with other devices, and participate in various online activities. Therefore, anytime a computer connects to the Internet, it becomes a part of it, utilizing the infrastructure and services provided by the Internet to function and interact with other connected devices.

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  • 4. 

    What is a server?

    • A.

      Any computer that receives services from another computer

    • B.

      Any computer that provides services to another computer

    • C.

      Any computer on the Internet

    Correct Answer
    B. Any computer that provides services to another computer
    Explanation
    A server is a computer that provides services to another computer. This means that it is responsible for responding to requests and fulfilling the needs of other computers or devices on a network. Servers can provide various services such as hosting websites, storing and sharing files, managing databases, and more. They are designed to be reliable, powerful, and capable of handling multiple requests simultaneously.

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  • 5. 

    What is a client?

    • A.

      Any computer that provides access to a server

    • B.

      Any person using a computer

    • C.

      Any person using the Internet

    Correct Answer
    A. Any computer that provides access to a server
    Explanation
    A client refers to any computer that is able to connect and access a server. This can be a computer, laptop, or any other device that is capable of establishing a connection with a server to obtain information or services. The client sends requests to the server and receives responses in return. The term "client" is not limited to individuals using computers or the internet, but also includes any device that acts as a user and interacts with a server.

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  • 6. 

    Another name for a web page's address is its:

    • A.

      ISP

    • B.

      URL

    • C.

      DNS

    Correct Answer
    B. URL
    Explanation
    A web page's address is commonly referred to as its URL (Uniform Resource Locator). The URL is a string of characters that identifies the specific location of a webpage on the internet. It includes the protocol (such as HTTP or HTTPS), the domain name, and the path to the specific webpage. The URL allows users to access and navigate to different web pages by typing or clicking on the address.

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  • 7. 

    What does an ISP do?

    • A.

      It runs a website

    • B.

      It routes information to the right place

    • C.

      It lets you access the Internet

    Correct Answer
    C. It lets you access the Internet
    Explanation
    An ISP, or Internet Service Provider, is a company that provides individuals and organizations with access to the internet. They offer various types of internet connections such as dial-up, broadband, or wireless, allowing users to connect to the internet from their devices. ISPs also typically provide additional services such as email accounts, web hosting, and virtual private networks (VPNs). By offering internet access, ISPs enable users to browse websites, send and receive emails, stream videos, download files, and perform other online activities.

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  • 8. 

    What kind of computer stores IP addresses?

    • A.

      Any client

    • B.

      A DNS

    • C.

      All of them do

    Correct Answer
    B. A DNS
    Explanation
    A DNS (Domain Name System) is responsible for storing and translating domain names into IP addresses. When a user enters a domain name in their web browser, the DNS server retrieves the corresponding IP address associated with that domain name. This allows the computer to establish a connection with the correct server and retrieve the requested information. Therefore, a DNS is the type of computer that stores IP addresses.

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  • 9. 

    An IP address is the way computers:

    • A.

      Send information over the Internet

    • B.

      Locate one another on the Internet

    • C.

      Access the Internet

    Correct Answer
    B. Locate one another on the Internet
    Explanation
    An IP address is a unique numerical label assigned to each device connected to a computer network. It is used to identify and locate devices on the internet. By using IP addresses, computers can establish connections and communicate with each other on the internet, allowing them to locate and interact with one another.

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  • 10. 

    What is a backbone?

    • A.

      The cable that connects your home computer to the Internet

    • B.

      Any group of computers using the same ISP

    • C.

      A high speed line that connects the computers in an ISP's network

    Correct Answer
    C. A high speed line that connects the computers in an ISP's network
    Explanation
    A backbone refers to a high-speed line that connects the computers in an ISP's network. This line acts as the main pathway for data transmission within the network, allowing for fast and efficient communication between different computers and devices. It serves as the central infrastructure that supports the network's connectivity and enables the transfer of large volumes of data across various locations.

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