Computer And Media Studies: Quiz 3

19 Questions | Total Attempts: 114

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This quiz covers the networks, internet, internet safety and operating systems lectures from the past two weeks.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What piece of hardware allows a computer to communicate on a network?
    • A. 

      BIOSs

    • B. 

      Applications

    • C. 

      Operating Systems

    • D. 

      A network card

  • 2. 
    What would I use to connect my router to my cable modem?
    • A. 

      Software

    • B. 

      A telephone

    • C. 

      An ethernet cable

    • D. 

      A social network

  • 3. 
    Why is Hypertext Transfer Protocol important?
    • A. 

      Without it there wouldn’t be any standard way to transfer data on the internet.

    • B. 

      It was written by Bill Gates and thus is worth a lot of money.

    • C. 

      It is a very important piece of computer hardware that is in charge of booting the BIOS.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 4. 
      The internet was first developed by which government agency?
    • A. 

      The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)

    • B. 

      The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

    • C. 

      The Department of Homeland Security

    • D. 

      The Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA)

  • 5. 
    What does LAN stand for?
    • A. 

      Learn About Nematodes

    • B. 

      Large Actual Numbers

    • C. 

      Local Area Network

    • D. 

      Large Amphitheater Network

  • 6. 
    Servers turn on and off all the time.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    The internet has been around since the early 1900’s.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    A cable modem is a piece of hardware.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    WAN stands for Wide Area Network.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    What is a LAN?
    • A. 

      A widely held set of rules for how information is transferred between computers on the internet.

    • B. 

      A piece of hardware that allows computers to communicate over a network.

    • C. 

      A location or address where documents can be found on the internet.

    • D. 

      A computer network covering a small physical area

  • 11. 
    What is a network card?
    • A. 

      A widely held set of rules for how information is transferred between computers on the internet.

    • B. 

      A piece of hardware that allows computers to communicate over a network.

    • C. 

      A computer network covering a small physical area

    • D. 

      A group of bits, including data and control information, such as a source and destination address.

  • 12. 
    What is HTTP?
    • A. 

      A group of bits, including data and control information, such as a source and destination address.

    • B. 

      A piece of hardware that allows computers to communicate over a network.

    • C. 

      A computer network covering a small physical area

    • D. 

      A widely held set of rules for how information is transferred between computers on the internet.

  • 13. 
    What is the internet?
    • A. 

      A widely held set of rules for how information is transferred between computers on the internet.

    • B. 

      A computer network covering a small physical area

    • C. 

      A global system of interconnected networks.

    • D. 

      A location or address where documents can be found on the internet.

  • 14. 
    What is a Uniform Resource Locater (URL)?
    • A. 

      A location or address where documents can be found on the internet.

    • B. 

      A specialized computer that contains web pages, and other information that can be found on the internet.

    • C. 

      A computer network covering a small physical area

    • D. 

      A global system of interconnected networks.

  • 15. 
    What is a server?
    • A. 

      A computer network covering a small physical area.

    • B. 

      A specialized computer that contains web pages, and other information that can be found on the internet.

    • C. 

      A global system of interconnected networks.

    • D. 

      A location or address where documents can be found on the internet.

    • E. 

      A widely held set of rules for how information is transferred between computers on the internet.

  • 16. 
    Which of the following is not a rule for being safe on the internet?
    • A. 

      Keep your identity a secret until you can trust the website you’re giving your information to.

    • B. 

      You should always ask your parents before signing up for anything online.

    • C. 

      Don’t use personal information when choosing a screen name. Keep yourself anonymous.

    • D. 

      All of the above are rules for being safe.

  • 17. 
    It is very easy for people to misrepresent themselves online. Be careful who you talk to online.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    What does BIOS stand for?
    • A. 

      Basic Input/Output System

    • B. 

      Before Inferring Output Standard

    • C. 

      Basic Interference Outline System

  • 19. 
    What is a GUI?
    • A. 

      It allows the user to use text commands to operate the computer.

    • B. 

      It allows the user to operate a computer with images rather than text commands.

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