Internet Safety Test MCQ: Quiz!

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With cyberspace security threats like hacking, phishing, spyware, virus attacks, identity thefts, and cyberbullying, you need to learn more about internet safety to keep you from becoming prey or victim to a scam. The goal of internet safety is to protect your computer and information online. For this quiz, you should know things like what to do if a website makes you feel uncomfortable in any way. Keep an eye out, and you will ace this quiz with no problems.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    If a website makes you feel uncomfortable, you should:

    • A.

      Leave the site

    • B.

      Tell an adult

    • C.

      Click on another part, maybe it will be better

    • D.

      Both a and b

    Correct Answer
    D. Both a and b
    Explanation
    If a website makes you feel uncomfortable, it is important to take action to protect yourself. Leaving the site is a good first step to removing yourself from the uncomfortable situation. Additionally, it is important to tell an adult about your experience so that they can provide guidance and support. By doing both a and b, you are ensuring your safety and seeking help from a trusted adult.

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  • 2. 

    If a website asks for your parent's permission before you can use it, you should

    • A.

      Click okay. Your parents/teachers won't mind.

    • B.

      Ask your parent/teacher permission to use the site.

    • C.

      Ask your friend for permission

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Ask your parent/teacher permission to use the site.
    Explanation
    If a website asks for your parent's permission before you can use it, it is important to ask your parent or teacher for permission to use the site. This is because websites that require parental permission usually have content or features that may not be suitable for children or require consent due to legal reasons. It is important to respect the guidelines set by parents or teachers to ensure a safe online experience. Clicking okay without seeking permission may not be appropriate as it could potentially expose the user to inappropriate or harmful content. Asking a friend for permission is not advisable as they do not have the authority to grant or deny permission on behalf of a parent or teacher.

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  • 3. 

    Once you have created passwords and usernames on your personal accounts, you should tell it to:

    • A.

      Only your best friends

    • B.

      Only the friends you trust

    • C.

      Everyone

    • D.

      Only your parents or guardians

    Correct Answer
    D. Only your parents or guardians
    Explanation
    When creating passwords and usernames for personal accounts, it is important to prioritize security and privacy. Sharing this information only with parents or guardians ensures that it remains confidential and reduces the risk of unauthorized access or misuse. Best friends or trusted friends may unintentionally share this information or have their own accounts compromised, so it is safer to limit the sharing to parents or guardians who can help monitor and protect the accounts.

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  • 4. 

    If a message that is posted online is mean or negative in any way or makes you feel uncomfortable, you should:

    • A.

      Ignore it

    • B.

      Tell or show it to a teacher or a parent

    • C.

      Respond to the message

    • D.

      Call 911

    Correct Answer
    B. Tell or show it to a teacher or a parent
    Explanation
    If a message posted online is mean or negative, it is important to tell or show it to a teacher or a parent. This is because they can provide guidance and support in dealing with the situation. Ignoring the message may not address the issue or prevent it from happening again. Responding to the message could potentially escalate the situation or make it worse. Calling 911 is not necessary unless there is an immediate threat to personal safety.

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  • 5. 

    What information is okay to use on the Internet?

    • A.

      Screen name

    • B.

      School name and location

    • C.

      Your real first name and last name

    • D.

      Your phone number and address

    Correct Answer
    A. Screen name
    Explanation
    It is okay to use a screen name on the internet because it provides anonymity and protects personal identity. Using a screen name instead of real name helps to maintain privacy and prevents potential risks such as identity theft or stalking.

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  • 6. 

    Before putting personal information on a website I should

    • A.

      Not worry about it because it's only online.

    • B.

      Get parental permission

    • C.

      Talk to a friend about what to do

    • D.

      Both a and b

    Correct Answer
    B. Get parental permission
    Explanation
    Putting personal information on a website can have serious consequences, such as identity theft or online harassment. Therefore, it is important to seek parental permission before sharing any personal information online, especially if you are a minor. Talking to a friend about what to do can also be helpful, but ultimately, getting parental permission is the safest and most responsible choice.

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  • 7. 

    Your passwords should be:

    • A.

      Something that is easy for you to remember, but hard for others to guess

    • B.

      Your birthday

    • C.

      Something only you and your best friend know

    • D.

      Your pet's name

    Correct Answer
    A. Something that is easy for you to remember, but hard for others to guess
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "something that is easy for you to remember, but hard for others to guess" because a strong password should be memorable for the user but difficult for others to guess. Using personal information such as your birthday, your pet's name, or something only you and your best friend know can make your password easy to guess or hack. Therefore, it is important to choose a password that combines both ease of remembrance and complexity to ensure security.

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  • 8. 

    Giving your password to a friend could result in the following incidents:

    • A.

      Your email or other personal sites could be tampered with

    • B.

      Someone could steal your identity online

    • C.

      Your banking or shopping sites could be tampered with by someone you don't know

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    Giving your password to a friend can result in various incidents. Firstly, your email or other personal sites could be tampered with, as your friend would have access to your accounts and could make unauthorized changes. Secondly, someone could steal your identity online, as your friend could use your password to impersonate you and engage in fraudulent activities. Lastly, your banking or shopping sites could be tampered with by someone you don't know, as your friend might share your password with others who may misuse it. Therefore, all of the above incidents can occur if you give your password to a friend.

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  • 9. 

    If someone steals your password at school you should:

    • A.

      Ignore it

    • B.

      Contact the police

    • C.

      Tell a teacher and change your password

    • D.

      Find out who gave out your password

    Correct Answer
    C. Tell a teacher and change your password
    Explanation
    If someone steals your password at school, the best course of action would be to tell a teacher and change your password. By informing a teacher, you can report the incident and seek their guidance on how to handle the situation. Changing your password is important to prevent further unauthorized access to your accounts and protect your personal information.

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  • 10. 

    Harassment through the Internet that is rude and/or threatening is

    • A.

      Cyberbullying

    • B.

      Email

    • C.

      Nice

    • D.

      Feedback

    Correct Answer
    A. Cyberbullying
    Explanation
    Cyberbullying refers to the act of using the Internet to harass or threaten someone rudely and offensively. It involves the use of technology, such as social media platforms or messaging apps, to target and harm individuals. This form of harassment can have severe psychological and emotional effects on the victims. Therefore, the correct answer to the question is cyberbullying.

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  • 11. 

    When you get a rude or hurtful message on the computer you should

    • A.

      Respond to the message and tell the person what you think

    • B.

      Save and show the messages to a trusted adult

    • C.

      Delete and ignore the messages

    Correct Answer
    B. Save and show the messages to a trusted adult
    Explanation
    When you receive a rude or hurtful message on the computer, it is important to save and show the messages to a trusted adult. This is because they can provide guidance and support in handling the situation appropriately. By involving a trusted adult, you can seek their advice on how to address the issue and potentially find a resolution. They can also help you understand the impact of such messages and provide emotional support during this challenging time. Deleting and ignoring the messages may not address the issue effectively and involving an adult can ensure a safer and more responsible approach.

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  • 12. 

    It is all right to give out personal information online in the following instances:

    • A.

      If you have been chatting with your online friend for several weeks

    • B.

      Your new friend gave you a gift and is going to give you more stuff

    • C.

      If your online friend wants to meet you in a public place

    • D.

      Never

    Correct Answer
    D. Never
    Explanation
    Personal information should never be given out online, regardless of the circumstances. Sharing personal information online can lead to privacy breaches, identity theft, and other potential dangers. It is important to prioritize online safety and protect personal information at all times.

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  • 13. 

    If someone creates a social networking account (such as Facebook or Snapchat) with your name and picture, you should:

    • A.

      Ignore it

    • B.

      Create one of your own

    • C.

      Tell your parents and contact the site administrator.

    Correct Answer
    C. Tell your parents and contact the site administrator.
    Explanation
    If someone creates a social networking account with your name and picture, it is important to tell your parents and contact the site administrator. This is necessary to ensure that the impersonation is addressed and appropriate action is taken. Ignoring it may lead to potential misuse of your identity and personal information. Creating your own account may not be necessary if the impersonation is already reported and resolved by the site administrator.

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  • 14. 

    Which of the following is a form of cyberbullying?

    • A.

      Flaming (sending hurtful or mean messages)

    • B.

      Trick or treat

    • C.

      Email

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Flaming (sending hurtful or mean messages)
    Explanation
    Flaming, which refers to sending hurtful or mean messages, is a form of cyberbullying. This involves intentionally using offensive language or making derogatory comments online to harass or humiliate someone. It can occur through various platforms such as social media, messaging apps, or online forums. Flaming is a harmful and hurtful behavior that can have severe emotional and psychological effects on the victim. It is important to recognize and address cyberbullying to create a safer and more inclusive online environment.

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  • 15. 

    Which one looks like a good password?

    • A.

      Password

    • B.

      ABC

    • C.

      *HaP77be

    Correct Answer
    C. *HaP77be
    Explanation
    The password "*HaP77be" looks like a good password because it includes a combination of uppercase and lowercase letters, as well as numbers and special characters. This combination makes it more difficult for hackers to guess or crack the password. Additionally, the password is longer than the other options, which also adds to its strength.

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  • 16. 

    Private conversations on the Internet always remain private.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Private conversations on the Internet do not always remain private. While there are measures in place to protect privacy, such as encryption and secure messaging apps, there are still risks of interception or hacking. Additionally, service providers or third parties may have access to the conversations, and governments or law enforcement agencies may have the ability to monitor or request access to private conversations under certain circumstances. Therefore, it is not accurate to say that private conversations on the Internet always remain private.

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  • 17. 

    Flaming (sending hurtful and mean messages) is a fun and safe activity online.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Flaming, which involves sending hurtful and mean messages, is not a fun and safe activity online. It can lead to emotional harm and create a toxic online environment. Engaging in such behavior goes against the principles of online etiquette and can have negative consequences for both the sender and the recipient of these messages. It is important to promote kindness and respect in online interactions to ensure a positive and safe online environment for everyone.

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  • 18. 

    Your behavior, while you are on the internet, can affect others.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    While on the internet, our behavior can have an impact on others in various ways. For example, our online interactions can either be respectful or harmful, and this can affect the emotional well-being of others. Additionally, our actions such as sharing false information or engaging in cyberbullying can have negative consequences on individuals or communities. Therefore, it is important to be mindful of our behavior online and consider how it may impact others.

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  • 19. 

    Pretending to be someone else while sending mean or false messages is a form of cyberbullying.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Pretending to be someone else and sending mean or false messages is a form of cyberbullying because it involves intentionally deceiving others and causing harm through online communication. This behavior can lead to emotional distress, reputation damage, and psychological harm to the victim. It is important to recognize and address such actions to create a safe and respectful online environment.

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  • 20. 

    Someone you just met online could be considered a trusted adult.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    It is not appropriate to consider someone you just met online as a trusted adult because trust is built over time through personal interactions and getting to know someone's character and intentions. Online interactions can be easily manipulated and people may not always be who they claim to be. It is important to exercise caution and skepticism when interacting with strangers online. Therefore, the statement is false.

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  • 21. 

    Opening emails from people you don't know could spread computer viruses.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Opening emails from people you don't know could spread computer viruses because unknown senders can potentially attach malicious files or links that, when opened, can infect your computer with viruses or malware. These viruses can disrupt your system, steal personal information, or cause other harmful effects. Therefore, it is important to exercise caution and avoid opening emails from unfamiliar senders to protect your computer and personal data.

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  • 22. 

    It is ok to get on social networking sites such as Instagram and Facebook at school.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    It is not okay to get on social networking sites such as Instagram and Facebook at school because it can be a distraction from learning and can disrupt the educational environment. Schools usually have policies in place to restrict access to these sites during school hours to ensure students remain focused on their studies. Additionally, social media can also pose safety concerns and expose students to inappropriate content. Therefore, it is generally discouraged to use social networking sites during school hours.

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  • 23. 

    It is illegal to make copies of copyrighted music CDs, DVDs, video games, and software for your friends.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Making copies of copyrighted material without permission from the copyright owner is illegal. This includes music CDs, DVDs, video games, and software. Sharing these copies with friends also constitutes copyright infringement. Therefore, the statement is true.

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  • 24. 

    When setting up a profile online, you should always talk to your parents about what information is safe to use online.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    It is important to talk to your parents about what information is safe to use online when setting up a profile. This is because parents can provide guidance and help in understanding the potential risks associated with sharing personal information online. They can also help in setting privacy settings and ensuring that the profile is set up in a way that protects the user's safety and privacy.

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  • 25. 

    If someone you met online wants to meet you in person, you should tell your parents or a trusted adult right away.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    It is important to inform your parents or a trusted adult if someone you met online wants to meet you in person. This is because meeting someone in person whom you have only interacted with online can be risky and potentially dangerous. By informing a trusted adult, they can help assess the situation, provide guidance, and ensure your safety. It is always better to err on the side of caution and involve responsible adults in such situations.

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  • 26. 

    It's ok to email your picture and send information about where you live or hang out with someone you just met on the internet.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Sharing personal information and sending pictures to someone you just met on the internet is not safe. It can put you at risk of cyberbullying, identity theft, or even physical harm. It is important to be cautious and protect your privacy online by not sharing personal information with strangers.

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  • 27. 

    If someone you just met on the internet constantly sends you emails, follows you into chat rooms and tries to Instant Message you even after you have ignored them, then that person might be cyberstalking you.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    If someone you just met on the internet is persistently sending you emails, following you into chat rooms, and attempting to Instant Message you despite your attempts to ignore them, they are likely cyberstalking you. Cyberstalking refers to the act of harassing or stalking someone online, often through repeated unwanted contact. In this scenario, the person's behavior aligns with the characteristics of cyberstalking, making the statement "True."

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  • 28. 

    If someone online says they are in high school and taking driver's ed classes, then they are for sure a 16-year-old student.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement cannot be assumed to be true because there is no direct correlation between being in high school, taking driver's ed classes, and being a 16-year-old student. It is possible for someone to be in high school and taking driver's ed classes at a different age, such as being held back a year or taking the classes later in life. Therefore, the statement is false.

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  • 29. 

    While surfing the internet, you get an error message from your internet provider asking you for your password and a credit card number or it will delete your account.  Should you send the information?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    B. No
    Explanation
    No, you should not send the information. This is likely a phishing attempt, where the attacker is trying to trick you into revealing sensitive information. Legitimate internet providers would never ask for your password and credit card number in this manner. It is important to always be cautious and verify the authenticity of any requests for personal information before providing it.

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  • 30. 

    You are talking to someone online, and they know some of the same people you know.  Since they have many of the same friends as you, is it OK to give them your phone number if they ask?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    B. No
    Explanation
    No, it is not okay to give them your phone number if they ask, even if they know some of the same people you know. Sharing personal contact information should be done cautiously and only with people you trust. Just because they have mutual friends does not necessarily mean they can be trusted with your phone number. It is important to prioritize your privacy and safety when sharing personal information online.

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Godwin Iheuwa |MS (Computer Science) |
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