A History Of The Computer: Network Lesson 5 Quiz

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  • 1. 

    What was the original name of the concept of linking a large numbers of users to a single computer via remote terminals.

    • A.

      Networking

    • B.

      Timesharing

    • C.

      Internet

    • D.

      Telenet

    Correct Answer
    B. Timesharing
    Explanation
    Timesharing refers to the concept of linking a large number of users to a single computer via remote terminals. It allows multiple users to access and use the computer simultaneously, sharing its resources such as processing power and memory. This concept was developed to optimize the utilization of expensive computer systems and make them more accessible to a larger number of users.

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  • 2. 

    Who developed the basic ideas of the internet?

    • A.

      MIT

    • B.

      Paul Baran

    • C.

      Bob Kahn and Vint Cerf

    • D.

      Tim Berners-Lee

    Correct Answer
    C. Bob Kahn and Vint Cerf
    Explanation
    Bob Kahn and Vint Cerf developed the basic ideas of the internet. They are credited with the creation of TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol), which is the foundational protocol suite used for transmitting data over the internet. Their work laid the groundwork for the development of the modern internet and revolutionized communication and information sharing on a global scale.

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  • 3. 

    When did the first public packet-switched network open?

    • A.

      1973

    • B.

      1974

    • C.

      1979

    • D.

      1982

    Correct Answer
    B. 1974
    Explanation
    In 1974, the first public packet-switched network opened. This marked a significant milestone in the development of computer networking, as it allowed for the transmission of data in small packets across multiple networks. This network, known as ARPANET, laid the foundation for the modern internet and revolutionized the way information is shared and accessed globally.

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  • 4. 

    The USENET was established using a UUCP link to connect which two universities?

    • A.

      MIT and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    • B.

      Duke University and University of Essex

    • C.

      University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University

    • D.

      MIT and University of Essex

    Correct Answer
    C. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University
    Explanation
    The correct answer is University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University. The USENET, a worldwide distributed discussion system, was established using a UUCP (Unix-to-Unix Copy) link to connect these two universities. This allowed users at both universities to exchange messages and information, creating the foundation for what would later become the internet as we know it today.

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  • 5. 

    What is TCP/IP?

    • A.

      Transmission Control Protocol and Internet Protocol

    • B.

      Transmission Control Protocol and Inter-mail Protocol

    • C.

      Transmission Clutch Protocol and Internet Protocol

    • D.

      Transcontinental Control Protocol and International Protocol

    Correct Answer
    A. Transmission Control Protocol and Internet Protocol
    Explanation
    TCP/IP stands for Transmission Control Protocol and Internet Protocol. It is a set of communication protocols that are used to connect devices on the internet. The Transmission Control Protocol ensures that data packets are delivered reliably and in the correct order, while the Internet Protocol is responsible for addressing and routing the packets across networks. TCP/IP is the foundation of the internet and enables communication between different devices and networks.

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  • 6. 

    Who developed the World Wide Web?

    • A.

      MIT

    • B.

      Paul Baran

    • C.

      Bob Kahn and Vint Cerf

    • D.

      Tim Berners-Lee

    Correct Answer
    D. Tim Berners-Lee
    Explanation
    Tim Berners-Lee is the correct answer because he is the individual who developed the World Wide Web. He created the first web browser, HTML, and HTTP protocols, which revolutionized the way information is accessed and shared on the internet. Berners-Lee's contributions have had a significant impact on the development and growth of the internet as we know it today.

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  • 7. 

    Who released the first web server?

    • A.

      CERN

    • B.

      Tim Berners-Lee

    • C.

      1982

    • D.

      1991

    Correct Answer
    A. CERN
    Explanation
    CERN is the correct answer because it is the European Organization for Nuclear Research and it released the first web server. Tim Berners-Lee, who is also mentioned as an option, is associated with the creation of the World Wide Web, but CERN was the organization responsible for releasing the first web server. The years 1982 and 1991 mentioned in the options are not relevant to the question and do not provide any additional information.

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  • 8. 

    What was The Internet 1996 World Exposition?

    • A.

      The grand opening of the Internet

    • B.

      The first year the Internet was available on every continent

    • C.

      The first World's Fair to be held on the internet

    • D.

      The main U.S. Internet backbone traffic begins routing through commercial providers

    Correct Answer
    C. The first World's Fair to be held on the internet
    Explanation
    The Internet 1996 World Exposition was the first World's Fair to be held on the internet. This means that it was an event where people from all over the world could participate and showcase their innovations, technologies, and ideas through the internet. It was a significant milestone in the history of the internet as it demonstrated the global reach and potential of this emerging technology.

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  • 9. 

    Which continent has the least amount of Internet connectivity?

    • A.

      South America

    • B.

      Africa

    • C.

      Asia

    • D.

      Europe

    Correct Answer
    B. Africa
    Explanation
    Africa has the least amount of Internet connectivity compared to other continents. This is due to various factors such as limited infrastructure, high costs, and political instability in many African countries. Additionally, Africa has a large rural population with limited access to electricity and technology, further contributing to the low Internet connectivity rates. These challenges have hindered the development and expansion of Internet services in Africa, making it the continent with the least amount of Internet connectivity.

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