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Internet basics for the new user or subscriber to help make sense of it all. Learn: Computer Network Hieracrchy; The Function of an Internet Router; What is an Internet Backbone; Internet Protocol and more. . .


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  • 1. 

    The Internet is essentially a global collection of ___________, both big and small.

    • A.

      Servers and computers

    • B.

      Networks

    • C.

      Service providers

    • D.

      Routers

    Correct Answer
    B. Networks
    Explanation
    networks

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  • 2. 

    The Internet is essentially a global collection of networks, both big and small.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The Internet is indeed a global collection of networks, both big and small. It is a vast interconnected network of computers and devices that allows for the exchange of information and communication across the world. This network infrastructure enables the sharing of resources, such as data, files, and services, and connects people from different parts of the globe. Therefore, the statement "The Internet is essentially a global collection of networks, both big and small" is true.

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  • 3. 

    It is a global collection of router clusters, both big and small.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    It is a global collection of networks, both big and small.

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  • 4. 

    These networks connect together in many different ways to form the single entity that we know as the Internet.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because the internet is indeed formed by connecting different networks together. These networks can be local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), or even wireless networks. Through the use of routers and switches, data is transmitted and exchanged between these networks, allowing users to access information and services from anywhere in the world. This interconnectedness is what enables the internet to function as a global network.

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  • 5. 

    The Internet began in ________.

    • A.

      1969

    • B.

      1985

    • C.

      1980

    • D.

      1976

    Correct Answer
    A. 1969
    Explanation
    1969

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  • 6. 

    The Internet Society, an eclectic techno group established in 1992, oversees the formation of the policies and protocols that define how we use and interact with the Internet.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    a non-profit group

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  • 7. 

    The Internet Society, a non-profit group established in 1982, oversees the formation of the policies and protocols that define how we use and interact with the Internet.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    1992

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  • 8. 

    Every computer that is connected to the Internet is part of a Local Area Network, (LAN), even the one in your home.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    ...part of a network even the one in your home.

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  • 9. 

    Every computer that is connected to the Internet is part of a corporate owned network, even the one in your home.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Every computer that is connected to the Internet is part of a network, even the one in your home.

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  • 10. 

    Every computer that is connected to the Internet is part of a network, even the one in your home.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Every computer that is connected to the Internet is part of a network because the Internet itself is a global network of interconnected computers. When a computer connects to the Internet, it becomes part of this larger network and can communicate with other computers and devices connected to the Internet. This allows for data transfer, communication, and access to various resources and services available on the Internet. Therefore, the statement "Every computer that is connected to the Internet is part of a network" is true.

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  • 11. 

    ISP is short for: Internet Service Protocol

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Internet Service Provider

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  • 12. 

    ISP is short for: Internet Service Provider

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    An ISP stands for Internet Service Provider. It is a company or organization that provides internet access to customers. They offer various types of internet connections such as dial-up, DSL, cable, or fiber optic. ISPs are responsible for connecting users to the internet and providing them with the necessary infrastructure and services to access and use the internet. Therefore, the statement "ISP is short for Internet Service Provider" is true.

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  • 13. 

    When you connect to your ISP, you become part of their ______.

    • A.

      Cluster of servers.

    • B.

      Cluster of routers.

    • C.

      Network.

    • D.

      Local intranet.

    Correct Answer
    C. Network.
    Explanation
    network.

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  • 14. 

    An ISP may connect to a larger network and become part of that larger network

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    An ISP (Internet Service Provider) can indeed connect to a larger network and become a part of it. This is a common practice in the networking industry, where ISPs establish connections with other ISPs or network providers to expand their reach and provide better connectivity to their customers. By connecting to a larger network, an ISP can access a wider range of resources, improve network performance, and enhance the overall internet experience for its users.

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  • 15. 

    The Internet is simply a network of networks.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because the internet is indeed a network of networks. It is a global system of interconnected computer networks that use the Internet Protocol Suite (TCP/IP) to link devices worldwide. These networks can be private, public, academic, or government-owned, and they are connected through various technologies such as fiber optics, satellite links, and wireless connections. This interconnectedness allows for the exchange of information, communication, and access to resources across the globe.

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  • 16. 

    A Backbone connects various regions.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because a backbone is a central network infrastructure that connects various regions or networks together. It provides a high-speed pathway for data transmission between different locations, allowing for efficient communication and data transfer. By connecting multiple regions, a backbone network enables seamless connectivity and facilitates the exchange of information across different areas.

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  • 17. 

    Most large communications companies have their own dedicated backbones connecting various regions. In each region, the company has a Point of Processing (POP).

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Large communications companies typically have their own dedicated backbones connecting various regions. However, it is not true that in each region, the company has a Point of Processing (POP). POPs are typically located at specific points within the backbone network to facilitate the exchange of data between different networks. They are not necessarily present in every region where the company operates.

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  • 18. 

    Most large communications companies have their own dedicated backbones connecting various regions. In each region, the company has a Point of Protocol (POP).

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Large communications companies typically have their own dedicated backbones connecting various regions. However, it is not necessary for them to have a Point of Protocol (POP) in each region. POPs are typically located in strategic locations where multiple networks converge, allowing for efficient routing of data. Therefore, the statement that most large communications companies have a POP in each region is false.

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  • 19. 

    Most large communications companies have their own dedicated backbones connecting various regions. In each region, the company has a Point of Presence (POP).

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Large communications companies typically have their own dedicated backbones, which are high-capacity networks that connect various regions. These backbones ensure efficient and reliable communication between different locations. In each region, these companies also have a Point of Presence (POP), which serves as a local access point for customers to connect to the company's network. These POPs are strategically located to provide widespread coverage and improve the overall performance of the network. Therefore, the statement that most large communications companies have their own dedicated backbones and POPs in each region is true.

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  • 20. 

    The POP is a place for local users to access the company's network, often through a local phone number or ________ line.

    • A.

      Truncated

    • B.

      Open

    • C.

      Cable

    • D.

      Dedicated

    Correct Answer
    D. Dedicated
    Explanation
    dedicated

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  • 21. 

    The amazing thing is that there is no overall controlling network. Instead, there are several low-level networks connecting to each other through Network Access Points or NAPs

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The explanation for the given correct answer, which is False, is that the statement contradicts the fact that there is no overall controlling network. The statement mentions the existence of low-level networks connecting through Network Access Points (NAPs), indicating that there is some form of overall controlling network.

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  • 22. 

    The amazing thing here is that there is no overall controlling network. Instead, there are several ________ networks connecting to each other through Network Access Points or NAPs

    • A.

      High-level

    • B.

      Low-level

    • C.

      Multi-level

    • D.

      Hierarchal

    Correct Answer
    A. High-level
    Explanation
    high-level

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  • 23. 

    The amazing thing here is that there is no overall controlling network. Instead, there are several high-level networks connecting to each other through Network Access Points or NAPs.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The explanation for the given correct answer is that in this scenario, there is no central controlling network. Instead, multiple high-level networks are connected to each other through Network Access Points or NAPs. This means that there is no single entity or organization that has complete control over the entire network. Instead, the network is distributed and interconnected through these access points, allowing for greater flexibility and redundancy.

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  • 24. 

    The amazing thing here is that there is no overall controlling network. Instead, there are several high-level networks connecting to each other through Network _______ Points or NAPs.

    • A.

      Algorithm

    • B.

      Allowed

    • C.

      Access

    • D.

      Allocated

    Correct Answer
    C. Access
    Explanation
    Access

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  • 25. 

    NAP is short for: Network Access Points

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    NAP stands for Network Access Points. This term refers to the physical locations within a network where different Internet Service Providers (ISPs) connect and exchange traffic. NAPs play a crucial role in ensuring efficient and reliable internet connectivity by facilitating the exchange of data between different networks. Therefore, the statement "NAP is short for Network Access Points" is true.

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  • 26. 

    Here's an example. Imagine that Company A is a large ISP. In each major city, Company A has a POP. The POP in each city is a rack full of modems that the ISP's customers dial into. Company A leases fiber optic lines from the phone company to connect the POPs together (see, for example, this UUNET Data Center Connectivity Map).Imagine that Company B is a corporate ISP. Company B builds large buildings in major cities and corporations locate their Internet server machines in these buildings. Company B is such a large company that it runs its own fiber optic lines between its buildings so that they are all interconnected.In this arrangement, all of Company A's customers can talk to each other, and all of Company B's customers can talk to each other, but there is no way for Company A's customers and Company B's customers to intercommunicate. Therefore, Company A and Company B both agree to connect to _______ in various cities, and traffic between the two companies flows between the networks at the NAPs.

    • A.

      POPs

    • B.

      LANs

    • C.

      Backbones

    • D.

      NAPs

    Correct Answer
    D. NAPs
    Explanation
    NAPs

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  • 27. 

    In the real Internet, dozens of large Internet providers interconnect at NAPs in various cities, and trillions of bytes of data flow between the individual networks at these points. The Internet is a collection of huge corporate networks that agree to all intercommunicate with each other at the NAPs. In this way, every computer on the Internet connects to every other.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The explanation for the given correct answer, which is True, is that in the real Internet, large Internet providers do indeed interconnect at NAPs (Network Access Points) in different cities. These NAPs serve as exchange points where data flows between the individual networks of these providers. The Internet is essentially a collection of these interconnected corporate networks, which agree to communicate with each other at the NAPs. This interconnectedness allows every computer on the Internet to connect with every other computer, making the statement true.

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  • 28. 

    The Internet is a collection of huge corporate networks that agree to all intercommunicate with each other at the NAPs. In this way, every computer on the Internet connects to every other.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The explanation for the given correct answer is that the Internet is indeed a collection of large corporate networks that have agreed to interconnect with each other at the NAPs (Network Access Points). This interconnectedness allows every computer on the Internet to connect with every other computer, enabling communication and data exchange on a global scale. Therefore, the statement "The Internet is a collection of huge corporate networks that agree to all intercommunicate with each other at the NAPs" is true.

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  • 29. 

    All of these networks rely on NAPs, backbones and ________ to talk to each other.

    • A.

      Routers

    • B.

      LANs

    • C.

      POPs

    • D.

      Modems

    Correct Answer
    A. Routers
    Explanation
    routers

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  • 30. 

    All of these networks rely on NAPs, backbones and modems to talk to each other.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because not all networks rely on NAPs, backbones, and modems to communicate with each other. There are various types of networks such as peer-to-peer networks, wireless networks, and mesh networks that do not necessarily require these components for communication.

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  • 31. 

    All of these networks rely on NAPs, backbones and routers to talk to each other.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    NAPs (Network Access Points), backbones, and routers are essential components in the functioning of computer networks. NAPs act as exchange points where different networks connect and exchange traffic. Backbones are high-speed connections that carry network traffic between different NAPs. Routers are devices that direct network traffic between different networks. Therefore, it is true that all of these networks rely on NAPs, backbones, and routers to communicate with each other.

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  • 32. 

    What is incredible about this process is that a message can leave one computer and travel halfway across the world through several different networks and arrive at another computer in a fraction of a second!

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    This statement is true because it highlights the remarkable speed and efficiency of the process of sending messages across different networks. It emphasizes the ability of a message to travel from one computer to another located halfway across the world in just a fraction of a second, showcasing the incredible technological advancements in communication and networking.

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  • 33. 

    What is incredible about this process is that a message can leave one computer and travel halfway across the world through several different networks and arrive at another ______  in a fraction of a second!

    • A.

      Modem

    • B.

      Router

    • C.

      Computer

    • D.

      ISP

    Correct Answer
    C. Computer
    Explanation
    computer

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  • 34. 

    The _________ determine where to send information from one computer to another.

    • A.

      ISPs

    • B.

      Routers

    • C.

      Modems

    • D.

      NAPs

    Correct Answer
    B. Routers
    Explanation
    routers

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  • 35. 

    The routers determine where to send information from one computer to another.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Routers are networking devices that determine the best path for data packets to travel from one computer to another. They analyze the destination IP address of the data packet and use routing tables to make decisions on where to send the information. This allows routers to efficiently direct data traffic across multiple networks, ensuring that information reaches its intended destination. Therefore, the statement that routers determine where to send information from one computer to another is true.

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  • 36. 

    Routers are mini computers that send your messages and those of every other Internet user speeding to their destinations along thousands of pathways.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Routers are not mini computers that send messages along thousands of pathways. While routers do play a crucial role in directing internet traffic, they are specialized devices designed to forward data packets between computer networks. Unlike computers, routers do not process or store data, but rather focus on efficiently routing data packets to their intended destinations. Therefore, the given statement is false.

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  • 37. 

    Routers are specialized computers that codify your messages and those of every other Internet user speeding to their destinations along thousands of pathways.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Routers are not specialized computers that codify messages. They are networking devices that forward data packets between computer networks. While routers play a crucial role in directing internet traffic, they do not encode or decode messages. Therefore, the statement is false.

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  • 38. 

    Routers are specialized computers that send your messages and those of every other Internet user speeding to their destinations along thousands of pathways.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Routers are indeed specialized computers that play a crucial role in the functioning of the internet. They receive data packets from one network and determine the most efficient path to send them to their intended destination. By analyzing the destination IP address, routers ensure that the data reaches its destination by choosing the appropriate pathway among the thousands available. Therefore, the statement "Routers are specialized computers that send your messages and those of every other Internet user speeding to their destinations along thousands of pathways" is true.

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  • 39. 

    A router has two separate, but related, jobs:

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    A router has two separate, but related, jobs. This statement is true. A router is a networking device that forwards data packets between computer networks. Its primary job is to connect multiple networks together and direct traffic between them. Additionally, a router also performs the function of assigning IP addresses to devices within a network, allowing them to communicate with each other. These two tasks, network connectivity and IP address management, are the separate but related jobs of a router.

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  • 40. 

    A router has two separate, but related, jobs:
    • It ensures that information doesn't go where it's not needed. This is crucial for keeping ___________ from clogging the connections of "innocent bystanders."
    • It makes sure that information does make it to the intended destination.

    • A.

      Large volumes of data

    • B.

      White noise or distortion

    • C.

      Shadow signals

    • D.

      Error correction signals

    Correct Answer
    A. Large volumes of data
    Explanation
    large volumes of data

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  • 41. 

    A router has two separate, but related, jobs:
    • It ensures that information doesn't go where it's not needed. This is crucial for keeping large volumes of data from clogging the connections of "innocent bystanders."
    • It makes sure that _________ it to the intended destination.

    • A.

      Noise filtering signals make

    • B.

      Phase correction data make

    • C.

      Information does make

    • D.

      Error correction data signals make

    Correct Answer
    C. Information does make
    Explanation
    information does make

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  • 42. 

    In performing these two jobs, a router is extremely useful in dealing with two separate computer networks. It joins the two networks, passing information from one to the other.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    A router is indeed extremely useful in dealing with two separate computer networks by joining them together and passing information from one network to the other. This is the primary function of a router, making the statement true.

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  • 43. 

    In performing these two jobs, a router is extremely useful in dealing with two separate ____. It joins the two networks, passing information from one to the other.

    • A.

      Computer networks

    • B.

      Destinations

    • C.

      ISPs

    • D.

      Routers

    Correct Answer
    A. Computer networks
    Explanation
    computer networks

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  • 44. 

    A router is extremely useful in dealing with two separate computer networks. It joins the two networks, passing information from one to the other.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    A router is a networking device that connects two separate computer networks by forwarding data packets between them. It acts as a bridge, allowing information to be transmitted from one network to another. This makes it an essential tool for managing and directing network traffic effectively. Therefore, the statement "A router is extremely useful in dealing with two separate computer networks. It joins the two networks, passing information from one to the other" is true.

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  • 45. 

    Routers also protect the networks from one another, preventing the traffic on one from unnecessarily spilling over to the other.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Routers act as a barrier between different networks, ensuring that traffic from one network does not interfere with or overflow into another network. This helps to maintain the security and integrity of each individual network, preventing any unnecessary access or disruption. Therefore, the statement is true.

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  • 46. 

    Routers also protect the networks from ______, and preventing the traffic on one from unnecessarily spilling over to the other.

    • A.

      Crosstalk

    • B.

      One another

    • C.

      Line noise

    • D.

      Passing error data

    Correct Answer
    B. One another
    Explanation
    one another

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