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This is internet fundamentals quiz trivia. The internet is considered to be the biggest library there is for audio, visual and written data. Not only can this information be accessed through the computer but phones as well thanks to different browsers and applications at ones disposal. Do you know the basics for using the internet and how widespread it is? The quiz will refresh your memory and teach you some more.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The most used internet application is:

    • A.

      Facebook

    • B.

      Twitter

    • C.

      Email

    • D.

      Myspace

    • E.

      Wikipedia

    Correct Answer
    C. Email
    Explanation
    According to one source, more than 247 billion emails are sent each day.

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  • 2. 

    Which method is typically the fastest way to connect to the internet?

    • A.

      4G

    • B.

      Wifi

    • C.

      ADSL

    • D.

      Fibre

    • E.

      3G

    Correct Answer
    D. Fibre
    Explanation
    Fibre is typically the fastest way to connect to the internet because it uses fiber optic cables to transmit data at high speeds. These cables are capable of carrying large amounts of data over long distances without any loss in speed or quality. In comparison, 4G, Wifi, ADSL, and 3G may offer fast internet speeds, but they are generally slower than fibre. 4G and 3G rely on cellular networks, which can be affected by signal strength and congestion. Wifi and ADSL use copper or coaxial cables, which can result in slower speeds compared to fibre optic cables.

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  • 3. 

    Which of the following browsers is widely considered to be the most secure?

    • A.

      Safari

    • B.

      Chrome

    • C.

      Firefox

    • D.

      Internet Explorer 8

    • E.

      Opera

    Correct Answer
    C. Firefox
    Explanation
    Firefox is widely considered to be the most secure browser due to its strong emphasis on user privacy and security features. It has a robust security architecture, regular security updates, and a large community of developers who actively work on identifying and fixing vulnerabilities. Additionally, Firefox offers features like tracking protection, sandboxing, and strict content blocking, which further enhance its security. Its open-source nature also allows for continuous improvement and scrutiny by security experts worldwide.

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  • 4. 

    The dark web is most accurately described as

    • A.

      A place on the web where criminals hang out

    • B.

      An area many times the size of the searchable web that is difficult to view

    • C.

      A site for goths and occult followers

    • D.

      A site where you can buy items more cheaply

    • E.

      Areas of the internet that children should never access

    Correct Answer
    B. An area many times the size of the searchable web that is difficult to view
    Explanation
    The dark web is most accurately described as an area many times the size of the searchable web that is difficult to view. This means that it is a part of the internet that is not easily accessible or visible to the general public. It is larger than the portion of the web that can be found and indexed by search engines, making it challenging to navigate and explore. The dark web is known for hosting various illegal activities and providing anonymity to its users.

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  • 5. 

    Approximately how much of the world's population uses the internet?

    • A.

      1 billion

    • B.

      2 billion

    • C.

      15%

    • D.

      Two thirds

    • E.

      657,673,932

    Correct Answer
    B. 2 billion
    Explanation
    According to ITU World Telecommunications approximately 2 billion people now have access to the internet in 2010 or around 30%

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  • 6. 

    One of the most important predecessors of the Internet was a network called NETLINX. It started in 1979 with a connection between Harvard and MIT.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False the schools were Stanford and Yale

    • C.

      False the schools were Yale and Princeton

    • D.

      False it was ARPANET, the year was 1969 and the schools were Stanford and UCLA

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. False it was ARPANET, the year was 1969 and the schools were Stanford and UCLA
    Explanation
    The correct answer is False because the statement is incorrect. The network that preceded the Internet was ARPANET, which started in 1969 and connected Stanford and UCLA, not Harvard and MIT.

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  • 7. 

    When was the first year that a cell phone had internet access?

    • A.

      2001

    • B.

      1989

    • C.

      1999

    • D.

      1996

    • E.

      2003

    Correct Answer
    D. 1996
    Explanation
    It was the Nokia 9000 Communicator in 1996, but it didn't really catch on because of its price and the fact that networks weren't quite developed enough yet.

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  • 8. 

    Approximately how much of all email is thought to be spam related?

    • A.

      78%

    • B.

      10%

    • C.

      50%

    • D.

      25%

    • E.

      95%

    Correct Answer
    A. 78%
    Explanation
    According to Time Magazine November 2009.

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  • 9. 

    Generally which of the following is not an advantage of web mail?

    • A.

      Email can be accessed from any internet connection in the world

    • B.

      The user benefits from online storage space

    • C.

      You can access your emails offline

    • D.

      Increasingly users can encrypt email

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. You can access your emails offline
    Explanation
    Accessing emails offline is not an advantage of webmail. Webmail is an online email service that requires an internet connection to access and manage emails. Unlike desktop email clients, which allow offline access to emails that have been previously downloaded, webmail typically does not offer this feature. Therefore, the ability to access emails offline is not a benefit of using webmail.

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  • 10. 

    IPv4 has been the standard for internet addressing for many years but will shortly be replaced because it only supports what number of IP addresses?

    • A.

      10 billion

    • B.

      999,999,999

    • C.

      100 million

    • D.

      4 billion

    • E.

      100 billion

    Correct Answer
    D. 4 billion
    Explanation
    IPv4 has been the standard for internet addressing for many years but will shortly be replaced because it only supports 4 billion IP addresses. This is a limitation because with the increasing number of devices connected to the internet, the demand for IP addresses is rapidly exceeding the available supply. Therefore, a new standard called IPv6 has been developed to provide a much larger address space and accommodate the growing needs of the internet.

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  • 11. 

    Users of Skype can benefit from which of the following?

    • A.

      Encrypted communications

    • B.

      Free instant messaging and group instant messaging

    • C.

      Free video calling

    • D.

      Free Skype to Skype calls

    • E.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    E. All of the above
    Explanation
    Skype users can benefit from encrypted communications, free instant messaging and group instant messaging, free video calling, and free Skype to Skype calls. This means that users can have secure and private conversations through encryption, send text messages and have group chats without any cost, make video calls without any charges, and make free calls to other Skype users. All of these features make Skype a versatile and convenient communication tool for users.

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  • 12. 

    Which of the following are true statements about the Domain Name System (DNS)?

    • A.

      The DNS is a hierarchical naming system for any resource connected to the Internet or a private network

    • B.

      The DNS is an non-essential component of the functionality of the Internet

    • C.

      DNS could be described as a "phone book" for the Internet by translating human-friendly computer hostnames into IP addresses

    • D.

      It translates domain names meaningful to humans into the numerical (binary) identifiers associated with networking equipment for the purpose of locating and addressing these devices worldwide

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. The DNS is a hierarchical naming system for any resource connected to the Internet or a private network
    C. DNS could be described as a "phone book" for the Internet by translating human-friendly computer hostnames into IP addresses
    D. It translates domain names meaningful to humans into the numerical (binary) identifiers associated with networking equipment for the purpose of locating and addressing these devices worldwide
    Explanation
    The DNS is a hierarchical naming system for any resource connected to the Internet or a private network. It translates domain names meaningful to humans into the numerical (binary) identifiers associated with networking equipment for the purpose of locating and addressing these devices worldwide. DNS could be described as a "phone book" for the Internet by translating human-friendly computer hostnames into IP addresses.

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