Internet Quiz: How Much You Actually Know?

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  • 1. 

    What is the internet?

    • A.

      A national network connecting thousands of computers together.

    • B.

      A global network connecting millions of computers together.

    • C.

      Google.

    • D.

      A really cool invention.

    Correct Answer
    B. A global network connecting millions of computers together.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "A global network connecting millions of computers together." This answer accurately describes the internet as a worldwide network that connects a large number of computers. It highlights the global reach and scale of the internet, which enables communication and information sharing across the globe.

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  • 2. 

    When was the internet created?

    • A.

      2000's

    • B.

      1990's

    • C.

      1940's

    • D.

      1960's

    Correct Answer
    D. 1960's
    Explanation
    The internet was created in the 1960s. This was a time when researchers and scientists were working on developing a network that would allow computers to communicate with each other. The Advanced Research Projects Agency Network (ARPANET) was established in 1969, which laid the foundation for the internet as we know it today. It was a network that connected computers at various universities and research institutions, enabling them to share information and resources. Therefore, the correct answer is 1960s.

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  • 3. 

    Why was the internet invented?

    • A.

      For an American military project.

    • B.

      So people could look up information.

    • C.

      So people could use social networking.

    • D.

      For a NASA project.

    Correct Answer
    A. For an American military project.
    Explanation
    The internet was invented for an American military project. It was originally developed as a means to share information and communicate securely between military installations. The Advanced Research Projects Agency Network (ARPANET), created by the U.S. Department of Defense, laid the foundation for the internet as we know it today. While the internet has since evolved to serve various purposes, its initial development was driven by the military's need for a reliable and decentralized communication network.

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  • 4. 

    Who owns/controls the internet?

    • A.

      The U.S. government.

    • B.

      The United Nations.

    • C.

      The FBI.

    • D.

      None of the above.

    Correct Answer
    D. None of the above.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "None of the above." This is because the internet is a decentralized network of networks, and no single entity or organization owns or controls it. Instead, it is governed by various organizations, including Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), which manages domain names and IP addresses, and Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), which develops and promotes internet standards. Additionally, there are multiple stakeholders, such as internet service providers, technology companies, and individual users, who collectively contribute to the functioning and development of the internet.

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  • 5. 

    Instant communication is one great benefit of the interent. Which of the following is NOT an example of that.

    • A.

      E-mail

    • B.

      Instant messaging

    • C.

      Searching Google

    • D.

      Chat rooms

    Correct Answer
    C. Searching Google
    Explanation
    Searching Google is not an example of instant communication because it involves searching for information on the internet rather than directly communicating with other individuals in real-time. While email, instant messaging, and chat rooms all involve immediate communication between individuals, searching Google is a solitary activity where users search for information on their own.

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  • 6. 

    Why is news and information such a great benefit of the interent?

    • A.

      Because we don't have to watch the news on TV.

    • B.

      Because a lot of people hate reading books.

    • C.

      Because we wouldn't know what was going on in the world.

    • D.

      Because you can find almost anything you want to know on the internet.

    Correct Answer
    D. Because you can find almost anything you want to know on the internet.
    Explanation
    The internet provides a vast amount of news and information that is easily accessible to anyone with an internet connection. Unlike traditional sources such as TV or books, the internet allows users to search for specific topics and find information quickly. This convenience and accessibility make news and information a great benefit of the internet. Additionally, the internet provides a platform for various sources and perspectives, allowing users to access a wide range of viewpoints and stay informed about current events happening around the world.

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  • 7. 

    The internet is big business for many companies. Which of the following is NOT an example of that.

    • A.

      On-line shopping

    • B.

      Booking travel

    • C.

      Games

    • D.

      Advertising

    Correct Answer
    C. Games
    Explanation
    Games is not an example of the internet being big business for many companies because while there are companies that develop and sell games, the revenue generated from games is not as significant compared to other examples mentioned. On the other hand, online shopping, booking travel, and advertising are all industries that heavily rely on the internet to generate substantial profits for companies involved.

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  • 8. 

    How do most websites make money?

    • A.

      Advertising.

    • B.

      They charge you to use their website.

    • C.

      They borrow money from the bank.

    • D.

      People pay for their internet service, and they get some of that money.

    Correct Answer
    A. Advertising.
    Explanation
    Most websites make money through advertising. They display ads on their platforms and earn revenue when users click on or interact with these ads. This is a common monetization strategy for websites as it allows them to offer free content or services to users while generating income from advertisers. Charging users to use a website or borrowing money from the bank are less common methods of generating revenue for websites. Additionally, while people do pay for their internet service, websites typically do not directly receive a portion of that payment.

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  • 9. 

    Which of the following is NOT an example of entertainment on the internet?

    • A.

      Music

    • B.

      Social networking

    • C.

      Games

    • D.

      Movies/TV shows

    Correct Answer
    B. Social networking
    Explanation
    Social networking is not an example of entertainment on the internet because its primary purpose is to facilitate communication and connection between individuals, rather than providing entertainment content. While social networking platforms may offer some entertainment features such as videos or games, their main focus is on connecting people and sharing information, rather than providing entertainment content itself.

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  • 10. 

    Which of the following is NOT an example of a risk on the internet.

    • A.

      On-line shopping

    • B.

      Viruses

    • C.

      Loss of privacy

    • D.

      Financial risks

    Correct Answer
    A. On-line shopping
    Explanation
    On-line shopping is not an example of a risk on the internet because it refers to the act of purchasing products or services from online stores, which in itself is not inherently risky. However, there may be risks associated with on-line shopping such as scams, identity theft, or fraudulent websites, but the act of on-line shopping itself is not a risk.

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  • 11. 

    With the internet comes anonymity. What does anonymity mean?

    • A.

      Inappropriate and horrific material

    • B.

      Harassment, stalking, exploitation

    • C.

      Distinctiveness

    • D.

      Don’t really know who people are

    Correct Answer
    D. Don’t really know who people are
    Explanation
    Anonymity refers to the state of not knowing the true identity of individuals on the internet. It implies that people can hide their real names, personal information, and intentions online, making it difficult to determine their true identities. This lack of knowledge about the true identity of individuals can lead to various consequences, such as deception, misrepresentation, and potential dangers associated with interacting with unknown individuals.

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  • 12. 

    How long has the internet been commonly used?

    • A.

      About 50 years

    • B.

      About 5 years

    • C.

      About 15 years

    • D.

      About 100 years

    Correct Answer
    C. About 15 years
    Explanation
    The internet has been commonly used for about 15 years. This is because the internet became widely accessible and popularized in the mid-2000s with the advent of social media platforms, online shopping, and increased connectivity. Prior to this, the internet was primarily used by academic and government entities and was not as accessible to the general public.

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  • 13. 

    What is a browser?

    • A.

      The internet.

    • B.

      Free software that lets you view web pages, graphics, and most online content. 

    • C.

      Facebook, MySpace, or Twitter.

    • D.

      Your internet connection to the global network.

    Correct Answer
    B. Free software that lets you view web pages, graphics, and most online content. 
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Free software that lets you view web pages, graphics, and most online content." This answer accurately describes a browser as a software that allows users to access and view web pages, graphics, and other online content. It emphasizes that browsers are typically free and widely available for users to download and use. The other options provided in the question, such as "The internet" and "Your internet connection to the global network," are not accurate explanations for what a browser is.

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  • 14. 

    What browser do we use here at the school? 

    • A.

      Firefox

    • B.

      Google Chrome

    • C.

      Safari

    • D.

      Internet Explorer

    Correct Answer
    D. Internet Explorer
    Explanation
    The given answer states that "Internet Explorer" is the browser used at the school.

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  • 15. 

    Which of the following is NOT an example of something basic in a web browser?

    • A.

      Google button

    • B.

      Back/Forward button

    • C.

      Home button

    • D.

      Refresh button

    Correct Answer
    A. Google button
    Explanation
    The Google button is not an example of something basic in a web browser because it is specific to the Google search engine and not a standard feature found in all web browsers. The other options listed (Back/Forward button, Home button, Refresh button) are common features that are typically found in most web browsers, allowing users to navigate between pages, return to the homepage, and refresh the current page.

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  • 16. 

    What does URL stand for?

    • A.

      Uniform reliable links

    • B.

      Upon reality language

    • C.

      Uniform resource locator

    • D.

      U really like

    Correct Answer
    C. Uniform resource locator
    Explanation
    A URL stands for Uniform Resource Locator, which is a specific type of address used to locate resources on the internet. It is a standardized way to identify the location of a webpage, file, or other resource on the internet. The URL provides information such as the protocol to be used (e.g., HTTP or HTTPS), the domain name or IP address of the server hosting the resource, and the specific path to the resource.

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  • 17. 

    What does WWW. stand for?

    • A.

      World Wide Web

    • B.

      World Web Writing

    • C.

      Wacky World Web

    • D.

      Words With Waves

    Correct Answer
    A. World Wide Web
    Explanation
    The correct answer is World Wide Web. The term "WWW" stands for World Wide Web, which is a system of interconnected documents and other resources, linked by hyperlinks and URLs. It is a global information space that allows users to access and share information through the internet. The World Wide Web revolutionized the way people communicate, access information, and conduct business online.

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  • 18. 

    What is the domain in the URL www.csub.edu?

    • A.

      Www

    • B.

      Csub

    • C.

      Edu

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Edu
    Explanation
    The domain in the URL www.csub.edu is "edu". The domain is the part of the URL that identifies the website or organization. In this case, "edu" indicates that the website belongs to an educational institution.

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  • 19. 

    Which of the follwoing statements is true about internet research?

    • A.

      Everything on the internet is true and valid.

    • B.

      If the URL ends with .org then its a good website.

    • C.

      The only search engine you should use is Google.

    • D.

      You have to make sure a website is reliable and valid.

    Correct Answer
    D. You have to make sure a website is reliable and valid.
    Explanation
    It is important to ensure that a website is reliable and valid before using it for internet research. Not everything on the internet is true and valid, so it is crucial to critically evaluate the credibility and trustworthiness of the information source. Checking for factors such as author credentials, references, and domain expertise can help in determining the reliability and validity of a website. The statement highlights the importance of verifying the credibility of internet sources before considering them as reliable information.

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  • 20. 

    What are the four main things you should "Beware" on the internet?

    • A.

      Predators, Social Networking, Cyberbullying, and On-line Shopping

    • B.

      Criminals, Predators, Social Networking, and Cyberbullying

    • C.

      Social Networking, E-mail, Cyberbullying, and Criminals

    • D.

      Criminals, Predators, Music Downloads, and Cyberbullying

    Correct Answer
    B. Criminals, Predators, Social Networking, and Cyberbullying
    Explanation
    The four main things that one should be aware of on the internet are criminals, predators, social networking, and cyberbullying. Criminals refers to individuals who engage in illegal activities online, such as identity theft or fraud. Predators are individuals who use the internet to target and exploit vulnerable individuals, particularly children. Social networking refers to the potential risks associated with sharing personal information and interacting with others on social media platforms. Cyberbullying refers to the act of harassing or intimidating others online. These four factors highlight the importance of being cautious and vigilant while using the internet.

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  • 21. 

    What is a Cyberbully?

    • A.

      One who mistreats or harasses another person using electronic methods.

    • B.

      One who sends e-mails.

    • C.

      One who mistreats and physically injures another person at school.

    • D.

      A mean person.

    Correct Answer
    A. One who mistreats or harasses another person using electronic methods.
    Explanation
    A cyberbully is someone who mistreats or harasses another person using electronic methods. This can include sending threatening or hurtful messages online, spreading rumors or lies about someone on social media, or sharing embarrassing or private information without consent. Cyberbullying can have serious emotional and psychological effects on the victim, and it is important to raise awareness and take action to prevent and address this issue.

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