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Mico University College Bachelor in Computer Education Programme, Mid-Semester Multiple Choice Test for students. The test covers the content of the course done so far.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    An interconnection of computers and enables data and resource sharing, as well as communication is called

    • A.

      Internet

    • B.

      Network

    • C.

      LAN

    • D.

      Arpanet

    Correct Answer
    B. Network
    Explanation
    A network is an interconnection of computers that allows for the sharing of data and resources, as well as communication between the connected devices. It enables multiple computers to share information, files, and devices such as printers or scanners. Additionally, it allows for communication through email, instant messaging, and video conferencing. The internet is a global network that connects millions of networks worldwide, making it possible for users to access information and services from anywhere in the world. A LAN (Local Area Network) is a smaller network that typically covers a limited area, such as a home, office, or building. Arpanet was the precursor to the modern internet, developed in the 1960s by the U.S. Department of Defense.

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  • 2. 

    Another name for ISP is

    • A.

      Internet access provider

    • B.

      Digital subscribers

    • C.

      Telephone companies

    • D.

      Digital network

    Correct Answer
    A. Internet access provider
    Explanation
    ISP stands for Internet Service Provider, which refers to 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. Therefore, the term "Internet access provider" accurately describes the role and function of an ISP.

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  • 3. 

    An ISP that sells its services to other ISPs as well as to individual customers is a

    • A.

      Virtual ISP

    • B.

      Downstream ISP

    • C.

      Upstream ISP

    • D.

      Mother ISP

    Correct Answer
    C. Upstream ISP
    Explanation
    An upstream ISP is a type of internet service provider that sells its services to other ISPs as well as to individual customers. This means that they provide internet connectivity to other ISPs who then distribute it to their own customers. Unlike downstream ISPs, which primarily serve individual customers, upstream ISPs focus on providing connectivity to other ISPs. This allows for the expansion of internet services to a larger network of customers through the collaboration of multiple ISPs.

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  • 4. 

    Denise is a subscriber of Colis Internet Access Limited, Marie is a subscriber of Cybervale Access Limited, both Colis and Cybervale purchased their service from Columbus Communication; when Marie communicates with Denise this is known as,

    • A.

      Cross communication

    • B.

      Cross talk

    • C.

      Peering

    • D.

      Network switching

    Correct Answer
    C. Peering
    Explanation
    Peering is the correct answer because it refers to the direct connection between two internet service providers (ISPs) to exchange traffic between their networks. In this scenario, Marie and Denise are subscribers of different ISPs, Colis and Cybervale, respectively. When they communicate with each other, their ISPs, which purchased their service from Columbus Communication, engage in peering to facilitate the exchange of data between their networks.

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  • 5. 

    Select the correct statement about mail servers.

    • A.

      A. A mail server needs to be running nearly all the time since, if a mail server Cashes for more than about 4 days users emails can be lost.

    • B.

      B. All users run mail servers locally on their PC therefore if the ISP mail server crashes for an extended period the user can still gain access to his mail when the Server is restored

    • C.

      C. When a user receives an email it goes straight to his inbox, unless his machine is off then it is stored on the mail server until the users PC goes online Then messages are picked up from the mail server

    • D.

      D. The mail server, mail application and mail client all refer to the same computer Dedicated to listening out for emails

    Correct Answer
    A. A. A mail server needs to be running nearly all the time since, if a mail server Cashes for more than about 4 days users emails can be lost.
    Explanation
    A mail server needs to be running nearly all the time to ensure that users' emails are not lost. If a mail server crashes for more than about 4 days, there is a risk of losing users' emails. This emphasizes the importance of maintaining a stable and reliable mail server to prevent any data loss.

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  • 6. 

    The _______________is an online system that organizes web sites in categories, by subject or any other schema.

    • A.

      Search engine

    • B.

      Web evaluator

    • C.

      Web directory

    • D.

      Crawler

    Correct Answer
    C. Web directory
    Explanation
    A web directory is an online system that organizes websites into categories based on subject or any other classification system. Unlike search engines, which use algorithms to analyze and rank websites based on relevance to a user's query, web directories rely on human editors to manually review and categorize websites. This allows users to browse websites by topic or category, making it easier to find specific information or resources on the internet.

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  • 7. 

    This is the utilization of ICT in support of all the activities of business.

    • A.

      Tele-business

    • B.

      E-business

    • C.

      Telecommuting

    • D.

      EFT

    Correct Answer
    B. E-business
    Explanation
    E-business refers to the utilization of ICT in support of all the activities of a business. It involves conducting business transactions, such as buying and selling products or services, over electronic networks such as the internet. This includes activities such as online marketing, online shopping, online payment processing, and online customer support. E-business allows businesses to reach a larger customer base, streamline operations, and improve overall efficiency. It has become increasingly important in today's digital age, as more and more consumers and businesses rely on the internet for their everyday activities.

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  • 8. 

    These are specialized computers on which the certain software works to provide services to other computers or clients.

    • A.

      Proxies

    • B.

      Browsers

    • C.

      Routers

    • D.

      Servers

    Correct Answer
    D. Servers
    Explanation
    Servers are specialized computers that provide services to other computers or clients. They are designed to handle and process requests from clients, such as serving web pages, sending emails, or managing databases. Unlike regular computers, servers are optimized for high-performance and reliability, with powerful processors, large amounts of memory, and fast storage systems. They are essential for hosting websites, applications, and various network services, making them the correct answer in this case.

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  • 9. 

    This provides static content to a web browser by loading a file from a disk and transferring it across the network to the user's web browser. This exchange is communicated using HTTP.

    • A.

      Web server

    • B.

      Mail server

    • C.

      File server

    • D.

      Chat server

    Correct Answer
    A. Web server
    Explanation
    A web server is responsible for providing static content to a web browser by loading a file from a disk and transferring it across the network to the user's web browser. This communication is done using HTTP. Unlike other types of servers like mail servers, file servers, or chat servers, a web server specifically handles requests and responses related to web content.

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  • 10. 

    Which of the following is not a direct criterion used for website evaluation i.            Authority                          ii. Knowledge                 iii. Accuracy                iv.            Relevance                       v. Coverage                vi. Objectivity         vii.     Currency

    • A.

      V and vi

    • B.

      Ii and iii

    • C.

      I and vii

    • D.

      Ii, v and iv

    Correct Answer
    B. Ii and iii
    Explanation
    The direct criteria used for website evaluation are authority, knowledge, accuracy, relevance, coverage, objectivity, and currency. The correct answer is "ii and iii" because knowledge and accuracy are both direct criteria used for website evaluation.

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  • 11. 

    Which of the following handles outgoing mail on the Internet?

    • A.

      Simple Mail Transfer protocol

    • B.

      Post Office Transition

    • C.

      Mail Handling Router

    • D.

      The ISP

    Correct Answer
    A. Simple Mail Transfer protocol
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP). SMTP is a communication protocol used for sending email messages between servers on the internet. It is responsible for handling outgoing mail and ensuring that it is delivered to the intended recipients. SMTP works in conjunction with other protocols such as POP (Post Office Protocol) or IMAP (Internet Message Access Protocol) which handle incoming mail.

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  • 12. 

    What is meant by "information as a commodity"?

    • A.

      People are willing to pay for the information needed

    • B.

      Information is now a factor of production

    • C.

      Information is being produced

    • D.

      Information can easily be accessed

    Correct Answer
    A. People are willing to pay for the information needed
    Explanation
    "Information as a commodity" refers to the concept that people are willing to pay for the information they require. This suggests that information has become valuable and can be bought and sold like any other commodity. In today's digital age, where information is easily accessible, individuals recognize the importance of obtaining accurate and relevant information and are often willing to pay for it. This reflects the increasing recognition of the economic value of information and its role as a valuable resource in various industries and sectors.

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  • 13. 

    Which email feature allows a user to send multiple copies of a mail to recipients without them knowing that others are getting that same mail?

    • A.

      CC

    • B.

      Bounce feature

    • C.

      Forward feature

    • D.

      BCC

    Correct Answer
    D. BCC
    Explanation
    The BCC (Blind Carbon Copy) feature allows a user to send multiple copies of an email to recipients without them knowing that others are getting the same mail. When using BCC, the recipients' email addresses are not visible to each other, maintaining their privacy and preventing them from knowing who else received the email. This is useful when sending mass emails or when the sender wants to keep the recipients' identities confidential.

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  • 14. 

    Which email feature notify a sender that the mail sent was not delivered?

    • A.

      Forward feature

    • B.

      Demon feature

    • C.

      Bounce feature

    • D.

      IP returned mail

    Correct Answer
    C. Bounce feature
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Bounce feature". The bounce feature in email notifies the sender when a sent email is not delivered successfully. This can happen if the recipient's email address is invalid, the recipient's inbox is full, or if there is a technical issue with the recipient's email server. The bounce feature helps the sender to be aware that their email did not reach the intended recipient.

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  • 15. 

    Which protocol guarantees delivery of an email message sent over the Internet?

    • A.

      TCP

    • B.

      IP

    • C.

      SMTP

    • D.

      POP

    Correct Answer
    A. TCP
    Explanation
    TCP (Transmission Control Protocol) is the correct answer because it is responsible for ensuring the reliable delivery of data packets over the Internet. When an email message is sent, TCP breaks it down into smaller packets and ensures that they are transmitted and received in the correct order. It also handles any errors or lost packets by retransmitting them. Therefore, TCP guarantees the delivery of an email message sent over the Internet.

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  • 16. 

    Snail mail refers to

    • A.

      Any mail that is not responded to immediately

    • B.

      E-mails sent over a congested network

    • C.

      Slow mails

    • D.

      The post office mails

    Correct Answer
    D. The post office mails
    Explanation
    The term "snail mail" is commonly used to refer to traditional mail sent through the postal service. This is because the delivery of physical mail can be slow compared to electronic communication methods such as email. Therefore, the correct answer is "The post office mails."

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  • 17. 

    Which of the following is not a mailer program?

    • A.

      Hotmail.com

    • B.

      Yahoo.com

    • C.

      Google.com

    • D.

      Aol.com

    Correct Answer
    C. Google.com
    Explanation
    Google.com is not a mailer program because it is a search engine and technology company, known for its search engine and various other products and services such as Google Drive, Google Docs, and Google Calendar. While Google does offer email services through Gmail, it is not primarily a mailer program like Hotmail.com, Yahoo.com, and Aol.com. These three options are well-known email service providers that offer email accounts and mailing capabilities to users.

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  • 18. 

    Which of the following is different from the sender's email address?

    • A.

      Userid

    • B.

      Username

    • C.

      Account name

    • D.

      Login name

    Correct Answer
    D. Login name
    Explanation
    The sender's email address is typically composed of a username followed by the domain name of the email service provider. Userid, Username, and Account name are all terms that can refer to the username part of the email address. However, Login name is different as it refers to the name or identifier used to log into an account, which may or may not be the same as the email address.

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  • 19. 

    Internet norms and practices are referred to as

    • A.

      Net etiquette

    • B.

      Netiquette

    • C.

      Internet culture

    • D.

      Rules

    Correct Answer
    B. Netiquette
    Explanation
    Netiquette refers to the set of rules and guidelines that govern online behavior and communication. It encompasses the proper way to interact with others, use language, and respect privacy in online spaces. Netiquette is essential for maintaining a positive and respectful online environment. The term "Internet culture" refers to the collective behaviors, beliefs, and customs that have developed within online communities, but it is not specifically related to norms and practices. Therefore, the correct answer is Netiquette.

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  • 20. 

    What are the functions of the mail server?

    • A.

      Create and deliver emails.

    • B.

      Store, receive and interpret emails.

    • C.

      Receive, store and deliver emails.

    • D.

      Receive, store, deliver and interpret emails.

    Correct Answer
    C. Receive, store and deliver emails.
    Explanation
    The functions of a mail server include receiving emails from senders, storing them in the server's storage system, and delivering them to the intended recipients. The mail server does not necessarily interpret the emails, as that task is usually performed by the email client software. Therefore, the correct answer is "Receive, store, and deliver emails."

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  • 21. 

    The place where emails are stored is referred to as,

    • A.

      The inbox.

    • B.

      The ISP's mail server.

    • C.

      The mail box.

    • D.

      The internet post office.

    Correct Answer
    B. The ISP's mail server.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is the ISP's mail server. When we send or receive emails, they are not directly stored on our personal devices or the internet itself. Instead, they are stored on the mail server provided by our Internet Service Provider (ISP). This server acts as a central storage location for all incoming and outgoing emails, allowing us to access them from any device with an internet connection. It also ensures that our emails are delivered to the recipients' mail servers and stored until they are retrieved by the intended recipients.

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  • 22. 

    Which of the following is necessary to retrieve emails?

    • A.

      PO

    • B.

      PPO

    • C.

      OPP

    • D.

      POP

    Correct Answer
    D. POP
    Explanation
    POP (Post Office Protocol) is necessary to retrieve emails. POP is a standard protocol used by email clients to retrieve emails from a mail server. It allows the user to download emails from the server to their device, where they can be accessed and read offline. POP is widely supported by email service providers and is commonly used for retrieving emails from a personal email account.

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  • 23. 

    Which of the following is true about web browsers?

    • A.

      Software tool used to view web pages.

    • B.

      Software tool used to create and edit web pages.

    • C.

      Software tool used to examine the accuracy of web pages.

    • D.

      Software tool used to provide security for web pages.

    Correct Answer
    A. Software tool used to view web pages.
    Explanation
    A web browser is a software tool that allows users to access and view web pages on the internet. It is designed to interpret and display HTML documents, images, videos, and other types of content. Web browsers provide a user-friendly interface for navigating the web, displaying web pages accurately, and enabling users to interact with websites through features like bookmarks, tabs, and search engines. They do not create or edit web pages, examine accuracy, or provide security for web pages.

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  • 24. 

    All the following are online communication tools EXCEPT

    • A.

      Email

    • B.

      IRC

    • C.

      IM

    • D.

      VIOP

    Correct Answer
    D. VIOP
    Explanation
    The question asks for the online communication tools that are NOT included in the given options. Among the options provided, Email, IRC, and IM are all online communication tools. However, VIOP is not an online communication tool. VIOP stands for Voice over Internet Protocol, which is a technology that allows voice communication over the internet. It is not a tool for online text-based communication like the other options mentioned.

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  • 25. 

    Identify two criteria for evaluating a Website

    • A.

      Error Free and Authority

    • B.

      Coverage and Objectivity

    • C.

      Accuracy and Validity

    • D.

      Reliable and Valid

    Correct Answer
    B. Coverage and Objectivity
    Explanation
    Coverage and objectivity are two important criteria for evaluating a website. Coverage refers to the extent and comprehensiveness of the information provided on the website. A good website should cover a wide range of topics and provide in-depth information. Objectivity, on the other hand, refers to the impartiality and fairness of the information presented. A reliable website should present information in an unbiased manner, without any personal or subjective opinions. By considering these two criteria, users can assess the quality and reliability of a website.

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