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  • 1. 

     What does WWW stand for?

    • A.

      World Wacky Web

    • B.

      Wide World Wumpus

    • C.

      World Wide Web

    • D.

      Wide World of Why?

    Correct Answer
    C. World Wide Web
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "World Wide Web." The term WWW refers to the system of interconnected documents and resources, accessible via the Internet, that allow users to navigate and retrieve information. It was invented by Tim Berners-Lee in 1989 and has since become a fundamental part of the Internet.

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  • 2. 

    Writing in an online journal is called blogging.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Writing in an online journal is commonly referred to as blogging. Blogging is the act of sharing personal thoughts, experiences, and opinions on a digital platform, typically in the form of written posts. Bloggers often maintain a regular schedule of posting, allowing readers to follow along and engage with their content. This form of online journaling has gained significant popularity in recent years, with many individuals and businesses utilizing blogs as a means of communication and self-expression. Therefore, the statement "Writing in an online journal is called blogging" is true.

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  • 3. 

    A _____________is a group of two or more computer systems linked together.

    Correct Answer
    network
    Explanation
    A network is a group of two or more computer systems linked together. This allows the computers to communicate and share resources such as files, printers, and internet connections. Networks can be wired or wireless and can be used in homes, offices, and larger organizations to facilitate communication and collaboration between devices.

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  • 4. 

    Which one of the following is a search engine?

    • A.

      Netscape

    • B.

      Java

    • C.

      Google

    • D.

      Internet

    Correct Answer
    C. Google
    Explanation
    Google is a search engine because it is a web-based tool that allows users to search for information on the internet. It uses algorithms to search through billions of webpages and provide relevant results based on the user's query. Google also offers additional features such as image search, news search, and maps. It is widely recognized as one of the most popular and effective search engines in the world.

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  • 5. 

    Is the following a URL? http://www.tinstuff.com/dogsbeach/aspx?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given text "http://www.tinstuff.com/dogsbeach/aspx?" is a valid URL because it starts with the protocol "http://" followed by the domain name "www.tinstuff.com" and ends with the path "/dogsbeach/aspx?". The question mark at the end indicates that it may be passing parameters to the server.

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  • 6. 

     What is the name of the language you use to write a web page?

    • A.

      URL

    • B.

      FTP

    • C.

      HTML

    • D.

      HTTP

    Correct Answer
    C. HTML
    Explanation
    HTML stands for HyperText Markup Language, and it is the language used to write web pages. It is a standardized system for tagging text files to achieve font, color, graphics, and hyperlink effects on web pages. HTML is the backbone of every web page and is used to structure the content and layout of a website. It is a markup language that uses tags to define elements such as headings, paragraphs, images, links, and more.

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  • 7. 

    The following words are Boolean search terms  that can be used  to find more specific search results in a search engine:

    • A.

      And, or, not

    • B.

      If, then, not

    • C.

      Keyword searches

    • D.

      True, false, maybe

    Correct Answer
    A. And, or, not
    Explanation
    The words "and," "or," and "not" are Boolean search terms that can be used to refine search results in a search engine. These terms allow users to combine or exclude specific keywords or phrases to find more specific and relevant information. By using "and," users can search for results that include both of the specified keywords. "Or" allows users to search for results that include either of the specified keywords. "Not" enables users to exclude certain keywords from their search results. These Boolean search terms help users to narrow down their search and find more accurate and targeted information.

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  • 8. 

    Which of the following are "browsers"

    • A.

      Email;WWW;chrome;

    • B.

      MSN;Netscape;Dogpile

    • C.

      Avant;Yahoo;Rock;Melt

    • D.

      Safari;Mozilla Firefox;IE

    Correct Answer
    D. Safari;Mozilla Firefox;IE
    Explanation
    The correct answer includes Safari, Mozilla Firefox, and IE. These are all examples of web browsers. A web browser is a software application that allows users to access and view websites on the internet. Safari is a browser developed by Apple, Mozilla Firefox is an open-source browser, and IE (Internet Explorer) is a browser developed by Microsoft.

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  • 9. 

    Who first created the "Internet"?

    • A.

      Manuel Rogers

    • B.

      Bill Gates

    • C.

      Chuck Norris

    • D.

      Department of Defense

    Correct Answer
    D. Department of Defense
    Explanation
    The Department of Defense is credited with creating the "Internet." The Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA), which is a part of the Department of Defense, developed the early precursor to the Internet called ARPANET in the late 1960s. ARPANET was the first network to use packet switching technology, which is a fundamental aspect of the modern Internet. Over time, ARPANET evolved and expanded to become the Internet that we know today.

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  • 10. 

    The following are types of Internet connections except for:

    • A.

      Dial-up

    • B.

      Cable

    • C.

      Wi-fi

    • D.

      Lamba

    Correct Answer
    D. Lamba
    Explanation
    The question asks for types of Internet connections except for one. The options provided are dial-up, cable, wi-fi, and lamba. Dial-up, cable, and wi-fi are all types of Internet connections commonly used. However, "lamba" is not a recognized type of Internet connection, making it the correct answer.

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  • 11. 

    The most popular social networking site currently is:

    • A.

      Christian Singles.com

    • B.

      Snapchat

    • C.

      Facebook

    • D.

      Twitter

    Correct Answer
    D. Twitter
    Explanation
    Twitter is considered the most popular social networking site currently because it has gained immense popularity and a large user base worldwide. It allows users to share short messages or "tweets" with their followers, making it a platform for real-time updates and communication. Twitter's simplicity and ease of use, along with its ability to connect people globally, have contributed to its popularity. Additionally, it has become a hub for news, trends, and discussions, making it a go-to platform for many individuals, businesses, and celebrities.

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  • 12. 

    Which of the following list is in the correct order from oldest to newest forms of social networking?

    • A.

      bulletin boards; chat rooms, Myspace, Facebook; e-mail

    • B.

      Youtube, e-mail; chatrooms;

    • C.

      E-mail; bulletin boards; chat rooms, Myspace, Facebook

    • D.

      Skype, e-mail, chatrooms

    Correct Answer
    C. E-mail; bulletin boards; chat rooms, Myspace, Facebook
    Explanation
    The correct answer is e-mail; bulletin boards; chat rooms, Myspace, Facebook. This is because e-mail was one of the earliest forms of social networking, allowing individuals to communicate with each other electronically. Bulletin boards came next, providing a platform for people to post messages and interact with others. Chat rooms followed, offering real-time communication and interaction. Myspace and Facebook came later, revolutionizing social networking by combining various features such as profiles, friend connections, and sharing content.

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  • 13. 

    What was the first browser created?

    • A.

      Internet Explorer

    • B.

      Compuserve

    • C.

      Netscape Navigator

    • D.

      Google Chrome

    Correct Answer
    C. Netscape Navigator
    Explanation
    Netscape Navigator was the first widely used web browser, released in 1994. It played a crucial role in popularizing the internet and bringing it to the mainstream. Netscape Navigator introduced many features that are now standard in web browsers, such as the ability to display images and support for HTML. It dominated the browser market for several years until it was eventually overtaken by Internet Explorer.

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  • 14. 

    What group became connected  to the first network (ARPANET) after the military and government?

    • A.

      Oakfield-Alabama Central School

    • B.

      The Beatles

    • C.

      Colleges and Universties

    • D.

      The medical profession

    Correct Answer
    C. Colleges and Universties
    Explanation
    After the military and government, colleges and universities became connected to the first network (ARPANET). This is because ARPANET was initially developed by the U.S. Department of Defense for military purposes, but it soon expanded to include educational institutions. The inclusion of colleges and universities in ARPANET allowed for the exchange of information and research among academic institutions, leading to the development of the internet as we know it today.

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  • 15. 

    The first network of connected computers was called R2D2.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is incorrect. The first network of connected computers was not called R2D2. The first network of connected computers was called ARPANET, which was developed by the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) in the late 1960s. R2D2 is a fictional character from the Star Wars franchise and has no connection to the development of computer networks. Therefore, the correct answer is False.

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  • 16. 

    What is the function of a router?

    • A.

      Provides all services to a client

    • B.

      A WhAT??!!

    • C.

      To exchange phone numbers

    • D.

      Ensures information gets to intended destination

    Correct Answer
    D. Ensures information gets to intended destination
    Explanation
    A router is a networking device that directs data packets between computer networks. It determines the most efficient path for data transmission and ensures that information reaches its intended destination by forwarding packets to the appropriate network. Unlike other options mentioned, a router does not provide all services to a client, exchange phone numbers, or have any relation to the phrase "a WhAT??!!".

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  • 17. 

    Select 1 of the following images  you should NOT post on any social networking sites:

    • A.

      A picture of you hugging Grandma

    • B.

      A picture of your perfect attendance award

    • C.

      An image of you rescuing a kitten from a tree

    • D.

      An image of you doing something illegal

    Correct Answer
    D. An image of you doing something illegal
    Explanation
    Posting an image of you doing something illegal on social networking sites is not recommended because it can have serious consequences. Sharing such an image can lead to legal issues, damage your reputation, and potentially affect your future opportunities. It is important to be mindful of the content we post online and ensure that it aligns with legal and ethical standards.

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  • 18. 

    It is illegal for a prospective employer or college recruiter to look up your social networking sites.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    It is not illegal for a prospective employer or college recruiter to look up your social networking sites. While it may be considered unethical or invasive, there are currently no laws preventing them from doing so. However, some jurisdictions have started implementing laws to protect job applicants and students from discrimination based on their social media profiles. Therefore, it is important to be mindful of what you post on social media, as it can potentially affect your professional or educational opportunities.

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  • 19. 

    In what decade did households becoming connected to the Internet really take off?

    • A.

      1890s

    • B.

      1950s

    • C.

      1970s dude

    • D.

      1990s

    Correct Answer
    D. 1990s
    Explanation
    In the 1990s, households becoming connected to the Internet really took off. This was the decade when the Internet became more accessible to the general public, with the introduction of dial-up connections and the World Wide Web. It was a time of rapid technological advancements and increased affordability of computers and internet services, leading to a significant increase in the number of households connecting to the Internet. The 1990s marked a turning point in the way people communicate, access information, and conduct various activities online.

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  • 20. 

    Businesses really started having an online presence in what decade?

    • A.

      1950s

    • B.

      2000s

    • C.

      2020s

    • D.

      1980s

    Correct Answer
    D. 1980s
    Explanation
    In the 1980s, businesses started having an online presence. This was the decade when the internet began to gain popularity and become more accessible to the general public. With the introduction of personal computers and advancements in technology, businesses started realizing the potential of the internet as a platform for reaching a wider audience and conducting online transactions. This led to the establishment of websites and online platforms by businesses, marking the beginning of their online presence.

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  • 21. 

    All of the following are examples of domains except: 

    • A.

      .org

    • B.

      .com

    • C.

      .edu

    • D.

      .fbi

    Correct Answer
    D. .fbi
    Explanation
    The given options (.org, .com, .edu) are all examples of domain extensions commonly used for different types of websites. However, .fbi is not a valid domain extension and does not exist. Domain extensions are used to categorize and identify the type of website, such as .org for non-profit organizations, .com for commercial websites, and .edu for educational institutions.

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  • 22. 

    HTTP stands for:

    • A.

      High-end textured toilet paper

    • B.

      Hype-text training practice

    • C.

      Have the tables painted

    • D.

      Hypertext transfer protocol

    Correct Answer
    D. Hypertext transfer protocol
    Explanation
    HTTP stands for hypertext transfer protocol. It is the underlying protocol used for communication on the World Wide Web. It allows for the transfer of hypertext, which includes text, images, videos, and other multimedia content, between web servers and web browsers. HTTP is responsible for establishing a connection between the client and the server, sending requests from the client to the server, and delivering responses from the server back to the client. It is an essential component of the internet infrastructure and enables the retrieval and display of web pages and resources.

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  • 23. 

    Which of the following is NOT a Boolean search word

    • A.

      And

    • B.

      Not

    • C.

      Or

    • D.

      Instead

    Correct Answer
    D. Instead
    Explanation
    The word "instead" is not a Boolean search word. Boolean search words are typically used to combine or exclude search terms in order to refine search results. The words "and," "not," and "or" are commonly used Boolean operators. However, "instead" does not have a specific function in Boolean searches and is not typically used in this context.

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  • 24. 

    Who founded Facebook?

    • A.

      Obama

    • B.

      Mark Zuckerberg

    • C.

      Bill GAtes

    • D.

      Adam Poe

    Correct Answer
    B. Mark Zuckerberg
    Explanation
    Mark Zuckerberg is the correct answer because he is the founder of Facebook. He started the social media platform in 2004 while he was a student at Harvard University. Zuckerberg's creation quickly gained popularity and has since become one of the most influential and widely used social networking sites in the world.

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  • 25. 

    What is a modem?

    • A.

      A device that enhances the video component of a website

    • B.

      an electronic device that makes possible the transmission of data to or from a computer

    • C.

      The programming language of websites

    • D.

      The abbreviation for modeminitaic

    Correct Answer
    B. an electronic device that makes possible the transmission of data to or from a computer
    Explanation
    A modem is an electronic device that enables the transmission of data to or from a computer. It serves as a communication bridge between the computer and the internet or other networks. Modems convert digital signals from the computer into analog signals that can be transmitted over telephone lines or other mediums, and vice versa. This allows computers to connect to the internet, send and receive emails, browse websites, and access various online services. Modems are essential for establishing internet connectivity and facilitating data transfer between computers and networks.

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  • 26. 

    The Internet Society oversees the policies and procedures of the Internet.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The Internet Society is a global non-profit organization that promotes the open development, evolution, and use of the Internet. It works towards ensuring that the Internet remains open, accessible, and secure for everyone. As part of its mission, the Internet Society oversees the policies and procedures related to the Internet, ensuring that they align with its principles of openness, inclusivity, and global collaboration. Therefore, the statement "The Internet Society oversees the policies and procedures of the Internet" is true.

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  • 27. 

    To ensure greater privacy and protection on the Internet, which of the following should you NOT include on your page?

    • A.

      Privacy filters

    • B.

      Information about when you and your family will be gone on vacation

    • C.

      A fake or variation of your name

    • D.

      The Apple logo

    Correct Answer
    B. Information about when you and your family will be gone on vacation
    Explanation
    Including information about when you and your family will be gone on vacation on your page could compromise your privacy and protection on the internet. This information can be used by potential criminals to target your home for theft or other malicious activities. It is important to avoid sharing such sensitive details online to ensure your safety and security.

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  • 28. 

    You need to be cautious of the pictures you post, the information you include, and the comments you make on any social media site.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Being cautious of the pictures, information, and comments posted on social media is important because once something is shared online, it can be difficult to completely erase or control who sees it. This can have potential consequences on one's personal and professional life. Therefore, it is advisable to be mindful and cautious while using social media platforms.

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  • 29. 

    When you delete a picture or a comment from any site on the Internet, it is untraceable (gone forever).

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement "When you delete a picture or a comment from any site on the Internet, it is untraceable (gone forever)" is incorrect. When you delete something from a site on the Internet, it is not necessarily gone forever. In many cases, even if you delete a picture or a comment, it may still be stored on the site's servers or in backups. Additionally, other users may have already made copies or screenshots of the content, making it potentially traceable or recoverable. Therefore, the correct answer is False.

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