Basic Netiquette Rules Quiz

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Are you ready for this basic netiquette rules quiz? Netiquette is made from the two words net and etiquette. Netiquette thus means the rules of conduct for respectful, ethical, and appropriate communication on the internet. Netiquette is often referred to or understood as etiquette for the internet. These are not legally binding rules, but these are the recommended rules of etiquette. Let's find out how much you know about it with the quiz below.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Netiquette is shortened for:

    • A.

      Network education terminology

    • B.

      Internet inequities

    • C.

      Internet etiquette

    • D.

      Necessary teaching etiquette

    Correct Answer
    C. Internet etiquette
    Explanation
    Netiquette is a term that refers to the proper etiquette or code of conduct that should be followed while using the internet. It encompasses guidelines and rules for online behavior, such as being respectful, using proper language, and avoiding spamming or trolling. The term "Internet etiquette" accurately describes the concept and is commonly used to educate people about appropriate online behavior.

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  • 2. 

    Knowing Netiquette will help you to:

    • A.

      Get along better with your friends.

    • B.

      Avoid offensive online behavior.

    • C.

      Navigate the Internet

    • D.

      Do better on exams

    Correct Answer
    B. Avoid offensive online behavior.
    Explanation
    Knowing Netiquette refers to having knowledge about proper online behavior and etiquette. It involves understanding how to interact with others respectfully and responsibly in online environments. By being aware of Netiquette, individuals can avoid engaging in offensive or inappropriate behavior online. This can help create a positive and respectful online community, fostering better relationships with others. Therefore, the correct answer is "Avoid offensive online behavior."

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  • 3. 

    All e-mails should be answered:

    • A.

      As quickly as possible

    • B.

      After waiting several days

    • C.

      When the opportunity arises

    • D.

      After an appropriate interval

    Correct Answer
    C. When the opportunity arises
    Explanation
    The correct answer implies that there is no specific time frame for responding to emails. Instead, it suggests that emails should be answered whenever there is a suitable chance or opportunity to do so. This means that the response time may vary depending on the availability and priorities of the person receiving the email.

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  • 4. 

    It is OK to forward or post an e-mail message that  you have received if:

    • A.

      It does not contain any copyrighted material.

    • B.

      The author of the message has given you permission to forward or post it.

    • C.

      The message is typed in all capitals.

    • D.

      The author of the message has not marked it as confidential.

    Correct Answer
    B. The author of the message has given you permission to forward or post it.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is that the author of the message has given you permission to forward or post it. This means that you can share the email message with others if the author has explicitly allowed you to do so. This ensures that you are not violating any privacy or copyright laws by sharing the message without the author's consent.

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  • 5. 

    Netiquette is also written as _________.

    • A.

      NTO

    • B.

      NTI

    • C.

      NTT

    • D.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    D. None of these
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "None of these" because "Netiquette" is not written as NTO, NTI, or NTT. "Netiquette" refers to the etiquette or code of conduct that should be followed while using the internet or electronic communication.

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  • 6. 

    Chain letters sent via e-mail should be:

    • A.

      Forwarded to as many people as possible if they contain information about computer viruses

    • B.

      Discarded the way you do paper junk mail

    • C.

      Forwarded to just your friends

    • D.

      Checked for authenticity and then forwarded

    Correct Answer
    D. Checked for authenticity and then forwarded
    Explanation
    Chain letters sent via e-mail should be checked for authenticity and then forwarded. This is because chain letters often contain false information or scams, and forwarding them without verifying their authenticity can perpetuate misinformation or contribute to the spread of scams. It is important to take the time to fact-check the content of chain letters before forwarding them to avoid spreading false information or falling victim to scams.

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  • 7. 

    The previous questions centered on e-mail. Other places where you communicate using the Internet that these guidelines might apply are:

    • A.

      List Servs

    • B.

      Newsgroups

    • C.

      Bulletin boards

    • D.

      Discussion forums

    • E.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    E. All of the above
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "All of the above" because the question asks about other places where the guidelines for communication using the Internet might apply. The previous questions mentioned e-mail as one such place, and the options provided in the question (List Servs, Newsgroups, Bulletin boards, Discussion forums) are all examples of online platforms where communication takes place. Therefore, the guidelines mentioned earlier can be applied to all of these platforms.

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  • 8. 

    Scrolling the screen (posting a multi-line message for the sole purpose of filling the screen) in a chatroom is OK when:

    • A.

      No one has said anything for 60 seconds.

    • B.

      You need to get your fellow chatter's attention.

    • C.

      It is never OK to scroll the chat screen.

    • D.

      You are bored by the "conversation," and you want to liven things up.

    Correct Answer
    C. It is never OK to scroll the chat screen.
    Explanation
    Scrolling the chat screen for the sole purpose of filling the screen is never okay. This action disrupts the flow of conversation and can be seen as attention-seeking or disruptive behavior. It is important to respect the chatroom environment and engage in meaningful conversation rather than engaging in actions that may annoy or distract other participants.

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  • 9. 

    The chat abbreviation "brb" stands for:

    • A.

      Better run, bye

    • B.

      Been really busy

    • C.

      Be right back

    • D.

      Boring, really boring

    Correct Answer
    C. Be right back
    Explanation
    The chat abbreviation "brb" stands for "Be right back." This acronym is commonly used in online conversations to indicate that the person will temporarily leave the chat or conversation and will return shortly. It is a polite way to let others know that the person is stepping away but will be back soon.

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  • 10. 

    The golden rule of Netiquette is:

    • A.

      Remember the human

    • B.

      Never flame a friend.

    • C.

      Follow all the other rules of Netiquette.

    • D.

      A smiley in every message

    Correct Answer
    A. Remember the human
    Explanation
    The golden rule of Netiquette is to remember the human. This means treating others online with the same respect and consideration as you would in person. It involves being mindful of the feelings and perspectives of others, avoiding rude or offensive behavior, and communicating in a kind and empathetic manner. By remembering the human behind the screen, we can create a more positive and respectful online environment.

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