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  • 1. 

    Which of these are forms of Internet service

    • A.

      DSL

    • B.

      DIAL-UP

    • C.

      Cable

    • D.

      Wireless

    • E.

      All the above

    Correct Answer
    E. All the above
    Explanation
    All of the options listed (DSL, DIAL-UP, Cable, and Wireless) are forms of Internet service. DSL (Digital Subscriber Line) uses existing telephone lines to provide high-speed Internet access. DIAL-UP is a method of connecting to the Internet through a telephone line and a modem. Cable Internet uses cable television infrastructure to deliver Internet connectivity. Wireless Internet service refers to accessing the Internet through wireless networks, such as Wi-Fi or cellular data connections. Therefore, all of these options are valid forms of Internet service.

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  • 2. 

    A home network router

    • A.

      Makes home computers run faster

    • B.

      Enables safe sharing of resources among network devices in the home

    • C.

      Helps people build Web sites

    • D.

      Connects a computer to a television so that the video can be shared

    Correct Answer
    B. Enables safe sharing of resources among network devices in the home
    Explanation
    A home network router enables safe sharing of resources among network devices in the home. This means that the router allows multiple devices such as computers, smartphones, and smart home devices to connect to the same network and share resources such as internet access, files, and printers. The router provides a secure and controlled environment for sharing these resources, ensuring that only authorized devices can access them and protecting the network from potential threats or unauthorized access.

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  • 3. 

    An IP address is a numeric quantity that identifies -

    • A.

      A network adapter to other devices on the network

    • B.

      The manufacturer of a computer

    • C.

      The physical location of a computer

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. A network adapter to other devices on the network
    Explanation
    An IP address is a numeric quantity that identifies a network adapter to other devices on the network. It serves as a unique identifier for devices connected to a network, allowing them to communicate and exchange data with each other. The IP address is not related to the manufacturer of a computer or the physical location of a computer. Therefore, the correct answer is that an IP address identifies a network adapter to other devices on the network.

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  • 4. 

    A computer must have an IP address when -

    • A.

      connecting to a home network router

    • B.

      Connecting to a Wi-Fi hotspot

    • C.

      Communicating with another computer using TCP

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    A computer must have an IP address when connecting to a home network router, connecting to a Wi-Fi hotspot, and communicating with another computer using TCP. In all these scenarios, the IP address is necessary for the computer to establish a network connection and communicate with other devices. The IP address serves as a unique identifier for the computer on the network, allowing it to send and receive data. Therefore, all of the given options require the computer to have an IP address.

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  • 5. 

    A home computer network is sometimes also called a -

    • A.

      LAN

    • B.

      MAN

    • C.

      WAN

    • D.

      SAN

    Correct Answer
    A. LAN
    Explanation
    A home computer network is sometimes also called a LAN (Local Area Network). This is because a LAN is a network that connects devices within a limited area, such as a home or office. It allows devices like computers, printers, and smartphones to communicate and share resources with each other. LANs are typically used in small-scale settings, making it an appropriate term to describe a home computer network. MAN (Metropolitan Area Network), WAN (Wide Area Network), and SAN (Storage Area Network) are different types of networks that are typically used in larger-scale environments or for specific purposes.

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  • 6. 

    You can make telephone calls over the Internet using a technology called -

    • A.

      Internet

    • B.

      Telnet

    • C.

      VOIP

    • D.

      VoRP

    Correct Answer
    C. VOIP
    Explanation
    VOIP stands for Voice over Internet Protocol, which is a technology that allows users to make telephone calls over the internet. It converts voice signals into digital data packets and transmits them over the internet, eliminating the need for traditional phone lines. This technology has become popular due to its cost-effectiveness, flexibility, and ability to integrate with other communication services.

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  • 7. 

    The purpose of a firewall on computer networks is to

    • A.

      Prevent computers from overheating

    • B.

      Prevent unwanted network connections from being made

    • C.

      Allow more than 4 computers to share the same Internet connection

    • D.

      Allow pictures and video to be downloaded from a camera to a computer

    Correct Answer
    B. Prevent unwanted network connections from being made
    Explanation
    A firewall is a security measure that monitors and controls incoming and outgoing network traffic. Its purpose is to prevent unauthorized or unwanted network connections from being made. It acts as a barrier between a trusted internal network and an untrusted external network, filtering out potentially harmful or malicious connections. By blocking unauthorized access attempts, a firewall helps to protect the network and the devices connected to it from various cyber threats, such as hacking, malware, and unauthorized data access.

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  • 8. 

    Limewire, Kazaa and Bearshare are all examples of

    • A.

      Brand names of networking hardware products

    • B.

      Web sites that store MP3 music files

    • C.

      Wireless network communication protocols

    • D.

      Software applications for peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing

    Correct Answer
    D. Software applications for peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing
    Explanation
    Limewire, Kazaa, and Bearshare are all well-known software applications that were used for peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing. These applications allowed users to connect with each other and share files directly, without the need for a central server. Users could search for and download various types of files, including MP3 music files, videos, documents, and more. However, due to copyright infringement issues and legal challenges, these applications have been largely discontinued or replaced by more legal and regulated file sharing platforms.

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  • 9. 

    You can establish a Virtual Private Network (VPN) connection

    • A.

      Only when using wireless connections to the Internet

    • B.

      Only when using Ethernet connections to the Internet

    • C.

      Only when connected to the Internet

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Only when connected to the Internet
    Explanation
    A Virtual Private Network (VPN) connection can be established only when connected to the Internet. This means that regardless of the type of connection, whether wireless or Ethernet, as long as there is an active Internet connection, a VPN connection can be established. Therefore, the correct answer is "only when connected to the Internet".

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