The Story Of The Internet

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  • 1. 
    What was Sputnik?
    • A. 

      The name of the war between the Russians and the Americans

    • B. 

      The first satellite Russians sent into space

    • C. 

      The first satellite Americans sent into space

    • D. 

      The original name for the internet

  • 2. 
    In the 1960s computers were __________________.
    • A. 

      Common

    • B. 

      Large and expensive

    • C. 

      Small

    • D. 

      Compact

  • 3. 
    Who was Bob Taylor?
    • A. 

      The first person to have an idea for a computer network

    • B. 

      A scientist at Lincoln Laboratory

    • C. 

      The president of NASA

    • D. 

      The president of ARPA

  • 4. 
    Packet Switching is ______________________.
    • A. 

      A way of transferring mail

    • B. 

      A way to build a computer

    • C. 

      A way to connect computers

    • D. 

      An efficient way to send information electronically

  • 5. 
    Most of the people who used computers at big universities were happy to let ARPA connect their computer to the first network.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    What was the name of the first network?
    • A. 

      ARPAnet

    • B. 

      Internet

    • C. 

      IMP

    • D. 

      NASAnet

  • 7. 
    What company did Frank Heart work for?
    • A. 

      IBM

    • B. 

      AT&T

    • C. 

      BBN

    • D. 

      Raytheon Corporation

  • 8. 
    What are IMPs?
    • A. 

      Large computers that were used on university campuses

    • B. 

      The telephone lines that connected computers

    • C. 

      The software that the first network ran on

    • D. 

      Small computers that helped to send information though the first network

  • 9. 
    Computers were hard to transport in the 1960s.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Which two universities were first connected to ARPA net
    • A. 

      UCLA and Oxford

    • B. 

      Stanford and UCLA

    • C. 

      Harvard and Stanford

    • D. 

      UCLA and Harvard

  • 11. 
    By 1973, the ARPAnet was mostly used ______________________.
    • A. 

      To log onto other computers

    • B. 

      To transfer data

    • C. 

      To send emails

    • D. 

      To look at different websites

  • 12. 
    At the International Conference on Computer Communication in 1972, everything on the ARPAnet worked perfectly.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    Who first used the word "Internet"?
    • A. 

      Bob Taylor and Larry Roberts

    • B. 

      Bob Kahn and Bob Taylor

    • C. 

      Frank Heart and Vint Cerf

    • D. 

      Bob Kahn and Vint Cerf

  • 14. 
    The world's first personal computer was called ______________.
    • A. 

      Altair

    • B. 

      PC

    • C. 

      Mac

    • D. 

      IMP

  • 15. 
    Who made the first personal computer?
    • A. 

      Bill Gates

    • B. 

      Bob Taylor

    • C. 

      Vint Cerf

    • D. 

      Ed Roberts

  • 16. 
    Who wrote the first programming language for the Altair?
    • A. 

      Vint Cerf and Ed Roberts

    • B. 

      Bill Gates and Paul Allen

    • C. 

      Ed Roberts and Bill Gates

    • D. 

      Paul Allen and Vint Cerf

  • 17. 
    Most people paid for the software that was written for the Altair.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    The first Apple computer was _________________ than the Altair.
    • A. 

      Easier to use

    • B. 

      Harder to use

    • C. 

      Not as popular

    • D. 

      Less expensive

  • 19. 
    The first factory for Apple Computers was in __________________.
    • A. 

      Steve Job's small apartment

    • B. 

      Steve Job's parents' garage

    • C. 

      Steve Wozniak's house

    • D. 

      A small office building

  • 20. 
    _______________ invented the World Wide Web.
    • A. 

      Steve Jobs

    • B. 

      Tim Berners-Lee

    • C. 

      Bill Gates

    • D. 

      Steve Wozniak

  • 21. 
    The first computer language that web authors used to make home pages on the World Wide Web was ______________.
    • A. 

      HTML

    • B. 

      FTP

    • C. 

      URL

    • D. 

      HTTP

  • 22. 
    What decade was the World Wide Web invented?
    • A. 

      1960s

    • B. 

      1970s

    • C. 

      1980s

    • D. 

      1990s

  • 23. 
    The world's first popular and easy to use web browser was ___________________.
    • A. 

      Firefox

    • B. 

      Internet Explorer

    • C. 

      Netscape

    • D. 

      Mosaic

  • 24. 
    Marc Andreesen was mad because ______________________.
    • A. 

      Netscape was more popular than Mosaic

    • B. 

      Steve Jobs was stealing his ideas

    • C. 

      People at universities were taking credit for Mosaic

    • D. 

      Eric Bina went to work for another company

  • 25. 
    Jim Clark and Marc Andreesen worked together to create _______________.
    • A. 

      Mosaic

    • B. 

      Apple

    • C. 

      Netscape

    • D. 

      The World Wide Web

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