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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

    Correct Answer
    B. The first satellite Russians sent into space
    Explanation
    Sputnik was the first satellite that was sent into space by the Russians. It was a significant milestone in the Space Age and marked the beginning of the Space Race between the Soviet Union and the United States. Sputnik was launched on October 4, 1957, and its successful orbit around the Earth was a major achievement for the Soviet space program. This event had a profound impact on global politics and technology, as it demonstrated the Soviet Union's capabilities in space exploration and led to increased funding and efforts by the United States to catch up.

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  • 2. 

    In the 1960s computers were __________________.

    • A.

      Common

    • B.

      Large and expensive

    • C.

      Small

    • D.

      Compact

    Correct Answer
    B. Large and expensive
    Explanation
    In the 1960s, computers were large and expensive. During this time, computer technology was still in its early stages of development, and computers were not as advanced or compact as they are today. They required large physical space to accommodate their components and were costly to manufacture and maintain. This limited their accessibility and affordability, making them primarily available to large organizations and institutions with substantial financial resources.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. The first person to have an idea for a computer network
    Explanation
    Bob Taylor is credited with being the first person to have the idea for a computer network. He was a computer scientist and worked at the Lincoln Laboratory. While he made significant contributions to the development of computer networks, he was not the president of NASA or ARPA.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    D. An efficient way to send information electronically
    Explanation
    Packet switching is an efficient way to send information electronically. It involves breaking data into smaller packets and sending them individually over a network. These packets can take different routes to reach their destination, and they are reassembled upon arrival. This method allows for more efficient use of network resources and enables faster transmission speeds compared to traditional circuit switching.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that most people at big universities were happy to connect their computers to the first network established by ARPA. However, the correct answer is false. The statement does not provide any evidence or data to support this claim. It is not possible to determine the level of satisfaction or willingness of individuals to connect their computers based on the given statement. Therefore, the answer is false as it cannot be proven true.

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  • 6. 

    What was the name of the first network?

    • A.

      ARPAnet

    • B.

      Internet

    • C.

      IMP

    • D.

      NASAnet

    Correct Answer
    A. ARPAnet
    Explanation
    ARPAnet was the name of the first network. It was developed by the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) of the United States Department of Defense in the late 1960s. ARPAnet was the precursor to the modern internet and was designed to facilitate communication and data sharing between various research institutions and universities. It played a crucial role in the development of networking technologies and laid the foundation for the internet as we know it today.

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  • 7. 

    What company did Frank Heart work for?

    • A.

      IBM

    • B.

      AT&T

    • C.

      BBN

    • D.

      Raytheon Corporation

    Correct Answer
    C. BBN
    Explanation
    Frank Heart worked for BBN (Bolt, Beranek, and Newman) company.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    D. Small computers that helped to send information though the first network
    Explanation
    IMPs refers to Interface Message Processors, which were small computers used in the early days of computer networking to connect different networks and facilitate the transmission of information. These IMPs played a crucial role in sending data through the first network, enabling communication between different computers and networks.

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  • 9. 

    Computers were hard to transport in the 1960s.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    During the 1960s, computers were indeed hard to transport. This was mainly because computers in that era were large, bulky, and required a significant amount of physical space. They were often housed in huge rooms or buildings and consisted of multiple cabinets filled with electronic components. Additionally, the technology at that time was not as advanced as it is today, making it difficult to miniaturize computers or make them portable. Therefore, it can be concluded that computers were indeed hard to transport in the 1960s.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. Stanford and UCLA
    Explanation
    Stanford and UCLA were the first two universities connected to ARPA net. This indicates that these two institutions were pioneers in establishing the initial connection to the network.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. To send emails
    Explanation
    By 1973, the ARPAnet was mostly used to send emails. This suggests that the primary purpose of the ARPAnet at that time was to facilitate communication through electronic mail. The ARPAnet, which was an early precursor to the internet, allowed users to exchange messages electronically, making it a valuable tool for sending emails. Other uses, such as logging onto other computers, transferring data, or browsing different websites, may have been possible but were not the primary focus of the ARPAnet at that time.

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  • 12. 

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

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement claims that everything on the ARPAnet worked perfectly at the International Conference on Computer Communication in 1972. However, this statement is false. It is highly unlikely that everything worked perfectly at the conference, as technological systems are prone to glitches, errors, and other issues. Additionally, the ARPAnet, being a complex network, would have likely encountered some technical difficulties or challenges during the conference. Therefore, the correct answer is false.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    D. Bob Kahn and Vint Cerf
    Explanation
    Bob Kahn and Vint Cerf are credited with first using the word "Internet." They were both computer scientists who played a significant role in the development of the Internet. Bob Kahn and Vint Cerf co-designed the TCP/IP protocol, which is the foundation of the modern Internet. Their work was instrumental in connecting different computer networks together and creating a global network of networks, which eventually became known as the Internet.

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  • 14. 

    The world's first personal computer was called ______________.

    • A.

      Altair

    • B.

      PC

    • C.

      Mac

    • D.

      IMP

    Correct Answer
    A. Altair
    Explanation
    The world's first personal computer was called Altair. This computer, developed by Micro Instrumentation and Telemetry Systems (MITS) in 1975, was a kit that users had to assemble themselves. It was powered by the Intel 8080 microprocessor and featured an impressive 256 bytes of memory. The Altair was a significant milestone in the history of personal computing as it inspired many future computer enthusiasts and entrepreneurs, including Bill Gates and Paul Allen who famously developed a programming language for the Altair and later founded Microsoft.

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  • 15. 

    Who made the first personal computer?

    • A.

      Bill Gates

    • B.

      Bob Taylor

    • C.

      Vint Cerf

    • D.

      Ed Roberts

    Correct Answer
    D. Ed Roberts
    Explanation
    Ed Roberts is credited with creating the first personal computer. In 1975, he introduced the Altair 8800, which was a build-it-yourself computer kit. This computer was significant because it was the first commercially successful personal computer that could be used by individuals at home. Ed Roberts' creation paved the way for the personal computer revolution and laid the foundation for the technology we use today.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. Bill Gates and Paul Allen
    Explanation
    Bill Gates and Paul Allen wrote the first programming language for the Altair. This suggests that they were the ones responsible for creating the programming language specifically designed for the Altair computer.

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  • 17. 

    Most people paid for the software that was written for the Altair.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because most people did not pay for the software that was written for the Altair. In fact, many Altair users freely shared and distributed software among themselves, which contributed to the early development of the personal computer industry. This sharing of software was a common practice during that time and played a crucial role in the growth and advancement of the technology.

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  • 18. 

    The first Apple computer was _________________ than the Altair.

    • A.

      Easier to use

    • B.

      Harder to use

    • C.

      Not as popular

    • D.

      Less expensive

    Correct Answer
    A. Easier to use
    Explanation
    The first Apple computer was easier to use than the Altair. This implies that the Apple computer had a more user-friendly interface and was designed to be more intuitive for users. In comparison, the Altair may have had a steeper learning curve or required more technical knowledge to operate effectively.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. Steve Job's parents' garage
    Explanation
    The first factory for Apple Computers was in Steve Job's parents' garage. This is where Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak started building the first Apple computers. They converted the garage into a workshop and used it as their base of operations. It was in this humble setting that they laid the foundation for what would become one of the most successful and influential technology companies in the world.

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  • 20. 

    _______________ invented the World Wide Web.

    • A.

      Steve Jobs

    • B.

      Tim Berners-Lee

    • C.

      Bill Gates

    • D.

      Steve Wozniak

    Correct Answer
    B. Tim Berners-Lee
    Explanation
    Tim Berners-Lee is credited with inventing the World Wide Web. He developed the concept while working at CERN in the late 1980s, creating a system that allowed information to be shared and accessed globally through the use of hypertext links. His invention revolutionized the way information is shared and accessed, leading to the development of the internet as we know it today. Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, and Steve Wozniak are all influential figures in the technology industry, but they did not invent the World Wide Web.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. HTML
    Explanation
    The correct answer is HTML. HTML stands for HyperText Markup Language and it was the first computer language used by web authors to create and design home pages on the World Wide Web. HTML allows users to structure and format the content of web pages, including text, images, links, and other elements. It is the foundation of web development and is still widely used today. FTP, URL, and HTTP are not computer languages, but rather protocols or tools used for different purposes on the internet.

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  • 22. 

    What decade was the World Wide Web invented?

    • A.

      1960s

    • B.

      1970s

    • C.

      1980s

    • D.

      1990s

    Correct Answer
    C. 1980s
    Explanation
    The World Wide Web was invented in the 1980s. This was a significant development in the history of the internet, as it allowed for the creation of websites and the sharing of information on a global scale. The invention of the World Wide Web revolutionized communication and paved the way for the modern internet that we use today.

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  • 23. 

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

    • A.

      Firefox

    • B.

      Internet Explorer

    • C.

      Netscape

    • D.

      Mosaic

    Correct Answer
    D. Mosaic
    Explanation
    Mosaic was the world's first popular and easy-to-use web browser. It was developed by the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) and released in 1993. Mosaic played a crucial role in popularizing the World Wide Web and making it accessible to a wider audience. It introduced features like inline images and a graphical user interface, making web browsing more intuitive and visually appealing. While other browsers like Netscape and Internet Explorer followed, Mosaic was the pioneer that laid the foundation for modern web browsing.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. People at universities were taking credit for Mosaic
    Explanation
    Marc Andreesen was mad because people at universities were taking credit for Mosaic. This suggests that Andreesen was upset because others were claiming recognition for his work on Mosaic, possibly diminishing his own contributions and achievements. This situation might have caused frustration and resentment towards those individuals who were wrongly taking credit for his creation.

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  • 25. 

    Jim Clark and Marc Andreesen worked together to create _______________.

    • A.

      Mosaic

    • B.

      Apple

    • C.

      Netscape

    • D.

      The World Wide Web

    Correct Answer
    C. Netscape
    Explanation
    Jim Clark and Marc Andreesen worked together to create Netscape. Netscape was one of the first web browsers that gained widespread popularity and played a significant role in popularizing the internet. It introduced features like a user-friendly interface, support for images, and the ability to display web pages with text and graphics. Netscape also played a crucial role in the development of the World Wide Web by contributing to the creation of HTML and HTTP protocols.

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  • 26. 

    What was the number one cause of traffic on the Net by 1995?

    • A.

      Email

    • B.

      DOS

    • C.

      Instant messaging

    • D.

      The World Wide Web

    Correct Answer
    D. The World Wide Web
    Explanation
    The number one cause of traffic on the Net by 1995 was the World Wide Web. This is because the World Wide Web revolutionized the way people accessed and shared information online. With the introduction of websites and web browsers, the popularity of the Internet skyrocketed, leading to a significant increase in online traffic. Email, DOS, and instant messaging were also popular during this time, but they did not have the same widespread impact on Internet traffic as the World Wide Web.

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  • 27. 

    Yahoo! is unique because ______________________.

    • A.

      It uses people instead of computers to decide what categories different websites should go in

    • B.

      It was the world's first popular email service

    • C.

      It was the world's first search engine

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. It uses people instead of computers to decide what categories different websites should go in
    Explanation
    Yahoo! is unique because it uses people instead of computers to decide what categories different websites should go in. This sets it apart from other search engines and email services, as it relies on human input and judgment rather than solely relying on algorithms and automated processes. This human-curated approach allows for a more personalized and accurate categorization of websites, resulting in a unique user experience.

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  • 28. 

    Who created Yahoo!?

    • A.

      Jerry Yang and Marc Andreesen

    • B.

      Jerry Yang and Dave Filo

    • C.

      Dave Filo and Marc Andreesen

    • D.

      Dave Filo and Jim Clark

    Correct Answer
    B. Jerry Yang and Dave Filo
    Explanation
    Jerry Yang and Dave Filo are the co-founders of Yahoo!. They created the company in 1994 while they were students at Stanford University. Yang and Filo developed a directory of websites called "Jerry's Guide to the World Wide Web," which later evolved into Yahoo!. They played a significant role in shaping the early internet and building one of the most popular search engines and web portals of that time.

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  • 29. 

    Who tried to buy Yahoo! in 1994?

    • A.

      Google

    • B.

      Apple

    • C.

      Microsoft

    • D.

      AOL

    Correct Answer
    D. AOL
    Explanation
    In 1994, AOL (America Online) attempted to buy Yahoo!. AOL was a prominent internet service provider at the time and saw the potential in acquiring Yahoo! to expand its online presence and user base. However, the deal did not go through as Yahoo! decided to remain independent.

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  • 30. 

    Who first reported Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinski's relationship using a computer?

    • A.

      Dave Filo

    • B.

      Jim Clark

    • C.

      Matt Drudge

    • D.

      Vladimir Levin

    Correct Answer
    C. Matt Drudge
    Explanation
    Matt Drudge is the correct answer because he was the first to report the relationship between Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky using a computer. Drudge, an American political commentator and the creator of the Drudge Report website, broke the news in 1998. His report on the affair gained significant attention and ultimately led to the impeachment of President Clinton.

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