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

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