IT Fundamentals Quiz: The Internet And World Wide Web!

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IT Fundamentals Quiz: The Internet And World Wide Web! - Quiz

The Internet and the World Wide Web are two things that are closely interrelated but different from each other. Only someone with a clear understanding of all things of IT can tell you the relationship between the two. Do you think you have a proper understanding of these two? Then take up the quiz below and get to find out how well you get them.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The Internet has its roots in _____, which was a networking project started by an agency of the U.S. Department of Defense.

    • A.

      ICANN

    • B.

      NSFnet

    • C.

      WISP

    • D.

      ARPANET

    Correct Answer
    D. ARPANET
    Explanation
    ARPANET was a networking project started by an agency of the U.S. Department of Defense. It was the precursor to the modern Internet and played a crucial role in the development of network technologies and protocols. ARPANET was the first wide-area packet-switching network and laid the foundation for the creation of a global network of interconnected computers, which eventually became the Internet as we know it today.

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  • 2. 

    A Wi-Fi network uses _____ to provide Internet connections to wireless computers and devices.

    • A.

      Copper telephone wires

    • B.

      Cable television network

    • C.

      Radio signals

    • D.

      Dish-shaped antenna

    Correct Answer
    C. Radio signals
    Explanation
    A Wi-Fi network uses radio signals to provide Internet connections to wireless computers and devices. Radio signals are transmitted through the air and received by Wi-Fi enabled devices, allowing them to connect to the network and access the Internet wirelessly. This technology eliminates the need for physical connections like copper telephone wires or cable television networks, making it convenient and flexible for users to connect to the Internet from anywhere within the network's range.

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  • 3. 

    An access provider is a business that provides individuals and companies access to the internet free or for a fee.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    An access provider is indeed a business that offers individuals and companies access to the internet either for free or for a fee. They provide the necessary infrastructure and services for users to connect to the internet, such as broadband or dial-up connections. These access providers can be internet service providers (ISPs) or telecommunication companies that offer internet connectivity to their customers. Therefore, the statement "An access provider is a business that provides individuals and companies access to the internet free or for a fee" is true.

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  • 4. 

    An IP address, such as www.google.com, is the text version of a domain name.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The given statement is false. An IP address is not the text version of a domain name. An IP address is a numerical label assigned to each device connected to a computer network that uses the Internet Protocol for communication. On the other hand, a domain name is a text-based address used to access websites, such as www.google.com.

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  • 5. 

    What is the organization that oversees research and set standards and guidelines for many areas of the Internet?

    Correct Answer
    World Wide Web Consortium
    W3C
    world wide web consortium
    w3c
    W3c
    w3C
    Explanation
    The organization that oversees research and sets standards and guidelines for many areas of the Internet is the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).

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  • 6. 

    A program that finds web sites, web pages, images, videos, news and other information.

    • A.

      Web browser

    • B.

      Search engine

    • C.

      URL

    • D.

      Search directories

    Correct Answer
    B. Search engine
    Explanation
    A search engine is a program that is designed to find web sites, web pages, images, videos, news, and other types of information on the internet. It uses algorithms to search through vast amounts of data and provides users with relevant results based on their search queries. Unlike a web browser, which is a software application used to access and view websites, a search engine specifically focuses on retrieving and organizing information from the web. URL stands for Uniform Resource Locator and is a web address that specifies the location of a resource on the internet. Search directories are online directories that categorize and list websites based on specific topics or categories.

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  • 7. 

    Which of the following is not TRUE about URL?

    • A.

      A unique address of a web page

    • B.

      It is consist of a protocol, domain name and the path to a specific web page

    • C.

      It requests information from a web server.

    • D.

      It is a collection of electronic documents that contains text, graphics, audio and video

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. A unique address of a web page
    D. It is a collection of electronic documents that contains text, graphics, audio and video
  • 8. 

    What does WWW stands for?

    Correct Answer(s)
    World Wide Web
    world wide web
    Explanation
    The abbreviation "WWW" stands for "World Wide Web" or "world wide web." This term refers to a system of interconnected documents and resources that can be accessed through the internet. The World Wide Web allows users to navigate between web pages using hyperlinks and access various types of information, such as text, images, videos, and more. It has become an integral part of the internet and is widely used for communication, information sharing, and online activities.

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  • 9. 

    Which of the following is not a Web Browser?

    • A.

      Google

    • B.

      Mozilla Firefox

    • C.

      Safari

    • D.

      Netscape Navigator

    Correct Answer
    A. Google
    Explanation
    Google is not a web browser. It is a search engine. Web browsers are software applications that allow users to access and view websites on the internet. Mozilla Firefox, Safari, and Netscape Navigator are examples of web browsers.

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  • 10. 

    Which of the following is NOT a top-level domain?

    • A.

      Www

    • B.

      Com

    • C.

      Biz

    • D.

      Tel

    Correct Answer
    A. Www

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