Second Semester Vocabulary Words Test #4

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Vocabulary Quiz 4 Second SemesterMultiple Choice


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  • 1. 
    Cookie
    • A. 

      The software application that allows you to view Internet Pages.

    • B. 

      Protocol that allows users to copy files between their local system and any system they can reach on the network.

    • C. 

      A file sent to a web browser by a web server that is used to record one's activities on a website. For instance, when you buy items from a site and place them in a so-called virtual shopping cart, that information is stored.

    • D. 

      A menu that appears when the alternate pointer button is pressed and is specific to the window in which the pointer cursor is position; POP-UP menu.

  • 2. 
    Cryptography
    • A. 

      The process of securing private information that is passed through public networks by mathematically scrambling (encrypting) it in a way that makes it unreadable to anyone except the person or persons holding the mathematical "key" that can unscramble (decrypt) it.

    • B. 

      Data transfer that continues beyond the boundary of a buffer.

    • C. 

      A common method networking computers in a local area network.

    • D. 

      The page on the Interent, which most often gives users access to the rest of the Web site.

  • 3. 
    Directory
    • A. 

      A system that allows people to send e-mail to one address.

    • B. 

      Coding used for Internet language.

    • C. 

      To save a file onto your computer from another source, like the Internet.

    • D. 

      A system that your computer uses to organize files on the basis of specific information.

  • 4. 
    Dithering
    • A. 

      When working with a computer display system that supports 8-bit color (or less), the video card can display only 256 different colors at one time. It is a technique to simulate the display of colors that are not in the current color palette of a particular image.

    • B. 

      A computer network limited to the immediate area, usually the same building.

    • C. 

      A disk file that provides non-volatile storage of virtual pages swapped out from main memory, in a virtual-memory system.

    • D. 

      A simple electronic connector consisting of a thin, stiff, bare wire intended to fit into a corresponding socket.

  • 5. 
    DPI (Dots Per Inch)
    • A. 

      An integrated collection of security measures designed to prevent anauthorized electronic access to a networked computer system.

    • B. 

      The name given to any computer directly connected to the Internet.

    • C. 

      A measurement of print image resolution and quality. A larger number of dots allows for more detail, and therefore a higher resolution image.

    • D. 

      Address locator at the top of any web page.

  • 6. 
    Emoticon
    • A. 

      Connects your computer to your ISP or online service.

    • B. 

      A sequence of keyboard characters used to punctuate a message or posting by expressing the writer's emotional state.

    • C. 

      The name given to any computer directly connected to the Internet.

    • D. 

      GUI to specify or indicate by placing the cursor over: - and click

  • 7. 
    Encryption
    • A. 

      A horizontal strip at the top of a window that shows the menus available in a program.

    • B. 

      Readable memory that cannot be corrupted by accidental erasure.

    • C. 

      A way of coding the information in a file or e-mail message so that if it is intercepted by a third party as it travels over a network it cannot be read. Only the person or persons that have the right type of decoding software can unscramble the message.

    • D. 

      Any of a number of giant databases on the Internet.

  • 8. 
    Executable File
    • A. 

      Files that are compressed and must be unzipped to read.

    • B. 

      Refers to a program file. In DOS and Windows they usually have an .exe or a .com extension. In UNIX and Macintosh environments, these files can have any name.

    • C. 

      A menu that appears when a user input triggers its appearance

    • D. 

      A computer or software package that provides a specific service to client software.

  • 9. 
    External Viewer  
    • A. 

      Is an additional piece of software that "helps" your browser interpret and display specific file types that it doesn't have the built-in ability to do itself.

    • B. 

      An internal system check that is carried out by a PC immediately after the power is turned on.

    • C. 

      Text without extraneous codes that designate front, size, font syle, etc.

    • D. 

      Temporary storage information on the hard drive.

  • 10. 
    Extranet
    • A. 

      An application that sends a message to another computer, waits for a reply, and displays the time the transmission took.

    • B. 

      Temporarily storing information on the hard drive.

    • C. 

      Monitor output that closely resembles the printed output.

    • D. 

      Is a network that allows a company to share information with other businesses and customers. They transmit information over the Internet and require a user to have a password to access data on internal company servers.

  • 11. 
    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)  
    • A. 

      A wire or other conductor within a computer that supplies substantial operating power to certain computer components.

    • B. 

      Key strokes that enact the same commands available in the menues of a program.

    • C. 

      Readable and writeable memory that acts as a storage area while the computer is on.

    • D. 

      Are online documents that list and answer the most common questions on a particular subject. There are hundreds of these sites on the Internet on subjects as diverse as gardening and virtual reality.

  • 12. 
    File Compression
    • A. 

      Text without extraneous codes that designate font size, font style, etc.

    • B. 

      Is a way of reducing the size of one or more files, so that they don't take up a lot of space on a server or hard drive and can travel faster over a network. It is accomplished with software that uses mathematical equations (algorithms) to condense repeated data into smaller codes. You need another separate software program to decompress (expand) the data, and restore it to its original form.

    • C. 

      To change the size of a picture or other graphic without changing any other characteristics.

    • D. 

      A program that displays a continuously changing image on the monitor of a computer that is not in use, in order to avoid damaging the monitor resulting from display of a single static image over a long period.