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We often tend to believe what we see on internet and take risks that we wouldn't take in the real world. Take this quiz to rate your online skills and see just how discerning you really are. Are you as critical and aware as you think? Or do you trust what you see online?

To discover your person "web-smart" profile, take this short quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Safer Internet Day is celebrated around the world each year on the second Tuesday in February. What year did this celebration begin?                   

    • A.

      2003

    • B.

      2004

    • C.

      1997

    • D.

      2006

    Correct Answer
    B. 2004
    Explanation
    Safer Internet Day was first celebrated in 14 countries across Europe on 10th February 2004. Today young people in more than 60 countries worldwide take part in online and offline meetings and events on Safer Internet Day to exchange advice on how best to manage online risks, so that their online experiences are safe and positive.

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  • 2. 

    When a message is transformed into an understandable sign and symbol system, the process is referred to as:

    • A.

      Encoding

    • B.

      Noise

    • C.

      Decoding

    • D.

      Interpretation

    Correct Answer
    A. Encoding
    Explanation
    The process of transforming a message into an understandable sign and symbol system is called encoding. This involves converting information into a format that can be easily transmitted and interpreted by the intended receiver. Encoding ensures that the message is encoded in a way that the receiver can understand and interpret its meaning accurately.

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  • 3. 

    How many people worldwide use internet?

    • A.

      66 million

    • B.

      500 million

    • C.

      1,7 billion

    • D.

      634 million

    • E.

      2,4 billion

    Correct Answer
    C. 1,7 billion
    Explanation
    reference: Internet World Stats, 2009

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  • 4. 

    The ability to effectively and efficiently comprehend and use written symbols is referred to as:

    • A.

      Literacy

    • B.

      Alliteracy

    • C.

      Illiteracy

    • D.

      Literature

    Correct Answer
    A. Literacy
    Explanation
    Literacy refers to the ability to understand and use written symbols effectively and efficiently. It encompasses skills such as reading, writing, and comprehension. Literacy is essential for individuals to navigate and participate in society, as it enables them to access information, communicate effectively, and make informed decisions. Alliteracy refers to the ability to read but choosing not to, while illiteracy refers to the inability to read or write. Literature, on the other hand, refers to written works of art, such as novels, poems, and plays.

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  • 5. 

    What is PEGI?

    • A.

      A European system for rating video games according to age and content

    • B.

      A fantasy video game about a character called PEGI

    • C.

      A games console

    Correct Answer
    A. A European system for rating video games according to age and content
    Explanation
    PEGI website: www.pegionline.eu

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  • 6. 

    How many young Europeans (12-18) are internet users?

    • A.

      44%

    • B.

      68%

    • C.

      82%

    • D.

      94%

    Correct Answer
    D. 94%
    Explanation
    reference: Conseil de l'Education aus Médias, 2006

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  • 7. 

    How many young Europeans (12-18) have their own mobile phone?

    • A.

      25%

    • B.

      26%

    • C.

      68%

    • D.

      95%

    Correct Answer
    D. 95%
    Explanation
    reference: Conseil de l'Education aux Médias, 2006

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  • 8. 

    Find the best answer. When the media identify a certain group of people they wish to get their message across to, this group of people is known as a(n):

    • A.

      Narrowcasting audience

    • B.

      Demographic response

    • C.

      Audience poll

    • D.

      Target audience

    Correct Answer
    D. Target audience
    Explanation
    When the media wants to effectively communicate their message to a specific group of people, they identify this group as their "target audience". This term refers to the intended recipients of the media message, who share certain characteristics or interests that make them more likely to be interested in or receptive to the message. By identifying and understanding their target audience, the media can tailor their content to better meet the needs and preferences of this specific group, increasing the chances of effectively delivering their message.

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  • 9. 

    Find the best answer. A person that is media literate can:

    • A.

      Easily use all types of computer hardware and software and other forms of new technology

    • B.

      Use and find information of all types in a university library, including computer sources, microfilm and indexes/abstracts

    • C.

      Read, analyse and critically evaluate information presented in a variety of formats (television, print, radio, computers, etc.)

    • D.

      Critically evaluate television programs and see through persuasion techniques

    Correct Answer
    C. Read, analyse and critically evaluate information presented in a variety of formats (television, print, radio, computers, etc.)
    Explanation
    A person that is media literate is able to read, analyze, and critically evaluate information presented in various formats such as television, print, radio, and computers. This means that they have the skills to understand and interpret media messages, identify biases or persuasion techniques used in media, and make informed judgments about the credibility and reliability of the information. Being media literate allows individuals to navigate through the vast amount of information available and make informed decisions based on their understanding and evaluation of the media content.

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  • 10. 

    What are your habits when it comes to newspapers and current events:

    • A.

      You pay attention to news when there is a juicy story that grabs your interest

    • B.

      You avoid mainstream news media

    • C.

      You try to read news everyday relying on media you trust and respect

    • D.

      You should pay more attention to the news but don't have time

    Correct Answer
    C. You try to read news everyday relying on media you trust and respect
    Explanation
    The given answer suggests that the individual has a habit of reading news every day. They rely on media sources that they trust and respect, indicating that they prioritize accuracy and credibility in their news consumption. This habit implies that they are actively seeking information and staying informed about current events on a regular basis.

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  • 11. 

    You are working on your personal homepage and would like to publish a nice graphic you found on the internet. What do you have to think of before publishing?

    • A.

      The background of the graphic has to be transparent

    • B.

      The copyright – I have to ask the owner for permission

    • C.

      The graphic has to be published in its original size

    • D.

      Nothing particular, I can use it as it is

    Correct Answer
    B. The copyright – I have to ask the owner for permission
    Explanation
    Don't forget to ask for permission unless it is under a Creative Commons license.

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  • 12. 

    When you are communicating online to unknown people or filling out details on a website, what contact information should you give out?

    • A.

      An alias

    • B.

      Your family name

    • C.

      Your address

    • D.

      Your phone number

    • E.

      Your first name

    Correct Answer
    A. An alias
    Explanation
    Using your real first name or any other personal information may be dangerous. To mask your true identity and prevent random contact with people you don't know or trust, the best solution is to use an alias. Try to find one that suits your interests or your hobbies. Whatever you choose your alias should be not too revealing and, most important, fun.

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  • 13. 

    Which of the file formats below is that of a picture?

    • A.

      Mp3

    • B.

      Gif

    • C.

      Doc

    • D.

      Pdf

    Correct Answer
    B. Gif
    Explanation
    The file format "gif" is commonly used for storing and displaying images. It supports both static and animated images, making it suitable for pictures. On the other hand, "mp3" is a file format used for audio files, "doc" is a file format for word processing documents, and "pdf" is a file format for documents that can contain text, images, and other elements. Therefore, "gif" is the correct answer as it is specifically designed for pictures.

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  • 14. 

    Which statement best describes the term "Browser"

    • A.

      A program that searches for information on the internet

    • B.

      A program for exchanging files over the internet

    • C.

      A program to treat pictures

    • D.

      A program for viewing and accessing data on the internet

    Correct Answer
    D. A program for viewing and accessing data on the internet
    Explanation
    The term "Browser" refers to a program that allows users to view and access data on the internet. It is specifically designed to display web pages, files, and other content by interpreting HTML and other web languages. Browsers provide a graphical user interface that enables users to navigate through different websites, access hyperlinks, and interact with web-based applications. They also support features like bookmarking, history tracking, and downloading files from the internet. Therefore, the statement "A program for viewing and accessing data on the internet" accurately describes the term "Browser".

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  • 15. 

    In case of cyberbullying, you should:

    • A.

      Respond to the bully and fight back if necessary

    • B.

      Block the cyberbully from your contacts list and talk to a trusted adult

    • C.

      Wait in silence until things get better

    Correct Answer
    B. Block the cyberbully from your contacts list and talk to a trusted adult
    Explanation
    In case of cyberbullying, it is important to block the cyberbully from your contacts list to prevent further harassment and protect yourself. Additionally, talking to a trusted adult is crucial as they can provide guidance, support, and help in resolving the situation. Responding to the bully and fighting back may escalate the situation and lead to more harm. Waiting in silence is not recommended as it allows the cyberbullying to continue without any intervention.

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  • 16. 

    Where does the term "Spam" come from?

    • A.

      A popular brand of ham

    • B.

      The first person convicted for sending massive amounts of unwanted mail (Jonathan Spam)

    • C.

      An acronym of the English sentence "Send People Annoying Messages".

    Correct Answer
    A. A popular brand of ham
    Explanation
    The term "Spam" comes from a popular brand of ham. This term originated from a sketch by the comedy group Monty Python, in which the word "Spam" is repeated excessively. This sketch became widely known and the term "Spam" started to be used to refer to unwanted or excessive messages, just like the repetition of the word in the sketch.

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  • 17. 

    Someone is behaving inappropriately on one of the sites you're using. You should:

    • A.

      Report to the moderator of the site

    • B.

      Shut down your PC

    • C.

      Tell the person off

    Correct Answer
    A. Report to the moderator of the site
    Explanation
    If someone is behaving inappropriately on a site, it is important to report their behavior to the moderator. The moderator is responsible for maintaining the site's rules and regulations, and they have the authority to take necessary actions against the person. Shutting down the PC or telling the person off may not effectively address the issue or prevent further inappropriate behavior. Therefore, reporting to the moderator is the most appropriate course of action in this situation.

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  • 18. 

    What does censorship mean?

    • A.

      When information is filtered, suppressed or deleted to hinder freedom of speech

    • B.

      When someone tries to influence the opinions or behaviors of others

    • C.

      When false and deceiving information is used to trick others

    Correct Answer
    A. When information is filtered, suppressed or deleted to hinder freedom of speech
    Explanation
    Censorship refers to the act of filtering, suppressing, or deleting information in order to hinder freedom of speech. It involves controlling or limiting the dissemination of certain content or ideas, often with the aim of exerting control or power over others. Censorship can be implemented by governments, organizations, or individuals to restrict access to information that they deem inappropriate, sensitive, or threatening. By suppressing or deleting information, censorship restricts the ability of individuals to express their opinions freely and access a diverse range of perspectives and ideas.

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