Vocabulary Quiz #3

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  • 1. 
    WYSIWYG  - What You See Is What You Get.
    • A. 

      Monitor output that closely resembles the printed output.

    • B. 

      File sent to a web browser by a web server that is used to record one's activities on a website.

    • C. 

      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.

    • D. 

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

  • 2. 
    Zipped Files
    • 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.

    • B. 

      This is an abbreviation for dots per inch, a measurement of print image resolution and quality.

    • C. 

      Files that are compressed and must be "unzipped" to be read.

    • D. 

      Another name for a "smiley," an emoticon is a sequence of keyboard characters used to punctuate a message or posting by expressing the writer's emotional state.

  • 3. 
    Virtual
    • A. 

      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.

    • B. 

      With regard to memory, this refers to temporarily storing information on the hard drive. It is controlled automatically by the operating system.

    • C. 

      An executable file refers to a program file. Executables in DOS and Windows usually have an .exe or a .com extension.

    • D. 

      An external viewer 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.

  • 4. 
    Word Processor
    • A. 

      When you place files on a UNIX (multitasking, timesharing operating system) system, you can assign the files various levels of permission, specifying who can access them, and what type of access they can have.

    • B. 

      The software used to produce documents, such as letters, posters, reports, and syllabi.

    • C. 

      A program that displays information about someone on the Internet.

    • D. 

      A gateway refers to hardware or software that bridges the gap between two otherwise incompatible applications or networks so that data can be transferred among different computers.

  • 5. 
    Server
    • A. 

      A computer or software package that provides a specific service to client software running on other computers.

    • B. 

      An application that was developed at the University of Minnesota to help organize files on the Internet.

    • C. 

      A list of links, compiled and maintained by your web browser, to interesting, useful or important URLs that you can click on to go directly to a website.

    • D. 

      A graphic divided into regions or "hotspots.", that when clicked, accesses a web page that is linked to a particular region.

  • 6. 
    Shortcuts
    • A. 

      A standard system for identifying the type of data contained in a file based on its extension.

    • B. 

      An FTP Server that provides copies of the same files as another server.

    • C. 

      Refers to the simultaneous use of more than one type of media such as text with sound, moving or still images with music, and so on.

    • D. 

      Key strokes that enact the same commands available in the menus of a program. They are quicker and more direct, and usually involve two or three keys depressed simultaneously.

  • 7. 
    Pulldown Menu
    • A. 

      A list of options that shows when you select a menu at the top of a window. For example, the File menu in most programs reveals commands such as open, new, and saves.

    • B. 

      Allow users to find their way around a website or multimedia presentation.

    • C. 

      A form of online etiquette -- an informal code of conduct that governs what is generally considered to be the acceptable way for users to interact with one another online.

    • D. 

      An electronic discussion group consisting of collections of related postings (also called articles) on a particular topic that are posted to a news server which then distributes them to other participating servers.

  • 8. 
    RAM- Random Access Memory
    • A. 

      A high-speed line or series of connections that forms a major pathway within a network.

    • B. 

      Readable and writeable memory that acts as a storage area while the computer is on, and is erased every time the computer is turned off. This memory stores data and helps execute programs while in use.

    • C. 

      Maximum amount of data that can travel a communications path in a given time, usually measured in seconds.

    • D. 

      A system that lets people read each other's messages and post new ones.

  • 9. 
    ROM  - Read Only Memory
    • A. 

      Used in various online communications, such as e-mail messages or postings to newsgroups or BBSs, it usually appears in brackets like this: .

    • B. 

      Contains more than plain text and it may contain additional code information for photos, sounds, a spreadsheet, or formatted word-processing text. Like an ASCII file, a binary file is made up of machine-readable symbols that represent 1s and 0s.

    • C. 

      A software program that performs repetitive functions, such as indexing information on the Internet.

    • D. 

      Readable memory that cannot be corrupted by accidental erasure. ROM retains its data when the computer is turned off.

  • 10. 
    Search Engine
    • A. 

      A software program that performs repetitive functions, such as indexing information on the Internet.

    • B. 

      A measurement of how fast data is transmitted

    • C. 

      When you download a web page, the data is "cached," meaning it is temporarily stored on your computer.

    • D. 

      Any of a number of giant databases on the Internet, which store data on Web sites and their corresponding URLs.

  • 11. 
    Plain Text  
    • A. 

      An interface program that enables an Internet server to run external programs to perform a specific function.

    • B. 

      An electronic space, typically a website or a section of an online service, where people can go to communicate on line in real time.

    • C. 

      This is text without extraneous codes that designate font size, font style, et cetera.

    • D. 

      Any image that has instructions embedded in it so that clicking on it initiates some kind of action or result.

  • 12. 
    Plug-in
    • A. 

      A small piece of software that adds features to already existing, usually large, programs.

    • B. 

      A software program that lets you subscribe to newsgroups, as well as read and post messages to them.

    • C. 

      Allow users to find their way around a website or multimedia presentation.

    • D. 

      Refers to the process by which programming data input is broken into smaller, more distinct chunks of information that can be more easily be interpreted and acted upon.

  • 13. 
    Icon
    • A. 

      Indicates the location of a particular file or directory by outlining the route or "path" from the host name

    • B. 

      Refers to the process by which programming data input is broken into smaller, more distinct chunks of information that can be more easily be interpreted and acted upon.

    • C. 

      Symbols or illustrations on the desktop or computer screen that indicate program files, documents, or other functions.

    • D. 

      Occurs when a user (or programmer) has put words in an order that a program does not understand.

  • 14. 
    JPG or JPEG
    • A. 

      Is the process by which a web client requests specific information from a web server, based on a character string that is passed along.

    • B. 

      Is a color model commonly used to display color in video systems, film recorders, and computer monitors.

    • C. 

      A piece of hardware or software that connects two or more networks.

    • D. 

      An efficient method for storing graphic files for transmission across phone lines.