Vocabulary Quiz #4 MS. P

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  • 1. 
    Latency
    • A. 

      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 in the cookie.

    • B. 

      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.

    • C. 

      The time required for a device to respond, especially the time required for a disk drive platter to rotate to a specific position.

    • D. 

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

  • 2. 
    Log
    • 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. 

      A usually automated chronological record of events in electronic or paper form.

    • 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. 

      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. For example: a smile :-)

  • 3. 
    Helpdesk
    • A. 

      An internal department within an organization that provides technical assistance to the user community.

    • B. 

      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.

    • C. 

      An executable file refers to a program file. Executables in DOS and Windows usually have an .exe or a .com extension. In UNIX and Macintosh environments, executable files can have any name.

    • D. 

      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. 
    Joystick
    • A. 

      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.

    • B. 

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

    • C. 

      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.

    • D. 

      An input device in the form of a stick that can be tilted, rotated, or twisted by the hand.

  • 5. 
    Filter
    • A. 

      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.

    • B. 

      A software construct that selectively allows processing or passage of only certain information items presented to it.

    • C. 

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

    • D. 

      A software program developed by Adobe, Inc., is used to view files in PDF format. The software displays documents with the same layout and design as the original.

  • 6. 
    Fragment
    • A. 

      An HTML tag that marks a specific point in an HTML document as either the source or destination of a hypertext link. This allows you to create links from one hypertext document to another, as well as to different sections within the same document.

    • B. 

      An area of memory, disk space, etc., separated from a larger block by repeated allocation and deallocation.

    • C. 

      A high-speed line or series of connections that forms a major pathway within a network. For example, NSFNET was the backbone of the Internet for many years.

    • D. 

      Contains more than plain text and it may contain additional code information for photos, sounds, a spreadsheet, or formatted word-processing text.

  • 7. 
    Bug
    • A. 

      An error in the design or coding of a program

    • B. 

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

    • C. 

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

    • D. 

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

  • 8. 
    Dual-Core
    • A. 

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

    • B. 

      A network that allows a company to share information with other businesses and customers.

    • C. 

      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.

    • D. 

      Incorporating two largely independent microprocessors in a single chip package.

  • 9. 
    Bitmap
    • A. 

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

    • B. 

      An image represented as a regular rectangular array of pixel.

    • C. 

      A menu that appears when a user input triggers its appearance.

    • D. 

      A disk file used to hold programs or processes temporarily removed from main memory by a swap operation.

  • 10. 
    Buffer
    • A. 

      A type of software program that is instructed to go out onto the Internet and perform a specific function on behalf of a user.

    • B. 

      A temporary storage area in memory.

    • C. 

      An addition to an HTML tag that extends or qualifies its meaning. For example you can extend the (image) tag by including the ALIGN attribute that lets you specify how you want a block of text to line up with an image.

    • D. 

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

  • 11. 
    Autoplay
    • A. 

      Automatic playing of a multimedia content when a CD or other removable storage device is inserted into a computer.

    • B. 

      When you download a web page, the data is "cached," meaning it is temporarily stored on your computer. The next time you want that page, instead of requesting the file from the web server, your web browser just accesses it from the cache, so the page loads quickly.

    • C. 

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

    • D. 

      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.

  • 12. 
    Backpanel
    • A. 

      It is a sequence of keyboard characters used to punctuate a message or posting by expressing the writer's emotional state. For example: a smile :-)

    • B. 

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

    • C. 

      An area at the back of the computer that groups connectors connected to the motherboard.

    • D. 

      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.

  • 13. 
    Double-Click
    • A. 

      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.

    • B. 

      A software program developed by Adobe, Inc., is used to view files in PDF format. The software displays documents with the same layout and design as the original.

    • C. 

      Windows function; two rapid CLICKS in succession, treated as a single event by the operating system.

    • D. 

      These controls promise to make the web-surfing experience comparable to that of highly produced CD-ROMS, where you can listen to music, watch animation and video clips, and interact with the program.

  • 14. 
    Non-Volatile
    • A. 

      A method of transmitting data over traditional copper telephone lines at speeds higher than were previously possible. Data can be downloaded at speeds of up to 1.544 Megabits per second and uploaded at speeds of 128 Kilobits per second. (That's why it's termed asymmetric.)

    • B. 

      Not losing information when power is interrupted.

    • C. 

      A type of software program that is instructed to go out onto the Internet and perform a specific function on behalf of a user.

    • D. 

      An HTML tag that marks a specific point in an HTML document as either the source or destination of a hypertext link. This allows you to create links from one hypertext document to another, as well as to different sections within the same document.