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The Internet is ________.
a large network of networks
The concept of the Internet developed from ________.
the Cold War crisis
The agency that first began funding the Internet was called the ________.
Advanced Research Projects Agency Network
All of the following are ways to communicate on the Internet EXCEPT:
hyperlinks.
Instant messaging (IM) services are programs that enable you to ________.
communicate in real time with others who are online
You can keep track of IM contacts by using a ________.
buddy list
Web 2.0 describes ________.
a trend of new Web applications that combine the functionality of multiple applications
If you wanted to keep a written online journal, you would use ________.
a weblog
Which of the following are personal video journal entries posted on the Web?
vlogs
Podcasts enable you to ________
broadcast over the Internet using compressed audio and video files such as MP3s and MP4s
Podcasts use which of the following technologies?
RSS
RSS stands for ________.
Really Simple Syndication
A webcast is ________.
the broadcast of audio or video content over the Internet
Webcasts differ from podcasts in that webcasts ________.
are not updated automatically
All of the following are examples of multimedia EXCEPT:
text.
The “s” in https stands for ________.
secure socket layer
The text version of a Web site’s Internet address is called the ________
Uniform Resource Locator (URL)
HTTP is the abbreviation for ________.
hypertext transfer protocol
In the URL http://www.prenhall.com, the portion labeled http is the ________.
protocol
In the URL http://www.prenhall.com, the portion labeled .com is the ________.
top-level domain
What protocol allows files to be transferred from a Web server so that you can view them on your computer using a browser?
HTTP
All of the following are parts of a URL EXCEPT:
hyperlinks.
Search engines have which three parts?
a spider, an indexer, and search engine software
The Internet backbone refers to ________.
the main pathway of high-speed communications lines through which all Internet traffic flows
Which of the following is NOT a type of broadband Internet connection?
dial-up
Which of the following is most likely to be a popular choice for a broadband Internet connection in a rural area?
satellite
Which of the following provides the highest speed Internet connection?
cable
The Internet2 is a project ________.
to develop new Internet technologies
The large scale networking (LSN) project is ________.
a U.S. government Internet research project
The Internet is the largest computer network in the world.
T
The Internet and the World Wide Web are the same thing.
F
The primary use for the Internet is searching.
F
Mosaic was the first browser that could display graphics.
T
The Internet was developed to ensure faster delivery of communications such as mail.
F
The Web is simply a means of accessing information over the Internet.
T
The Internet can be said to be a result of the Cold War.
T
Web-based e-mail programs are usually more full featured than client-based e-mail systems.
F
With a client-based e-mail account, such as Microsoft Outlook, you are able to view your e-mail only from the computer on which the client program is installed.
T
Instant messaging is available only from AOL.
F
Most instant messaging systems allow you to create custom chat rooms that allow you to chat with several people at once.
T
A universal chat client allows you to chat with users who are using a different IM service than you are.
T
A chat room is another name for a discussion group, an online discussion forum in which people create threads.
F
Weblogs or blogs are public, allowing anyone to view them.
True
Webcasts can be used to initiate a response from a viewing audience.
True
Most webcasts are not updated automatically.
True
There are sites that host blogs free of charge.
True
There are virtually no privacy risks in using today’s newest social networking sites.
False
If you post a picture on your own social networking site, it could become available to the public via search engines.
True
When shopping on the Web, it is better to pay for your purchase with a debit card rather than a credit card.
False
Although Apple created the Safari browser, there is a Windows-based version available.
True
The Internet protocol used to upload and download files is HTTP.
False
In reference to URLs, domain name and host name are used interchangeably.
True
A tag can be assigned to a Web page, a digital image, or a video.
True
A subject directory is a set of programs that searches the Web for specific keywords you wish to query and returns a list of Web sites on which these keywords are found.
False
When evaluating a Web site, testing the relevancy of a site means checking to see if the information in the site is current.
True
The # sign can be used as a wildcard when conducting searches with most search engines.
False
A subject directory is an outline of Web sites organized by topic.
True
The Internet is referred to as a client/server network.
True
A DSL Internet connection is faster than a satellite Internet connection.
True
A satellite connection is faster than a cable connection.
False
Most public WiFi hot spots are secured.
False
Security is not much of a concern when working on a wireless network.
False