chapter 2

A website’s home page is most analogous to which of the following?
cover of a book
Your sister just started a company that provides individuals and organizations access to the Internet for a small fee. Which of the following describes her company?
access provider
You have a new web app and the host for it is going to provide storage for your data on their server. What is this called?
cloud storage
What separates the components of a domain name?
periods
Which of the following allows access to high-speed Internet services through the cable television network?
cable modem
Which of the following is the code of acceptable behaviors users should follow while on the Internet; that is, it is the conduct expected of individuals while online?
netiquette
Which of the following is a technology that provides high-speed Internet connection using the telephone network?
DSL
Which of the following is NOT true of a Wi-Fi network?
A Wi-Fi’s Internet service can be dial-up access.
What are two elements found in an email address?
user name and domain name
What is the role of the W3C?
oversee research and set standards for many areas of the Internet
Which of the following is a group of email names and addresses used for mass distribution of a message?
email list
Which of the following is a component of a Uniform Resource Locator?
domain name
For which of the following to work must both parties be online at the same time, and the receiver of a message be willing to accept messages?
instant messaging
Which of the following communicates with a satellite dish to provide high-speed Internet connections via satellite?
satellite modem
What is the purpose of an Internet Protocol address (IP address)?
It uniquely identifies the location of each computer or device connected to the Internet.
When two people are conversing over the Internet in real time, what do you know about them?
They both are online.
Which of the following is a program that finds websites and webpages?
search engine
Which of the following is a program that extends the capability of a browser?
plug-in
If someone displays a webpage in a browser and the page indicates Flash Player is needed, what is Flash Player?
a plug-in
To what does the term, blogosphere, refer?
the worldwide collection of blogs
Who is the creator of the World Wide Web?
Tim Berners-Lee
The Internet has its roots in a network that became functional in 1969, linking scientific and academic researchers across the United States. What was the name of that network?
ARPANET
What is the name for a small device that connects to a computer?
dongle
Which of the following allows users to have multiple home pages that automatically open when the browser starts?
tabbed browsing
Which of the following allows users to have multiple home pages that automatically open when the browser starts?
thumbnail
Which of the following communicates with a satellite dish to provide high-speed Internet connections via satellite?
satellite modem
Which of the following best describes e-commerce?
a business transaction that occurs over an electronic network such as the Internet
If someone’s boss wanted to send a message to an employee that contains both a video and a Word processing document, which Internet service would be the most appropriate for her to use?
email
You have a new application that is taking full advantage of the features of your smartphone, including the touch screen and an embedded GPS receiver. What kind of application is this?
mobile app
Which of the following is a digital representation of nontext information such as a drawing, chart, or photo?
graphic
Which of the following search texts will display pizza or sandwich places in New Orleans?
New Orleans (pizza or sandwich)
Which of the following are criteria for evaluating a website’s content?
objectivity and currency
A DNS server is able to identify which of the following?
an IP address based on a domain name
Which of the following is application software that allows users to access and view webpages?
browser
A Uniform Resource Locator is the same as which of the following?
Web address
Which of the following is a collection of related webpages and associated items, such as documents and pictures, stored on a web server?
website
IF YOU RECEIVE AN EMAIL MESSAGE IN ALL CAPITAL LETTERS, WHAT DOES THIS SIGNIFY?
THE PERSON WHO WROTE THE EMAIL WAS SHOUTING AT YOU.
Which of the following terms refers to any application that combines text with graphics, animation, audio, video, and/or virtual reality?
multimedia
What is multimedia?
the combination of text, graphics, animation, audio, video, and/or virtual reality
In Internet terminology, what is the term, google.com, called?
domain name
Which of the following networks had these two goals: a) allowing scientists to work together on scientific projects; and, b) functioning even if part of the network was destroyed by a nuclear attack?
ARPANET
When your friend is using a website that offers a variety of Internet services from a single convenient location, what type of website is she using?
portal
Which of the following defines FTP sites at which anyone can transfer some, if not all, available files?
anonymous
If your friend is enjoying a cup of coffee in a trendy coffee shop and at the same time is surfing the web, which of the following is she using?
a hotspot
What is the software that finds websites, webpages, images, and other information called?
search engine
Which of the following is NOT a media player?
safari
According to netiquette, Internet users should assume which of the following?
the use of all capital letters is the equivalent of shouting
Which of the following includes music, speech, or any other sound?
audio
You are looking for the basic storage unit on a mobile device. Which of the following represents a single character?
byte
Which of the following identifies broadband Internet connections?
DSL, Wi-Fi, fixed wireless
A search engine displays a list of webpage names that contain the search text. What is the term for that list?
hit
Which of the following is the development and maintenance of webpages?
web publishing
You want to make it possible for your smartphone to share its Internet access wirelessly with your friend’s device. Which of the following will you use?
tethering
Which of the following is the use of computers to simulate a real or imagined environment that appears as three-dimensional (3-D) space?
VR
To what does the term, traffic, refer to when used in conjunction with the Internet?
the communications activity on the Internet
You have just done some online banking. Which of the following could contain your account number?
cache
Which of the following is the process of transferring data in a continuous and even flow, which allows users to access and use a file while it is transmitting?
streaming
Which of the following consists of a worldwide collection of electronic documents?
web
Which of the following is the process of transferring files from a computer to a server on the Internet?
uploading
Which of the following occurs when one consumer sells directly to another consumer, such as in an online auction?
consumer-to-consumer (C2C) e-commerce
which of the following is a real-time typed conversation that takes place on a computer?
chat
f your cousin wanted to view information from the World Wide Web, what application software would you tell her to be sure she has on her computer?
browser
What is the World Wide Web?
a worldwide collection of electronic documents
Which of the following is a website like the one in the accompanying figure that offers a variety of Internet services from a single, convenient location?
portal
Which of the following is a computer that allows users to upload and/or download files using FTP?
FTP server
You are thinking about no longer using the default browser for your Mac and instead switching to a new one. Which browser will you no longer be using if you do this?
safari
Which of the following is true of VoIP?
Skype is an example of VoIP software.
Which of the following is the process of transferring data in a continuous and even flow, which allows users to access and use a file while it is transmitting?
streaming
You are using a website to check the ticket availability for your flight to Denmark. To what category does this website belong?
Dynamic websites
When a radio station broadcasts a live sporting event over the Web, what technology are they using?
streaming
Most e-commerce actually takes place between businesses. What is this called?
business-to-business (B2B) e-commerce
Why do many webpages use graphical designs and images?
to convey messages
What is the term for a combination of user name and domain name that identifies a user so he or she can receive Internet email?
email address
Which of the following is equal to approximately one million characters?
megabyte
Which of the following are valid TLDs?
gov, org, net
Which of the following is a real-time Internet communications service that notifies users when one or more people are online and then allows them to exchange messages or files or join a private chat room?
IM