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Technology In Action

Subjects : it-skills, literacy
Instructions:
  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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  • Match each statement with the correct term.
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1. Software programs that access your Internet service provider - which acts like an electronic post office






2. An XML-based format that allows frequent updates of content on the World Wide Web.






3. A communication device that works to translate digital data into an analog signal and back again.






4. Technology that enables video files to be fed to a browser continuously. This lets users avoid having to download the entire file before viewing.






5. To access the Internet - your computer is assigned a unique identification number called a(n) __________






6. A keyword or term that Internet users assign to a Web resource such as a Web page - digital image - or video.






7. A protocol used to upload and download files from one computer to another over the Internet.






8. Also known as tagging






9. Seeing the VeriSign seal is a guarantee that a Web site is secure. True or False






10. A type of broadband Internet connection that uses a television's cable service provider to connect to the Internet.






11. A method of communication - similar to a discussion group or forum - in which people create threads - or conversations. In a thread - a newsgroup member will post messages and read and reply to messages from other members of the newsgroup.






12. An online game in which play occurs among hundreds or thousands of other players over the Internet in a persistent or ever-on game environment. In some games - players can interact with other players through trading - chatting - or playing cooperativ






13. The protocol that allows files to be transferred from a Web server so that you can see them on your computer by using a browser.






14. Means by which people use the Internet to communicate and share information and meet and connect with others of common interest






15. The general rules of etiquette for Internet chat rooms and other online communication.






16. An online game in which play occurs among hundreds or thousands of other players over the Internet in a persistent or ever-on game environment. In some games - players can interact with other players through trading - chatting - or playing cooperativ






17. A clip of audio or video content that is broadcast over the Internet using compressed audio or video files in formats such as MP3.






18. Most browsers now offer tabbed browsing - which allows for convenient navigation.






19. All the following are parts of a URL EXCEPT __________. hyperlink; protocol; domain name; path






20. Internet access that is enabled by transmitting data at the speed of light through glass or plastic fibers.






21. Walmart.com is an example of this type of web site






22. Devices that fit either into a USB port or a special slot on the side of a notebook.






23. A high-speed Internet connection such as cable - satellite - or digital subscriber line (DSL).






24. A network of networks that is the largest network in the world - connecting millions of computers from more than one hundred countries.






25. A computer running a specialized operating system that enables it to host Web pages (and other information) and provide requested Web pages to clients.






26. A broadband connection has a transmission speed of __________.






27. __________ is an XML-based format that facilitates the delivery of frequent content updates on Web pages.






28. A social networking service






29. A metasearch engine - such as Dogpile - searches other search engines rather than individual Web sites.






30. E-commerce transactions between consumers through online sites such as eBay.com.






31. A computer that requests information from a server in a client/server network (such as your computer when you are connected to the Internet).






32. The process of conducting business online for purposes ranging from fund-raising to advertising to selling products.






33. Technology that enables audio files to be fed to a browser continuously. This lets users avoid having to download an entire file before listening.






34. A type of Web site that allows users to change its content by adding - removing - or editing the content






35. An expansion card that enables a computer to connect other computers or to a cable modem to facilitate a high-speed Internet connection.






36. A _____________ is a list of pages within a Web site that have been visited.






37. The average speed of DSL is __________ Mbps.






38. The part of the Internet used the most. What distinguishes the Web from the rest of the Internet are (1) its use of common communication protocols (such as Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol - or TCP/IP) and special languages (such as th






39. A Web site's unique address; an example is microsoft.com.






40. A computer that provides resources to other computers on a network.






41. A bookmark that delivers updates to you as soon as they become available - using Really Simple Syndication (RSS).






42. A device that converts (modulates) the digital signals the computer understands to analog signals that can travel over phone lines. The computer on the other end also must have a modem to translate (demodulate) the received analog signal back to a di






43. A means by which people use the Internet to communicate and share information among their immediate friends - and meet and connect with others through common interests - experiences - and friends.






44. A type of specially coded text that - when clicked - enables a user to jump from one location - or Web page - to another within a Web site or to another Web site altogether.






45. A clip of audio or video content that is broadcast over the Internet using compressed audio and video files such as MP3s and MP4s






46. A software program that goes out and grabs the latest update of Web material (usually podcasts) according to your specifications.






47. Is a wildcard or placeholder feature that is helpful when you need to search with unknown terms.






48. A list that shows the hierarchy of previously viewed Web pages within the Web site that you are currently visiting. Shown at the top of some Web pages - it aids Web site navigation.






49. A __________ is a structured outline of Web sites organized by topics and sub topics.






50. Measurement of how fast data travels between computers