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Technology In Action

Subjects : it-skills, literacy
Instructions:
  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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1. 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






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






3. The three parts of a search engine?






4. 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.






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






6. A popular open source browser software






7. A type of Web site that allows anyone visiting the site to change its content by adding - removing - or editing the content.






8. A structured outline of Web sites organized by topics and subtopics.






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






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






11. 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.






12. Also known as tagging






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






14. A location on the Web.






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






16. Top-level domain is reserved for the military






17. 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.






18. The maximum speed of DSL is __________ Mbps.






19. A feature in some browsers that places a marker of a Web site's Uniform Resource Locator (URL) in an easily retrievable list. (Bookmarks are called Favorites in Microsoft Internet Explorer.)






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






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






22. A feature in Microsoft Internet Explorer that places a marker of a Web site's Uniform Resource Locator (URL) in an easily retrievable list in the browser's toolbar. (Called Bookmarks in some browsers.)






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






24. The information after the slash indicates a particular file or path (or subdirectory) within the Web site.






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






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






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






28. A computer that hosts the Web site that is being requested






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






30. 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






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






32. The broadcast of audio or video content over the Internet. Unlike a podcast - a webcast is not updated automatically.






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






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






35. A protocol for sending data between computers on the Internet.






36. The first 'internet' was a U.S. government-funded 'internet working' project named __________.






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






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






39. A part of a Uniform Resource Locator (URL). Domain names consist of two parts: the site's host and a suffix that indicates the type of organization. (Example: popsci.com)






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






41. Measurement of how fast data travels between computers






42. (1) A specific word a user wishes to query (or look for) in an Internet search. (2) A specific word that has a predefined meaning in a particular programming language.






43. 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






44. A program created by the U.S. government - the objective of which is to fund the research and development of cutting-edge networking technologies. Major goals of the program are the development of enhanced wireless technologies and increased network






45. Largest computer network in the world






46. 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.






47. The main or opening page of a Web site.






48. A network - consisting of client and server computers - in which the clients make requests of the server and the server returns the response.






49. Software installed on a computer system that allows individuals to locate - view - and navigate the Web.






50. A social networking service