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






2. Measurement of how fast data travels between computers






3. A device that enables users to have wireless Internet access with mobile devices such as PDAs and notebooks.






4. Largest computer network in the world






5. Also known as tagging






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






7. 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






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






9. A popular open source browser software






10. Ebay is an example fo this type of web site






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






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






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






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






15. A plug-in that views and prints Portable Document Format files is __________.






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






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






18. The three parts of a search engine?






19. 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






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






21. The main pathway of high-speed communications lines over which all Internet traffic flows.






22. E-mail communications are private. True or False.






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






24. A set of programs that searches the Web for specific words (or keywords) you wish to query (or look for) and then returns a list of the Web sites on which those keywords are found.






25. The average speed of DSL is __________ Mbps.






26. The maximum speed at which data can be transmitted between two nodes on a network; usually measured in megabits per second (Mbps).






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






28. An area on the Web where people come together to communicate online. The conversations are in real time and are visible to everyone in the chat room.






29. The maximum speed of DSL is __________ Mbps.






30. The suffix - often of three letters - in the domain name (such as .com or .edu) that indicates the kind of organization the host is.






31. E-commerce transactions between businesses and consumers.






32. _________ broadband is primarily used in rural or mountain areas where other broadband service is unavailable.






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






34. A means of synchronous group communication used in discussion forums.






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






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






37. E-commerce transactions between businesses.






38. 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.






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






40. A type of connection that uses telephone lines to connect to the Internet and that allows both phone and data transmissions to share the same line.






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






42. A way to connect to the Internet using a small satellite dish - which is placed outside the home and is connected to a computer with coaxial cable. The satellite company then sends the data to a satellite orbiting the Earth. The satellite - in turn -






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






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. Software that enables a user to display and interact with text and other media on the Web






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






47. The portion of a domain name that identifies who maintains a given Web site. For example - berkeley.edu is the domain name for the University of California at Berkeley - which maintains that site.






48. A location on the Web.






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






50. Internet-based communication in which senders and recipients correspond.