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






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






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






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






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






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






7. E-commerce transactions between businesses and consumers.






8. Anything that involves one or more forms of media plus text.






9. E-commerce transactions between businesses.






10. The average speed of DSL is __________ Mbps.






11. 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.






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






13. 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






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






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






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






17. 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.)






18. 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.)






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






20. Measurement of how fast data travels between computers






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






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






23. (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.






24. A word used to refine logical searches. For Internet searches - the words AND - NOT - and OR describe the relationships between keywords in the search.






25. A gaming environment in which thousands of participants interact in a virtual game world by assuming roles of fictitious characters.






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






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






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






29. 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






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






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






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






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






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






35. A popular open source browser software






36. 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






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






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






39. A location on the Web.






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






41. A program that enables users to communicate online in real time with others who are also online.






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






43. A connection to the Internet using a standard telephone line.






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






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






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






47. A software program that runs on a computer and is used to send and receive e-mail through the ISP's server.






48. A social networking service






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






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