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Technology In Action

Subjects : it-skills, literacy
Instructions:
  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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1. The broadcast of audio or video content over the Internet. Unlike a podcast - a webcast is not updated automatically.






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






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






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






5. E-commerce transactions between businesses and consumers.






6. The three parts of a search engine?






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






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






10. 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






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






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






13. 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






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






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






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






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. A program that constantly collects information on the Web - following links in Web sites and reading Web pages. Spiders get their name because they crawl over the Web using multiple 'legs' to visit many sites simultaneously.






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






20. A social networking service






21. The maximum speed of DSL is __________ Mbps.






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






23. 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.






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






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






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






27. 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






28. Largest computer network in the world






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






30. A small software program that 'plugs in' to a Web browser to enable a specific function






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






32. 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.)






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






34. Software programs that access your Internet service provider - which acts like an electronic post office






35. A weblog is a personal log or journal posted on the web.






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






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






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






39. E-commerce transactions between businesses.






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






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






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






43. 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.






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






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






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






47. 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






48. 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.






49. A location on the Web.






50. 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.