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Internet Basics Quiz (Print Quiz)

1.

What is the World Wide Web?

 

(A)

a computer game

 

(B)

a software program

 

(C)

the part of the Internet that enables information-sharing via interconnected pages

 

(D)

another name for the Internet

  

2.

Which is the best search tool for finding Web sites that have been handpicked and recommended by someone else?

 

(A)

subject directories

 

(B)

search engines

 

(C)

meta-search engines

 

(D)

discussion groups

  

3.

The Internet was originally developed by whom?

 

(A)

computer hackers

 

(B)

a corporation

 

(C)

the U.S. Department of Defense

 

(D)

the University of Michigan

  

4.

Which description does NOT apply to the Internet?

 

(A)

an interconnected system of networks that allows for communication through e-mail, LISTSERVS, and the World Wide Web

 

(B)

a public network neither owned nor run by any one group or individual

 

(C)

a vast network that connects millions of computers around the world

 

(D)

a catalog of information organized and fact-checked by a governing body

  

5.

Which one of the following is a search engine?

 

(A)

Macromedia Flash

 

(B)

Google

 

(C)

Netscape

 

(D)

Librariansí Index to the Internet

  

6.

Which of the following is a TRUE statement?

 

(A)

You are free to copy information you find on the Web and include it in your research report.

 

(B)

You do not have to cite the Web sources you use in your research report.

 

(C)

You should never consult Web sources when you are doing a research report.

 

(D)

Just like print sources, Web sources must be cited in your research report. You are not free to plagiarize information you find on the Web.

  

7.

What is a URL?

 

(A)

a computer software program

 

(B)

a type of UFO

 

(C)

the address of a document or "page" on the World Wide Web

 

(D)

an acronym for Unlimited Resources for Learning

  

8.

What are the three main search expressions, or operators, recognized by Boolean logic?

 

(A)

FROM, TO, WHOM

 

(B)

AND, OR, NOT

 

(C)

SEARCH, KEYWORD, TEXT

 

(D)

AND, OR, BUT

  

9.

Which of the following is a true statement about the Internet and the library?

 

(A)

They both have an expert librarian or specialist to answer your questions.

 

(B)

They both provide up-to-the-minute news and information.

 

(C)

They both close after hours.

 

(D)

They both provide access to newspapers, magazines, and journals.

  

10.

http://www.classzone.com is an example of what?

 

(A)

a URL

 

(B)

an access code

 

(C)

a directory

 

(D)

a server

  
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