Connecting to the Internet

Objective Type Questions

A. Fill in the blanks with the correct words.

  1. A modem is a device that allows a computer to connect and communicate with other computers.
  2. A dongle is a small USB device that allows you to access the Internet through a mobile broadband connection.
  3. A website is a collection of one or more related web pages, linked together through a system of hyperlinks.
  4. An e-mail is an electronic message sent from one computer to another which can include text, picture and sound.
  5. Do not give your personal information to anyone on the Internet without your parent’s permission.

B. Write T for true statement and F for the false one.

  1. The internet is a huge network of computers around the world. T
  2. Safari is a search engine. F
  3. The World Wide Web is that part of the Internet that no one can access. F
  4. A web page can contain text, graphics, audio, video and links to other pages. T
  5. You should use all caps in your mails or online messages. F

C. Choose the correct option.

  1. The Internet was developed by (the)
    i. University of California
    ii. Researchers
    iii. Department of Defense of the USA
    iv. University of Maryland
  2. The first page of a website is called its
    i. Web address
    ii. Web page
    iii. Home page
    iv. Any one of these
  3. A highlighted word that on being clicked takes you to another webpage.
    i. Hyperlink
    ii. Link
    iii. Address
    iv. All of above
  4. A company that allows you to connect to the Internet on payment of a fee is called a/an
    i. URL
    ii. ARPANET
    iii. ISP
    iv. None of these
  5. When the mouse pointer is moved over a hyperlinked image or text, the pointer changes to a ________ symbol.
    i. Arrow
    ii. Hand
    iii. Bucket
    iv. Line

Descriptive Type Questions

D. Answer the following.

  1. What is the World Wide Web?
    The World Wide Web is a system of interlinked pages that display a variety of information that can be accessed via Internet by people all over the world.
  2. Give any two uses of the Internet.
    a) It provides a lot of information on any topic.
    b) We can send messages through e-mails.
  3. Mention any three websites that offer you a free e-mail account.
    www.gmail.com
    www.outlook.com
    www.yahoomail.com
  4. Define Netiquette. Mention any two points you need to keep in mind while on the Internet.
    A special set of manners that need to be followed while using the Internet is called netiquette.
    Two points to be kept in mind while on the Internet are:
    a) Spell-check whatever is written.
    b) Be truthful in the information that we provide online.
  5. Mention any two safety tips you need to be aware of when you are online.
    a) Not to give out personal information on the Internet.
    b) Not to share password with anyone.

Extra Questions

Give the full forms:

  1. Internet: Interconnected Networks
  2. ARPANET: Advanced Research Projects Agency Network
  3. E-Commerce: Electronic Commerce
  4. ISP: Internet Service Provider
  5. Modem: Modulator Demodulator
  6. bps: bits per second
  7. BSNL: Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited
  8. MTS: Mobile TeleSystems
  9. MTNL: Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited
  10. WWW: World Wide Web

Fill in the blanks:

  1. Network is a group of computers connected together.
  2. Internet is a huge network of computers around the world.
  3. Cable modem is a device that helps you connect your computer to a local cable TV line.
  4. Telephone modem helps you connect your computer to a telephone line.
  5. Wireless modem transmits data signals through air.
  6. Internal modem is fitted inside a computer.
  7. External modem may be wired or wireless.
  8. Wired broadband is a high-speed internet service provided via wired technology.
  9. Wireless broadband is a high-speed internet service provided via wireless technology.
  10. Wireless mobile broadband is a high-speed internet service provided via wireless technology, with a dongle.
  11. Dongle is a small USB device that allows you to access the Internet through a mobile broadband connection.
  12. A dongle is also referred to as a USB modem or an Internet stick.
  13. Smartphones are the mobile phones that can access the Internet.
  14. The World Wide Web was developed in 1989 by Sir Tim Berners-Lee.
  15. The World Wide Web is also known as the Web.
  16. Moving from one website to another is called net surfing.
  17. By default, a copy of the sent message is stored in the Sent folder.

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