Internet and E-mail

Objective Type Questions

Fill in the blanks with the correct words:

  1. Web browser is a program that lets you see the web pages on the Internet.
  2. Draft folder contains e-mail messages that are incomplete and unsent.
  3. Forward command is used to send a received message to someone else.
  4. A popular search engine is Google.
  5. The Internet is frequently used to retrieve information.

State whether True or False:

  1. The Internet is a network of only ten thousand computers. (FALSE)
  2. A web page is a document written in HTML. (FALSE)
  3. The index page of any website is called the Home page. (TRUE)
  4. Every computer on the Internet has a unique address. (TRUE)
  5. An IP address is made up of three numbers joined together by dots. (FALSE)

Choose the correct option:

  1. URL stands for:
    a. Unlimited Resource Learning
    b. Uniform Resource Locator
    c. Unlimited Resource Locator
    d. None of these
  2. Looking for information on the Internet is commonly called:
    a. surfing
    b. searching
    c. finding
    d. none of these
  3. Which of the following can be sent with an e-mail message?
    a. File
    b. Picture
    c. Voice message
    d. All of these
  4. In an e-mail address, the two parts are separated by the ________ symbol.
    a. #
    b. @
    c. *
    d. None of these
  5. The country code for India in a domain name is:
    a. in
    b. ind
    c. both (a) and (b)
    d. None of these

Descriptive Type Questions

Answer the following:

  1. Mention the various parts of an e-mail address by giving an example.
    There are two parts of an e-mail address: user’s login name and the computer’s address.
    For example, in the e-mail address someuser@somedomain.com, “someuser” is the username, and “somedomain.com” is the address on the Internet.
  2. Give the full forms of the following and explain what they mean:
    a. .mil – Military
    b. .net – Network access provider
    c. .jp – Japan
  3. Explain the number addressing system by giving an example.
    In the number addressing system, the address is a numeric address called the Internet Protocol (IP) address. It is made up of four whole numbers in the range 0 to 255, joined together by periods (dots), for example, 192.12.148.73 and 131.58.97.254.
  4. What are the uses of the Sent and the Draft folders?
    The Sent folder stores the messages that we have already sent.
    The Draft folder stores messages that we started to write but have not yet sent.
  5. How can you create a signature for your e-mails?
    Following are the steps to create a signature for our e-mails:
    a. Click Settings icon on the top-right corner of the Gmail window. From the drop-down menu options, select settings.
    b. Scroll down to the Signature section and type the text to be used as our signature.
    c. Click Save Changes at the bottom of this page.
  6. Explain the difference between Cc and Bcc options in an e-mail. Describe a situation wherein you may have to use these options in your e-mail.
    Cc (Carbon copy) is used to send the same message to several people at the same time. Bcc (Blind carbon copy) is used to send the same message to several people at the same time without letting them know that others have also received the same message.
  7. What does the trash folder of an e-mail service contain?
    The Trash folder is used to store deleted messages in our e-mail account.
  8. Why is it necessary to sign out from your e-mail account? What can happen if you fail to sign out of your e-mail account?
    Signing out is necessary because helps in closing our account properly.
    If we fail to sign out of our e-mail account, other people may misuse our e-mail account.

Extra Questions

Fill in the blanks:

  1. The Internet is a worldwide network of millions computers.
  2. E-mail is one of the most widely used features of the Internet.
  3. A web browser reads HTML documents and converts it into a form that users can understand and displays them on the computer screen.
  4. A website is a collection of linked web pages with related information.
  5. Home page automatically opens when a website is visited.
  6. URL is the unique address identifying a file on the web.
  7. There are two types of Internet addressing system: number addressing and letter addressing.
  8. The World Wide Web was developed in 1989 by Tim Berners-Lee.
  9. Web 2.0 refers to newer technologies that allow two-way interaction through blogs, wikis, and social networking sites.
  10. A blog is a personal website that is like a diary where the owner writes regularly.
  11. Facebook and Twitter are popular social networking sites.
  12. Facebook helps users stay in touch with friends and family.
  13. Twitter lets users write short messages called tweets for anybody to read.
  14. Addresses like cbse.nic.in and homail.com are also called domain names.
  15. DNS servers translate letter addresses to the corresponding IP address. This process is called DNS name resolution.
  16. E-mails are so fast that the conventional mails are now termed as snail mails.
  17. hotmail.com, hotmail.co.in and live.com are different domain names for Microsoft’s e-mail service.
  18. Both hotmail.com and live.com have now been replaced by outlook.com.
  19. The InboxĀ folder stores the incoming e-mail messages.
  20. The Contacts folder stores e-mail addresses of our friends and other e-mail contacts.
  21. The Compose option lets you create a new e-mail message.
  22. You can reply to a message using Reply command.
  23. Delete command lets you delete old and unwanted messages.
  24. You can take a printout of a message using Print command.
  25. Attachment option allows you to attach and send files along with the e-mail.
  26. The Expand button lets you compose your message in full screen.
  27. Type a short description of the message in the Subject box.
  28. To attach more than one file, hold down the Ctrl key while selecting files.
  29. At present, you can send messages with attachments of up to 25 MB.
  30. To send larger files, insert a link from Google Drive.
  31. Search engines make it easier to find information on the Internet.
  32. A number of distance education courses are offered through the Internet.

Give the full forms:

  1. ISP: Internet Service Provider
  2. Modem: Modulator Demodulator
  3. WWW: World Wide Web
  4. DNS: Domain Name System
  5. .com: Commercial organization
  6. .edu: Educational institution
  7. .gov: Government department
  8. .org: Organization
  9. .au: Australia
  10. .ca: Canada
  11. .ch: Switzerland
  12. .de: Germany
  13. .uk: United Kingdom
  14. .us: United States
  15. E-mail: Electronic Mail

Answer the following:

  1. What is an ISP?
    An ISP is a company that offers Internet services to individuals and corporations for a fee.
  2. What is a modem?
    Modem is a computer peripheral that lets users connect their computer to other computers using wired or wireless telephone connections in order to transmit and receive data.
  3. What is a WWW?
    WWW, or simply the Web, is the worldwide collection of publicly accessible web pages stored on computers connected to the Internet.
  4. Explain the letter addressing system.
    The letter addressing system is also called the DNS. In this system, the address consists of letters of the alphabet.
  5. What is an e-mail?
    An e-mail is an electronic message sent from one computer to another.
  6. What are the advantages of an e-mail?
    Following are the advantages of using an e-mail:
    a. They are much quicker than normal post.
    b. Unlike postal service, the message is not charged by weight.
    c. They is no charge to be paid.
    d. Messages received are stored safely in our e-mail account.
  7. How is the new Gmail inbox organized?
    The new Gmail inbox organizes e-mails into five optional tabs:
    a. Primary
    b. Social
    c. Promotions
    d. Updates
    e. Forums
  8. What is a search engine?
    A search engine is a program that searches the Web for specified keywords and returns a list of the web pages in which the keywords are found.
  9. Name some websites that offer free free online education.
    Websites that offer free free online education are:
    a. www.bbc.co.uk/schools
    b. www.e-learningforkids.org
  10. Name some websites that let you find people on the Internet.
    Websites that let you find people on the Internet are:
    a. www.whowhere.com
    b. www.anywho.com
    c. www.peoplefinders.com
    d. www.people.yahoo.com
    e. www.facebook.com
  11. Name a website that lets you learn, take the test, and get the results, all from the comfort of one’s own home.
    www.microsoft.com/learning

State whether True or False:

  1. Nowadays, most telephone companies are also ISPs. (TRUE)
  2. Most blogs allow anybody to read and comment. (TRUE)
  3. DNS is technically synonymous with the URL. (TRUE)
  4. The letter addressing system also uses two-letter country codes. (TRUE)
  5. Each user has a unique username or login name. (TRUE)
  6. The unread messages are shown in bold. (TRUE)
  7. Attachment option appears when you are writing a message. (TRUE)
  8. The Internet is a great tool for education. (TRUE)

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