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Examination Questions

Introduction to the Internet

  • In a few paragraphs, outline the history of the Internet from inception to current day.
  • Name 2 agencies that govern, aide, or improve the web and/or its technologies; describe each organization.
  • Explain the relationship between client and server computer citing differences in purpose, hardware, and location and maintenance.
  • Draw a LAN in a star configuration. Be sure to label each device.
  • Explain the sociological impact of the Internet; citing at least 2 specific examples.
  • Explain what an Internet Protocol is. Name and describe 2 examples.

Searching and Finding Information

  • Explain what is meant by a “searching algorithm”. How can variation in an algorithm modify the searches use and meaning?
  • Explain boolean operators. At the conclusion demonstrate a search string using boolean operators for all articles from Time magazine about the North Korean/South Korean Border containing the word communism but none that mention Russia.
  • List and describe characteristics of a good search engine.

Email, Mailing Lists, and Communications

  • List and describe methods of electronic communication.
  • What are the sociological effects of email and other online communications.
  • What is email ettiquette? Is it identical to Message Board/Forum ettiquette? Explain.
  • List clients for each: private communication, semi-private communication, public communication, semi-public communication.

Entities that use the Internet

  • Review how current trends in web use have influenced its use in business and education.
  • Specifically, how do educational institutions use the Internet?
  • How do current trends in the web influence its use by business and education?

Rich Media

  • Classify and label the following file extensions. Identify what the file is used for. .html, .css, .js, .php, .zip, .jpg, [teacher should place more file types discussed here.]
  • Explain the difference between lossless and lossy compression.
  • Explain what is meant by file “optimization”.
  • Describe rich media.
  • List and discuss download optimization tools.

Methods of Sharing Information

  • Define each term: Blog, Forum, Wiki, Feed, RSS, Chatroom, and Podcast
  • Explain software as a service.
  • Compare and contrast types of Web sites: brochureware, applications, static, and dynamic.
  • Explain the term “aggregate” and its application to RSS feeds and social sites. Give examples of each.
  • What is a blog? What software, services, etc make blogging possible for non-technical people? What are the sociological implications of blogging?
  • Explain and give examples of microblogs.
  • Outline the steps for producing a podcast, in general terms.


  • Review and discuss the common misconception of anonymity when using the Internet. What measures can someone take to locate a person? Suggest methods of enhancing your security online.
  • What classifies as technology or Internet addiction; describe behaviors and tendencies. What methods would you suggest to someone who suffers from one of these addictions?
  • Describe the cause and effects of Carpal Tunnel and safe methods of avoidance.
  • Name and discuss two common scam themes.
  • List a checklist of actions a user should take (or look for) when entering sensitive information on a website.
  • In general terms, explain the things an ecommerce site needs to securely accept purchase and process credit card payments.
  • What is HTTPS?

Legal and Ethical Considerations

  • Where can one find information regarding National and State laws and regulations for conducting ecommerce?
  • Explain methods of preparation for content exclusively for the web.
  • Explain Creative Commons liscensure.
  • List the limitations to using a third party's work. When is it appropriate, when is it not?