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1. This is a computer with a Web server that serves the pages for one or more Web sites.
a. portal
b. host
c. gateway
d. business service provider
e. backbone

2. This is a variable value (for example, a "last modified" date) that a server can include in an HTML file before it sends it to the requestor.
a. end effector
b. data set
c. active server page
d. server-side include
e. instruction

3. This is a computer containing programs that collectively serve the needs of a large group rather than that of a single user or specialized application.
a. terminal server
b. Web server
c. central processing unit
d. enterprise server
e. complex instruction set computer

4. This is when you divide work that a server has to do between two or more computers so that more work gets done in the same amount of time and, in general, all users get served faster.
a. fast packet technology
b. cache coherence
c. multi-carrier modulation
d. load balancing
e. time-division multiplexing

5. This is a freely available Web server that is distributed under an open source license.
a. Apache
b. Linux
c. GNU
d. Open Service Gateway Initiative
e. Unix

6. This is a standard way for a Web server to pass a Web user's request to an application program and to receive data back to forward to the user.
a. interrupt request
b. Forward DNS lookup
c. data-link layer
d. File Transfer Protocol
e. common gateway interface

7. This is a group of servers that share work and may be able to back each other up if one server fails.
a. channel bank
b. cluster
c. tiger team
d. serverless backup
e. logical unit

8. This is a server that saves Web pages that users have requested so that successive requests for these pages do not require the use of the Internet.
a. dedicated server
b. virtual server
c. Domino Off-Line Services
d. Object Request Broker
e. cache server

9. This is a microprocessor based on the 64-bit architecture known as IA-64.
a. TiVo
b. UPnP
c. Itanium
d. EPIC
e. InfiniBand

10. This is the delivery of information on the Web that is initiated by the information server rather than by the information user or client, as it usually is.
a. content delivery
b. go bosh
c. push
d. hypermedia
e. spamdexing

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