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1. Suppose you want to send an e-mail note to someone on the Internet. Which of these do you NOT need?
a. browser
b. Internet service provider
c. at sign
d. address
e. connection

2. When you get connected to the Internet with a modem, the exchange of information between your modem and the modem at the other end and the resulting agreement about which protocol to use is called:
a. authentication
b. handshaking
c. bit stuffing
d. blogging
e. modem doubling

3. The Internet address through which your ISP gives you access to the Internet is known as the:
a. head-end
b. backbone
c. htaccess
d. point-of-presence
e. uplink

4. The arrangement between Internet service providers (ISPs) to exchange traffic is called:
a. Internetwork Packet Exchange
b. routing
c. packet-switching
d. Indefeasible Right of Use
e. peering

5. Most telephone company long-distance lines are made of:
a. twinaxial cable
b. optical fiber
c. silicon
d. shielded twisted pair
e. traveling-wave tube

6. A technology that puts data from different sources together on an optical fiber, with each signal carried on its own separate light wavelength is called:
a. dense wavelength division multiplexing
b. frequency-division multiplexing
c. Data Space Transfer Protocol
d. helical scan
e. laser diode

7. To learn the path that your requests for Web pages or other files are taking to get to a specific Web site or other Internet location, use:
a. one-armed router
b. traceroute
c. Multiprotocol Label Switching
d. ping
e. online analytical processing

8. Solutions for a major remaining challenge to high-bandwidth applications such as on-demand television, fast Internet access, and Web pages full of multimedia effects are known as:
a. Doppler effect
b. fast packet technology
c. last-mile technology
d. load balancing
e. fiber to the curb

9. One popular protocol that collects your e-mail for you until you ask your ISP to send it to you is:
a. Lynx
b. Electronic Data Interchange
c. POP3
d. Andrew
e. Ada

10. The standard reference model for the events that happen in getting a message from one end user to another in a network is called:
a. Distributed Computing Environment
b. Intelligent Network
c. Signal Computing System Architecture
d. Open Systems Interconnection
e. TCP/IP

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