01 - Introduction to Networks

 1. Up until the 1990s most computers in both the home and the work place were ______________ computers





 2. A standalone computer is one that is …

  a computer that is not connected to any other computers that it needs for regular use.

  A computer that has 'legs' upon which it balances.

  A computer that is connected to just one or two other computers

  A computer that is not connected to any peripheral device like a printer

 3. A computer network can be simply defined as: connecting two or more computers together.



 4. In 1969 one of the first ever networks was created - it became known as the:

  ARPANET - Advanced Research Projects Agency Network

  TECHNET - Technology Network

  INTERNET - International Network

  NETWORK ONE - The first ever american based network

 5. Universities decided to create a network in order to communicate and share resources - This network was basically the:

  predecessor to the social media network Facebook

  reason that the Germans lost the war.

  reason the internet failed the first time it was attempted

  predecessor to the internet

 6. Networks are primarily used today for two main reasons. Select the reasons from the list:
1. To share resources 
2. To govern countries 
3. To communicate with each other 
4. To stop hackers 
5. To expand the world's space program. 

  1 and 3

  1 and 4

  2 and 3

  1 and 2

 7. There are different TYPES of networks. Which from the list are valid types?
1. LAN 
2. YWAM 
3. WAN 
4. PAN 

  1,2,3 and 4

  1,3 and 4

  Only 4

  Only 5

 8. A LAN is a network that covers a large geographical area (such as the whole world)



 9. LANs are usually found in:

  schools, homes and local small businesses

  large global businesses, cross-country government portals

  Social Media Networks and Image Management servers

  Databases and SQL Management systems

 10. A WAN is a wide area network and the best example of a famous WAN is the:


  Social Media Revolution

  School network in your local school

  network inside the famous British Library that spans several floors.

 11. A PAN is …

  A personal area network - limited to only two people that have a personal relationship

  A personal area network - allowing encrypted transfer of personal data for security

  A personal area network - allowing unlimited transfer of data of a personal nature

  A personal area network - limited to a single person

 12. Unlike a LAN or a WAN a PAN…..

  All of these options are acceptable answers

  ...only has a reach of a few metres.

  A personal area network - allowing unlimited transfer of data of a personal nature

  ...can be used for file transfer between devices

 13. An example of a protocol (rule) used in PANs is ….



  File Transfer Protocol


 14. Which of the following in the list are advantages of having a network?





 15. No. 8 in the list provided (in Question 14) is a disadvantage of having a network.



 16. Analyse the below and decide which one is referring to either a LAN, WAN or PAN.

  #1 is a PAN and #2 is a WAN

  #2 is a LAN and #1 is a LAN

  #1 is a LAN and #2 is a WAN

  #1 is a LAN and #2 is a PAN

 17. Which type of network is being described in the text below?
A _________ refers to the interconnection of information technology 
devices or gadgets within the environment of an individual user 
(typically within 10 meters or 33 feet). 

These interconnected devices might include laptop computers,
PDAs, cellphones, printers, PCs or other wearable computer devices.





 18. Most WANs (like the Internet) are not owned by any one organization but rather exist under collective or distributed ownership and management.



 19. WANs tend to use technology like ATM, Frame Relay and X.25 for connectivity over the longer distances.



 20. A Wireless local area network is….

  A LAN based on Wi-Fi wireless network technology

  A collection of Wi-Fi routers that are interconnected

  not in existence yet

  A wireless WAN that is actually not a LAN at all