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06 - History of the Internet

 1. What is the Internet?

  A network of networks (millions or billions of computers connected together)

  A huge network of space station servers

  Eighteen hundred massive computers under the sea in a secret location in America that store data

  A large super computer held in space that sends out signals

 2. The history of the Internet begins with the development of ____________ in the 1950s

  the light bulb

  the IPAD

  the IBM networked PC

  electronic computers

 3. The US Department of Defense awarded contracts as early as the 1960s,for the development of the____________ project
It was directed by Robert Taylor and managed by Lawrence Roberts
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   ARPANET

  INTERNET Version 1.0

  NARPANET

  TELNET

 4. The first message was sent over the ARPANET in 1969 from a lab at University of California, ____________ at Stanford Research Institute

  to all the millions of nodes connected to the network

  to eighteen different nodes across the world

  to a second network node

  to a moon based network node

 5. Using a variety of communication protocols, _______________ networks (NPL, ARPANET) were developed in the late 1960s

  packet switching

  simple switching

  circle switching

  None of the above

 6. Donald Davies first demonstrated packet switching in 1967 at the National Physics Laboratory (NPL) ________, which became a testbed for research
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  in the UK

  in the USA

  in RUSSIA

  in INDIA

 7. The Internet protocol suite (TCP/IP) was developed by Robert E. Kahn and Vint Cerf in the 1970s and became the _____________ on the ARPANET
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  dominant browsing software

  standard networking protocol

  main cabling hardware

  standard browser for surfing

 8. Read the following excerpt on the internet and see if you can fill in the blanks.
In the early 1980s the NSF funded the establishment for national supercomputing 
centers at several universities, and provided _____________________ in 1986 with 
the NSFNET project, which also created network access to the supercomputer sites 
in the United States from research and education organizations

  personalised IP addresses

  internet connections to most US citizens

  mesh networked PCs

  interconnectivity

 9. The final part of the story of the internet is briefly explained in this excerpt. Fill in the blanks
Commercial Internet service providers (ISPs) began to emerge in the very late 1980s. 
The ARPANET was decommissioned in 1990. In the 1980s, research at ____________________
by British computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee resulted in the World Wide Web, linking 
hypertext documents into an information system, accessible from any node on the network

  CERN in Switzerland

  BANGALORE in India

  CALIFORNIA in the USA

  BEIJING in China

 10. The rise of the Internet! Is the following paragraph true or false?
The Internet's takeover of the global communication landscape was 
almost instant in historical terms: 

it only communicated 1% of the information flowing 
through two-way telecommunications networks in the
 year 1993, already 51% by 2000, and more than 97% 
 of the telecommunicated information by 2007.
 
Today the Internet continues to grow, driven by ever 
greater amounts of online information, 
commerce, entertainment, and social networking.

  True

  False