Banner "Internet Course Guide," by Richard E. Gordon

Final Exam Question Bank

  • For the final exam, your instructor will select twenty questions from the following possibilities. You will not know in advance the twenty questions your instructor will choose. Therefore, to be on the safe side, know the answers to all the possibilities.
  • If you are taking the course for credit, you will take this test under conventional test-taking conditions, without the help of notes or assistance from others. The time limit is 40 minutes. Each question will be worth 1 point for a total possible score of 20, making this test worth 20% of your final course grade.
  • The number after each question refers to the Lesson that each question is based on. The question may be answered by text within the Lesson page or it may be answered by Websites that are listed under Resources on the Lesson page. So if you can't find an answer in the Lesson text, then start checking through the Resources.
  1. What are the names of the two most popular browsers? (1)
  2. How do you open the Internet Explorer program? (1)
  3. Where does the word Edit appear in the Explorer window? (1)
  4. Give an example of an Internet address? (1)
  5. How can you go to a new Web site using Explorer? (1)
  6. What is the same job that both the Go button and the Enter key can do in Explorer? (1)
  7. How can you return to a previous Web site? (1)
  8. How does your mouse pointer react to a link -- also called a hyperlink? (2)
  9. What mistake do a majority of new Internet users often make regarding addresses? (2)
  10. What does URL stand for? (2)
  11. What does http stand for? (2)
  12. Give two examples of domain designations? (2) Be sure to check out the first Resource Web Novice for this answer.
  13. What is the domain name in this address?   (2)
  14. Explain what a browser's home page is.(3)
  15. What Explorer menu choices do you follow to view a dialogue box with choices for changing the browser's home page? (3)
  16. How can you easily return to the browser's home page? (3)
  17. What are the four tabs in the Internet Explorer Help window after you select Contents and Index? (3)
  18. Why would you want to make a site a Favorite? (4)
  19. How can you delete a Favorite? (4)
  20. Why would you hold down the Ctrl key when deleting Favorites? (4)
  21. How can you avoid having a long list of Favorites taking up your entire screen? (5)
  22. How can you make a Favorite folder? (5)
  23. How can you change the name of a Favorite? (5)
  24. How can you organize individual Favorites related to the same topic -- art, for example? (5)
  25. What does Go do? (6)
  26. When do you use quotation marks in searches? (6)
  27. When do you use AND in searches? (6)
  28. What search results would you be looking for if you search for skiing NOT water? (6)
  29. What distinguished Ask Jeeves from most search engines? (6)
  30. What should be your reaction to an e-mail message warning you of a computer virus and urging you to forward the message to all your friends? (7A)
  31. Why is it especially difficult to censor a Web site that is clearly guilty of fraud? (7A)
  32. How should you treat Internet medical advice? (7A)
  33. You come across three different Web sites all urging you to purchase the same stock. Why might you be making a mistake to think that if the stock is recommended on three different sites, then it must be a good one to invest in? (7A)
  34. How can you protect yourself from Internet fraud and misinformation? Give four ways. (7B)
  35. Give the domain name of this site:   (7B)
  36. Why is it important to know the domain name of a health related Web site or any site dealing with controversial information? (7B)
  37. What is the file name of the Web page having this address? (7B)
  38. What is the name of an organization which has a Web site giving you the chance to check out a physician's credentials? (7B)
  39. If you are good at keyboarding, how can you use your computer to take notes from a Web site? (8A)
  40. While taking notes from a Web site, how can you make it easy to return to that same site for additional notes or to clarify or correct something in notes already taken? (8A)
  41. When doing research, why might you want to drag your mouse arrow over text in in a Web page? (8B)
  42. How can you copy a graphic from a Web site into a wordprocessor? (8B)
  43. Even though the copy/paste technique can help students copy Web page text, what do students have to be careful about regarding this copied text? (8B)
  44. Even if you do not own a computer, how can you still send and receive e-mail using your own account? (9A)
  45. How could a Yahoo account be especially helpful for teachers? (9A)
  46. What can you do if you decide that you no longer want your Yahoo e-mail account after this class? (9A)
  47. Why is it important to be careful about the User ID name you select? (9A)
  48. What will be your Yahoo e-mail address if you choose wilsonjim42 as your User ID? (9A)
  49. What does Yahoo provide to show you how to use Yahoo e-mail? (9B)
  50. Sum up the steps of attaching a file to an e-mail message. (9C)
  51. When you send the same message to several people at once, how can you conceal their e-mail addresses so that they can't be viewed by everyone receiving the message? (9C)
  52. When might it be a good idea to send a message to yourself? (9C)
  53. What is a Newsgroup thread? (10A)
  54. What search engine can you use to locate a Newsgroup message on a specific subject? (10A)
  55. Explain the relationship of DejaNews and Google? (10A)
  56. How can Earthlink help you view Newsgroup postings? (10B)
  57. How can AOL users access Newsgroups? (10B)
  58. Why can participation in a Newsgroup become a problem for your own e-mail account? (10B)
  59. What is spam? (10B)
  60. How should you treat the stated identities of Newsgroup participants? (10B)

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