General Knowledge - Technology

Exercise :: Technology - Section 3

46. 

What does SSL stand for?

A. Secure Socket Layer
B. System Socket Layer
C. Superuser System Login
D. Secure System Login

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

A protocol developed by Netscape to allow secure connections over the net.

47. 

What is a URL?

A. A computer software program
B. A type of UFO
C. The address of a document or "page" on the World Wide Web
D. An acronym for Uniform Resources Learning

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

URL stands for Uniform Resource Locator. It is an address for a specific document found on the Web.

48. 

The Central Processing Unit is an embeded chip that acts as the 'brains' of a computer. What Intel chip was used in the Altair (the first real personal computer)?

A. 6502
B. 8080
C. 6400
D. 8286

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

The Intel 8080 was a jazzed-up calculator chip. It was included in microcomputer kits which were little more than demonstration tools and did little except blink lights. Besides the 8080 chip, the Altair included a power supply, a front panel with a large number of lights and 256 bytes (not kilobytes) of memory. The kit sold for {$395} and had to be assembled.

49. 

What is a NIC?

A. Netware Intranet Controller
B. No Internet Connection
C. Network Interface Card
D. Network Interference Control

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

A NIC is a Network Interface Card. Usually a card that is plugged into a computer's expansion slot.

50. 

The Internet was developed in the...

A. Early 1990s
B. Late 1980s
C. Early 1970s
D. Late 1960s

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

As surprising as its age is, the Internet was born from the U.S. military's need to construct a decentralized computer network that could withstand a nuclear war. The network was used and refined by universities throughout the 1970s and 1980s, but it wasn't until 1992 that the Internet was made available to the general public.

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