Web Words

You see the familiar prefix in print and broadcast ads. You jot Web addresses in your day planner and on napkins. And, of course, you use the ever-expanding potpourri of Web resources for business and pleasure. But just how familiar are you with the Web vocabulary of the early 21st century? To find out, complete this 50-question quiz. Match each of the Web terms below with the brief definitions that

You see the familiar “www” prefix in print and broadcast ads. You jot Web addresses in your day planner and on napkins. And, of course, you use the ever-expanding potpourri of Web resources for business and pleasure.

But just how familiar are you with the Web vocabulary of the early 21st century? To find out, complete this 50-question quiz. Match each of the Web terms below with the brief definitions that follow. Answers are at the end of the article.

  1. A code-based technique for displaying multiple boxes on a Web page, each with distinct content and graphics.
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  2. Suffix of a Web address (.gov, .com, or .edu, for example) that indicates the host classification of the site.
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  3. List of often used or “favorite” sites, stored through a browser program.
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  4. Computer language that presents material in three-dimensional form.
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  5. Company that provides commercial access to the Internet.
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  6. Code that enables Web authoring software to accommodate interactive tools, such as fill-in-the-blank boxes.
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  7. Pieces of data sent over the Internet containing their address and content.
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  8. The first “page” or document typically viewed by a Web site visitor.
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  9. Powerful computer language frequently used on the Web.
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  10. Organization that coordinates and registers domain names.
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  11. Set of precise search instructions using mathematical or symbolic operators, such as “+,” “NOT,” and other expressions.
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  12. Visual items embedded in Web documents.
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  13. Software package allowing a user to view Web pages.
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  14. A menu-driven tool used to obtain information from the Internet in pre-Web days.
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  15. Internet code that allows people to talk with one another “live.”
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  16. A document placed on a Web site.
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  17. Sophisticated instructions given to a search engine specifying the relationship of search terms to each other.
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  18. Tiny file placed on a user's computer, often without his or her knowledge, which identifies the user's browser and Web destinations to a Web site owner.
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  19. Technology that quickly and flexibly reroutes Internet traffic in case of electronic barriers or overuse.
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  20. Type of program used to create and format content for the Web.
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  21. Sequence of behind-the-scenes computer code that solves a problem or executes a task, such as finding the right entries in a Web search.
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  22. Address, entered in a browser, which identifies and locates a Web site.
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  23. General term referring to patterns of dots used to create a web image.
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  24. A computer that holds the code for a Web site and manages all interactions with Web site visitors.
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  25. Popular code used to create and display visual images.
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  26. Behind-the-scenes selling costs minimized through technology.
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  27. A Web service that identifies sites of interest according to a subject term or criteria that a user specifies.
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  28. Graphic code used to create special effects.
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  29. Computer code that displays multimedia for Web site visitors.
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  30. Technology used to transmit Web pages and other data by radio signals.
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  31. A series of Web sites all focusing on the same subject matter and linked to each other in sequential order.
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  32. Popular visual format, often used to compress large, complex images on the Web.
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  33. Elements in computer code that instruct Web content to display properly.
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  34. Program that “surfs” the Web behind the scenes, collecting content information on behalf of search engines.
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  35. Programs that link a Web server with other programs, allowing site visitors to obtain automated responses or requests from information at the site.
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  36. Automatic delivery of Internet material to consumers, often initiated as the result of a request made at a Web site.
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  37. Term referring to near-instantaneous exchange of information, such as electronic communication, delivery of live photos, or a variety of other images.
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  38. General term describing user-friendly programs that enable Web site sponsors to create Web pages.
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  39. Seminar, entertainment or other event presented “live” on the Web.
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  40. Web site that lets users conveniently access other parts of the Web, often containing extra services such as weather data.
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  41. Host computer on the Internet.
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  42. Duplicate Web site that accommodates heavy traffic and user interaction.
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  43. Device that allows Web site sponsors to capture and transmit “live” visual images on their Web sites.
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  44. Code that enables computer users to retrieve Web pages.
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  45. Program that catalogued Internet sites prior to the emergence of the WWW.
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  46. Visual item on a Web page hyperlinked to other content or graphics, accessible by clicking.
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  47. Technology that enables Web site visitors to see continuous moving images even before the visitor's computer has accessed the entire Web file.
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  48. Software that enables a browser to display multi-media content it normally cannot support.
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  49. Web browser that displays text only.
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  50. System of security, consisting of hardware and software, that separates publicly accessible materials (such as Web pages on a server) from internal or private networks.
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The answers:

1 (l); 2 (i); 3 (q); 4 (tt); 5 (oo); 6 (k); 7 (cc); 8 (p); 9 (v); 10 (u); 11 (e); 12 (t); 13 (f); 14 (n); 15 (jj); 16 (dd); 17 (a); 18 (h); 19 (kk); 20 (r); 21 (b); 22 (ss); 23 (d); 24 (nn); 25 (o); 26 (m); 27 (mm); 28 (hh); 29 (pp); 30 (xx); 31 (ll); 32 (w); 33 (rr) 34 (x); 35 (g); 36 (gg); 37 (ii); 38 (ww); 39 (vv); 40 (ff); 41 (bb); 42 (aa); 43 (uu); 44 (z); 45 (c); 46 (s); 47 (qq) 48 (ee); 49 (y); 50 (j)

How familiar are you with Web vocabulary

(a) Adjacency Operators
(b) Algorithm
(c) Archie
(d) Bitmap
(e) Boolean Search
(f) Browser
(g) Common Gateway Interface
(h) Cookie
(i) Domain
(j) Firewall
(k) Forms
(l) Frame
(m) Friction-free Transaction
(n) Gopher
(o) Graphic Interchange Format
(p) Home Page
(q) Hotlist
(r) Hypertext Transfer Protocol
(s) Image Map
(t) In-line Image
(u) InterNiC
(v) Java
(w) Joint Photographic Experts Group (JPEG)
(x) Knowbot
(y) Line-Mode Brower
(z) Markup Language
(aa) Mirror Site
(bb) Node
(cc) Packets
(dd) Page
(ee) Plug-In
(ff) Portal
(gg) Push Technology
(hh) Ray Tracing
(ii) Real Time
(jj) Relay Chat
(kk) Rerouting
(ll) Ring
(mm) Search Engine
(nn) Server
(oo) Service Provider
(pp) Shockwave
(qq) Streaming
(rr) Tags
(ss) Uniform Resource Locator
(tt) Virtual Reality Modeling Language
(uu) Webcam
(vv) Webcast
(ww) Web Editor
(xx) Wireless Web

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