KS2 ICT Quiz
The Internet
A search engine (such as Google) is a program which can find specific data on the web.

The Internet

The internet, or World Wide Web, is one vast computer network. Children in KS2 ICT will be taught a little about how it works and how to use it.

"Prior to the internet, the last technology that had any real effect on the way people sat down and talked together was the table." So said the American writer Clay Shirky and he may be right. The World Wide Web (www) was invented by Sir Tim Berners-Lee in 1989 and it has changed the way we live our lives. Did you know that more than two billion people use the internet? A computer network describes a group of computers that are joined together and the internet is just one giant computer network. All of the computers with an internet connection are linked and can share information with one another.

Try this ICT quiz to see how well you understand the technology of the World Wide Web and how people use it.

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  1. Which of the following would help you improve your search results?
    If you were researching Celtic houses, then searching for the phrase 'Celtic houses' would result in more relevant websites than just searching for 'Celtic' - correct spelling and speech marks also help
  2. What is the easiest way to remember your favourite websites?
    If you add a web site to your favourites then finding it again is very easy - just a click will take you there
  3. URL is an abbreviation of 'Uniform Resource Locator'. What does this mean?
    Everything that is stored on the web has a URL. The URL for Education Quizzes is http://www.educationquizzes.com/
  4. If you wanted to use the internet to send a message with a photo or file attachment to a friend, which of these could you send?
    The 'e' in 'e-mail' stands for 'electronic'
  5. What are browser tabs?
    There is an option to open a new tab. This let's you look at another webpage without having to leave the one you are already looking at
  6. What is the internet?
    Not every computer is part of the internet - computers become part of the internet when they are connected by wireless, telephone lines or cables
  7. Who owns and controls the internet?
    Although various parts of the internet can belong to individuals or companies (examples include software programs and hardware, such as computers, cables or servers) - the internet itself does not belong to anyone
  8. What is a search engine?
    Yahoo, Google and Bing are three examples of search engines
  9. What do we call programs which we use to access the internet?
    Your browser retrieves - and allows you to view - information available on the world wide web
  10. If you were looking at a website and you wished to return to a previous page, you would click which button?
    After you've clicked 'Back' you can click 'Forward' to return to the page you came from

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