The Internet: It's growing faster than we can manage to keep up. Penetrating our professional and personal lives, this tool brings the world to our fingertips with a click of a mouse or cell phone button. But with this increase in information also comes an influx of misinformation. From Big Brother security myths to the fabrication of what the Internet actually is, cyberspace is full of fictions of its own. Can you call a myth's bluff? Test your knowledge on what's real and what's not in the globe's largest electronic world.
Question 1 of 20
The Internet is the same as:
Question 2 of 20
When was the Internet developed?
Question 3 of 20
In the early 1990s, the U.S. Postal Service publicly denounced which of the following rumors?
Question 4 of 20
If a file is on the Internet, it:
Question 5 of 20
According to a popular myth, which politician claimed he invented the Internet?
Question 6 of 20
True or false: The emoticon, or the idea to use text to create facial expressions, was devised first by Scott Fahlman of Carnegie Mellon.
Question 7 of 20
Which of the following is true about free speech and the Internet in the United States?
Question 8 of 20
With excess bottled water and hopes for the worst, the world survived the hysteria surrounding the "Y2K" Internet scare. Which year was Y2K centered around?
Question 9 of 20
A common myth is that you're protected from malicious e-mails as long as you don't open or click which of the following?
Question 10 of 20
Can your Internet Service Provider (ISP) track which Web sites you see on the Internet?
Question 11 of 20
Censoring users' access to certain content isn't a myth in some countries. Which of the following Web sites is dedicated to this issue?
Question 12 of 20
Which of the following crimes was the Department of Homeland Security falsely accused of?
Question 13 of 20
What would it take for the Internet to collapse?
Question 14 of 20
Everything you read on the Internet is:
Question 15 of 20
One common perception about the Internet is that it's swarming with child predators. True or false?
Question 16 of 20
What is the term used to describe people who use too much bandwidth?
Question 17 of 20
With the touch of a keyboard or click of a mouse, the Internet allows us to send e-mail messages to one another. What exactly does the term "e-mail" stand for?
Question 18 of 20
A common myth states that Internet companies like Google, Inc. can keep track of your individual searches using which of the following?
Question 19 of 20
A recent poll showed that people use the Internet how many hours per week, excluding e-mail use?
Question 20 of 20