6. Check your knowledge

All the answers to the quiz questions can be found in this module.

Your response data will not be gathered if you answer the questions below. Take a screenshot of Your result at the end of the quiz if you are required to show you have completed it.

Decorative Internet essentials quiz

There are 7 questions to answer. After you answer a question, click the arrow to move to the next question.

If you are required to get a certificate with your name, take this version of the Internet Essentials quiz (requires a UQ login).

Note for Teaching staff: You can download and embed both the module and H5P quiz in their courses.

Module summary

Number 1 The internet

  • Internet is a system of computer networks, which rely on shared protocols, or standards, in order to communicate with each other. The web is one of the applications which runs on the internet.

Number 2 The web and web browsers

  • The web is a collection of hypertext pages. Web pages are constructed using HTML, which stands for Hypertext Markup Language.
  • Only a fraction of the content of the web is available to you (the surface web). Much of the content of the web resides in databases, or behind paywalls.
  • Web browsers are graphical interfaces which allow you to interact with and navigate the web. You can change your browser settings and download add-ons to enhance your browsing experience and to protect your privacy.

Number 3 URLs and domains

  • A URL (Uniform Resource Locator) is the web address you use to locate websites or other documents on the web. URLs have three component parts: protocol, domain, and path.
  • Check for the https:// protocol in the URL before giving any personal information to a website or starting a transaction.

Number 4 Who controls the internet?

  • Much of the architecture and underlying technologies of the internet and web are free.
  • There are a range of criminal and civil laws that regulate how Australians behave online.
  • Internet users are also bound by terms and conditions they agree to when using online services.

Number 5 Managing digital technology

  • Digital technology can have both positive and negative effects on our wellbeing.
  • You can get help and use strategies to try to control the bad effects.


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