CS/IT MCQ Collections

Top 20 Objective Questions on the Evolution of the Internet

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Here are the collections of the top 20 objective questions on the evolution of the internet includes multiple-choice questions on fundamentals of the history of the internet.

1. ARPANET used the concept of packet switching network consisting of subnet and …………… computers. 
A) local
B) remote
C) host
D) network

2.  ARPANET was developed by the ARPA(Advanced Research Project Agency) in ……………….. which is the research arm of DOD. 
A) 1968
B) 1966
C) 1969
D) 1967

3. Before ARPANET, the networks were basically the telephone networks which operated on the ……….. principle. 
A) closed switching
B) linear switching
C) packet switching
D) circuit switching

4. The subnet was the first electronic store and forward type ………….. network.
A) closed switched
B) linear switched
C) packet-switched
D) circuit-switched

5. ………………. was created for organizing machines into domains and map hostname onto IP address. 
A) Domain Addressing System
B) Domain Naming System
C) Host Naming System
D) Domain Mapping System

6. Internet was possible because of the use of the TCP/IP reference model and ……………… protocol stack.

7. ………… is a globally existing network of networks consisting of a huge number of computers situated in all the parts of the world. 
A) Computer Network
B) Intranet
C) Internet
D) All of the above

8. At first, ARPANET was intended to support the ……………… on fault-tolerant computer networks. 
A) military research
B) educational research
C) governmental research
D) scientific research

9. After ……………….., the ARPANET became available for the academic research, government employee and contractors. 
A) 1980
B) 1986
C) 1983
D) 1990

10. After ……………. the national science foundation(NSF) which formed the national science foundation networks(NSFNET) linked five of the regional supercomputer centers together to provide a national high-speed backbone network across the United States. 
A) 1980
B) 1986
C) 1983
D) 1990

11. In …………………, the ARPANET was officially shut down and dismantled.
A) 1980
B) 1986
C) 1983
D) 1990

12. Which of the following networks are contributing to the growth of the Internet? 
i) ARPANET   ii) MILNET  iii) USENET  iv) CSNET  v) WWW
A) i, ii, iv and v only
B) ii, iii, iv and v only
C) i, iii, iv and v only
D) All i, ii, iii, iv and v

13. The services that are available of the internet are classified into the following two categories. 
i) communication services  ii) management services  iii) information retrieval services
A) i and ii only
B) ii and iii only
C) i and iii only
D) All i, ii and iii

14. which of the following are the person to group services located under communication services of the Internet. 
A) Email service
B) Chat service 
C) Both of the above
D) None of the above

15. Which of the following are information retrieval services on the internet?
i) World Wide Web  ii) File Transfer Protocol  iii) Telnet  iv) Email
A) i, ii and iv only
B) ii, iii and iv only
C) i, ii and iii only
D) All i, ii, iii and iv

16. ………….. allows remote accessing to the files which contain programs, technical handouts, reports etc. 
A) Remote Desktop
C) Telnet
D) Chat

17. ……………. is a global hypertext system that was initially developed in 1989 by Tim Berners Lee. 
B) Telnet
C) www
D) email 

18. FTP uses ……………. as a transport protocol to provide relative end to end connections.

19. The ……………. application is built with a protocol interpreter, a data transfer, process and user interface.
C) Telnet
D) Chat

20. When using FTP, the user will perform some or all of the following operations
i) connect to a remote host
ii) select a directory
iii) list files available for transfer
iv) define the transfer mode
A) i, ii and iv only
B) ii, iii and iv only
C) i, ii and iii only
D) All i, ii, iii and iv


1. C) host
2. A) 1968
3. D) circuit switching
4. C) packet switched
5. B) Domain Naming System
6. B) TCP/IP
7. C) Internet
8. A) military research
9. C) 1983
10. B) 1986
11. D) 1990
12. C) i, iii, iv and v only
13. C) i and iii only
14. D) None of the above
15. C) i, ii and iii only
16. B) FTP 
17. C) www
18. D) TCP
19. B) FTP
20. D) All i, ii, iii and iv

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