200+ Internet History Quiz that you Must know


Try this Internet History Quiz to check how updated you are in the tech world. Go on and happy quizzing!! πŸ™‚


1. Google had to literally buy gmail.com from whom?

Answer – Garfield, the cartoon cat


2. Tim Berners-Lee first proposed the World Wide Web in 1989 and began writing its code in 1990. What was the topic of the first web page released in 1991?

Answer – The Web itself


3. What innovation did Ray Tomlinson, the man who made the history in 1971 by sending the first-ever e-mail, first come up with that computer users see every day now?

Answer – The @ symbol in email addresses


4. In 1991, Cambridge University successfully implemented the first webcam on its own local network. What was the purpose of this webcam?

Answer – To monitor a coffee pot


5. Steven Wilhite is known as the inventor of the X that is literally named after the Jif brand of peanut butter. Identify X.

Answer – X = GIFs

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6. In 2004, the founder of the tech giant, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg was banned from accessing Harvard’s internet because he hacked the “facebooks” of seven sites to create a controversial “FaceMash” site. FaceMash β€œmashed up” faces of female students side-by-side and let visitors choose who was β€œhot” or β€œnot.” Within one night, how many clicks did his site get?

Answer – 21,000


7. Twitter, originally called twttr, came out as one of the ideas presented in a hackathon that was organized in 2006 by a podcasting platform. Name the company which organized this hackathon.

Answer – Odeo

8. Inspired by the success of Foursquare, Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger developed the location-based app, Burbn. Although Burbn didn’t succeed, it gave them the idea to make a “photo-sharing” app. What was the name of the new app?

Answer – Instagram


9. Mosaic, released in 1993 and Netscape Navigator, released in 1994 were the early versions of ________.

Answer – Web Browsers


10. In 2010, Instagram was launched with some cool filters for sharing pictures. Who uploaded the first Instagram post and what was it?

Answer – Kevin Systrom uploaded the picture of Dolly, his dog.

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